If you’re in the market for a new skid steer, you may want to consider the benefits of a stand-on skid steer. Ditch Witch recently released the SK3000, the first full-size stand-on skid steer model. It abandons the traditional seated cage design to get the operator on his or her feet for enhanced visibility. The equipment experts here at Ditch Witch West have put together some helpful information to help you decide if a stand-on skid steer is the best choice for your business.
When should a business consider a stand-on skid steer?
We recommend stand-on skids for any jobs where the operator will need to jump on and off all day long or for applications like forestry, landscaping and hardscaping that require a high degree of visibility for precision and safety.
What applications are better suited to a traditional skid steer model?
For construction applications where the operator moves dirt from Point A to Point B all day long, a traditional skid steer model like the John Deere 330G is going to keep the operator more comfortable than a stand-on skid steer.
What size skid steer do you need?Once you’ve decided whether you need a traditional skid steer model or a stand-on model, you still need to figure out what size skid steer you need. Ditch Witch West has a wide range of skid steer models to fit any job. The primary specs you need to consider are lift ability and horsepower. A compact utility loader like the SK600, is ideal for small scale landscaping and irrigation jobs, while the SK3000 packs nearly 2.5x the horsepower, offers a lift capacity of 3,100 pounds, and can tackle the most heavy-duty applications. If you know the amount of material you will need to lift, we can help you find the right model to meet your needs.
What attachments do you need?
Augers, blades, buckets, forks, plows, rakes, trenchers, and more, Ditch Witch offers an impressive catalog of skid steer attachments to maximize the usefulness of your skid steer. Not every implement works with every model, so it’s important to know what attachments you need now and what you think you may need down the line so you can buy the right stand-on skid steer for your business.
Need more information? Ditch Witch West, your local authorized Ditch Witch dealer, is here to help. Contact us today with questions or for a quote on a full-size or mini skid steer for sale in Washington, Oregon, California, or Montana.