Learn the difference between tracked and skid steer loaders, and how to work out which is right for you
Both compact tracked loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders are very popular machines in our fleet – and with good reason. They’re versatile, rugged and easy to operate in tight spaces making them perfect for the most cramped or demanding work sites.
If you’re not sure whether a tracked or wheeled loader is best for your job, let’s take a look at the differences between the two.
Features of tracked loaders
Consisting of a tracked undercarriage under a rugged cab, posi tracks are ideal for rough or steep terrain. Although typically Read more
New Kubota machine hits Australian shores this April
The Orange Hire team has just taken delivery of the new Kubota SVL97-2 compact tracked loaders. These new machines set the productivity bar higher; offering a 96HP engine with a rated operating capacity of 1451kg at 35% tipping load.
The loaders come with a lockable DEF door, improved sealing and a newly redesigned diesel exhaust fluid system, cementing the popular unit as a leading machine in its category.
Orange Hire’s National Asset Manager, Paul Thompson, adds that these incredibly versatile loaders are fresh off the line from Japan.
“The new SVL97-2 are rolling into our branches in April, and Orange Hire is Read more
A case study on how our creative solution for a local council increased staff productivity and resulted in the project being completed well ahead of time.
When our Newcastle Branch Manager David Broad was checking in with customers earlier this year, he dropped in on a local council to see if they had any rental requirements.
Dave explains that this customer was feeling the pinch of budget constraints and didn’t have any upcoming equipment hire needs.
“My customer told me that unfortunately, they had to cut back on spending before the end of the financial year in order to stretch out their funds. As a result, they have Read more