Tracked loaders vs skid steer: which is best for civil contractors?

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.

Tracked loader for hire in SydneyFeatures 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

Orange Hire among the first to offer new Kubota Compact Tracked Loader

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

Slasher attachment helps boost Council productivity

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.

The challenges

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


What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Trent
    Orange Hire Customer
    Good range of excellent equipment.
  • Dave
    Orange Hire Customer
    Great service and price!
  • Jonathon
    Orange Hire Customer

    Great company with very affordable prices compared to the bigger hire companies who charge a ridiculous price. Staff were excellent and Tara is lovely.

  • Brandon
    Orange Hire Customer

    The best service and equipment. I highly recommend Orange Hire based on my experience. A friendly, helpful team and prompt delivery.

  • Customer
    Hofly Group
    Excellent customer service. Staff are patient and easy to communicate with.
  • Laya
    Orange Hire Customer

    Great people to deal with, 5 star service! Thanks Natasha and the team.

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire and the quality of the plant – I wouldn‘t change anything.

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.