A skid steer is a small, versatile piece of heavy construction equipment used for digging. It's a popular tool because of its maneuverability and the arms attachability to various construction and landscaping attachments. It gets its name because the wheels hold a straight alignment and don't turn. Instead, the operator steers by speeding up either the left or right side of the vehicle causing the wheels to "skid" across the ground.
Skid steers either have four wheels or two tracks. Learn how to start a skid steer business with our guide.