Skid Steers

New and Used Skid Steers for Sale in Chicago and Beyond

While Chicago Industrial Equipment is primarily known as a leading supplier of aerial platforms and forklift equipment, we also strive to be a total heavy equipment solutions provider for our customers. That’s why we complement our line of boom lifts, scissor lifts, telehandlers and industrial forklifts with a large assortment of high-quality earthmoving equipment. Our lineup of “dirt” equipment is ideally suited for industries such as construction, landscaping, agriculture, forestry and mining — if you need to dig, mulch, clear, pave or shovel, we have the right machine for the job!

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We’re Your Headquarters for High-Performing Skid Steers

Drive by virtually any construction site, and you’re bound to see at least one skid steer loader on the job. That’s because skid steers are among the most versatile — and valuable types of equipment used today. Although small in stature — especially when compared to behemoth machines such as cranes and excavators — skid steers offer the ideal combination of power and maneuverability. Many skid steer models can be modified via the addition of various work tools and attachments, which increases their versatility — one skid steer can often perform the role of several machines, which can result in significant cost savings for a company.


Skid Steer Basics

Skid steers derive their name from the way they operate. Unlike many other types of heavy equipment, skid steers do not contain a separate steering mechanism. Instead, the left- and right-side wheels work independently of each other. Turning the machine entails operating each side at different speeds, resulting in a skidding action.


As such, skid steers require no turning radius, which makes them able to maneuver freely in the tightest of spots. Another unique skid steer feature is that the lift arms are located alongside the operator as opposed to extending outward from the front, which adds to the machine’s compact design.


Choosing the Right Skid Steer Size for Your Applications

Although skid steers are known for their relatively small, compact design, they are manufactured in various sizes, configurations and power capacities. Basic skid steer categories include:

  • Small frame – Under 1,750 lbs.; less than 50 hp
  • Medium frame – 1,750 lbs. to 2,200 lbs.; 50-70 hp
  • Large frame – More than 2,200 lbs.; greater than 70 hp


There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing a skid steer. These include the typical operating surface —unfinished land vs. a paved surface — the weight of the load the machine will be required to lift and how far the load must be hauled prior to dumping. Other considerations include the size of the operating space as well as the specific function, such as drilling, digging, hauling, etc.


In general, the best skid steer for mulching and other lighter landscaping tasks is a small model that can easily maneuver in confined areas. A small skid steer is also usually the best option for site development, grading, application of final soil layers and small demolition jobs.

If you are looking for the best skid steers for snow removal, medium-size units typically provide the optimal solution. They provide the additional power required to pick up and haul heavy mounds of snow, while still offering the maneuverability needed to work around vehicles and other larger objects. They can also be equipped with tracks or tires for extra traction and to prevent the rutting or gouging of asphalt surfaces once the snow has been cleared.


Larger skid steers are the most practical choice for heavy-duty applications where space limitations are not a primary concern. Larger units are the best skid steers for clearing land in site development projects where heavy excavation work is required. A bigger, more powerful skid steer model is often equipped with advanced hydraulics to accommodate the hauling and dumping of large volumes of soil and other materials.

Chicago Industrial Offers Superior New Skid Steers for Sale

Whether a small, medium or large skid steer meets your needs, you’ll find the right product at the right price at Chicago Industrial Equipment. Our earthmoving equipment includes brand-new products from leading manufacturers that will provide many years of productive, reliable service. Examples of our current inventory of new skid steers for sale include:

  • Boxer 322D – This top performing mini-skid steer is a small, yet powerful machine that is ideal for working in confined spaces. The efficient Kubota Diesel engine produces a power output of 22 hp, providing excellent ground speed. This model is also equipped with a variety of comfort features to keep operators fresh and productive throughout the day.


  • Boxer 525DX – With a power output of 24.8 hp, this mini-skid steer represents a significant power upgrade over the 322D. It also features a machine pressure relief block on the high-flow auxiliary remote for simplified attachment connection. Designed and constructed for a smooth, stable ride on various types of terrain, the 525DX is easy to operate and control.


We’re Also Your Headquarters for Top-Quality Used Skid Steers for Sale

If your company is looking for ways to economize, a brand-new skid steer may not meet your extremely tight budget requirements. Chicago Industrial Equipment offers the cost-effective solution you’re looking for. We feature an assortment of dependable used skid steers for sale that enable you to cut costs without having to cut corners. You can save thousands of dollars off the price of a new machine, while still getting a high-quality product that will meet your production demands.

We carry used skid steers for sale from respected manufactures such as John Deere, Boxer and many others. Depending on availability, our inventory can include late model, low-hour units, as well as older models that provide excellent value for your money. We completely refurbish every piece of used equipment in-house to ensure it is in peak operating condition — you can purchase a used skid steer from us with a high level of confidence.


We’ll Help You Finance Your New or Used Skid Steer Purchase

Chicago Industrial has partnered with Direct Capital to offer a wide variety of flexible financing options for our customers. You can get up to $100,000 without having to furnish financial statements. Available terms range from 12 to 60 months, making it easy to create a repayment schedule that fits your budget. Deferred and seasonal payment programs are also available. The 24-hour application turnaround time ensures you won’t have to wait long to get the financing you need to complete your equipment purchase.


We Can Ship Your Skid Steer to Just About Anywhere

Our expansive 50,000-square-foot showroom and refurbishment center is located on 10 acres in Rockdale, IL. Our centralized location allows for fast, convenient shipping to virtually anywhere in the United States. What’s more, our easy access to the numerous trucking/transportation hubs in the area enables us to provide highly competitive shipping rates to our national customer base.


Take a Closer Look at Our Current Selection of New and Used Skid Steers for Sale

We invite you to browse our existing new and used skid steer inventory. Review the informative product descriptions, which contain product specifications, hours of service and other useful details you need to make an educated buying decision. And feel free to contact us directly for additional product and pricing information. Make Chicago Industrial your one-stop source for all your heavy equipment needs in Chicago and beyond!

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