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Skid steer loaders, including both posi-tracks (sometimes called compact tracked loaders) and wheeled variants, are some of the most versatile and widely used machines in earthmoving. Some people call them 'Bobcats' - which is a colloquial term and refers to the most popular brand of skid steer loader. Many of Australia's top plant hire companies have multiple skid steer loaders in their fleets, ensuring you can find the right equipment for your project.
The extensive range of potential attachments makes skid steer loaders incredibly adaptable, capable of completing numerous detailed earthmoving tasks. Use our filters within the supplier directory to refine your search for specific attachments or alternatively use our Get a Quote tool to get multiple quotes in your inbox from suppliers near you.
The information below covers estimated hire rates for Skid Steer Loaders as well as attachments, applications and sizes and specs.
The best way to get accurate skid steer loader rates from iseekplant is to use our Get a Quote tool. It allows you to send your job to a lot of local suppliers with skid steers, so you can compare rates and hire the right supplier for your jobsite.
All prices mentioned below are average rates and do not include GST or additional costs.
|Equipment Type||Size||Av. Dry Hire Rates||Min. Dry Hire Hours||Av. Wet Hire Rates||Min. Wet Hire Hours|
|Posi Track||Small||$85.00||One Day||$145||4 Hours|
|Posi Track||Medium||$90.00||One Day||$150||4 Hours|
|Posi Track||Large||$105.00||One Day||$165||4 Hours|
|Wheeled Skid Steer Loader||Small||$75.00||One Day||$135||4 Hours|
|Wheeled Skid Steer Loader||Medium||$80.00||One Day||$140||4 Hours|
|Wheeled Skid Steer Loader||Large||$95.00||One Day||$155||4 Hours|
Since each supplier on iseekplant has unique offerings, it's essential to request a custom quote for your construction project using our Get a Quote tool. However, here are some standard charges you might encounter when looking for skid steer loader rentals:
|Additional Skid Steer Charges||Rate|
|Pick up of Small Skid Steer on Dry Hire||Usually Free|
|Skid Steer Dry Hire Delivery||$150 - $500|
|Skid Steer Dry Hire Pick Up||$150 - $500|
|Travel to & From Site for Wet Hire Staff||1 x Hour of Wet Hire Fee|
|GPS||$20 - $50 per hour|
|3D GPS||$50 - $100 Per hour|
|Penalty Rates - Saturday after 12 pm||1.5 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Sunday||2 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Public Holidays||2.5 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Night Time||1.5 x Rate|
What makes a skid steer the most versatile earthmover on the market, is the sheer number of attachments that are regularly available for it. Below is a table of the most common attachments, however there is approximately 100 or so possible attachments for a skid steer. Here is a guide to the 65 best attachments on our blog.
|Attachment||Average Hourly Hire Rates||Use|
|Bucket||$20 - $30||For digging, grading, and carrying materials like dirt and gravel.|
|Auger||$30 - $40||For drilling holes in the ground, useful in tasks like installing posts or planting trees.|
|Pallet Forks||$15 - $25||For lifting and moving pallets or other heavy objects.|
|Backhoe||$30 - $50||For digging trenches or holes and removing large amounts of dirt.|
|Grapple||$25 - $35||For grabbing and moving large objects, such as logs or rocks.|
|Mulcher||$40 - $60||For grinding up vegetation and trees, commonly used in land clearing tasks.|
|Trencher||$30 - $40||For digging trenches typically used for laying pipes or cables.|
|Sweeper||$25 - $35||For sweeping and cleaning surfaces such as roads, parking lots, or construction sites.|
|Snow Plow||$30 - $50||For plowing snow from roads and other surfaces.|
|Stump Grinder||$35 - $45||For grinding down tree stumps.|
Ground conditions is the most important factor in deciding which type of skid steer you need. If you're dealing with loose terrain, opt for a posi-track skid steer loader. These track-mounted machines are specifically designed to operate on soft, sandy, and slippery surfaces, offering exceptional traction and stability. They excel in low soil compaction areas and wet conditions, minimizing surface damage due to their low ground pressure and specialised tread design.
If you're working on compact ground, wheeled skid steer loaders are the ideal choice. These high-performance machines can handle a variety of tasks when paired with attachments like buckets, augers, and drills. They also offer a cost advantage of approximately $30 per hour compared to posi-tracks, as they require easier maintenance and servicing. However, it's important to note that their break-out force may be slightly lower due to the absence of track ballast.
Skid steer loaders come in different sizes, typically categorised based on their operating weight, which generally correlates with higher horsepower and breakout force. Here's a handy reference table showing typical sizes for both wheeled and posi-track skid steer loaders. We have simplified our size models to include just small, medium and large types on the iseekplant directory. Use the filters to refine your search.
|Brand||Type||Size||Common Model||Operating Weight||Width||Height|
|Caterpillar||Posi-Track||Small||Cat 239D3||3,468 kg||1,525 mm||2,050 mm|
|Caterpillar||Posi-Track||Medium||Cat 259D3||4,600 kg||1,650 mm||2,030 mm|
|Caterpillar||Posi-Track||Large||Cat 299D3 XE||5,215 kg||1,980 mm||2,170 mm|
|Caterpillar||Wheeled||Small||Cat 226D3||2,647 kg||1,506 mm||2,067 mm|
|Caterpillar||Wheeled||Medium||Cat 262D3||3,779 kg||1,727 mm||2,081 mm|
|Caterpillar||Wheeled||Large||Cat 272D3 XHP||4,354 kg||1,959 mm||2,130 mm|
|Bobcat||Posi-Track||Small||Bobcat T450||2,721 kg||1,500 mm||1,982 mm|
|Bobcat||Posi-Track||Medium||Bobcat T650||4,175 kg||1,730 mm||2,080 mm|
|Bobcat||Posi-Track||Large||Bobcat T770||4,726 kg||1,930 mm||2,110 mm|
|Bobcat||Wheeled||Small||Bobcat S450||2,267 kg||1,500 mm||1,961 mm|
|Bobcat||Wheeled||Medium||Bobcat S650||3,703 kg||1,727 mm||2,082 mm|
|Bobcat||Wheeled||Large||Bobcat S850||4,536 kg||1,930 mm||2,104 mm|
|Kubota||Posi-Track||Small||Kubota SVL65-2||3,610 kg||1,525 mm||2,004 mm|
|Kubota||Posi-Track||Medium||Kubota SVL75-2||3,700 kg||1,730 mm||2,040 mm|
|Kubota||Posi-Track||Large||Kubota SVL95-2s||4,600 kg||1,905 mm||2,084 mm|
|Kubota||Wheeled||Small||Kubota SSV65||2,690 kg||1,515 mm||2,007 mm|
|Kubota||Wheeled||Medium||Kubota SSV75||3,115 kg||1,725 mm||2,040 mm|
|ASV||Posi-Track||Small||ASV RT-40||1,905 kg||1,219 mm||1,873 mm|
|ASV||Posi-Track||Medium||ASV RT-75||4,080 kg||1,780 mm||2,080 mm|
|ASV||Posi-Track||Large||ASV RT-120||5,192 kg||1,905 mm||2,133 mm|
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