Skid Steers can be considered the jack of all trades. With generous power and the ability to attach hundreds of different implements, there’s really no limit to its capabilities. This is why Skid Steers are great choices for farmers, producers, homeowners, and landscapers alike here in Brownsville, TN.
John Deere paid special attention when designing this line of Skid Steers. With an emphasis on the things that matter, you’ll find simple servicing, comfortable operation, and powerful performance to be top priorities.
With so many options and a variety of abilities, how do you choose what’s best for you? How do you know what your operation needs in terms of features? That’s where we come into play.
While a Venn Diagram of each Skid Steer model side-by-side would be nice, we’ll try to help walk you through the decision making process. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when shopping for a John Deere Skid Steer.
What material will you be lifting? Each model has its own focus on what matters. The lower models offer a lower operating capacity while the higher models offer a higher capacity. You’ll find our range of 1,550- to 3,600-lbs to be pretty sufficient for most small- to medium-sized jobs. Before moving forward, make sure you get a good idea of what type of material you’ll be lifting and about how much you’d like to be able to fit in each load.
How much horsepower will you need? While you’re already thinking about the material you plan on working with, go ahead and think about the scale of the job. Is it pretty heavy-duty? Will the attachments need a lot of power? These questions will help in determining the horsepower you’ll need. Our John Deere Skid Steers offer models ranging from 48 to 96.6 net horsepower.
What kind of jobs are you taking on? You’ll find each of our Skid Steers to offer one of two types of boom lift. A radial-lift boom offers more reach forward, so it’s best used for jobs that include digging, grading and backfilling. A vertical-lift boom offers more reach up at the top of the lift path. This lift is best for stability and truck-loading jobs.
What bells and whistles will you want to include? While some customers want a basic, no-frills model, others want to take advantage of the additional features that some of our Skid Steers offer. For example, our 330G and 332G both come standard with a two-speed Drivetrain, meaning they can reach speeds up to 12 mph. They also have the ability to provide a real-time readout of cross-slope and mainfall slope.
What size Skid Steer are you willing to store and transport? Our John Deere Skid Steers are broken up into two different categories: small-framed and larger-framed models. Our smaller Skid Steers are much easier to transport between job sites, and they have a much easier time being stored away in tight spots. On the contrary, our larger models still aren’t nearly as big as other construction equipment, so it still is very possible to store and transport easily. They also offer more stability and heavier loads.
312GR / 314G / 316GR / 317G / 318G
320G / 324G / 330G / 332G
How does a test drive sound? Stop by for a visit here in Brownsville, TN and our team will be happy to show you around. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We want to find a solution that will help you reach all of your goals.