Skid-Steer Loaders in India (Equipment Analysis)
This report examines the market for skid-steer loaders in India, and is an update of the subject last analysed by Off-Highway Research in June 2015. It assesses the current trends in the market, examines the operations of the main suppliers, and forecasts likely developments over the next five years.
The skid-steer loader is a small, compact four wheel drive machine that first originated in the USA, and is designed to operate in restricted areas. It is distinguished by its steering system – the machine’s movement is controlled by varying the speed and direction of the two sets of wheels on each side independently. The loading is done by a bucket lifted by two arms (some machines feature only one arm) which are pivoted from the rear of the machine to reduce the space required.