Originally Posted by sgbotsford
This may belong in the equipment forum.
A farm tractor lasts 30-50 years, and is just getting broken in at 4000-6000 hours.
A skid steer is OLD equipment at 3000 hours, and seems to rack up hours a lot faster, often getting those 3000 hours in only a few years.
Say you have an excavating or grading company. You will have several skidsteers, and all you do is dig and move dirt all day. So if you have an employee on your skidsteer for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, 160 hours a month that totals to 1920 hours a year. Plus skidsteers can be used in more ways due to the number of attachments that are available.
Also skidsteers take a beating on a regular basis.