Skid Steers & Track Loaders for Rent

See below for our wide range of skid steer rentals and track loader rentals from United Rentals. Our small track loader and skid steer loaders for rent provide optimal power and performance on small-to-medium jobs where tighter space is a consideration. Skid steer loaders produce optimal power and performance on any job. These skid steer loaders — also known as skid loaders or uniloaders — are great for lifting, grading and leveling. Bobcat rentals can travel on paved or soft and sandy surfaces with options for wheeled or track-based mobility. Their left wheels turn independently, letting the vehicle nearly turn in place and skid around sharp corners. For smaller jobs we offer mini skid steers and walk-behind skid steer rentals for your projects.

For bigger jobs, our track loaders — or crawler loader — may work better for you. Also a type of track loader, a crawler loader is much larger than a typical skid steer or track loader because it’s designed for major hauls and heavy-duty earthmoving projects. We have multiple bucket attachment options as well. Whether you’re breaking ground on a construction site, paving a new dirt path or transporting heavy loads around the jobsite, we have a skid steer or track loader to fit your needs.

If you’re looking for a business or industrial-grade heavy equipment skid steer loader to complete a job of any size, we’ve got you covered.

FAQs About Skid Steers & Track Loaders

What is the difference between a skid steer and a wheel loader?

  • A skid steer and wheel loader may complete similar jobs, but they are not the same machine. Skid steers are maneuvered by "skidding" the tires to turn, while wheel loaders can be maneuvered using a steering wheel. Some operations will use a skid steer in narrow locations on the site and a wheel loader in large, open areas. However, we offer compact wheel loaders that can reach those narrow locations.

Do skid steers have a smooth-edge bucket or a bucket with teeth?

  • Our skid steer loaders have a smooth-edge bucket that assists with more multipurpose applications, such as lifting materials, grading and leveling.

What is the difference between a skid steer and a Bobcat?

  • Skid steer is the name of the equipment, but it's commonly referred to by the popular brand name, Bobcat.

What is the best use for a skid steer loader?

  • A skid steer can serve many purposes in construction or industrial use — lifting and pushing, and it can help build up mounds or hills and level soils as well. The bucket can be used to move materials across the site, including hay bales, bags of concrete and more. You should ensure the bucket size and equipment fits the job you need it to do. A skid loader has tires and may get stuck in muddy or wet conditions. A track loader can float on top of mud and wet earth.

What size skid steer do I need?

  • The size of skid steer depends on the job you wish to perform. The smallest skid steers typically have a rated operating capacity (ROC) of about 700 pounds and an overall weight of about 3,000 pounds. This smaller size is ideal for a homeowner project as it can usually fit through a walkthrough backyard gate. A very large skid steer can have an ROC in the 3,000-plus-pound range for someone who doesn’t have room for a full-size backhoe or wheel loader. Read more about the seven factors to consider when renting a skid steer from United Rentals.
white skid steer with orange wheels
Cat Class Code
903-0045

Skid Steer Loader, 1,351-1,699 lbs.

  • Tipping load 3,200 lbs.
  • Up to 61 horsepower and 7.4 mph
  • Maximum height reach 18.1"
  • Up to 1,600 lbs. lift
  • Uses: Ideal for light- to medium-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping in narrow sites
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Skid-Steer Loader Pack Shop
Cat Class Code
903-0071

Skid Steer Loader, 1,700-1,899 lbs.

  • Tipping load between 3,500-3,700 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty in narrow sites
  • Skid around corners easily
  • Bucket, breaker and auger attachments available
  • Uses: Ideal for construction, landscaping and other earthmoving projects
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Cat Class Code
903-0080

Skid Steer Loader, 1,900-1,999 lbs.

  • Convenient high-/low-speed control options
  • Quick-change attachment system
  • Compact and with great maneuverability
  • Up to 1,999 lbs. lift
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping in narrow sites
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Cat Class Code
903-0090

Skid Steer Loader, 2,001-2,799 lbs.

  • Tipping load 5,661 lbs.
  • Up to 90 horsepower
  • One- or two-speed joystick controls available
  • Up to 2,500 lbs. lift
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping
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Cat Class Code
903-0105

Skid Steer Loader, 2,600-3,499 lbs.

  • Convenient high-/low-speed control options
  • Quick-change attachment system
  • Compact and with great maneuverability
  • Up to 3,499 lbs. lift
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping in narrow sites
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Earthmoving Equipment
Cat Class Code
903-0013

Skid Steer Loader, Small

  • Rated capacity: 750-1,000 lbs. depending on model
  • Tip capacity: 2,145-2,857 lbs.
  • 25 horsepower and diesel powered
  • Operating weight: 2,610-3,020 lbs.
  • Ideal for material handling applications on landscaping and construction sites
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Cat Class Code
903-0007

Skid Steer Loader, Small, 301-600 lbs.

  • Tipping load up to 2,285 lbs.
  • Hydraulic operating system
  • Up to 32 horsepower diesel engine
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping in narrow sites
  • Add this mini skid steer to your cart now
orange and white skid steer with bucket raised
Cat Class Code
903-0035

Skid Steer Loader, Small, 851-1,350 lbs.

  • Tipping load up to 2,634 lbs.
  • 61.6" turning radius for narrow sites
  • Travel speed up to 7.3 mph
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Ideal for light-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping
  • Add this small skid steer to your cart now
white skid steer with orange wheels
Cat Class Code
903-0015

Skid Steer Loader, Small, Under 851 lbs.

  • Tipping load up to 1,512 lbs.
  • Turning radius 58.7" for narrow sites
  • Up to 23.5 horsepower
  • Up to 851 lbs. lift
  • Ideal for light-duty clearing, loading, grading and dumping
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Earthmoving Equipment
Cat Class Code
903-0595

Track Loader, Large

  • 111.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • 4,107 lbs. rated operating capacity
  • Vertical lift path
  • 11,737 lbs. tipping load
  • Ideal for a wide variety of material handling tasks in construction, landscaping, demolition and more
  • Add this large track loader to your cart now
Skid Steer Track Loader Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
903-0590

Track Loader, Large, 2,800-4,107 lbs.

  • Between 74-111.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 8,629-11,737 lbs.
  • Excellent for medium- to heavy-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Ideal for digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this large track loader to your cart now
Track Loader, 1300-1699 lbs
Cat Class Code
903-0561

Track Loader, Small, 1,300-1,699 lbs.

  • 61.1 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 4,000-5,700 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Ideal for digging, loading, backfilling, grading, spreading and transporting materials
  • Add this small track loader to your cart now
Skid-Steer Track Loader Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
903-0570

Track Loader, Small, 1,700 lbs.

  • 66 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 5,629-5,700 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Ideal for digging, loading, backfilling, grading, spreading and transporting materials
  • Add this small track loader to your cart now
Compact Track Loader Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
903-0580

Track Loader, Small, 2,000-2,399 lbs.

  • Between 66-74.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 6,000-6,371 lbs.
  • Ideal for light- to medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Ideal for digging, loading, backfilling, grading and transporting
  • Add this small track loader to your cart now
Track Loader Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
903-0585

Track Loader, Small, 2,400-2,999 lbs.

  • Between 74-74.3 horsepower diesel engine
  • Tipping load between 7,205-7,343 lbs.
  • Ideal for medium-duty earthmoving in narrow sites
  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Ideal for digging, loading, backfilling, grading, spreading and transporting materials
  • Add this small track loader to your cart now
Compact Utility Loaders
Cat Class Code
903-0522

Walk-Behind Track Loader

  • Safely stand on rear operator platform
  • Easy-to-use hydraulic controls
  • Compact with great maneuverability
  • Quick-change dripless flush-face couplers keep the hydraulic system clean
  • Add this walk-behind track loader to your cart now