Skid Steer and Operator Hire

We have a Vermeer 650tx skid steer which will fit through a 43” wide access point and can carry large volumes of branch material, timber, compost and rankings to load awaiting vehicles with its maximum lift height of 2.2m with an impressive operating capacity of 299kgs and a tipping capacity of 857kgs means this machine can lift out material that would require a lot of cutting and hand balling. With a ground speed of 4.5mph this machine can quickly tackle terrain that wheeled loaders will struggle with. This machine is also capable of mechanically feeding our Vermeer BC1000XL although it does damage the ground around the loading area due to its tracking when feeding, we always recommend laying boards over grassed areas to cause even less disturbance of the ground. This machine has large fuel tanks which mean it requires less filling time as these tanks will last approximately 16-18 hours of use on site.

The Skid Steer comes with a number of attachments such as the 42 inch standard bucket, log grab, grapple bucket and 48 inch long palette tines.

See the skid steer in action on the video below.

Our Machine Operators.

All operators are trained Arborists who work for Target Trees and have further training in First Aid, Fire, Chipper, Rigging, Machines and much more, meaning that their understanding of the machine and how it works would also speed up production when hiring out both machine and man.

Additional service

If you hire out any of our machines and begin to realise how much materials can be produced but do not want to be charged a small fortune at the local recycling centre, for an additional fee we will also take away the materials you have processed. We have a yard locally where we process all of our materials ready to be recycled, whether that’s composting the wood chip into soil improver, seasoning any timber, creating milled planks, donating wood to the local community, schools and charities or creating wood carvings, providing a service to all craft people such as turners with our unique selection of materials.