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Skid Steer Loader Rentals

The machine in this video is not our machine, it shows the same model (John Deere 317) that we rent in use.

Under Massachusetts law, rental of this equipment requires the operator to have a Class 2A Hoisting
Engineers License or a Temporary Permit. 
This law is in effect at every rental center in the state.
We are a State Approved Short Term Rental Entity and can issue Temporary Hoisting Permits
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A Skid Steer is often referred to as a Bobcat, which is a name of a specific brand of skid steers.  Skid Steers get their name from the fact that in order to make a turn, the tires "skid" in opposite directions, one side going forward and the other side stationary or in  reverse.  This allows the machine to perform a zero-radius turn.  They are also referred to as skid loaders.

We offer the John Deere 317, a hard-working wheeled skid-steer loader, with lots of maneuverability and great all-around performance and productivity.  Our John Deere will outperform most comparable size machines, meaning you will get more done in less time!

A Skid Steer is useful for digging, grading, dumping and moving dirt, stone, mulch, wood chips, sand and many other materials.  They are used for construction, land clearing, land leveling.  On a job site or when doing a landscaping project, a skid steer is invaluable.  a skid steer can do the work of several men, from digging a foundation hole or moving trees to  carrying a full skid of material to right where it's needed. Add on an attachment like a Harley rake or yourk rake and your skid steer becomes a powerful grading machine

We also offer the John 322CT which is a tracked versions of a skid steer loader. 
You can find more information on our tracked version page

Accessories available for rental include:
Landscape Rake / Rock Hound

Pallet Forks
York Rake

John Deere 317 Specifications

57 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder Deere diesel delivers an impressive 31% torque rise.

Patented vertical-lift boom with cushioned boom cylinders provide exceptional load stability, lift-height, and reach.

Unified design optimizes hydraulics, lift capabilities, and pushing force.

Smooth and quiet turbocharged four-cylinder Deere diesel delivers exceptional reliability, power, and torque.

Optimal 60/40 weight distribution, low center of gravity, long wheelbase, and high ground clearance deliver unsurpassed balance and agility.

Quick-Tatch� hitch accommodates a wide variety of attachments

Industry's best visibility includes a clear line of sight to the cutting edge, bucket corners, Quick-Tatch� coupler, sides, rear corners, and directly behind.

Sculpted seat, ergonomically correct armrests, and adjustable foot pedals provide day-long comfort and support.

Smooth and responsive low-effort manual controls maximize comfort, minimize fatigue.

Enhanced overhead instrument panel includes an electronic monitor with diagnostic capability and easy-to-operate sealed switches.

Manufacturer John Deere
Model 4024T
Gross Horsepower 61
Net Horsepower  57
Rated RPM 2800
Grosspeak Torque, lb-ft 150
Cylinders 4
Displacement, cu in 149
Engine aspiration Turbocharged
Fuel Capacity
16 gal

Standard Pump Flow, gpm
Optional High Flow, gpm  27
System Pressure, PSI 3450
Hydraulic power, calculated, hp 34.2

SAE Rated Oper Cap
(ROC), lb 1,750
Tipping Load, standard, lb  3,700
Boom, lb 3,100
Bucket, lb 5,500
Heaped Bucket Capacity, cu ft 14.48
Reference Bucket Width, in  66"

Maximum Ground Speed, mph
Drive chain size 80 Hz
Axle torque, lb-ft 4,450
Standard Tire Size 10x16.5

Length with Bucket
Length Without Bucket
Width Without Bucket 64.1"
Height to ROPS 75.4"
Height to Hinge Pin 114"
Dump Height 88.8"
Dump Reach 29.1"

Dump Angle
Bucket Rollback @ ground 35�
Wheelbase 42.3"
Ground Clearance 8.2"

Angle of Departure

 6,300 lbs

Landscape Rake / Rock Hound

Grade, level and scarify in close quarters. Break up lumpy soil and pick up rocks as small as 3/4 inch. Use it for ground preparation, for seeding, sodding, and lawn leveling-one pass coverage.

Picks up rocks down to 3/4 in. (19 mm) and larger, and most 1/2" rocks.
Hydraulic cylinder opens top cover - for easier dumping, and also allows the bucket and cutting edge to be used to push and scrape debris.
Rake bars provide better leveling by providing longer ground contact.

Pallet Forks

Move bulky or palletized material easily. Hook on a pallet fork and move your bagged or bulk material fast. In industrial plants and landscaping, handle baled or pallet materials. Also a handy attachment for the construction site. Ideal for all kinds of farm chores and fertilizer handling.

Large, square holes in back screen provide excellent fork/load visibility.

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