The Electric Skid Steer is Ready for Work

The Electric Skid Steer with Grapple Bucket

When it comes to construction equipment, bigger isn’t always better. There are several instances in which large equipment is not practical, and instead, a compact machine is critical for job site completion. Contractors may be unaware of the equipment options available to them when working in small interior spaces and instead rely on hand tools or power tools. The downside to manual labor is the length of time it takes to complete a project, labor costs, finding workers, and the physical strain it places on workers.

Have you been on a construction project that has some of the following restrictions?

  1.  Interior standard doors 
  2. Noise restrictions
  3. Tight or small spaces 
  4. Precise moving work
  5. A weight restriction 
  6. A Lack of service elevator 
  7. Fume regulations 

Without a doubt, using an electric skid steer is the right choice. Compact by design, the Sherpa 100ECO is perfect for working indoors and it can easily overcome job site challenges.

Sherpa 100ECO, electric skid steer

Electric Skid Steer

Sherpa 100ECO

  • Under 31.5″ wide 
  • Weighs 1,591 pounds
  • 6-foot dump height 
  • Zero emissions locally 
  • Low maintenance 

Additionally, a properly equipped electric skid steer is very versatile. It can fill various job site functions using different attachments, including grapple bucket, regular bucket, vacuum system, floor scraper, pallet forks, and hydraulic hammer.

Watch videos of the Sherpa 100ECO in action and see how it can help your job site. 

History of the skid steer

In 1957 two brothers living in Minnesota disrupted the construction industry with their invention of the first compact loader. The brothers owned a small manufacturing and fabricating business– a local farmer hired them to build a machine that could improve his turkey farm’s efficiency. Fast-forward 64 years and the mini skid steer is still changing the game.

The skid steer gets its name from how it turns; each of the four tires operates independently. Each side’s front and back axles are locked in synchronization, working alone from the opposite side of the body. As a result, it skids its tires along the floor. The advantage of the wheels operating independently of one and other is that the skid steer has a zero turning radius, perfect for small or confined spaces.

To improve upon the concept of the skid steer, Alex Berg, CEO, and founder of Cratos Equipment, introduced a revolutionary battery-powered skid steer in 2014. He brought the Sherpa 100ECO to the US because of his need to have a machine that could safely work indoors. Once he realized just how game-changing the electric skid steer was, he left the demolition industry and dedicated himself full time to helping contractors.

Want to see what the Sherpa 100ECO can do for your bottom line? Schedule an online demo or an in-person demo.

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