Weight and Stability

Weight and Stability

  • The skid loader’s center of gravity is low and between the wheels.
  • The center of gravity is always shifting during operation.
  • Typically, 2/3 of the skid loader’s weight is towards the rear axle of the machine.
  • Lifting a load transfers weight to the front axle.
  • The higher you lift the load, the higher the equipment’s center of gravity goes, and this increases the risk of tip-over in any direction.
  • Make sure that you know the equipment’s load weight limit, and never exceed it.