The all-rounder in daily business; the new GIANT skid steers


Whether it concerns gardening, construction & demolition, municipalities or anyone who maintains roads and paths: a skid steer loader cleans, sweeps and demolishes!

Nowadays work has to be carried out as efficiently as possible, regardless of the sector, and deadlines are widely represented. The increasing labour shortage in many industries is intensifying this pressure. At the same time, everyone has an obligation to ensure that people have a safe and comfortable workplace.

By applying new innovations and the availability of a large number of attachments, the new skidsteer presents itself as a multifunctional all-rounder that helps to make work easier and more efficient.

New innovations
The frame is largely the same and the line-up of engines is unchanged well. Most of the innovations have been applied to the enclosed mechanics of the machine such as a new valve block providing  extra user-friendliness and the ability to perform tasks precisely. Furthermore, the skid steer loaders are equipped with a larger hydraulic pump for more power and higher yield.

Larger wheel motors provide more push and pull, better driving characteristics and are also low maintenance. In addition, it is now also possible to easily change tyres. Depending on the work, a large number of different tyres can be selected. These can even be changed on location and give the machine a width between 76 (!) And 110 centimetres.

The new operator platform is suspended and easy to fold. This gives the driver more comfort and ensures that the machines are compact to transport. Optionally, the skids can be equipped with a soft brake. With this system, the skidsteer slows gradually after releasing the steering levers.

Many options
In addition to this braking system, various options are available that contribute to the efficient and safe execution of work. For example, by applying a hydraulic quick change. Changing tools can then be done easily and quickly without having to move away from the machine. For working with hydraulically driven tools (rotary mower, sweeper, hydraulic hammer, etc.) the machines can be equipped with a double gear pump and multiple double-acting functions are possible.

For work inside buildings, the two diesel variants can be equipped with an integrated diesel particulate filter. This filter reduces emissions with more than 90%, which benefits the working climate. In addition, the skids can be equipped with a cyclone filter so that the air filter will pollute less quickly and last longer.

Countless fields of application
This compact powerhouse is not just about lifting sand, concrete or bags of cement on a construction site. The skid steer does its job in all sectors! For gardeners by transporting soil, plants or tiles. At recycling companies, the skid steer keeps the floors under conveyor belts clean. Due to its compact sizes, the skid steer can reach locations where other machines won’t fit.

For municipalities, the machine is a valuable tool for maintaining, among others, narrow paths and surfaces. With tools such as a weed brush, sweeper or snow blade, the skid replaces a number of other machines. The smallest GIANT has also proven its worth in construction and demolition. Not only by the removal and transport of various loads, but also for demolition work by the use of a hydraulic hammer. Because of its low weight it is possible to use the machine inside a building to break and demolish.

Technical specifications

  SK212G SK212D SK252D
Service weight 750 kg 795 kg 810 kg
Engine Honda GX630 (2 cyl)     21 hp / 15,5 kW Kubota D722 (3 cyl)       20 hp / 15 kW Kubota D902 (3 cyl)       25 hp / 17,5 kW
Drivetrain 4 x Parker Hydro wheel motors
Working hydraulics 35 L/min (180 bar)
Lifting height 2.100 mm
Tipping load 434 kg
Length (without bucket) 1.371 mm