Building a New Home? Here are 3 top Skid Steer Manufacturers in the World

If you are building or even renovating your home, you’ll have to have some basic knowledge on heavy machinery. Here are some of the best skid steer manufacturers that you could use on your next home project!

When you are searching for a skid steer, or any machine for that matter, you have to consider many factors. The right type of machinery increases your chances of succeeding in a particular project. Note, skid steers come in various sizes and shapes.

One of the most critical points that will stall a buyer’s buying process is the brand. The market is full of various brands that offer quality and distinct sizes of skid steers for home building and home renovation projects. If it is your first time buying, after a salesperson shows you the machines in their showroom, you may become confused.

However, let that not worry you. We have you covered. If choosing the right brand is your problem, here are three top brands that most people regard as the best in the world. Do you want to know them? Then read on.

John Deere

Any customer would love to purchase an item from an established company. I mean, new companies are good, but the established ones may not be a gamble. For this skid steer manufacturer, you are sure that you will be getting results at the end. The company has been in the industry for years since the 19th century. Facts about the company note that the firm was there during the wars.

They could engineer the submarines, helping people get affordable housing in the world war including coming up with creative bicycles. If you prefer large machines, then this would be the best asset for your company.


After choosing an established, I think, for professionals especially, going for a company with a big brand name should be your next stop.

Caterpillar is a firm that has so much effect on the economy because of the product it manufactures. By the way, for those who do not know, they are also a prominent manufacturer of smartphones, which is also a “side hustle” for the company. Nonetheless, various reports suggest that most of the company’s revenue comes from the machinery it manufactures. They have retail sellers all around the company, which means you can access their machines regardless of their location.

Komatsu Ltd

Komatsu is the name of a town in Tokyo, Japan. When you hear of the word Japan, we always think of technical, and that is what this company is all about. According to reports, they say that Komatsu is the second largest manufacturer for mining and construction equipment. That adds authenticity and trust to their products. However, they also add that the company may have more market shares than Caterpillar, which lies ahead of it.

Other than skid steers, the firm also manufactures bulldozers, tractors, forklifts including agricultural equipment. The company has subsidiary and affiliate companies all over the world. Another interesting fact about them is that they manufacture the biggest bulldozers.

Final thoughts

The above companies showcase their excellence when coming up with the best skid steers that construction workers and engineers love. You do not have to purchase a new one if your project is not a long-term one.

You can hire Rent1 USA skid steer rental at a fair price. The company has the best and well-serviced construction equipment.

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The Art Of Becoming A Pitmaster At Home

Do you love making barbeques in the backyard? Here are some easy ways that you can become a bbq master at home!

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According to statistics the food and drink industry currently employs over 4,000,000 people and is worth over £22 billion to the economy. There are also over 260,000,000 posts that sit under the #food hashtag on Instagram because let’s face it, if we didn’t take a picture of our meal, did it even exist?

This era of the foodie certainly involves a lot of eating out and specifically visiting food markets and street food stalls, going directly to the source of tasty treats. However, there are also a lot of foodie folk who want to cook at home, who want to get the best produce and make something Instagram-worthy in the comfort of their own digs.

Cooking in the kitchen is popular, as is cooking in the garden with popular additions like pizza ovens and of course, barbecues. Barbecuing food used to be something that was occasional in the UK (when that one sunny day finally arrives in summer!) but mainly culturally belonged to Australia. However, with the foodie fad, everybody wants to be a barbecue master now, otherwise known as a pitmaster.

Despite statistics showing that there was a massive 987% demand for vegetarian options in 2017, plenty of us still favour the caveman way, enjoying meat every which way, but especially fall-off-the-bone smoked or barbecued.

If you’ve always wanted to be the master of the orange coals in your own backyard and you’d love to post pictures of glistening briskets and perfectly barbecued steaks on your Instagram account, maybe it is time for you to become a pitmaster in your own home?

What Is A Pitmaster?

To be precise, a pitmaster is somebody who owns or operates their own barbecue pit which is a construction made to sit above an ‘earth oven’ or, pit which is used to cook and smoke vegetables and meat. Some people say that a pitmaster is somebody who has mastered the barbecue and who knows how to make excellent barbecue food.

It depends how pure you want to be about the term, but the fact is, if you’re not making a living from barbecuing or operating a pit at home, nobody is likely to pull you up on using the pitmaster hashtag, especially not your friends and family who get to enjoy the delicious food you are making.

Should I Install A Barbecue Pit?

If you have a very large garden and you’re handy, then you could install a barbecue pit. The process of smoking food is much more detailed than barbecuing so this is a good choice if you want to be a true pitmaster and you want to get really deep on this practice of cooking. Here is a handy video on YouTube to help you construct a barrel smoker which won’t affect any ground in your garden. Alternatively this YouTube video demonstrates how to build a brick barbecue and smoker if you want something more robust.

If you don’t want to build an actual pit or run an actual pit, then there is nothing wrong with perfecting the art of barbecuing food and sticking to barbecuing only is something much more accessible to the inexperienced pit enthusiast.

Remember That Barbecuing Is Not Grilling

Grilling food is searing a burger, cooking some sausages and quickly cooking up food to put in a bun with some tomato sauce and some fried onions. Barbecuing is slowly cooking food with heat to eventually get the most sumptuous, fall apart, juicy meat. Knowing the difference is so important because there is more of an art to barbecuing than many people realise.

Are You Going To Get Competitive?

There is a huge culture within pitmaster groups and competitions and if you’re not interested in competing in the pitmaster competitions then you can look to learn from these groups and make friends. If you are going to get competitive then you may want to look more along the lines of learning from books such as these top 10 pitmaster books.

There are also plenty of Youtube videos, forums, handy articles and even courses you can look at and get involved with. Learning is certainly important but do protect your winning methods if you do really get into barbecuing and smoking food because it could have value later down the line if you do start competing.

Should You Make Your Garden More Comfortable?

If you are going to get into running a barbecue pit as a hobby then your garden needs to be more comfortable. It should be an area you look at improving over the next few months so that the barbecue pit and indoors or your home are separate. Firstly, consider making your garden more accessible with something like external bifold doors such as these examples from Vufold.

Next, look at how you interact with your garden. At the very least a paved area with seating and somewhere that offers weather protection means there is a place for you to sit down and rest between trying out cooking methods. You may also want to consider some level of outdoor kitchen.

It sounds a little bit extra, but actually, think how handy a sink with running water and preparation area would be if you’re taking meat from the barbecue or smoker and preparing it for friends?

Use Your New Hobby For Hygge Gains

Being a pitmaster can be a fun solo hobby but it is much more fun when you share the results of your hard work with friends and family. Capture those Hygge feels often and invite friends around for feasting. Remember that the meat you have smoked and barbecued is the main event so think about pairing the meat with delicious sides such as:

  • Coleslaw
  • Mac and cheese
  • Crisp and fresh salad
  • Lots of delicious sauces
  • Artisan bread
  • Crispy potato wedges
  • Mashed potato
  • Corn on the cob or smoked vegetables

Be creative with your meat and keep your sides simple to highlight the incredible cooking you’re doing.

There are two different things: there’s grilling, and there’s barbecue. Grilling is when people say, ‘We’re going to turn up the heat, make it really hot and sear a steak, sear a burger, cook a chicken.’ Barbecue is going low and slow. – Guy Fieri

Becoming a pitmaster at home could be an amazing hobby for you to invest in if you love meat, you love entertaining and you love cooking good food. Do your research before you invest in anything and consider taking a look at the Jimmy and Jamie’s Friday Night Feast episode where Jimmy cheaply makes a smoker as it is an accessible place to start your pitmaster journey. Soon enough you’ll be making melt in the mouth, fall off the bone meat that will have you feeling like the master of your smoker, pit or barbecue in no time.

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