Considering buying a LiuGong Skid Steer For Sale? Read on to get answers to frequently asked questions and the two models sold in North America in 2022:
What is a LiuGong Skid Steer?
LiuGong is the short name of the Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. LiuGong is a Chinese heavy equipment manufacturing company, with headquarters in Liuzhou, China. By market share, it is the tenth-largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world, and the largest manufacturer of wheel-loaders in the world.
A skid steer machine, sometimes called a “bobcat” after a prominent manufacturer, is a heavy machine used in construction, agriculture or landscaping. Skid steer machines can be found in both wheeled and tracked varieties. A tracked skid steer is sometimes called a compact track loader. The name “skid steer” arises from the fact that the front wheels on a machine are fixed in the forward direction, and do not turn. A skid steer machine is turned by applying differential power to each side of the machine, pulling it in one direction or the other.
Wheeled varieties are generally quieter, lighter, and more efficient. Tracked models are more agile in sand or mud, and less likely to bog down. Tracked machines are also more stable on slopes and less likely to roll or tumble down inclines. Tracked machines are heavier than wheeled machines of the same capacity.
The company only advertises two skid steer or compact track loader machines, the LiuGong 385B wheeled skid steer and the LiuGong 388B compact track loader. Unlike many companies, LiuGong does not make a mini skid steer machine. The company offers a wide range of attachments that can handle a variety of construction, excavation and landscaping jobs.
The company was founded in 1958. It has expanded since that time to have subsidiaries in Africa, Australia, Brazil, India, Singapore, and Poland. Its American subsidiary is located in Houston, Texas. The company has 380 dealers and over 2000 sales outlets. The sales network is supported by a service network and 10 parts depots located around the globe.
In April, 2022, the company announced a new financing division for North America, enabling dealers to offer financing for customers purchasing both LiuGong brand machines, and non-competing equipment by other manufacturers. The program will be available both to retail machine purchasers, and rental fleet buyers. Retail financing choices will include FMV financing, equipment loans, and custom financing. Rental financing options will include rental equipment loan and custom loan products.