You can find used skid steers, as well as other heavy equipment, such as bulldozers and backhoes, by browsing online marketplaces such as MachineryTrader.com and EquipmentTraderOnline.com. On these websites, you can view photos of the equipment and read descriptions written by the seller. Some of these websites employ rating systems, which help you to avoid unscrupulous sellers. You can also find used skid steers on eBay.com.
One drawback to purchasing heavy equipment via online sources is that you may select a skid steer that is located in another part of the country. This requires you to transport the vehicle yourself, or have it shipped to your location. Either of these choices increases the cost of the skid steer. There is also more risk associated with making a long-distance transaction, as you may have a difficult time getting your money back, should there be a problem with the vehicle.
You can also look for used skid steers in your local market by perusing the classified section of your local newspaper. While you may not have access to as many options locally, you can avoid the costs associated with shipping. Additionally, by purchasing the equipment locally, you have the chance to inspect the equipment and ensure that it works properly before making the transaction.