How to Buy A SkidSteer

9f45edbe-4f53-4d2d-b5e3-db2910c85ec3Is it time to upgrade that helping hand? Or are you just looking to get yourself started with the beauty that is a skidsteer? Either way -we’ve got some tips to help you with buying or upgrading!

  1. Figure out what you’re wanting to do with it. what types of chores will you be accomplishing with a skidsteer? This will help you determine any contraints or physcial requirements you should look for.
  2. Vertical vs. Radial lift – once you’ve determined the chores that you will be looking to do with a skidsteer, you can then determine whether you’ll need vertical or radial lift. Vertical will benefit you if most of what you do is eye level or above. Radial will help with those lower level/below eye level jobs.
  3. Attachments – a wide variety of attachments are available for may different tasks. The most important thing to pay attention to is that the attachment will fit the skidsteer that you’ve got in mind and vice versa.
  4. Tires – know the terrain that you’ll be covering and factor that in as well. You want to make sure your skidsteer will have the right tires for where you need it to go.
  5. Maintenance – as with every piece of equipment, maintenance will be necessary. If you’re planning on doing maintenance yourself, then it is important to pay attention to what you would be comfortable and familiar with doing and fixing.
  6. Hydraulics – depending on the attachment(s) that you have in mind, you will need to make sure the hydraulics match up. Most skidsteers come with a standard hydraulic package, but if you are wanting to do something a bit more intense, you may need to upgrade your hydraulics.
  7. Resale – it’s good to keep resale value in the back of your mind, even if you want to keep the skidsteer for years and years. You never know what circumstances, good or bad, may arise causing you to have to resell.
  8. Try them out – don’t be afraid to kick a few tires on different models. This is quite the investment you’re making. Go to several dealerships to get a feel for all of your options.

Let help you start your shopping journey to your next Skidsteer!

Tips to Buying a Small Tractor on

30373784_xxl.jpgAre you in the market for a small tractor and not quite sure where to start? Let Fastline and our vast search options help you find the right one!

First let’s start with the most important question – cab or no cab? Knowing whether you want air conditioning or want to brave the elements will help you get an idea of where to go.

Next up – what type of engine would you prefer. On you can choose between all options, 2WD, 4WD, Track, MFW/FWA or other.

Next up – what are you going to be doing with it? Plan out how you’ll need to use the tractor to make sure you’re getting the right one. Determining the size, horse power and loading capabilities will all be crucial tasks and something that Fastline can help narrow your search for.

How do you want to buy it? From a dealer or privately owned? New or used? How far are you willing to travel for it? Whichever criteria are chosen, you can narrow your search to meet it on

Finally – and most importantly – compare the brands before you buy. You can choose to compare John Deere and Kubota, Mahindra and Case IH or anything in between.

Do you feel ready to start your small tractor search? Head to today!

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Introducing Equipment Hunter- A New Way to Search Equipment


Fastline is excited to announce the newest addition to your equipment search arsenal – Equipment Hunter. This new feature is here to revolutionize your equipment search.

Equipment Hunter features 3 main options to make your search for farm equipment easier – targeted and managed equipment search; price alerts so that you never miss a good priced piece of equipment; and customized email and text alerts so that you are always in the know.

To go with the many options you get with Equipment Hunter, you can receive a free 30 day trial to kick the tires a bit. Once you sign up, you will receive a free online classified listing  – a $50 value!

See why Equipment Hunter is Equipment. Found. For You. Today!

Farmers Showing American Pride

American Farmers are the backbone of our society. They work from dusk til dawn and then some to make sure there is food and fiber for the world. To honor their country, Farmers decorate their tractors, planters, combines and other farm equipment with the very thing that represents our free country, the American Flag. Check out some shots sent to us by your fellow farmers below!

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Sold to the Highest Bidder!

Introducing the newest way to find, shop and connect with auctions all across the country! Auction Hunter, a convenient online calendar to find shop and learn about auctions, is the latest product from Fastline that is geared toward making your life a little bit easier.

One of the main features of Auction Hunter include the ability to search for auctions for farm equipment, consignment, estates, government, livestock, real estate, storage facilities and farm toys. Additional features include ease of use and the ability to sort by date, zip code and category.

Head to today to check it out!


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