The skid steer loader has become an essential tool and necessary investment for everyday chores for many farms, landscapers, and construction operations. It is also a key part of New Holland’s brand DNA, and this year we recognize 50 years of helping customers do more through innovation and leadership in skid steer loaders.
The birth of the New Holland skid steer took place in haytools design, when an engineer discovered that his mower design could be turned on its side to achieve an upward- and forward-reaching motion – the foundation of what would become New Holland’s industry-exclusive, Super Boom® vertical lift loader design.
In 1971, New Holland built first its production skid steer loader, the L35, which introduced many industry firsts to the market. Its vertical lift design allowed for greater reach and improved clearance for loading, and its longer wheelbase provided a smooth, steady ride for operators. New Holland also became the industry leader in operator safety with the L35, as it was the first manufacturer to introduce roll-over and falling-object protection.