My kid, like most kids, has an inclination for construction vehicles. Sometimes, he'll pick a book full of construction-vehicle vocabulary for me to read and, when that book is in English, I often find myself translating on the fly to broaden his vocabulary and keep him used to Spanish.
That challenged me to learn some of the names of the construction vehicles I wasn't familiar with or never cared to know in Spanish (a backhoe loader is a retroexcavadora, a dump truck is a volquete, etc).
I don't know what Spanish for a Skid-steer loader is. A skid-steer loader (skid-steer loader, or skidsteer) is
a small, rigid-frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labor-saving tools or attachments.
So it is like a loader (pala cargadora), but much smaller and with a different loader mechanism (a skid loader mechanism instead of a "tractor-like" loader mechanism).
Can anybody tell me what we call a skid-steer loader in Spanish?