A skidsteer is a mini heavy equipment vehicle. Skidsteers come in many different types. Skidsteers are frequently called Bobcats based on the popular brand. Skidsteers mostly come in tracked and four wheeled versions. The name originates in their manner of steering, which locks a tread or wheels on one side and propels the other to skid as the manner of steeering, by rotating around the locked side.