In 1980, the first prototype compact loader, based on that of a motorized wheelbarrow was manufactured. This design became the world's first stand-on compact skid steer loader and was released to market in 1981. Extensive product design improvements in 1989 saw the compact loader win a prestigious 'Australian Design Award' recognized for it innovative design & practicality for the workplace, the Kanga was born! In 1998, the Kanga compact loader, in patriotic green and gold, was exported to the United States.
The Kanga range has developed in response to industry needs and has resulted in changing the future for Kanga and the entire compact loader market. To provide exceptional flexibility and maneuverability for smaller modern urban spaces the 2 Series or Kanga Kid was released in 2000.
For increased performance the 8 Series, the largest and most powerful mini skid steer loader in its class, was released in May 2005 along with an new and improved range that included the 5, 6 and 7 Serie
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