Skid Steer machines are useful tools, but our attachment parts make them all the more useful and purposeful. Skid steers and track loaders can run hundreds of these unique implements with hydraulic attachments like backhoes and brooms, and non-hydraulic tools such as buckets and pallet forks. But it’s unlikely to own them all. So, make sure that you select the best attachment part in accordance to your requirement.
Here are a few top skid steer attachment parts that you may need:
Augers (Precision Holes):
Being one of the most popular attachments available, hydraulic earth augers are quite practical for skid steers and track loaders. Their ease-of-use, power and productivity have made them the go-to solution for precise digging projects. The first step in making sure an earth auger attachment will perform as desired is to ensure the attachment is compatible with its power source. Meaning, the skid steer and track loader must have adequate hydraulic flow and pressure ratings in order to provide enough power to the attachment.
Backhoes (Big Holes):
Digging a big hole doesn’t mean you need more manpower with handy digging tools. Backhoe attachments can be operated either inside or outside of the cab and/ or incorporate the loader’s controls or have their own dedicated controls. While digging trenches, footings, basements, and drainage ditches are tasks you often assign to your mini excavator, a skid steer or track loader backhoe attachment can make your tool carrier a new multiple-personality taskmaster. Each backhoe brand has its own productivity capabilities and operational style. Some backhoe attachments come with their own set of controls that can be used in your machine’s cab or by sitting outside the cab.
Trenchers (Slicing Soil):
The proper skid steer or track loader trencher can be a powerful tool when it comes to landscaping, farming, light construction and even for homeowner repairs and installations. Before deciding on the type of trencher that you require, it’s important to analyze your needs and expectations by determining a few important factors. One of the most important things to consider is the trencher’s depth and width for the application. Be sure to determine all of your application needs before you rent or buy your trencher, as most trenchers are designed for a number of applications.
Rakes (Cultivate and Seed):
It’s important to first create manageable soil before starting a landscape or gardening project. There are several types of rake attachment parts available for skid steer and track loaders, and depending on your job requirements, each offers specific benefits. To increase your job productivity, you have to find the right rake attachment for your needs. Grader rakes are best for applications that require the clearing of coarse materials such as sticks, rocks, bricks, and roots on a jobsite. For preparing soil for grass seeding, graders are not recommendable because its tines canes produce long striations that allow seeds to fall too deep into the ground, creating stripes in a lawn.
A preparatory rake is an attachment part that combines the cleanup, rock removal and soil preparation capabilities of the grader and auto rake into one easy-to-maneuver rake attachment. It has a rotating bi-directional drum which carries rocks and debris into the perforated bucket, which effectively sifts dirt to till and fluff the ground as it grooms the soil. A preparatory rake can be used for following tasks without switching between attachments: rock collection, soil tillage, foliage removal, and roughing.
Ensure that you always have the right tool for the job with the full line of attachment parts for your skid steer or track loader. If you’re not sure which is the right type of attachment part for your job requirement, get in touch with our professionals at Heavy Duty Direct. They will give you essential tips and guide in the entire buying process considering your requirements.