The “bobcat skid steer” was introduced in 1958. This compact loader was quite unique in that it was self-propelled and could quickly change direction and can turn within its own wheelbase. Many manufacturers have developed their own skid steer loaders that are used for construction, farm and personal applications. The word “bobcat” is often used as a generic term for skid-steer loaders. These rigid frame, engine powered loaders come equipped with lift arms that are used to attach a variety of time and labor saving tools and attachments.
An almost endless list of attachments is available to address human limitations of pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying. You can find a variety of bobcat attachments for different applications, some of the most popular are; buckets, blades, brooms, forks, brush mowers, tree shears, log splitters, post pounders and jack hammers to name a few. Each of these attachments has it particular use; let’s talk about the use of a couple of the most popular attachments.
The bucket is probably the most common and versatile skid steer attachment, a variety of bucket styles allows for the easy moving of dirt, snow, rock and debris. The blade allows for leveling of dirt, snow removal and has a multitude of other uses. Pallet forks allow for lifting and carrying heavy loads, these are particularly useful in loading and unloading of palletized freight, but are also used to move any heavy objects when you are confined to tight spaces. The brush mower is particularly attractive to those who have a large area to cut or maintain.
Whatever your need, there is a skid steer attachment that will fit the bill. The key is to buy from a dealer or manufacturer that has trained personnel experienced in the attachment industry. This insider information can be invaluable as the product specialist helps to make sure you get the exact work tool to best handle your specific situation. Visit our skid steer attachments page to see the wide variety of attachments we have to offer. Or Call us direct at 877-378-4642 to speak to a specialist.