7 Steps to Keep Skid Steer Attachments Pumping out Profits

You don’t have a Skid Steer front loader tractor for the fun of it. You have work to do! More than likely, one of the reasons you got this front loader in the first place was to work more efficiently. This means less work for you, as well as less time spent doing it. The hydraulic systems of these machines must run at maximum efficiency when you work with many attachments. The question is, how do you do that? 

Hydraulic system performance of Skid Steers and other front loader tractors has gradually increased over the recent years through tighter tolerances. While that sounds like great news, this also makes them less tolerant of contamination. It is the number one reason these systems fail. We don’t want that to happen to you!

Key sources of contamination can be dirt, metal, water, or air. Dirt enters the system through attachment changes and poor maintenance practices. You want to ensure you get as much dirt and other grime out of your machine as possible. How? Follow these steps!

  1. Pay Attention to Quick Couplers

Quick couplers allow the Skid Steer attachment versatility that makes track loaders so popular. This makes yours vital to efficiency and profits. Dust, dirt, and mud can be transferred into the system during the coupling of the auxiliary lines. 

  1. Keep Oil Clean and Unmixed

Oil is the lifeblood of the loader and it is shared with the attachments! Connecting an unfamiliar hydraulic attachment to your equipment is risky. There is a risk of fluid incompatibility.

  1. Change the Oil

Speaking of oil, oil changes are not optional! Just like in your car or truck, hydraulic fluid begins to deteriorate from being heated and cooled during the normal operation of your Skid Steer. Overheated oil forms varnish, causing valves and other components to stick. This should be avoided by regularly changing the oil.

  1. Get Any Water Out

Dirt is bad for your machine, but so is water. Water shortens oil life. Water in the system can dilute the hydraulic oil, and decrease lubricity and viscosity.

  1. Check Attachments After System Failures

It is crucial to the longevity of your machine that if contamination has occurred that both the carrier and attachment be flushed. As well, filters must be changed and new oil should be put in.

  1. Set Attachments Up Properly

Not only to ensure optimal performance, but also to protect the hydraulic system, it is necessary to match flows and pressures between the loader and the attachments. Always ensure you know what flow and pressure your attachment requires. Doing it incorrectly will lead to many problems over time. 

  1. Oil Analysis Catches Contamination Early

It’s always better to be proactive rather than reactive. If you conduct an oil sample when the machine is newer, you will know what the baseline is as you go forward. You’ll more easily recognize a situation where your oil has been contaminated. 

When your Skid Steer is back to maximum efficiency, you can mow grass, cut tree limbs, dig holes, and do anything else quicker and easier. The more efficient you are, the more money you’re making. After all, that’s why you have a front loader tractor!

Can a Skid Steer Remove a Stump?

If you regularly read our blog, you know we love to talk about everything a Skid Steer can do with the right attachments. A Skid Steer can help you bale hay. A Skid Steer can cut through thick, dense brush. A Skid Steer can clear away snow. A Skid Steer can even dig holes for your fence posts! What about removing a stump, though? Can a Skid Steer do that? 

Yes! A Skid Steer can remove a stump from your large residential property or commercial job site. This task is going to take a little more work to get the job done, but it’s nothing your front loader tractor cannot handle. Let’s take a closer look at what is involved in Skid Steer stump removal, so you can tackle this problem in no time. In most cases, a skid steer stump bucket, or stump grinder, would be ideal for removing medium-sized stumps.

Skid Steer Stump Bucket

This is the heaviest, most rugged-built stump bucket on the market! We can say this because it’s 60” design delivers maximum leverage and breakout force, plus the bottom curve design gives added leverage and prying force. The HD cast excavator-style teeth are pin on replaceable and serrated side teeth help to grip and rip stumps. You won’t believe how easily and completely the stump comes out! The four HD attached plate-to-bucket gussets are there for incredible durability and a 1” thick cutting edge and 1” steel sides give added strength. You’ve never seen stump removal power quite like this before.

Skid Steer Stump Grinder

Let’s say you have a serious stump to get rid of it. This won’t be coming out and being disposed of in one piece. You need a stump grinder! It delivers industry-leading grinding visibility. Its unique design cuts 10” below ground, meaning this stump is totally and completely gone. The powerful direct drive delivers faster cuts and a 24” cutting wheel with 34 carbide teeth means that stump doesn’t stand a chance. Because 100% hydraulic power goes to the motor, you’re got some serious grind to work with. A Skid Steer with this attachment is capable of clearing, removing, and restoring your job site so you can get back to work. When you need to clear land, this is the right tool for the job.

Tree stumps can delay plenty of job sites. Certain jobs are more difficult than others. That’s why you need a Skid Steer and Skid Steer attachments, because that means you can do anything and everything you need done- no matter how difficult they are! If you need the job done quickly, and don’t have a stump bucket or stump grinder on hand, you can still use your Skid Steer to prep and clear your land in a flash. Order your new attachments so it’s easier next time and you’ll be wowed at the difference!

3 Best Attachments for Maintaining Farmland

Summer is here and if you live or work on a farm, you know this time of the year means a lot more than just swimming in the pool and family BBQs. You have some major jobs ahead! Summertime on a farm means hours spent mowing, cutting, digging, and planning for the months to come. If you want to get to harvest and have your tasks finished before the first freeze, you need to begin now.

Keeping your farmland in check is no small task. Thankfully, jobs that used to be backbreaking and take hours to complete are now much easier. If you have a front loader tractor, you can buy attachments online that make just about every outside chore much more efficient. Our top 3 favorites include:

#1 Industrial Brush Cutter (Open Front) Winter is long gone and fresh spring growth has turned into some major weeds or other brush. It’s time to cut this growth back. The open X4 Industrial Brush Cutter keeps field edges clean, maintains grass waterways, and keeps unruly brush out of the way. It doesn’t just make your day easier, it prevents equipment damage so your machine lasts longer. Unmatched in class for build, drive train, and cutting capacity, this attachment features four blades, a 467 lbs. flywheel, 8-inch cut capacity, and the biggest drive shaft (3 ¾”) of any standard flow cutter in the US. By far, this is our most aggressive cutter option. It couldn’t be any easier to clear away unsightly and overgrown brush!

#2 Auger Speaking of easier, utilizing Skid Pro’s auger drive for post hole drilling is not only easy, it is fast and affordable as well. For the cost of a few rentals, you can outright own an auger to use whenever you need a hole dug. This makes adding fencing so much easier. That is great news since summer is when you want to be digging. Don’t wait until you’re battling frozen soil!

#3 Skeleton Grapple Maybe it isn’t just some unruly bushes you need to take care of, but large trees and other foliage. Our heavy-duty grapple adds a 1-2 punch to tree and brush control. Not only is using this attachment much safer than traditional hand cutting, but it’s also faster and much easier. In fact, this grapple geometry delivers 85% more clamping force. Upturned tine tips allow fast forward raking. With so much versatility, it’s no wonder this is our best-selling all-around grapple!

These three are only the beginning of the wide variety of attachments on the market today designed to make your life much easier. Once you look at our online Skid Steer attachment catalogue, you’re sure to see one, two, or many that will make your summertime chores a lot easier. Whether you need to trim trees, cut down brush, clear out stumps and roots, dig fence posts holes, or gather and move debris, there is an attachment made to help. Don’t work harder than you have to!

4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Skid Steer Attachment

A Skid Steer is a multi-purpose, multi-terrain piece of equipment that helps you keep your project moving. You can find this important piece of equipment on almost every job site, construction zone, farm, and even large residential property. If you work on a commercial property or live on a large, residential property that requires a lot of maintenance, your tasks will be made much easier with the help of a front loader tractor and a few attachments. That’s right, the Skid Steer doesn’t do the work alone. You need to choose and find the right attachment for your task ahead.

How does one go about doing this? After all, there are a lot of options. Here are four basic questions that will help you narrow down which attachment is right for you: 

#1 What will you use the attachment for?

Skid Steers are capable of many different jobs including bulldozing, cutting, grading, digging, baling hay, lifting, sweeping, and transporting materials around the site. They are also a great machine for snow removal, mulching, and even mixing and holding concrete. Even though there are many different Skid Steer attachments available to be ordered through our website, there’s probably only a handful that fit the needs of any particular project. That’s why answering this first question is needed before moving on.

#2 What environment will you use the attachment in?

If your project is based in construction, landscape, agriculture, or anything else outside, a Skid Steer can help you. Will you be using your Skid Steer on a farm? Perhaps you will be doing chores on frozen ground in the dead of winter. Maybe it’s needed for a construction project on a hot asphalt parking lot. Will you be driving over uneven terrain? Answering this question is essential to making sure your attachment is the right one for the job.

#3 What Skid Steer (or front loader tractor) will you be using?

What is the operating capacity? What is the weight? The frame size and track width matter too. You wouldn’t try to pull a full-size horse trailer with a small truck; you know you’d need something more heavy duty. This same mindset applies to your front loader tractor!

#4 Will the attachment be for personal use or commercial use? 

As briefly mentioned above, front loader tractors and attachments can be used for both residential and commercial tasks. Typically, commercial work requires an attachment that is incredibly strong. High-grade steel and durable components are needed for commercial jobs. Personal use, like mowing a large residential property, doesn’t require quite the HD capabilities than commercial work does.

No matter which attachments are needed for your chores and jobs, we are confident you can find them on our website. Go ahead and begin your search!

7 Most Useful Skid Steer Attachments

If you work on a commercial property, construction zone, or warehouse, or live on a large, residential property that requires a lot of maintenance, your tasks will be made much easier with the help of a front loader tractor and a few attachments. Thanks to attachments, one piece of equipment is now capable of many different jobs including bulldozing, cutting, grading, digging, baling hay, lifting, sweeping, and transporting materials around site. With the right attachments, a Skid Steer is also a great machine for snow removal, mulching, and even mixing and holding concrete. Imagine finishing up a long day of work and your broom attachment makes cleaning up easier than ever before. What used to take a team and several hours can now be done with ease!

There’s so many options! Experts in the industry say that these Skid Steer attachments are the most useful:

#1 Auger. Holes for trees, footings, and fences can be easily drilled using an auger attachment. What used to take a team of workers digging for hours can now be done with ease, by just one person! 

#2 Rock breaker. A rock breaker is useful for concrete and paving. It breaks up large debris and makes the whole job much easier. 

#3 Grapple bucket. Logs or rocks can be grabbed onto and picked up with this type of attachment. A grapple bucket makes it simple to move these large, heavy objects out of the way. Often, these grapple buckets are used when clearing land.

#4 Backhoe. Talk about a useful attachment! A backhoe does nearly everything. They make it easy to grapple, dig, and move materials around your job site. This attachment is great for both landscaping and light construction applications. Having this type of attachment eliminates the need for a full backhoe to be brought to the job site.

#5 Tiller. This attachment is ideal if you need to till large areas for landscaping or planting. Even the toughest soil can be turned using a Skid Steer with a tiller attachment. The tiller attachment breaks up the ground and can tear through hardened material, like small rocks, and clumps in the soil.

#6 Trencher. If you have a trench to dig, you don’t want to do it with hand-held tools and a lot of manpower. That would take forever! Thankfully, this attachment makes it much easier and quicker.

#7 Tree saw. In the spring and summer, if you have a lot of tree limbs to saw off, the right attachment will save your shoulders and arm muscles. Let your attachment do the hard work!

If your project is based in construction, landscape, agriculture, or anything else outside, a Skid Steer can help you. The only thing left to do is purchase all of your needed attachments. 

The 4 Most Efficient Pieces of Snow Removal Equipment

Snow is beautiful, but it sure does make life difficult. It’s hard to drive or even walk in. If you live in an area where heavy snow is possible or likely, you know you can’t just let it fall and stay there. You have to clean it up and move it out of the way. What used to take hours upon hours of backbreaking work that risked your health can now be done much easier. We are talking, of course, about using efficient snow removal equipment to help you with the task.

#1 Snow Blade A blade attachment is a tool for tractors that is used to gather and remove snow from a larger area. For pushing, moving and gathering, a snow blade is the way to go. This attachment features a strong-curved moldboard that enhances the rolling of the snow, increasing both the speed and efficiency. There are two angle cylinders that give added strength and precision adjustment over single cylinder models. The HD design and reinforced frame makes this snow blade rugged enough for commercial work, yet easy and safe enough to be used on a large residential property. The unique trip moldboard gives better performance and enhances your operator safety.

#2 Snow Blower A Skid Steer Snow Blower attachment mimics that of a residential snow blower. The large blades pick up the snow and blow it out of the way. This type of snow blower is best used for heavy snowfall. While it is incredibly powerful, it does not damage the ground under the snow. In fact, our attachment is the heaviest built blower in its class! The easy-flow fluted chute was designed for high snow volume and longer casting distance. You don’t have to worry about the chute freezing up because the ultra tough poly gasket prevents metal-to-metal contact. 

#3 Snow Bucket When it comes to scooping and moving, a snow bucket will do the trick. It features a high volume capability, yet it is ruggedly constructed for peak performance and longevity. Our mega snow bucket delivers some of the largest snow capacities in the industry!

#4 Hydraulic Snow Blade Pusher Combo This is an incredibly unique and effective snow attachment. It is a snow blade and snow pusher in one attachment! This means it delivers unbelievable performance and productivity. This combination attachment is a huge time saver for both commercial snow removal and those working on a large residential area. 

You can bet our ancestors who lived generations ago wish they had access to equipment like that! What used to take hours or a team full of people (or both!) can now be handled with ease simply by pushing a few levers and buttons. This is just one example of how your Skid Steer front loader tractor and the attachments available online make your life so much easier!

The Best Skid Pro Skid Steer Angle Broom Sweeper

A big job requires a big cleanup. Yet, this is the last thing you actually want to do. You’re tired and you’re ready to be finished. You’ve already worked hard! Thanks to your Skid Steer, you can be done! 

Yes, just like there are attachments to help you dig holes, bale hay, trim trees, split logs, and clear snow, there’s also one to help you clean up. We’re talking about the Skid Pro Skid Steer Angle Broom Sweeper. This isn’t just any broom. It’s the best of the best!

What used to take backbreaking hours and a whole crew can now be done with ease, simply by putting a new attachment on your Skid Steer front loader tractor.  The dual-directional motor sweeps powerfully in both directions, giving you the complete clean you need in order to call it a day. It features an auto-float broom follows contour of ground, plus a spring flex that sets down pressure, reducing bristle wear. The direct-drive motor is there for maximum torque and reliability. That’s the Skid Pro advantage!

Industrial Design

This attachment was made to work! There is an ultra HD bristle hood made of 10 gauge steel, not sheet metal or plastic like the competition. This attachment also features a HD reinforced ½” frame engineered for maximum durability and long life. The durable motor guard protects the motor from damage in the field. The extra-large, commercial-grade 32″ bristles are designed specifically to increase the wear life of your attachment. Greasable bushings at all pivot locations with inset grease zerks are there for protection.

Operator Ease

We designed it with you in mind! That’s one reason the HD 1 ½” thick storage stands give stability and protect bristles during storage. The storage stands inset (64” wide on all models) was made to allow use on even narrow trailers. The direct-drive motor has built-in hydraulic pressure relief, no shear pins. Quick exchange bristle wafers means no disconnecting of hydraulic hoses required. There’s also a 10 gauge metal hood cover that gives 150° of operator protection and reduces flying debris. You want the job done and done well. We designed this attachment with that goal in mind!

Options

You have a few options in your angle broom. After all, worksites and projects requires different cleanup needs:

#1 Poly, poly/steel, or all steel bristle options

#2 Hydraulic angling (EH control harness needed)

#3 Broom width options of 72”, 84”, and 96”

With three brooms to choose from, you are sure to find the right one for you. We know it! You can find the perfect Skid Steer attachment angle broom by shopping on our website! If you have any additional questions, you can always contact our experts and ask! Our Product Gurus are available 24/7, because if it’s important to you, it’s important to our team too!

Used Bobcat Snow Bucket

Used Bobcat Snow Bucket

Features & Design

  • Ultra HD design with high volume snow & mulch capacities
  • Rigid-Rail stiffeners give added strength to stress-crucial back frame & attach plate area
  • Fully boxed inside bottom curve for additional lateral stability and rigidity
  • Oversized wear bars on top of side plates down to front lip for full protection of bucket body
  • High-carbon steel cutting edge is ¾” x 6”. Optional bolt-on edge is 5/8” x 6”
  • XL capacity ratings from 22 cubic ft up to 42 cubic ft
  • Field-proven design for years of productive use in tough work conditions

Options

  • 8 different widths ranging from 60” – 102” to fit any skid loader
  • Bolt-on cutting edge optional for all model widths
  • Special order backhoe & pay loader buckets available

Specs

Width

Capacity

60”

22 ft³

66”

25 ft³

72”

28 ft³

78”

30 ft³

84”

32 ft³

90”

34 ft³

96”

38 ft³

102”

42 ft³

Download Our Price List

Product Features Video

Skid Steer Snow Bucket Pushing Snow

Skid Steer Snow Bucket - Front View

Skid Steer Snow Bucket Hauling Dirt

Call us at 877-378-4642 to get information on our Used Bobcat Snow Bucket options.

Bobcat Snow Bucket For Sale

Bobcat Snow Bucket For Sale

Features & Design

  • Ultra HD design with high volume snow & mulch capacities
  • Rigid-Rail stiffeners give added strength to stress-crucial back frame & attach plate area
  • Fully boxed inside bottom curve for additional lateral stability and rigidity
  • Oversized wear bars on top of side plates down to front lip for full protection of bucket body
  • High-carbon steel cutting edge is ¾” x 6”. Optional bolt-on edge is 5/8” x 6”
  • XL capacity ratings from 22 cubic ft up to 42 cubic ft
  • Field-proven design for years of productive use in tough work conditions

Options

  • 8 different widths ranging from 60” – 102” to fit any skid loader
  • Bolt-on cutting edge optional for all model widths
  • Special order backhoe & pay loader buckets available

Specs

Width

Capacity

60”

22 ft³

66”

25 ft³

72”

28 ft³

78”

30 ft³

84”

32 ft³

90”

34 ft³

96”

38 ft³

102”

42 ft³

Download Our Price List

Product Features Video

Skid Steer Snow Bucket Pushing Snow

Skid Steer Snow Bucket - Front View

Skid Steer Snow Bucket Hauling Dirt

Call us at 877-378-4642 to get information on our Bobcat Snow Bucket For Sale options.

Buy Bobcat Snow Bucket

Buy Bobcat Snow Bucket

Features & Design

  • Ultra HD design with high volume snow & mulch capacities
  • Rigid-Rail stiffeners give added strength to stress-crucial back frame & attach plate area
  • Fully boxed inside bottom curve for additional lateral stability and rigidity
  • Oversized wear bars on top of side plates down to front lip for full protection of bucket body
  • High-carbon steel cutting edge is ¾” x 6”. Optional bolt-on edge is 5/8” x 6”
  • XL capacity ratings from 22 cubic ft up to 42 cubic ft
  • Field-proven design for years of productive use in tough work conditions

Options

  • 8 different widths ranging from 60” – 102” to fit any skid loader
  • Bolt-on cutting edge optional for all model widths
  • Special order backhoe & pay loader buckets available

Specs

Width

Capacity

60”

22 ft³

66”

25 ft³

72”

28 ft³

78”

30 ft³

84”

32 ft³

90”

34 ft³

96”

38 ft³

102”

42 ft³

Download Our Price List

Product Features Video

Skid Steer Snow Bucket Pushing Snow

Skid Steer Snow Bucket - Front View

Skid Steer Snow Bucket Hauling Dirt

Call us at 877-378-4642 to get information on our Buy Bobcat Snow Bucket options.