If you are in the construction business and have been for a while then at one point in time you have either owned a skid steer or ran one that you have rented. Skid loaders are one of the most popular machines on job sites all across the country and the world. What makes these machines so popular are the attachments that can be easily changed and switched out on the front of the machine. These Skid Steer attachments are the key to making this machine one of the most versatile machines in your fleet of equipment. There is a wide variety of these attachments or work tools as they are called that are available to use on your machine. One of the nicest things is that the industry has standardized on the interface that these so called attachments couple up to so no matter what brand of machine you have all attachments will hook up with no problem.
Some of the most popular skid steer attachments are non hydraulic. Examples of these attachments are all different types and sizes of forks. Forks can be used to move pallets of material around jobsites and they can even be used around agricultural applications with specialized hay forks. There are also a lot of different types of buckets that are non hydraulic. There are buckets that are extra large that are made to be used with very light material. There are also buckets that have teeth on them instead of a cutting edge that can be used for digging applications.
Where the fun begins is when you get into the hydraulic skid steer attachments. These types of attachments are as many as the mind to imagine. There are post hole diggers, snow blowers, hammers, augers, cold planers, brush cutters, and even a mini backhoe loader attachment. Some of the most popular hydraulic pieces to put on a skid loader are multi-purpose buckets that open and close hydraulically and sweepers or brooms.
These skid steer attachments are what makes these machines so popular and versatile. If you can not find the perfect tool for your machine there are also a lot of companies that will design and make just about anything your mind can dream up. Another thing to think of is what kind of attachments you will want to run on your machine. It is important to get your machine born with the hydraulics you will need to run the various attachments.
Source by Jared Runcorn