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Old 12-03-2001, 10:50 PM
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Henry Henry is offline
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Skid steer attachments

What are the most useful attachments for landscape work? (plantings, patios, walls)

Does a tooth bar on the bucket make a big difference when scraping and digging?
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Old 12-03-2001, 11:58 PM
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I would say get a set of Forks so you can lift and mover stuff. Something that you can hook a chain to. I use forks for this too but others have a hook on a bucket. I like a clamshell bucket for grading and material moving. A mulch bucket is larger and useful for lighter material and snow. I also have a rockhound as I do lawn installs. I do not have a backhoe attachment as I have a mini excavator.

Many attachments can be rented which will save you if you only use them occassionally.
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Old 12-04-2001, 11:16 AM
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3 pt. adapter plate so you can use your pulverizer and brillion seeder on it. Teeth for digging are invaluable unless all your'e doing is scraping.
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Old 12-08-2001, 06:33 PM
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The beauty of a skidloader, particularly these days, is that you can use almost all of the attachments out there, no matter whose machine they are; ie Bobcat, New Holland, etc. We've got a 72" digging bucket, 72" light materials bucket, & a set of 4' forks. We welded hooks on the upper edge of all of the items, & rock guards on top of the buckets. Everything else we rent as needed; most common seems to be the auger head, and landscape rake.
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Old 12-10-2001, 02:36 PM
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A tooth bar makes a huge difference in digging but don't use it for finish work.
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Old 12-10-2001, 02:37 PM
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Use a 3pt. adapter point so you can plug a two prong into it.
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