What Mini Track Loader/Skid Steer Attachments Do You Use?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DavidNJ, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. DavidNJ

    DavidNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 514

    There are so many! Different buckets, augers, trenchers, trench cover-ups, Harley power rakes, Toro soil cultivator, grapple rake, tree fork, tree spade, concrete bucket, aeravator, vibratory plow, horizontal borer, hydralic jack, etc.

    What do you use? What do you own? What do you rent? What would you like to be able to rent?

    Thanks,

    David

    Ref:
    http://www.paladinlightconstructiongroup.com/product_category.aspx?ID=131
    http://www.everythingattachments.com/Mini-Skid-Steer-Track-Loaders-and-Mini-Attachments-s/2828.htm
    http://www.boxerequipment.com/attachments.php
    http://www.toro.com/professional/sws/loaderattach/photogallery_attachments.html
     
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    We have a light materials bucket, regular bucket, and pallet forks. High torque auger with 30, 18, 12, 9, & 6 inch bits along with a 2' extension bit for going even deeper. Cement mixer that attaches to this auger as well. Also have a soil cultivator and plow attachments. The last thing we have is called a 3 in 1 tool. it attaches to the front of our dingo and you can swap pieces out....ripper tines, boom with chain, and a receiver for moving the trailers around. We own all these. We rent the trencher and I've been looking for a nicely priced used one but just can't seem to find a good price on one...we also rent the stump grinder as well.
     
  3. DavidNJ

    DavidNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 514

    Thanks! Two questions:

    1) Which mini loader(s) do you use them on?

    2) Did you purchase out of convenience or because rentals wheren't available?
     
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210


    1) 2006 Dingo TX425

    2) Both.
     
  5. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    Ditch Witch SK650
    Own Bradco light materials bucket--we use this for everything
    Pallet forks

    Rent auger w/ 30" and 12" bit and extension
    Borrow harley rake

    Would use grapple bucket, rota-dairon, and backhoe if they were available.

    Building a snow pusher here in the next several weeks
     
  6. DavidNJ

    DavidNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 514

    Why a rotadarion and not a Harley power rake? A rotadarion from rotadarion or the one from Toro?
     
  7. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    there is a place for both of them--they do different things
     
  8. DavidNJ

    DavidNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 514

    Both break up the top few inches of soil and leave a seedbed for rennovation. One can windrow the rocks, the other screens them to bottom. The mini skid steer version of one is offset to cover the track/tire marks; the other is usually wider than the track. How are they different?
     
  9. arbor pro

    arbor pro LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Posts: 511

    Would you be interested in a backhoe, tiller and trencher? They fit a bobcat mt52 but you can buy an adaptor plate or just adapt each yourself if you're a welder. Not too tough to do. I also am selling the mt52. pics of everything and prices available in my thread titled, "Mt52 plus backhoe, tiller, trencher".

    scott
    605-228-9350
     
  10. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    shipping from SD would kill me....curious though how much for the backhoe

    also a rotadairon does best rehabilitating existing turf and the harley rake can be used more in a rough setting for grading--rotadairon isnt the best grader
     

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