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443 to s70 attachments

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jocww, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. jocww

    jocww LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello, I just bought this new 1990 443 toy for me to redo my retaining wall and some other chores digging holes for trees on my ranch. But first I need to fix my retaining wall and dig holes for some piers for my foundation that's coming undone in my basement which is why I got the 443 so it can fit in a man door. Anyway none of the local rental places or bobcat west has attachments that use the pin on system they have bobtach and the mini stand on one though. Does anybody have an adapter or any ideas to make my bobcat relevant again? I need to move about 45 yards of dirt so my 3ft wide bucket is key but I would love to be able to use an auger attachment and don't really want to rent a new s70 or mt just to dig holes which is obviously going to cost alot more. I got the 443 for what I think is a screaming deal of 6k for 3ft tooth and 4ft smooth bucket and 2 sets of wheels and tires with 1800hrs. From the original owner who owned a construction company with really big boats s300 550s etc and only used this for tight areas. This was the top of my budget Anyway and I can't afford a s70 or s100 which is what i really want but 15k for one is out of my budget. Short story. I need an 443 to s70 attachment adapter. Ps I can weld it on if need be

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  2. AWilsonCreativeServices

    AWilsonCreativeServices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    Sounds like you need an adapter plate. TBH I’m not familiar with full-sized attachment styles, but I’m sure a place like this would have what you need. If not, a Google search will likely turn up and national retailer who could hook you up
    https://www.skidsteersolutions.com/...ssories/attachment-plates-and-adapter-systems

    I myself ran across one of those little bobcats a few years ago and was mildly tempted to buy it and convert it to a “dingo/universal“ mini skid steer attachment system, as I have a miniskid with many attachments.
     
  3. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    A quick search of bobcat bucket adapter showed many options including a mini skid adapter. I think the big question is do you adapt to mini-skid or a full size machine.
     

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