Skid steer attachments

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Henry, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    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?
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    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.
  3. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    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.
  4. CHC

    CHC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    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.
  5. Hank the Cow

    Hank the Cow Guest
    Messages: 0

    A tooth bar makes a huge difference in digging but don't use it for finish work.;)
  6. Hank the Cow

    Hank the Cow Guest
    Messages: 0

    Use a 3pt. adapter point so you can plug a two prong into it.

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