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Skid Steer Road Maintenance

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Back To Good, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Well I ordered my new Case 430 yesterday. Should be here in two weeks.
    Now I need some attachments.
    I have about a 1/4 mile of gravel drive way to keep up.
    What is going to be my best attachment for grading?
    I wood like something that I can shape the road with.
    Not just a box to drag around.
    From what I have read the 6 way dozer blades don't seem to be very popular.

    What about any of the grader attachments?
    Are they a gimmick or can you really cut with them?

    Or maybe a Tilt-Tach and some other attachment?

    I am really kicking myself for selling my Huber Grader a couple of years ago
    now that I am starting a side business with my new skid:hammerhead:
  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 891

    Well first off i want to know why you went with case. how much money are you looking to spend on attachments?
  3. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    From what I have read they are one of the most reliable of the wheel machines.
    It has great power, more than it can really put to use.
    I really liked the 2 speed and ride control.
    The new '08 machines have even more power and a pressurized cab.
    I like running it better than the cat and last but not least they
    are priced right.

    I will probably put between 10 and 15 grand into attachments to get started.
    I need a root grapple also.
  4. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 891

    Sounds good to me. A grader would be nice for your driveway i would think
  5. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Case! I really like the Case machines alot myself and if I couldn't have my Bobcat would want a 445 Case. I would recommend a box blade attachment for your skid steer to smooth your driveway. Similar looking to a Harley rake.
  6. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    For grading driveways, get a land leveler attachment, it kind of looks a triangular box, has a blade in front that the cutting edge is horizontal, the back cutting edge is vertical, some have ripper teeth in the middle. Also great for removing dead and live grass, and leveling lawns.:cool2::cool2:
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    what kind of root grapple are you thinking about?

    im also looking for one. im going to buy a bradco root rake or a quick-attach root rake.
  8. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Thank you.
    Is there a box blade that you can control the slope? or
    can you use a tilt-tach with a box and get good results?

    The only attachment I have ever used on a skid steer the few times I have
    run one is a bucket, so I have no idea how any of these attachments work.
    I am used to grading driveways with an Athey or Huber grader.
  9. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Yes, those look interesting also.
    I will ask you the same thing.
    Can you use one of these with a tilt-tach for sloping with good results?
    I like the idea of having rippers on the attachment also.
  10. Back To Good

    Back To Good LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I have it narrowed down to those two also.
    I have not priced the bradco yet though.
    The Quick Attach Eagle Tallon lookes really nice but I cant get over how much
    they get for them.
    Do you know how much the bradco 72" goes for?

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