Things to Know Before Buying a Skid Steer Attachment

Things to Know Before Buying a Skid Steer Attachment

What should you know before buying a skid steer attachment? A Skid Steer is a multi-purpose, multi-terrain piece of equipment that helps you keep your project moving. You can find this important piece of equipment on almost every job site, construction zone, farm, and even large residential property. If you work on a commercial property or live on a large, residential property that requires a lot of maintenance, your tasks will be made much easier with the help of a front loader tractor and a few attachments. That’s right, the Skid Steer doesn’t do the work alone. You need to choose and find the right attachment for your task ahead.

How does one go about doing this? After all, there are a lot of options. Here are four basic questions that will help you narrow down which attachment is right for you: 

#1 What will you use the attachment for?

Skid Steers are capable of many different jobs including bulldozing, cutting, grading, digging, baling hay, lifting, sweeping, and transporting materials around the site. They are also a great machine for snow removal, mulching, and even mixing and holding concrete. Even though there are many different Skid Steer attachments available to be ordered through our website, there’s probably only a handful that fit the needs of any particular project. That’s why answering this first question is needed before moving on.

#2 What environment will you use the attachment in?

If your project is based in construction, landscape, agriculture, or anything else outside, a Skid Steer can help you. Will you be using your Skid Steer on a farm? Perhaps you will be doing chores on frozen ground in the dead of winter. Maybe it’s needed for a construction project on a hot asphalt parking lot. Will you be driving over uneven terrain? Answering this question is essential to making sure your attachment is the right one for the job.

#3 What Skid Steer (or front loader tractor) will you be using?

What is the operating capacity? What is the weight? The frame size and track width matter too. You wouldn’t try to pull a full-size horse trailer with a small truck; you know you’d need something more heavy duty. This same mindset applies to your front loader tractor!

#4 Will the attachment be for personal use or commercial use? 

As briefly mentioned above, front loader tractors and attachments can be used for both residential and commercial tasks. Typically, commercial work requires an attachment that is incredibly strong. High-grade steel and durable components are needed for commercial jobs. Personal use, like mowing a large residential property, doesn’t require quite the HD capabilities than commercial work does.

No matter which attachments are needed for your chores and jobs, we are confident you can find them on our website. Go ahead and begin your search!