Converting Your Older Skid Steer From A Non-Universal Machine To A Universal Quick Attach
Several times a week we receive phone calls from customers frustrated that most, if not all, new attachments come with a skid steer universal mounting plates already welded to the bucket, or other attachment they need. In most instances for them to get the same skid steer attachment they must wait for a new attachment to be fabricated and pay an up charge for the correct non-universal mounting plate they need to fit their older style skid steer. It becomes a real headache for them.
Here is a suggestion, why not change your old skid steer over to a universal quick attach machine? This is something that can easily be done and gives your skid steer new life, allowing it to fit most any new attachment. So your next question probably is, so how can this be done?
SkidSteers.com offers a adapter to easily make this change over. The adapter is called Skid Steer Adapter to Create Universal Mounting Plate. After cutting off your current mounts, this adapter will be welded to the boom side of your skid steer, and will permanently change your skid steer over to a universal quick attach machine.
If you do not want a permanent change over, you will need to find the correct host machine mounting plate that would go on the back of a bucket or other attachment. Then take that mounting plate and weld it to the Adapter to Create Universal Mounting Plate. Very important, make sure before welding the two plates together that the height is correct for the machine it will be used with. The only downside to this is the extra weight added. Otherwise this setup will allow you to use your old non-universal attachments and new universal attachments.
Please see the picture provided in this blog post for dimensions of the adapter. If you should have any questions about this option please feel free to call customer service at 866-315-3134.