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Skidsteers Blog

  • Skid Steer Snow Buckets - Built Right!

    Many attachment companies claim to fabricate a long lasting snow bucket, so how do our skid steer snow buckets set us apart from them? The best snow buckets are light but durable. The best snow buckets stand up over time to the constant scraping, heavy loads, and abrasion from salt. All of these conditions were put to the test when choosing the best snow bucket for our customers. For starters our snow buckets are fully welded and fabricated with 3/16" American Made Steel. The bucket is then reinforced with reinforcement tube across the back of the bucket. The bucket is...
  • New! Demo, Used, Clearance Attachments Department

    Skidsteers.com launches a new department specifically designed to sell used demo, and clearance skid steer attachments. We launched this department in our website after accumulating attachments that were slightly used after creating demo videos. We will also be offering clearance items to make room for new inventory. All attachments are in full working order with some minor scratches, paint chipping etc. Check with a sales person before ordering for additional pictures. Some attachments still come with a full warranty. Again check with your sales person. All attachments will be discounted to reflect the use. Our current used, demo, and clearance...
  • Converting Your 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 universal mounting plates already welded to the bucket, or other attachment they need. In most instances for them to get the same 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 machine over to a universal quick attach machine? This is something...
  • Learn About The Undercarriage Components Of Your Track Loader Skid Steer

    Over the last year or so we received many phone calls from customers that an undercarriage part to the track assembly of their skid steer is cracked or warn. Many times the customer is confused about the name of the part and its function. Ive decided to do a blog post on the name and description of each part along with creating a diagram to show where each part is located. This should help in determining the part you need. Undercarriage Diagram * The Sprocket (A): It is the cogwheel usually situated at the back of the undercarriage which pull...
  • What To Consider When Ordering A Mini Excavator Brush Cutter

    The Mini Excavator Brush Cutter has become a very popular attachment. This attachment has come in to high demand due to its reach in applications such as mowing around retention ponds, or in roadside ditches. One of our customers said it best, "It just becomes a safety issue when trying to use any other type of brush cutter in steep applications or where you could even sink your skid steer." When thinking about purchasing a brush cutter for your mini excavator there are several things to consider. 1. What is the carrying capacity of your machine at full reach? 2...
  • Considering A Log Splitter For Your Skid Steer

    Making the choice So you own a skid steer and have a wood lot, a wood burner or outdoor boiler, and need to split some wood. If you don’t have a teen with a lot of energy and a splitting maul then consider a log splitter attachment for your skid steer. So where do we start? * Know your skid steer including the GPM Hydraulic flow; our 20 ton log splitter requires a minimum 8 GPM, the 30 ton requires a minimum of 13 gpm. * What type of wood are you splitting? Mixed hardwood, pine, poplar, Iron wood...
  • The Metal Over Tire Track Advantage

    Its been raining for 3 days straight and the work site is complete mud. The job needs to be done by Monday but your skid steer continues to get stuck in the muck. What do you do? I'll tell you what you do, you call up SkidSteers.com and ask about metal over tire tracks for your skid steer. When the weather turns ugly and the work site becomes sloppy, convert your skid steer into a track machine with metal over tire tracks in about 30 minutes time. Metal over tire tracks will give you flotation and power to drive a...
  • Myth! - You Must Have A High Flow Machine To Accomplish Any Sort Of Brush Cutting

    What makes our Brush Cutters better than the competitions? Does my skid steer need to be a high flow machine in order to use a brush cutter effectively? Well in the article below given to us by the manufacturer Blue Diamond Attachments, we will answer these questions and much more! One of the common myths with brush cutters is that you must have a high flow machine to accomplish any sort of heavy brush cutting. In the past, this may have been the case, but since Blue Diamond Attachments came out with the direct drive four blade brush cutter, this...
  • How to Weld On A Replacement Bucket Cutting Edge Or Weld On Teeth

    Welding Instructions for Replacement Cutting Edge and Weld-On Teeth 1. In cutting out the old cutting edge, be certain that the area to be welded is clean and free of all slag. On the new cutting edge, be sure that the fit as snug as possible. 2. Preheat the cutting edge 300 to 400 degrees. Preheat the area to be welded for to six inches from the weld area. We recommend Tempile stick 400 to be used. Then tack weld one inch on six inch centers. 3. Stagger welding; 12" on one end, 12" opposite end, back to the center...
  • Maintenance Series 4 - Hydraulic Maintenance

    Maintenance Series 4, 4/20/2016 Hydraulic Maintenance We’ve covered your skid steer moving from the bottom up. Now let’s take a look at the hydraulic system. As before, if you are not familiar with your system, always check with a professional or your local dealer. Dig out your owner’s manual and familiarize yourself with the system and the maintenance of it. These two steps could save you time and money. If you still want to give it a shot here are some important points to follow. Again, it would be great to get out your owner’s manual. There are a number...

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