Buying Guide – Skid Steer Attachments

Skid Steer Attachments: The perfect asset for all your loading needs

Whether you are using a backhoe, a multi-terrain loader or a compact track loader, having the right skid steer attachment will make you save time and energy on the job that needs to be done.

However, finding the right skid steer attachment to accomplish any job can be tricky. For this reason, Gentec Equipment wants to provide you with a buying guide that will not only give you all the information you need prior to purchase, but will also show you all the features and benefits of each skid steer attachment. To see our selection of skid steer attachments, please visit our Skid Steer Attachments page.

There are literally dozens of skid steer attachments types available on the market; each one of them is made for a specific job. We have selected the most popular among them so you can make a better choice for the jobs to come.

Skid Steer Pallet Forks

Heavy-duty pallets forks capacities are rated from 2,000 to 5,000 lbs lift. By using an easy-to-see-through frame, the heavy duty pallet fork provides added lift capacity for larger skid steers. Their reinforced brick guard and quick attach makes them extremely durable for heavy use. They have fully tapered ends for easy entry and come with spring loaded positioning pins. Finally, pallet Forks are one of the most sought after and polyvalent attachments for skid steers.

Our recommendations: 42" HEAVY DUTY SKID STEER PALLET FORKS

Skid Steer Grapple Forks

Grapple forks are a great attachment for carrying everything from pipes and logs to pallets. Most of the models available on the market have an adjustable cylinder mount points that allow the grapple to open wider or close tighter, depending of your needs. Generally, the tines can be 42”, 48” or 60” with 4000lbs capacity or more. Finally, grapple forks are a polyvalent skid steer, tractor or loader attachment that can secure and carry a variety of material, on construction sites, farms or job sites.

Skid Steer Hay Spears

Also called bale spear, the hay spear is generally used on farms to carry round or square hay bales. It generally has bolt-in stabilizers, the main spear’s length may vary from a model to another. Hay spears can also come with multiple spears to carry extra weight. Most of the time, they have powder coated frame, that provides great visibility and can have bolt-on-back rack added for extra protection. The conus 2-tapered spear sleeve is heavily reinforced for maximal durability and liftingcapability.

Skid Steer Earth Auger

Also simply called auger bit, a skid steer earth auger are durable enough to withstand any construction or utility use, even in the toughest ground conditions. These particular units produce high torque at low speeds and offer reverse rotation for cleaning of the hole. Dig holes with speed and plumb-line accuracy by using earth augers. Using heavy-duty hydraulics, the auger attachment bites into any type of soil with efficiency and ease. Even in solid and rocky soil, the high torque will keep the auger steady and powerful to maintain performance. There are many skid steer earth auger models you can choose from, according to the job you need it for; multiple bit types and teeth enable you to find the right auger to fit with your digging conditions.

Skid Steer Backhoe

Made to complete landscape installation, underground utilities, septic systems and other excavating applications, the skid steer backhoe attachment is an easy and quick way to dig trenches with skid steer. This powerful yet versatile unit fits tractors, skid steer loaders, and multi-terrain loaders. Most backhoe models have responsive controls to provide you with precision and power. A stand skid steer backhoe can dig anywhere from 4 to 11 ft and will turn your mountain of a job into a molehill.

Skid Steer Blade

Skid steer blade can either be used for dirt or snow; there are models specially made to push snow, other are built for dirt, and you can also find multi-purpose skid steer blades that can do both. Generally, degree angle can be controlled hydraulically or manually. You can maximize your investment by getting a multi-purpose blade that you can use all year long. Most multi-purpose skid steer blades can have a height extension added to gain extra pushing surface, when dealing with light, loose material. You can use a skid steer blade for dozing, scraping and cutting swales and also to level roads, yards and job sites.

Skid Steer Brush Cutter

Handle tough brush-clearing with skid steer brush cutters. A brush cutter finds its applications in construction, agriculture, municipalities and parks-and-recreation departments. Most models have short deck and lightweight design that can easily be used on many machine sizes. A skid steer brush cutters can also mulches small branches and saplings up to 3 inches in diameter, as well as cutting through the thickest grass and brush. Also, lightweight, short deck and superior oscillation enables the brush cutter to follow ground contours to maintain a clean cut, even on slopes and uneven terrain. Finally, skid steer brush cutters control brush and undergrowth, it mulches branches and saplings and can clear trails and construction sites.

If you wish to purchase a skid steer attachment, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will provide you with all the information you need.

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