There is little doubt left that Skid Steer loaders are one of the major workhorses for construction, grading, nurseries, and many other industries. We are here to help guide you to the right Skid Steer Solution for your Bobcat style skidsteer loader. By solution, we mean attachments that fit your machine correctly and do the job they were meant to do! Whatever your job is, rest assured we have been selling skid steers since New Holland has built them. We had the first serial numbered L35 skid steer in our showroom for our open house in 1972. By 2007 we were the 4th largest New Holland dealer in North America. Here at Everything Attachments we feel like we have all the skid steer attachments available for you because we have been doing it the longest. Our sales staff averages over 20 years experience each with skid steer and tractor attachments.
The essense of the skid steer loader are the attachments that are used on them, and the skid steer loader attachments market has evolved as well. There is a specialty attachment for any job you want to tackle made specifically for your make and model of skid steer loader, as well as the standards in the industry with buckets, grapples, pallet forks, and the like. With so many manufacturers building and importing goods in this country; how do you know what to buy and if it's a good buy?
Here is a quick question guide you should ask yourself before purchasing a skid steer attachment.
The manufacturers that are designing and building their attachments in the USA will most certainly offer the best product, with the highest quality and craftsmanship available. With extensive warranties and claims departments that you can contact directly, it's hard to go wrong. On the other hand, you have the importers, designing their stuff in a garage or shop somewhere, and having it built in China. The latter,with no quality control other than 'what you see is what you get', when you crack the doors on the container full of them, cannot say they have control over their quality. Sure, the imports might have a better price, but at what total cost? They are not keeping jobs in america, they offer little quality control, and they definately are not supporting the US economy. They cannot offer you the ability to speak directly to the manufacturer if a problem were to arise. Most cannot even consistently offer you wearable parts, hoping that you'll not need them, and when you do, you find yourself scrambling to find them for you and hoping they will work if and when they arrive. That is not what we call Skid Steer Attachments. That is a Skid Steer Attachment Problem!
Whether you buy them through an internet site like EverythingAttachments.com or from your local dealer, if you buy a skid steer attachment, the manufacturer will honor their warranty. Just make sure you read the skid steer attachments manufacturer warranty's fine print.
These are the means by which all skid-steer loaders in the United States 'hook up' to or 'couple' to attachments.
Bobcat Skid Steer loaders invented what they call the Bob-tach hitch for use on their skid-steer loaders. It was a way for them to keep brand loyalty amongst customers and speed up the changing of attachments for operators. As the market for skid-steer loaders grew, other manufacturers began using this same style hitch for their machines as well, and the Universal Quick Attach Hitch was born. This meant that all the attachments could be interchanged on any brand of machine, greatly increasing the flow of attachments from manufacturers.
With the cost reduction of only producing one hitch style to fit all, manufacturers started to pour more funds into research and development of new and better functioning attachments. Soon following the skid-steer trend, tractor manufacturers starting putting Quick Attach Hitches on the loaders for farm and construction style tractors. This resulted in interchange from not only one machine to another, but now one industry to another.