Ways To Make Skid Steers More Versatile
Skid steer loaders are one of the most versatile types of construction equipment on the market. Their compact size and heavy lifting capabilities make them an asset in a wide range of job sites, from demolition to landscaping. However, there are always ways to expand the capabilities and operating potential of a skid steer loader for optimal use. To learn about some of the most effective ways to make skid steers more versatile, continue reading.
Purchase Versatile Attachments
Skid steer loaders can be equipped with a wide range of different attachments. The wide range of attachment options available allows skid steers to carry out countless jobs in a diverse array of industries that would otherwise require a dedicated machine. One of the best ways to make skid steers even more versatile is by purchasing attachments with various capabilities. Some of the most versatile skid steer attachments include:
- Grapple Bucket Attachment: A grapple bucket attachment is the most common grapple variation for skid steers due to its wide range of capabilities. From rocks to logs, grapple buckets make it easy to carry, lift, and transport a wide range of heavy objects.
- 4-in-1 Bucket Attachment: A 4-in-1 bucket attachment essentially performs the job of four different attachments all in one. Whether you need to load, doze, grab,or back blade a 4-in-1 bucket attachment can help you do it all.
- 6-Way Dozer Blade Attachment: A 6-way dozer blade attachment is invaluable for landscaping applications and foundation work. With the ability to tilt in six different directions, this attachment is the best way to move large amounts of dirt over a large area.
Invest in Over-the-Tire Tracks
Another way to make skid steers more versatile is to invest in over-the-tire (OTT) tracks. OTT tracks can be easily installed over a set of tires in situations where tracks are more advantageous.
For example, if you’re on a job site and it's too wet, you can quickly install OTT tracks on your skid steer to allow the machine to drive more easily over wet surfaces. Ultimately, OTT tracks expand a skid steer’s working capacity by allowing it to do the work and earn more revenue throughout the year in all conditions.
Utilize Solid Steer Tires
Outfitting your skid steer solid skid steer tires is the best way to prevent any unpredicted downtime. These versatile tires work in all terrains without getting flats and are the best way to eliminate job delays.
McLaren Industries is a leading provider of high-quality skid steer products. If you’re interested in expanding the capabilities of your skid steer loader, take a look at our wide variety of attachment and solid tire options as well as our collection of OTT tracks, and rubber track. For more information regarding our innovative products, contact us today at (800) 866-0040 or click here to request a quote.