A Guide to Replacing Skid Steer Buckets for Your Bobcat

A Guide to Replacing Skid Steer Buckets for Your Bobcat

HLA attachments such as a skid Steer bucket are essential accessories for your machine. It is versatile and can help you complete your project efficiently. In order to avoid repairs that result in significant expenses, it is crucial to know how to use and maintain your skid steer buckets. Learning a few industry tips, using better operating techniques, and knowing preventive steps can help you avoid any bucket issues and increase the lifespan, ensuring you get your money’s worth.

Things to Consider When Buying or Replacing Bobcat Buckets

  1. Proactive Buying
    The best and easiest way to avoid any unexpected problems with your skid steer bucket starts with the purchase process. It helps to match the size and capacity of the attachment to the equipment and ensure compatibility to ensure optimal performance.
  2. Select the Right Skid Steer Bucket
    This involves the following aspects:

    • Bobcat Bucket Construction
      The quality of the material used to manufacture the bucket as well as its thickness impacts the life of the attachment to a great extent. High-grade steel resists wear and tear and can help enhance the productivity of the bucket.
    • Capacity of the Bucket
      The rule of thumb is to choose Bobcat buckets that have a width as broad as the outside girth of the skid steer tracks. This will help reduce the chances of tipping as a result of equipment imbalance.
    • Design of the Attachment
      Properly designed buckets can enhance overall equipment performance and help them last longer. Also, check the radius bottom to ensure that the load gets evenly distributed.
    • Bucket Reinforcement
      It helps to look for support plates on the sides and heels of the bucket as they can reduce wear and tear in the attachment.
  3. Choose the Right Bucket Accessories
    Keep in mind the following factors when choosing Bobcat buckets:

    • Cutting Edge
      When the cutting edge comes in contact with hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt and grinds against it, it wears off quickly. Opt for a bolt-on reversible cutting edge or weld-on cutting edge to prevent excess damage.
    • Bucket Teeth
      Inspect the bucket teeth regularly and look for missing or damaged teeth. Be sure to replace the worn-out portions immediately.
  4. Skid Steer Bucket Maintenance
    Maintenance of bucket attachment includes the following:

    • Inspections
      Look for excessive wear, cracks, dirt buildup, and loose hoses and fix these problems immediately. Do not let mud or dirt accumulate in the bucket coupler.
    • Grading Technique
      Avoid too much pressure on the bucket attachment when operating your skid steer. Also, keep a check on the speed to prevent accidental damage.
    • Pressure and Dragging
      When using a skid steer bucket, avoid sudden impact with hard surfaces as much as possible to prevent excessive wear.

Tag Equipment Offers a Wide Range of HLA Skid Steer Attachments

HLA skid steer attachments

At Tag Equipment, we strive to deliver high-quality HLA attachments, including skid steer buckets. We have experts to help you choose the right attachment that is compatible with the make and model of your equipment. We deal with reputable manufacturers and supply the following HLA buckets:

  • Skid Steer Bucket
  • Bucket with Digging Teeth
  • Concrete Slab Lifter Bucket
  • Scrap Grapple Bucket
  • Bucket & Regular Utility Grapple
  • High Dump Bucket
  • High Volume Snow Bucket
  • HLA Stone Fork

For more information about our HLA skid steer attachments, please call us at 647-559-3703 or fill out our online form.