Substantial Versatility of Skid Steer Buckets Offers High Return on Investment
It is generally accepted within the construction trades that the skid steer loader might be the most indispensable piece of equipment for any contractor. These machines are well-recognized for their durability and their versatility, making them truly worthwhile capital investments for virtually any company that operates in this particular industry.
However, in order to maximize the return on such a significant investment, it will be very important for the machine owner to optimize that durability and versatility; the former is often a matter of proper care and maintenance, while the latter can be achieved through the prudent selection of high-quality attachments.
While there are many different attachments available for use with skid steer loaders, the options that offer the highest return on investment include the following (presented here in alphabetical order):
- Cold Planers
- Pallet Forks
Whereas most of these attachments tend to have a single or particular function, the skid steer buckets stand above the rest in terms of offering the greatest degree of versatility.
To start, skid steer buckets are available in widths ranging from 54 inches to 120 inches, increasing in size by increments of six inches. When combined with the standard bucket height and depth of 19 inches and 31 inches respectively, this range provides substantial flexibility in overall skid steer bucket capacity to satisfy various jobs/needs; to give this some added perspective, these options in skid steer bucket size can accommodate loads ranging in volume from approximately 0.68 cubic yards to 1.50 cubic yards.
With respect to those jobs/needs, skid steer buckets can be used in many different ways on construction sites; some of the more common applications for these attachments are:
- Snow Removal
- Materials Handling
Skid steer loaders were pioneered by the Bobcat Company; these reliable machines and their broad assortment of attachments, including tooth buckets, augers, and brooms, are available from compact equipment suppliers like Tag Equipment in Stouffville, Ontario.
In addition to Bobcat, Tag Equipment offers an extensive inventory of skid steer loaders and buckets for sale from other well-known compact equipment manufacturers such as: Kubota, Case, Caterpillar, and John Deere. For more information on the full portfolio of skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, mini-excavators, and attachments distributed by the specialists at Tag Equipment, please visit Tag Equipment Attachment Section
Get Expert Advice on the Best Skid Steer Buckets for Your Particular Needs
The professionals at Tag Equipment are very familiar with all makes of skid steer loaders and attachments, and therefore can be valuable assets in helping contractors choose the ideal equipment and accessories for their respective types of work.
Accordingly, Tag Equipment can offer insight on a wide range of topics/questions specific to skid steer buckets; here are a few examples where Tag representatives can provide advice/tips to contractors when they are intent on purchasing a new skid steer bucket:
- Use – multi-purpose (tooth buckets) or special purpose (e.g.: V-bottom)?
- Capacity – best skid steer bucket option for loads averaging one cubic yard?
- Applications best suited for narrower widths (54- or 60-inch) vs larger buckets?
For additional advice and information on the purchase of skid steer loaders, buckets, and other attachments from Tag Equipment, call 647-559-3703 today to speak with one of Tag’s knowledgeable representatives.