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Skid Steer Attachment Crazy ?

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by planecrazzzy, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. planecrazzzy

    planecrazzzy Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I just got a good deal on an Auger...

    Bought a 2014 Bobcat 15C medium duty with a 12 inch Auger bit....
    I don't NEED it.... But I could use it.
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    I'm really dependent on keeping a skid steer now...

    Besides the Bucket... I have a Grapple bucket , 6 way Dozer Blade, Brush Cutter and Forks
    All on a low flow old Daewoo DSL601 ( Yanmar Diesel )

    I think I've gone attachment crazzzy... What's NEXT ???

    I have a 4 in 1 bucket on my 580K Case Backhoe...
    But if I find a good deal on one for the skid steer...I'll probably buy it.
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    Something I noticed... The mounting plate on the auger has a pull pin to remove the auger from the plate.
    I might use this attachment point for something homemade.

    I've been looking at Snow blower attachments... No Joy... Still searching for the right deal...

    If you are not in a hurry... Deals are out there.
    Most of the attachments are BARELY used...
    I will barely use them too... But they are handy to have on quick disconnect.
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    Gotta Fly...
    JAM
     
  2. ianjoub

    ianjoub Well-Known Member

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    I am in the same boat:
    Mulcher, bucket, grapple rake, auger, hyd adj pallet forks, trencher, and backhoe attachments. We have no snow in FL so the snowblower isn't needed :D
     
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  3. planecrazzzy

    planecrazzzy Well-Known Member

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    After looking at the auger closer... I was thinking it could also be used as a "Drive Motor" like a PTO ...

    Plug it in and power a ______ ( Fill in Blank yourself )

    Never mind...Too Many Projects...
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    Gotta Fly...
    JAM

    PS I got my 6way Dozer blade to work with 12V ( 15 amp fuse ) and two Momentary Switches ( On-OFF-On)
    Otherwise the price for getting a harness was about $995.00
    I tested my set-up with a short - Temp connection...It works great.
    Now I'm running proper lines and the plug in ( Trailer 6 pin ) will be at the Hyd Coupler area.

    Half the battle with Snow , is the THAW...
    The dozer blade is doing a great job of drainage without moving a lot of dirt...
    A snow blower helps in the thaw dept...let it thaw someplace ELSE...HA...
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  4. Vetech63

    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    LOL......you guys need your heads examined!:D
     
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  5. Rob Gunn

    Rob Gunn Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat. Love my attachments. Standard bucket, Grapple bucket, forks, backhoe, snow blower. REALLY love the snow blower here in Michigan!
    Next attachment that I am building now is a Log Splitter, cant wait to get the splitter done and be able to split big logs in the comfort of my cab without having to man-handle the logs by hand.
     
  6. TriHonu

    TriHonu Well-Known Member

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    Count me in. Attachments add to the types of things you can do or do more efficiently. I used to attend a lot of equipment auctions. When I found attachments I could use with my loader that were in good shape and selling for significantly less than current market value, I added to my collection. With today's prices, most are worth quite a bit more than what I paid.

    I set up 5 sections of pallet racking and have them stored in two levels. Currently I have:
    Auger
    Bradco Backhoe
    Stanley hydraulic handheld breaker
    Two 4in1 buckets
    Forks
    Industrial Grader
    Pan grapple
    Landplane with hydraulic scarifier
    Snow blower
    Snow plow
    Soil Conditioner (Harley Rake)
    Sweeper
    Tilt-Tatch
    Two sets of Tracks
    U-Digger

    I'm now on the other side and have been thinking about thinning the herd...
     
  7. petepilot

    petepilot Well-Known Member

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    if you don`t have a rock hound yet get one then you can start thinnin :)
     
  8. Bumpsteer

    Bumpsteer Senior Member

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    It would have to be pretty damn special to get me to buy another attachment.....

    Backhoe
    4-1 bucket
    Toothed const. bucket
    Snow bucket
    Grapple bucket
    Auger
    Forks
    4' boom pole
    Brush rake

    Had a ho-made snow blade, sold it.

    Ed
     
  9. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

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    Are us Americans the only crazies that have a breaker attatchment for all skid steers?

    Breaker, bucket, broom, asphault grinder, and augers. Maybe a grapple bucket and forks.
     
  10. planecrazzzy

    planecrazzzy Well-Known Member

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    I got my wiring done on my 6way Dozer attachment...
    Saved close to $1,500.00 by doing it myself....
    It cost 10 dollars for two momentary switches (on-off-on)
    Slipped a 15amp fuse in there.
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    Old machine... Means CUSTOM work $$$

    Here's some pix 6way Dozer blade WIRING and Controller (14).JPG
     

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  11. farmboy555

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  12. farmboy555

    farmboy555 Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I’ve been doing is selling that Attachment’s that have been sitting not getting used or ones that I don’t want to use anymore
    Trencher gone -too rocky here
    Backhoe Attachment-bought excavator
    Harley rake - no more yard work
     
  13. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    As they say, "Anyone with a want can afford a skid steer. The man may not exist that can afford all the attachments."
     
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  14. ianholt150

    ianholt150 Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get your dozer blade. I really need one to clean the ditches on my ranch, but all the ones I look at are snow blades, that are not built as heavy
     
  15. Tags

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    Keep an eye on Craigslist, find them there all the time for half the cost of new and barely used. In my opinion they are not worth it, I had one, bought it used, barely used, sold it,barely used. I think you'd be better off buying a tilt attach to go on before your bucket if you need to contour a lot. Plus, you can still bucket material around.
     
  16. planecrazzzy

    planecrazzzy Well-Known Member

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    There are a few places companies post equipment For Sale...
    Equipment trader , Equipment trader , Iron Planet...and many others.
    I've never done craigs list.
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    Gotta Fly...

    PS Most are lightly used... and HALF price...
    I'll use it lightly.... and get my half price back
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    I try to work in free shipping...
    Sometimes they can shuffle it between their companies in different states to get it closer to you.
    But your buying sight unseen... except the picture.