Equipment Spotlight: Skid-Steer Attachments

August 2010 Vol. 65 No. 8
Case planetary drive augers.

McLaughlin
The M-4500 series hydraulic boring attachments are available in three distinct configurations: M-4500, M-4500SS and M4500MS.

The M-4500 attaches to the backfill bucket of any full size or mini-skid steer. The M-4500SS is attached to a mini-skid steer by means of a quick-attach plate, and the M-4500MS attaches to a full size skid steer in the same method. Powered by the hydraulics of the skid steer, the units are cable of producing tunnels up to 4 1/2-inch diameter using the dry compaction or slurry boring method of drilling. Speeds of 8 feet per minute and distances of 200 feet are possible depending on soil conditions. 800.435.9340, mightymole.com

Case
Case offers a selection of five models of planetary drive augers to match the size and flow range of your machine. Choose from 2-inch hex or 2 9/16 round output shafts for most models and a full line of auger bits to meet your job requirements. The HDP style augers are recommended for moderate to difficult conditions such as rocky, frozen, heavy clay and other compacted soil conditions; asphalt and other hard to penetrate ground conditions. The heavy-duty cast steel boring head makes penetrating difficult ground much easier than conventional augers using bolt-on style cutting edges. All HDP augers come with double flighting. The new HDF style augers use a bolt-on tooth system and a heavy-duty fabricated boring head. The augers are designed with ½-inch thick shank plates which the teeth bolt onto. The pilot is cast steel as is the drive lug it attaches to. All teeth are forged and heat-treated for maximum wearability. All bolts and nuts are self- locking and torqued to manufacturer's specifications. HDF style augers come double flighted. 866.54.CASE6, www.casece.com

Caterpillar
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D-Series small hammers have ultra high blow rates for greater productivity in concrete and asphalt applications. The nitrogen membrane accumulator is a self contained design for constant power during the piston stroke. The simplifed design of the D-Series small hammers ensures a lower owning and operating cost and improved servicability.The single bushing design combines three bushings into one for a slip fit that is field replaceable. The hammers have an enclosed housing with dampers protects the power cell, eliminates side plate cross bolts and reduces noise level during hammer operation. 309.675.1000, www.cat.com