Skid Steer Attachments: Equipment Spotlight

August 2012, Vol. 67 No. 8
McLaughlin M-4500 series hydraulic boring attachments.

Skid steer attachments from McLaughlin, New Holland, Bobcat and Case.

McLaughlin
The M-4500 series hydraulic boring attachments are available in three distinct configurations: M-4500, M-4500SS, and M4500MS. The M-4500 can be easily attached 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 ½-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

New Holland
Dig trenches with ease with a New Holland trencher attachment. Choose either standard flow, chain drive (Model 625) or high flow planetary drive (Model 640). It is available with choice of 30-, 36-, 42-, 48- or 60-boom lengths. Chain is 2-inch pitch, 50,000 pounds, anti-back flex for maximum digging power. For customers who frequently change attachments, the new skid steer loaders feature a hydraulic heavy-duty coupler. newholland.com

Bobcat
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Tackle tough trenching jobs with the trencher attachment. Use the side-shift feature – manual or hydraulic depending on the model – to dig a trench close to buildings, fences, and other objects. Equip the trencher with different teeth and chain options to maximize trenching capabilities in different soil conditions. Applications for the trencher attachment include digging trenches for utility and irrigation systems, power and water lines, and for laying cable. bobcat.com

Case
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Case offers a selection of five models of backhoes to match the Case skid steers. All models are thumb ready and boast dual swing cylinders for maximum power and a cushioned swing with speed control. Optional thumbs and an optional auxiliary hydraulic kit for thumb, hammer and auger operation are available. A fold-down or vertical stabilizer option also is an option. Standard pin-on or C&P quick mount buckets. Maximum dig depths are from 8 feet 3 inches to 12 feet, 1 inch and digging forces (Bucket Cylinder) are from 3,895 pounds to 6,200 pounds. 866.542.2736, casece.com