Skid-Steer Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

August 2011, Vol. 66 No. 8
Volvo's C-series skid steer loaders are now available.

Ditch Witch
Equipped with a 31-hp Kubota turbo diesel engine, the SK650 mini skid steer directs 20 net hp to the attachment. An eight-gallon capacity fuel tank means no stopping for fuel or machine shut down to change an attachment. The SK650 boasts a foot pedal auxiliary control, freeing up the operator’s hands to control depth and ground speed. An attachment-level indicator has been mounted to the attachment lift frame, allowing the operator to see from the operator’s station of the attachment is level. 800.654.6481, www.ditchwitch.com

ATTACHMENTS

New Holland
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Dig trenches for footings, utility lines, irrigation sprinkler systems and drain pipes with ease with a New Holland trencher attachment. Choice of standard flow, chain drive Model 625 or high flow planetary drive Model 640. 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. www.newholland.com

McLaughlin
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The McLaughlin M-4500 series hydraulic boring attachments are cable of producing tunnels up to 4.5 inches in 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. Powered by the hydraulics of the skid steer, the attachment is available in three distinct configurations: attached to the backfill bucket or by means of a quick-attach plate of any full size or mini-skid steer. 800.435.9340, www.mightymole.com