Quick Hitch Variants and Benefits

January 11th, 2016 by admin No comments »

The quick hitch has become an integral part of the construction industry over recent history. This hitch has increased the efficiency on construction sites and has improved the safety of workers. Those with experience in the construction industry know the importance of using quick hitches made to the highest quality standard.

Quick attach spade by Bucket Solutions.

Quick attach spade by Bucket Solutions.

Relieving the operator of the necessity of leaving the cab to change an excavator attachment, the quick hitch vastly improves operator safety. UK construction sites can be dangerous places and the end of an excavator arm is a particularly dangerous place to be. An operator focused on decoupling an excavator attachment, especially if it has become jammed or is not decoupling smoothly, may not be fully aware of other machines moving in their vicinity, exposing them to unnecessary danger.

Where an excavator is working in a place where the ground cannot physically support the operator’s weight, such as in extremely waterlogged soil, the lack of a quick hitch slows down work even more than usual. The excavator has to be moved away from the work site to stable ground to change the excavator attachment. With a quick hitch the operator can change attachments in any ground conditions.

Dromone Engineering produces a number of different quick hitch variations designed for particular tasks.

Multi-Lock Coupler:

A quick hitch with multiple locking operations designed for maximum worksite safety. Both the front and the rear attachment pins are mechanically locked independently through the full working cycle. Both front and rear attachment pins are independently released hydraulically by the coupler. Three stages are required to release the attachment, eliminating unintentional release.

Mechanical mini coupler:

A lightweight quick hitch available in hydraulic and mechanical variants. The hydraulic version has a fully automatic locking system with pins visible from the cab. The mechanical version has an automatic front pin and a mechanical back pin. Interchangeable parts allow it to be changed from mechanical to hydraulic and vice versa.

Tilt coupler:

This quick hitch has all the functionality of an automatic coupler with the ability to rotate through 80 degrees on the horizontal. The functionality of the quick hitch is greatly increased by this capability.


Bucket Solutions carries quick attachment equipment, such as the Quick Attach Receiver, and the Quick Attach Spade. If you are looking for quick connect tractor forks, contact us today!

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A New Revolution in Clamp on Tractor Forks

October 5th, 2015 by admin No comments »


Locally owned Paynes forks announced that they are releasing a new set of clamp-on tractor forks that will revolutionize the fork industry and change the way tractor forks are built. This new design has brought a 25% increase in load capacities.

What was once a difficult task, has been taken to a new level of ease. Driving into a load to pick it up used to be tedious, you had to stand up on your tractor and make sure you forks were tilted to the exact level with adjustments required as you drove into the load. With the Hingetech forks that is no longer necessary. The hinge system allows you to tilt your bucket forward and the design automatically levels the forks with the ground and your load. So now it as simple as: tilt, drive in, tilt back, and life the load. It’s that easy.

Loading debris into a dumpster, not a problem, place your load on the forks, drive it into the dumpster and dump, you don’t have to worry about the forks being tilted inside the dumpster when you back out, the forks life out of the dumpster automatically without catching and dragging the dumpster with you.

With the new design they are able to produce larger customer forks for wheel loaders and backhoes. The largest problem with any clamp on forks is that downward pressure from the bucket can damage just about any fork, especially with bigger equipment. Hingetech forks eliminate the downward force and stress from tilting your bucket.


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New Product Release from IAM MFG., LLC in Wheat Ridge, Colorado USA

June 22nd, 2015 by admin No comments »


IAM MFG., LLC is proud to announce another Unique, Innovative, Patent Pending Product, our New Universal, Quick Attach, Clamp On Tooth Bar with Extended Tooth Shank, fits most all standard tractor and skid steer loader buckets up to 6 feet in width.

The New Clamp On Tooth Bar with Replaceable Bucket Teeth fits inside the bucket with the Exclusive Extended shanks going underneath the bucket, touching the bottom of the bucket, while the two (2) bolts on each end of the tooth bar, screw down on the inside of the bucket, create a clamping action and a secure fit for digging or back dragging. Our New Tooth Bar with Bucket Teeth simply clamps right on to the tractor or skid steer loader bucket!


The New Clamp On Tooth Bar with Replaceable Bucket Teeth fits inside the bucket with two (2) bolts on each end of the tooth bar.

There are 3 standard size clamp on tractor bucket toothbars, 46.5”, 55.5” and 64.5” which all can be easily cut down to any size in 3 inch increments. With sizes from 40.5”, 43.5”, 46.5”, 49.5”, 52.5”, 55.5”, 58.5”, 61.5” and 64.5”. Retail Prices start at $249.00 plus Shipping and Handling.

No drilling, no welding, no modifying of your tractor or skid steer loader bucket.
Replaceable heavy duty shanks, bucket teeth and tooth bar.
Make easy work of digging into hard soil conditions.
Great for back dragging.
Easy on and off in seconds.
Move from bucket to bucket in minutes.
Ltd Lifetime Warranty.

You can purchase these products by visiting our web site at www.toothbar.net or www.clampontoothbar.com

IAM MFG., LLC dba Bucket Solutions based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Designs, Engineers and Manufacturers Unique, Innovative, Problem Solving, Cost Effective Products for the Farmer, Rancher or Landscaper.

Our products include Universal Quick Attach Clamp On Pallet Forks, Hay Bale Spears, Debris Forks, Receiver Hitches, Post and Tree Pullers, Bucket Teeth, Spades, Tooth Bars and more!

For information on this product or any of our products please visit www.bucketsolutions.com or you can contact:

Ted McSherry
3440 Youngfield St. #403
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 USA
Ph 1-866-992-2333
FAX 1-866-760-9889
email: iamtedmc@aol.com

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Light Duty Pallet Forks by Bucket Solutions

May 27th, 2015 by admin No comments »

In this video you will see our light duty bucket forks in action.

Our Light Duty Quick Attach Bucket Forks can be used on a tractor or Skid steer. Great for lifting up to 1,200 lbs.


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Loader Equipment

May 7th, 2013 by admin No comments »


A loader is a heavy equipment machine often used in construction, primarily used to load material (such as asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, snow, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock,  sand, and woodchips) into or onto another type of machinery (such as a dump truck, conveyor belt, feed-hopper, or railcar).

Heavy equipment front loaders

A loader (also known as: bucket loader, front loader, front end loader, payloader, scoop loader, shovel, skip loader, and/or wheel loader) is a type of tractor, usually wheeled, sometimes on tracks, that has a front mounted square wide bucket connected to the end of two booms (arms) to scoop up loose material from the ground, such as dirt, sand or gravel, and move it from one place to another without pushing the material across the ground. A loader is commonly used to move a stockpiled material from ground level and deposit it into an awaiting dump truck or into an open trench excavation.

The loader assembly may be a removable attachment or permanently mounted. Often the bucket can be replaced with other devices or tools—for example, many can mount forks to lift heavy pallets or shipping containers, and a hydraulically-opening “clamshell” bucket allows a loader to act as a light dozer or scraper. The bucket can also be augmented with devices like a bale grappler for handling large bales of hay or straw.

Large loaders, such as the Kawasaki 95ZV-2, John Deere 844K, Caterpillar 950H, Volvo L120E, Case 921E, or Hitachi ZW310 usually have only a front bucket and are called Front Loaders, whereas small loader tractors are often also equipped with a small backhoe and are called backhoe loaders or loader backhoes or JCBs, after the company that first invented them.

The largest loader in the world is LeTourneau L-2350. Currently these large loaders are in production in the Longview, Texas facility. The L-2350 uses a diesel electric propulsion system similar to that used in a locomotive. Each rubber tired wheel is driven by its own independent electric motor.

Loaders are used mainly for uploading materials into trucks, laying pipe, clearing rubble, and digging. A loader is not the most efficient machine for digging as it cannot dig very deep below the level of its wheels, like a backhoe can. The capacity of a loader bucket can be anywhere from 0.5 to 36 m³ depending upon the size of the machine and its application. The front loader’s bucket capacity is generally much bigger than a bucket capacity of a backhoe loader.

Unlike most bulldozers, most loaders are wheeled and not tracked, although track loaders are common. They are successful where sharp edged materials in construction debris would damage rubber wheels, or where the ground is soft and muddy. Wheels provide better mobility and speed and do not damage paved roads as much as tracks, but provide less traction.

In construction areas loaders are also used to transport building materials – such as bricks, pipe, metal bars, and digging tools – over short distances.

Front loaders are commonly used to remove snow especially from sidewalks, parking lots, and other areas too small for using snowplows and other heavy equipment. They are sometimes used as snowplows with a snowplow attachment but commonly have a bucket or snowbasket, which can also be used to load snow into the rear compartment of a snowplow or dump truck.

High-tip buckets are suitable for light materials such as chip, peat and light gravel and when the bucket is emptied from a height.

Unlike backhoes or standard tractors fitted with a front bucket, many large loaders do not use automotive steering mechanisms. Instead, they steer by a hydraulically actuated pivot point set exactly between the front and rear axles. This is referred to as “articulated steering” and allows the front axle to be solid, allowing it to carry greater weight. Articulated steering provides better maneuverability for a given wheelbase. Since the front wheels and attachment rotate on the same axis, the operator is able to “steer” his load in an arc after positioning the machine, which can be useful. The tradeoff is that when the machine is “twisted” to one side and a heavy load is lifted high, it has a greater risk of turning over to the “wide” side.

Front loaders gained popularity during the last two decades, especially in urban engineering projects and small earthmoving works. Heavy equipment manufacturers offer a wide range of loader sizes and duties.

The term “loader” is also used in the debris removal field to describe the boom on a grapple truck.

Armored Wheel Loaders

The Israeli Combat Engineering Corps use armored Caterpillar 966 wheel loader for construction and combat engineering missions in hostile territories such as the West Bank. They are often seen building or removing road blocks, building bases and fortifications and starting in 2005, demolishing small houses. The IDF added armor plating for the loader, protecting it against rocks, stones, molotov cocktails, and light gunfire.

Rio de Janeiro’s police elite squad BOPE have recently acquired one wheel loader of military purposes to open routes and make way for the police in Rio de Janeiro’s slums, which are controlled, and blocked, by drugdealers. It is nicknamed “The Skulls’ Transformer”, being a reference to how they call themselves — “The Skulls”.

Tractor front loaders

These loaders are a popular addition to tractors from 50 to 200 hp. Its current ‘drive-in’ form was originally designed and developed in 1958 by a company called Quicke They were developed to perform a multitude of farming tasks, and are popular due to their relatively low cost (compared to Telehandler) and high versatility. Tractor loaders can be fitted with many attachments such as hydraulic grabs and spikes to assist with bale and silage handling, forks for pallet work, and buckets for more general farm activities.

Compact front end loaders

Popular additions to compact utility tractors and farm tractors are Front End Loaders, also referred to as a FEL. Compact utility tractors, also called CUTs are small tractors, typically with 18 to 50 hp and used primarily for grounds maintenance and landscape chores. There are 2 primary designs of compact tractor FELs, the traditional dogleg designed style and the curved arm style.

John Deere Tractor manufactures a semi-curved loader design that does not feature the one piece curved arm, but also is not of the traditional two piece design. New Holland Ag introduced a compact loader with a one piece curved arm on its compact utility tractors, similar one piece curved arm loaders are now available on compact tractors on many brands including Case/Farmall, and some Montana and Kioti tractors. Kubota markets traditional loader designs on most of its compact tractors but now features a semi-curved loader design similar to the John Deere loader design on several of its small tractors.

While the Front End Loaders on CUT size tractors are capable of many tasks, given their relatively small size and low capacities when compared to commercial loaders, the compact loaders can be made more useful with some simple options. A tractor bucket toothbar is commonly added to the front edge of a loader bucket to aid with digging. Some loaders are equipped with a quick coupler, otherwise known as a Quick Attach (QA) system, the QA system allows the bucket to be removed easily and other tools to be added in its place. Common additions would include a set of Pallet Forks for lifting pallets of goods or a Bale Spear for lifting hay bales.

Skid loaders & track loaders

A skid loader is a small loader utilizing four wheels with hydraulic drive that directs power to either, or both, sides of the vehicle. Very similar in appearance and design is the track loader, which utilizes a continuous track on either side of the vehicle instead of the wheels. Since the expiration of Bobcat’s patent on its quick-connect system, newer tractor models are standardizing on that popular format for front end attachments.


A swing loader is a rigid frame loader with a swinging boom. The boom can swing 180 degrees or more. Swingloaders are primarily used by the railroad industry to lay rail. Like other loaders many attachments can be attached to the boom such as magnets, forks, and buckets. Smaller swingloaders are used in farming applications for loading out. A swinging boom is advantageous where space is limited. The loader is able to lift on all sides and dump off on all sides.


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Top 3 Lawn Tractor Attachments

March 25th, 2013 by admin No comments »

by Thomas Johnsen | ezinearticles.com

A lawn tractor is more than just a riding mower. It’s a small tractor that can help you get an enormous number of jobs done – quickly and easily. There are attachments of all kinds for every brand of lawn tractor, and they can make snow removal, gardening, landscaping and more a whole lot easier. But which ones are right for you, your home, and your tractor? Here’s a look at the three big categories of lawn tractor attachments and what they can do for you.

Spring and summer attachments

Attachments for use in the spring and the summer are generally garden and landscaping oriented. Utility carts make transporting soil and other objects much easier. The best models have a sloped design and molded ribs that make loading and unloading much simpler – even with a shovel, and feature wide tires to reduce resistance. Just don’t overload them!

Add a tiller to your lawn tractor to get your garden soil turned over and ready to plant, too. It is remarkable how easily a simple lawn tractor can convert to an effective garden tiller. Cultivators, harrow disks and plows are also available – some of them even in commercial grades. Blades and shovels for landscaping are also available.

Fall attachments

Leaves, brush, and other debris need cleaned up in the late summer and autumn, and a garden tractor can help you. A tractor shovel can turn your lawn tractor into a miniature construction tool, helping you move materials and clean up yard debris. Check out lawn sweepers, too – they can help you pick up leaves and other smaller lawn debris quickly and easily. Don’t forget to add a brush guard for end of the summer field cleanups. Baggers and spreaders can make your late summer and fall mowing much easier, as well.

Bucket Solution’s debris tractor forks move large loads of brush and debris, making easy work of landscaping, clear out unwanted bushes and weeds in orchards, or clean up construction sites!

Winter attachments

Snow blades and plows can help you keep your driveway and roads snow and ice free with just your lawn tractor. To clear a long driveway, you would once have needed a full size tractor. Now, a simple lawn tractor can help you, instead. Remember that not all lawn tractors have enough power for really deep drifts, but don’t pass up the opportunity to improve your driving with a simple attachment. You can also choose a rotary broom or snow blower instead of a snow blade.

These aren’t the only garden tractor attachments out there, of course. They’re just a small sampling of the options. Not every attachment will be available for every lawn tractor, and not everyone will be right for your property. However, the right attachments can let you get a lot more use out of just a single tractor. That’s a worthwhile investment! Take the time to find out what attachments are available for the make and model of tractor you own, and start working more efficiently. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.


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Quick-Connect System for Excavator Buckets

March 18th, 2013 by admin No comments »


A quick connect system for attaching excavator buckets and other tools to the arm of a hydraulic excavator. The excavator bucket has a first and second mounting plate connected thereto in a spaced parallel relationship. Each mounting plate has a front and rear mounting assembly aligned to receive the front and rear pins respectively of the arm of the hydraulic excavator. Each mounting assembly has a “U” shaped opening formed therein for receiving one end of one of the respective front and rear pins. A pair of locking pads are mounted to the exterior side of each of the mounting assemblies. One end of each of the front and rear pins has a locking head fixed thereto which is adapted to engage one of the locking pads. A pair of retaining clamps receive the other end of each of the front and rear pins after they are positioned within the “U” shaped opening of the mounting assembly. The retaining clamps secure the other ends of each pin to the mounting assembly.

Conventional buckets typically have a pair of plates having apertures or openings through which a pair of large pins are driven to connect the bucket to a hydraulic arm. Each pin goes through a bushing in the hydraulic arm as well as the openings in the plates attached to the bucket. The problem with attaching conventional excavator buckets to the arm of an excavator is that the pins must be driven through the opening in one mounting plate through the bushing in the arm of the excavator and then through the opening in the other mounting plate to attach the bucket. Any misalignment causes great difficulty in attaching the bucket to the arm. Further, it is difficult to align the holes in the plates of the heavy excavator buckets with the bushing and the pin so that the pin can be driven through without galling or scoring the openings. To enable insertion and removal of the pins, there has to be significant tolerances in the holes in the plates. These tolerances cause wear over time. The quick-connect clamps the pin securely so that it does not move within the mounting assembly and little or no wear occurs between the pin and the opening. Considerable effort must also be used to drive the pins out of the openings. In use, buckets may need to be replaced several times per day and it usually takes 25 to 30 minutes to change a conventional bucket. With the quick-connect system time is minimized and the changing of buckets is greatly facilitated.

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The quick-connect system fills the need for a simple, inexpensive, fool proof system for connecting and disconnecting excavator buckets and other tools to the arm of a hydraulic excavator or other machine. It includes an excavator bucket or other tool which has a pair of mounting plates welded or otherwise connected parallel to and spaced apart from each other on the top of the bucket. Each mounting plate has a pair of split mounting assemblies or saddle blocks mounted to it. A front mounting assembly of one plate is aligned with a front mounting assembly of the other plate. Similarly, a rear mounting assembly of one plate is mounted in alignment with a rear mounting assembly of the second plate. Each mounting assembly on each mounting plate has a curved or U-shaped portion for receiving a pin on the excavator arm. A cover plate is hinged or pivotally mounted so that a wedge block mounted to the cover plate engages the top portion of the pin. The hinged cover plate is then affixed with a bolt to securely hold the pin to the excavator bucket. It generally takes no more than 10 minutes to detach or attach a bucket to an excavator arm using the system of this invention. In another embodiment of the invention, the cover plate of the mounting assembly could be bolted in place using a plurality of bolts instead of one. In use of the quick-connect system, the pins remain in the excavator arm and are not removed when replacing a bucket.

Furthermore, the quick-connect is mounted to the excavator bucket so that no changes or modifications are required to the hydraulic arm. This means that any excavators and other hydraulic machines can be utilized with this invention with no additional modification.

It typically takes from 15 minutes to 1 hour to change a conventional bucket. Pins often weigh between 75 pounds to 400 pounds and have a diameter from 50 millimeters to 130 millimeters and are from 12 inches to 3 feet in length. With the quick-connect bucket forks, it usually takes five to ten minutes to replace a bucket.


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Load-Quip Bucket Fork Stabilizer Bars

March 5th, 2013 by admin No comments »

The load-quip bucket fork stabilizer bars is an essential accessory that adds extra stability to your tractor bucket forks, skid steer or loader with bucket. It quickly adjusts to the correct width for your forks and has tightening handles to keep the bar locked in a fixed position.

The load-quip bucket fork stabilizer bar is an essential accessory that adds extra stability to your tractor bucket forks.

The load-quip bucket fork stabilizer bar is perfect for moving debris, hay, lumber, brush and more. Compatible with almost any bucket, making any construction, or do-it-yourself job easier and faster. Forks feature fully welded construction with reinforced critical areas.

Features and benefits:

  • Abrasion-resistant powder coat finish protects your forks from scratching and flaking and holds up better over time than paint
  • Load Master guide allows quick and easy attachment and is double reinforced for extra strength
  • Rollback stabilizer mast ensures that cargo will not roll back onto the tractor during lifting or transporting
  • Safely move big loads by using boards to extend mast height
  • Chain buckle incorporates a loop and chain retainer, creating a versatile tie down point to secure any load
  • Buckle works with chains up to 1/2in. Grade 70 as well as ropes, bungees and more
  • E-Z Load Tip with Lifting eye has a 45° slope that makes loading simple
  • Lifting eye creates a great tie-down point for towing or lifting heavy loads and can be used with any standard trailer hitch ball
  • Gripper T-handle features an over-sized T-shape handle for better leverage when tightening the clamp and is knurled for the ultimate grip
  • Sure Grip contact pad is knurled for extra grip and has a ball joint that ensures constant contact regardless of angle
  • Bucket heel is reinforced for maximum strength

Made of heavy-duty steel with an abrasion-resistant powder coat finish.


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Implements for Compact Tractors: Pallet Forks

February 18th, 2013 by admin No comments »


Extract from “Implements for Compact Tractors: Selection, Use, Maintenance and Safety”, by Richard L. Parish, Ph.D., Hammond Research Station.


Compact utility tractors are popular with farmers, landscape contractors and rural landowners. In fact, compact tractors are by far the best-selling tractor category. These small tractors are virtually useless by themselves, but they are versatile when equipped with the proper implements and attachments. A separate publication discussed the selection and use of compact tractors. This publication discusses the selection of suitable implements for use with compact tractors.

Not every contractor, farmer or rural homeowner will need all of these implements, but a select few of them can make any tractor more versatile.

Compact tractor implements can be classified several ways such as agricultural or landscape; tillage, maintenance or materials handling; front, mid or rear; etc., but these categories are sometimes confusing and overlapping. Implements in this publication are listed alphabetically.

Pallet Forks

There are several ways to handle pallets with a compact tractor. The most common way is with a pallet fork attachment to replace the bucket on a front-end loader. Maneuvering forks in this configuration is more awkward than with a dedicated fork lift, but it is still a reasonably handy way to pick up and move pallets. Loaders on small compact tractors will not be able to lift heavy pallets. Counterweight on the rear of the tractor will be needed to pick up and move a pallet safely.

A faster and easier way of adding all steel bucket forks to a front-end loader is to mount the forks to the front of the bucket. There are kits that consist of hooks that mount to the top of the bucket. The forks are attached to a heavy steel bar across the tops of the forks. The driver just drives up to the forks, tilts the bucket so that the hooks grab the forks, then tilts it back and is ready to go. Some systems reverse the attachment method and put the bar on the bucket and the hooks on the forks. This system is easy to hitch to but has two major drawbacks: because it fits out in front of the bucket, it moves the load even further forward and reduces load capacity, and it is often impossible to see the bucket forks because of the bucket. This makes it difficult to pick up a pallet.

Fork lift attachments are also available for the rear of the tractor. Some mount to the 3-point hitch and are similar to hay forks; others are on wheels and pull behind the tractor. The 3-point hitch units can carry the heaviest load (for a given tractor size) of any tractor-mounted type. They are reasonably easy to maneuver, relatively inexpensive and easy to attach. They allow you to move pallets, but not lift or stack them.

The primary safety issues with pallet forks are avoiding overloads and overturns. Do not pick up more than your tractor is rated to handle. Be sure to keep the load low. Don’t lift a pallet high when on rough ground. If using pallet forks on a front-end loader, be careful to keep the forks level as you lift.


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Getting Attached: Maximize Efficiency Using Work Tools for Loaders

January 28th, 2013 by admin No comments »

by Arbor Age | versalifteast.com

The more tasks a given machine can perform, the fewer dedicated-task machines it will be necessary to own. Skid-steer and utility loaders offer tremendous options.

The best way to maximize a loader’s potential is to take full advantage of work tools or attachments. Stump grinders, augers and other attachments offer versatility for tree care industry professionals, nurseries, landscapers and more.

“Compact loaders — whether they are skid-steer, track or all-wheel-steer — are versatile machines that have been used for years in a wide variety of applications,” said Gloria Palm ofBobcat Company. “However, the versatility of the loader is dependent on the attachments it’s equipped with.

“Attachments give the loader the ability to be used in many different applications without the cost associated with owning and hauling application-dedicated machines. A contractor can trailer a load used to perform multiple tasks that a job help contractors save money.”

According to Palm, a skid-steer loader and a fleet of various job-matched attachments are considerably less expensive than the price of application dedicated machines. The skid-steer loader and attachment combination is also are more maneuverable in confined areas.

“Applications-dedicated equipment is designed to serve one particular function,” said Palm. “When that function is finished, the machine sits idle while another machine designed to do another function works.”

Palm added that a skid-steer loader and attachment combination not only saves contractors money in equipment costs, but also provides the ability to offer more services. For example, in northern states, some treecare contractors have to shut down in the winter, but a skid-steer loader equipped with a snow blower attachment allows the contractor to offer other services to customers.

According to Caterpillar, manufacturers understand the importance of work tools and continued to develop new work tools to meet the needs of more applications. In addition, manufacturers also have improved existing work tools.

The following is a sample of some of the attachments sold by Bucket Solutions:

  • Light duty pallet forks – Lifts up to 1,200 lbs.
  • Medium duty pallet forks – Lifts up to 2,400 lbs.
  • Heavy duty pallet forks – Lifts up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Multi-spear ultra forks – Lifts up to 1,500 lbs.
  • Med/heavy duty debris forks – Lifts up to 4,000 lbs.
  • Round & square bale spears – Lifts up to 4,000 lbs.
  • Wood post & tree puller – Lifts up to 2,000 lbs.


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