The 5 Skid Steer Attachments You Can’t Live Without

Skid steers are a staple for Edmonton construction crews, landscapers and farmers alike. But the huge selection of skid steer attachments can be overwhelming. Check out this list of the five most popular options.


1. Augers
Skid steers are a staple for Edmonton construction crews, landscapers and farmers alike. But the huge selection of skid steer attachments can be overwhelming. Check out this list of the five most popular options.

  • Posts
  • Piers
  • Poles
  • Trees
  • Piles
  • Ground samples

They’ve got the power you need to deal with compact earth, rock, clay and frozen ground. Just be sure to choose the right drive and the right bit for the job.

2. Hydraulic or demolition hammers

A hydraulic hammer is a skid steer attachment that breaks up cement for:

  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Footings
  • Drainage ditches

3. Buckets
Buckets are the most popular and commonly used skid steer attachment. Most models come with a general purpose bucket that’s great for moving:

  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Castings

These all-purpose buckets can be used for loading, carrying, dumping and spreading a variety of loads. In addition to the general purpose bucket, several other bucket attachments are available:

  • Combination bucket
  • Concrete placing bucket
  • Snow bucket
  • Rock bucket

4. Grapples

Grapples are another versatile and popular piece of construction equipment available for both purchase and rental. There are several different grapples attachments you can choose from including:

  • Grapple bucket
  • Utility fork grapple
  • Brush root grapple

With the grapple attachment for your skid steer you can clear debris and foliage.


5. Trenchers

A trencher is a powerful tool used for cutting into the soil at a straight and uniform depth and width. Trencher’s look like a large chainsaw and have different sized teeth and chains for different job requirements. Trenchers can dig holes for:

  • Irrigation ditches
  • Utility systems
  • Power lines
  • Water lines
  • And more

And because they’re so precise you can work close to buildings, fences and other structures without worry. You’ll have clear sight of both the machinery and the dig site. The experts at W.R. Scott Equipment can help you choose the right chain for your trench dimensions and soil conditions.


Talk to an expert today

Consider the job requirements, the potential applications and your overall needs when purchasing or renting construction equipment in Edmonton. Speak to one of the experts at W.R. Scott today to learn more about the types of skid steer attachments we carry and how you can use each one. For all your construction equipment sales, repair and rental needs, you can count on W.R. Scott equipment in Edmonton. Get in touch today!