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The most preferred way to dig long or short trenches is by machine, not hand, and the best machine to do the job is a skid steer trencher. Skid steer trenchers come in many different widths, lengths, and styles, all made to dig different size trenches. With your skid steer machine you can dig trenches quickly and easily in either 6 to 12 inch widths, with a digging boom up to 60 inches long.

Picking the right trencher starts with knowing the hydraulic flow of your machine. In order for the hydraulic motor that powers the trencher chain to work efficiently, you need to match it with the proper hydraulic flow from your machines pump. If your machine doesn’t have a label clearly telling you how much hydraulic flow you have in Gallons Per Minute (GPM) then you will need to contact the manufacturer or dealer to find out. If you put too much hydraulic pressure on a motor you will damage it, and if you put too little to it, it will not have enough power to work well.  Most trenchers are given a range of minimum to maximum GPM, you want to match your machine up to a trencher where your gallons per minute fall into the middle or top end of the range. For example if your skid steer provides 19 GPM, a trencher that accepts between 14-22 GPM would be a perfect fit, where a trencher designed for 18-24 would not work very efficiently.

Now that you know what width and depth of the trench you want to dig, and what size hydraulic motor you are in need of, it is time to decide on the type of chain you will need. The chain style will mostly depend on the type of ground you will be cutting into.  If you have lots of rocks or even partially frozen ground, you will need a more aggressive style of chain. If you are in a softer area, you can get by with teeth that pull out dirt faster. We have put together a guide to help you select your chain style.

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Trencher Chain Selection Guide

 

Tooth Every Station (TES)
Designed for standard digging conditions, light to moderately compacted, sandy, loam soils and loosely-packed gravelly soils. Typically good digging conditions.
Tooth Every Other Station (TEOS)
Tooth pattern designed to give the most production in wet, sticky conditions such as gumbo, wet clay, etc. TEOS allows the sticky soils to be discharged as it comes around the head shaft sprocket allowing the auger to pick it up and discharge spoil to the side of the trench. The TES chain has a tendency to hold the sticky soils causing build-up in the chain and loss of production.
Rock & Frost Chain 50/50: combination 50% Rock & Frost / 50% Cup Teeth (R&F)
The rock and frost chain will give the highest production in frozen ground, highly compacted soils and rock, allowing the cup teeth to pick up and clean the trench. The R&F chain is very aggressive in tough conditions, but not as productive in the lighter, normal digging conditions.
Shark tooth Chain 70/30: combination 70% Shark / 30% Cup Teeth (70/30)
The 70/30 chain should be applied in compacted soils, light frozen ground, baked hard clay, shale or rocky soils. The aggressive shark teeth will slice, break and relieve the tough soils, allowing the cup teeth to follow and clean the trench. As with the R&F chain, the 70/30 chain will not be as productive in the lighter, normal conditions as the TES chain.
Full Shark Tooth Chain (100% Shark Teeth)
The Full Shark Tooth Chain is recommended in fracturable rock, shale, caliche or conditions with little or no loose soil. This chain will not effectively clean the trench in sand, silt and high-moisture clay conditions.
Chain Widths
Available in 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ widths
 

Bradco Skid Steer Trenchers

Our tough Bradco Trenchers for Skid Steers provide the following skid steer trencher features. Fits all Skid Steers with Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach Mount. Fixed length boom with spring loaded, self adjusting idler and full rock guard. Heavy duty boom and crumber assembly with replaceable wear strips. Single side spoil augering.

 As with all of the skid steer attachments we carry, after using this skid steer trencher attachment on our Skid Steer, we had to carry them simply because they worked awesome when we used it to lay pipe underground! Another use for these Bradco Trenchers is to lay cable.
You can count on this Skid Steer Trencher Attachment to connect to your skid steer loader, and to make quick work of your next project. We have the Skid Steer Trencher for your Bobcat Style Skidsteer Loader. Once again, these skid steer trenchers come in Several Boom lengths and widths and a variety of tooth options.

 

What Is Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach?

What is Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach?

Bobcat invented the Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach under the name Bob-Tach, and it has become the industry standard for skid steers and now even many tractor loaders. The universal skid steer quick attach system uses a plate on the back of an attachment, that has clearance for a 44″ connector on the machine between two outside walls, and is tall enough to clear 18 1/2″ tall. The universal skid steer quick attach uses two pins that protrude from the bottom of the machine side of the coupler to lock into two holes on the bottom wall of the plate that is connected to the attachment. These holes are approx. 4 1/2″ wide, and are spaced approx. 31 5/8″ center to center.

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Tire Chains and New Grapple!

Tractor Tire Snow Chains

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Over the years we have had thousands of requests for tractor tire snow chains, and have finally found a great source of top quality chains that can be shipped anywhere in the continental US. Our tire chains can be fit on almost any tire from 4 to 48 inch rim. You can browse the tire chain section of our website or visit TractorSnowChains.com to search for your size tire.

New Wicked Root Grapple

We have added a new Wicked Root Grapple to the already large family of tractor root grapples with our Mega Compact Utility Root Grapple. This new grapple is available in 55, and 73 inch widths, for tractors with the universal skid steer quick attach. This will be an addition that accomodates tractors larger than standard compact tractors, but not full size tractors. Please watch the video for more information.


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Snow Blowers

When snow falls, it can take days or weeks for nature to get rid of all of the white stuff, but more often than not that isn’t fast enough for us. We need to get where we are going regardless of the weather conditions, we don’t have time to be snowd in, so we take charge and speed things up a little. Snow blowers can quickly cut out a path in the snow several feet wide, moving the snow to a more convenient location. Snow blowers can either be powered by hydraulic pressure, or by a tractor’s PTO shaft, either one will get your roads cleard quickly.

Skid Steer Snow Blowers

Skid steers can put a lot of traction behind a snow blower, and can have very high flow rates, so a hydraulically driven snow blower works excellent. Skid steer snow blowers usually come in widths from 4 to 7 feet, and can be operated with as little as 8 GPM of hydraulic flow. A hydraulic snow blower can also rotate its expulsion chute in any direction hydraulically, which helps you keep the machine moving through the snow. You should know the  hydraulic flow of your machine before hooking up to a snow blower or any other attachment for optimal results, and to avoid damaging the attachment.

Three Point Hitch Snow Blowers

The PTO shaft and 3 point hitch on the back of tractors has proved very helpful in the world of attachments so naturally, you can put a snow blower on the back of your tractor and get the snow moving. Most snow blowers mount on to a category I or II tractor three point hitch, and will use a PTO shaft to power the mechanics of the snow blower. The snow blower will pull snow from the inside of each wall towards the center of the blower, and then out a chute that can be turned to expel the snow in any direction. There is also a flap on the top of the expulsion chute that controls the angle at which the snow is expelled, which also impacts the distance it will travel.

Skid Steer Attachments

A Skid Steer Is Only As Good As Its Attachments

Skid steers are known for their massive power, their huge lifting capacities, but many times the real star of the show is not the machine, but the attachment that enables it to put all the power to a real life application and perform a useful task. Since the 1950s skid steers have been spreading all over the world, moving mountains, clearing forests, and everything in between.

Clearing Land

A skid steer can chew through trees, brush, and other debris to clear land for pastures, gardens, construction, whatever the need is, a skid steer is a great place to start. One of the quickest tools for clearing small trees and brush is the Bradco Ground Shark.  The Bradco Ground Shark can tear through debris and small trees thanks to its front edge that folds up to expose the blades to trees and cut down trees up to 7″ in diameter.  For trees larger than 7″, a skid steer mulcher would be more appropriate to cut down and mulch up larger trees.

Removing Debris

After removing the trees from the land, the next step is to clear out all of the debris from  the ground. A skid steer root grapple will dig down into the dirt and pull up roots and other debris that is just under the surface, then use powerful hydraulic clamps to grip the debris and easily transport it to a pile or trailer for proper disposal. Any large stumps that are left over can be dug out with a stump grapple relatively easy.

Sculpting Land

After all of the debris has been removed from your land, its time to smooth out the rough spots and make it usable. Although there are many tools available to smooth out the dirt and make a piece of land easy to seed and maintain, one of the best tools for the job is the Bradco Land Sculptor.  The Land Sculptor is a one stop shop for smoothing out hills of dirt into a nice flowing field of dirt that will be easy to seed or develop. Use the land sculptor to smooth out banks, tear hard uneven ground, and sift out rocks and dirt clods for a smooth base for a beautiful lawn.

Fencing

With the use of a few simple attachments you can easily build a fence using a skid steer. The Danuser Hammer can easily drive posts up to the size of a railroad tie in a matter of seconds. If you want to have concrete around the base of your posts, use a hydraulic auger and concrete bucket to place your fence posts, both can be operated by a skid steer driven by one person.

Much More

Skid Steers can do all of this and much more, it only depends on the attachments you have available to you. Visit Everything Attachments for  a full list of available Skid Steer Attachments

Why You Need A Grapple Bucket

Grapple Buckets

Any land owner that has cleared trees off of their land has seen how hard it can be to gather brush up into a manageable pile for disposal. While brush is one of the worst offenders to land, it is not the only one, stumps, debris, roots, all of these things along with brush are not easily removed without the proper tools. A regular tractor or skid steer bucket is designed to dig, hold, and move dirt, and have wide open tops that do not allow you to easily stack long material like brush on them, they simply don’t do a good job in these areas. Using the universal skid steer quick attach standard, you can install a grapple bucket in a matter of minutes, and really start moving these problem piles to their proper locations.

 

Root Grapple

 

The root grapple is probably the most versatile grapple you can put on your tractor or skid steer, it has tines that will dig several inches into the ground and pull up roots and debris, leaving behind clear dirt free from sticks and roots, then the grapple can close to grip all of the freshly removed debris and move it to a pile for later disposal. The cylinders on a good root grapple are independent of each other, meaning that when one side closes on a large load, the opposite side can clamp down on a smaller load, perfect for moving trees by the larger trunk.

 

Scrap Grapple

 

Many scrap yards find a scrap grapple useful, it has a solid bottom, and a strong clamp to help it hold down its load. The most important feature of a scrap grapple is the low cut sides to allow long objects to hang out of the bucket past the sides.

Clean Up

One of the best examples of a prime time to use a grapple bucket is to clean up after a storm such as hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.  The debris left over after a storm is quickly and easily handled and removed with a grapple bucket, whether it be fallen trees and limbs or demolished buildings or houses, a grapple bucket will make quick work out of cleaning it up.

UPDATE: New Grapple Bucket for Compact Tractors

Everything Attachments is releasing a new grapple bucket designed specifically for compact tractors. The new bucket has had almost all of the unnecessary weight removed to keep your tractor lifting at its full potential. The Everything Attachments compact tractor grapple bucket is made in America out of harder steel than most other attachments, and has gone through a torture test by the attachment master himself Ted Corriher. With introductory prices starting under $1,800 this grapple is sure to find its way to tractor owners everywhere.

Wicked Root Grapple for Compact Tractors

 

Everything Attachments Wicked Root Grapple
The best root grapple for compact tractors