With the right skid steer attachment, your skid steer can be used for dozens of jobs from concrete breaking to land clearing to dirt compacting.
Gearflow's vetted skid steer attachment suppliers provide over 50 types of high quality skid steer attachments. This includes augers, backhoes, bale clamps, brooms, brush cutters, buckets, cold planers, mulchers, grapples, forks, rakes, hay spears, breakers, pallet forks, log splittes, spreaders, post drivers, concrete cutters, rototillers, snow plows, snowblowers, stump grinders, sod rollers, tree shears, booms, pullers, rollers, rock cutters, and trenchers.
The versatility of a skid steer comes from it's auxiliary hydraulics to power many of these skid steer attachments. Not all skid steer attachments require the same hydraulic flow levels so it is important to know what your skid steer is capable of before purchasing an attachment. Standard flow is anywhere between 17-24 gallons per minute which can power around 85% of skid steer attachments such as grapple buckets, hydraulic breakers, augers, and trenchers. A high flow auxiliary hydraulic system operates around 30-38 gallons per minute. Many attachments made with an orbiatl motor require a high flow hydarulic system such as snow blowers, wood chippers, mulchers, cold planers, etc. Both of these systems operate with the same 3,000 to 3,500 psi. Sometimes high flow systems are still not enough for some attachments. Enhanced high flow auxiliary hydraulic systems operate at a higher pressure (around 4,000 to 5,000 psi) in order to operate the larger attachments such as large cold planers, mulchers, or rock saws. The higher the pressure, the higher the horsepower. Low pressure, high flow systems can still operate these larger attachments but you will get poor performance out of them.
A high flow system can operate standard flow attachment but not the otherway around. You should not run high flow skid steer attachments with a standard flow auxiliary hydraulic setup. This will not only be the cause of lower performance but could cause damage to the attachment. You also should not run your attachment at maximum flow and pressure. This will only introduce added stress to the attachment. It is recommended to run the attachment at 5-10% of its maximum pressure.
Looking to add versatility to your skid steer? Gearflow has you covered. Shop from vetted skid steer attachment suppliers for your next attachment purchase.