Bobcat Equipment bucket attachments come in a variety of sizes. In fact, the bucket attachments are the most popular for Bobcat equipment users. There are a lot of attachments on the market for a skid steer loader, but by far, the most popular is the bucket.
The Bobcat equipment bucket has a thousand uses: it can carry almost any kind of building supply or material from one end your work site to the other. It is one of the most versatile digging tools for tearing up sod, soil, scrub, and stone. The bucket is a loader, a grader, and a lifter of almost anything. But the question is: How important is the size of the skid steer loader’s bucket attachment?
To begin with, the overall width of the bucket you choose to hook up to your Bobcat equipment is crucial. As a rule, the width of the bucket should always be greater than the width of the tracks or tires on your skid steer loader. If not, you run the risk of marring the surface you are working on. This is most important when grading.
Some say that using a 90-inch-wide bucket in front of a 74-inch skid steer loader track is the perfect combination. The extra width of the bucket helps avoid tracking over the graded surface, but it also seems to be the right combination when the Bobcat equipment operator needs to grade right up next to a building without affecting the sidewalk concrete.
When choosing a bucket attachment for your Bobcat equipment, it is possible to go too big. Remember, to start out, it has to fit on your trailer! Also, there are “oversized” bucket attachments made for Bobcat equipment that are designed to haul materials that are relatively light per cubic foot. If you try to lift a load of sand with an oversized bucket attachment designed for bark mulch, the difference in mass could tip your skid steer loader off of the rear wheels.
There are certainly a lot of bucket attachments available for your Bobcat equipemtn. And, as anyone in the construction industry will tell you, it’s important to choose the right tool for the job. Whether you choose a 4-in-1 bucket, a digging bucket, a snow-bucket, a bucket with teeth or one without, making sure it’s the right size for your machine is just as important.