Your New York Skid Steer Needs a Cement Mixer

A New York skid steer could be your next cement mixer. That’s because there are many challenges when it comes to mixing and using concrete for a job. If you want to avoid paying a large sum of money for someone else to bring concrete to your job site, it could mean taking a good amount of manpower to mix, transport, and pour just the amount that you will need. With a New York skid steer on the job, however, you will begin to uncover some options that will no doubt make your concrete job a lot easier.

The New York skid steer and its many attachments include a few that are perfect for concrete work: they are the Scoop And Mix Concrete Mixer, the eTerra Cement Mixer, and the simple but effective Mix N Place New York skid steer attachments.

The Scoop And Mix Concrete Mixer is a New York skid steer attachment that is designed from the ground up to do three really important and otherwise time-consuming and back-breaking tasks. It is essentially a bucket-type scoop, so that it can pick up the materials needed to make the concrete. Once it has been tilted upright, it has a bag breaker on the outside for tearing into bags of cement. After water has been added, the attachment stirs up a perfect batch of concrete that can be transported anywhere that it is needed.

The eTerra Cement Mixer is a New York skid steer attachment that has been ingeniously adapted from the original hole-digging auger attachment made for the New York skid steer. It has a two inch hex drive that turns the auger blade inside the mixing bowl, after the attachment has been flipped up into position and the mixing bowl added.

The Mix-N-Place Cement Mixer is one of the most useful attachments for the New York skid steer I have ever seen. One of the biggest problems in any concrete building operation is placement. And not every contractor has a budget that allows for the big concrete pumping truck and the dude that knows exactly how to operate it.

So the Mix-N-Place tool puts concrete placement into the capable boom of the skid steer operator. Carrying six cubic feet of mixed concrete, this heavy steel skid steer attachment can be maneuvered right to the dump area and deposited, without incurring ridiculous pumping bills or hiring an army of workers with wheelbarrows.

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A Scoop-and-Mix Concrete Mixer for Your Bobcat Skidsteer

Your Bobcat skidsteer may have saved you from some pretty awful work, but you’ll never know it. For example, if you’ve never tediously pulled together all of the ingredients and then manually mixed 20 small loads of cement, count your blessings. But if you have, then you know there’s got to be a better way! Lucky for you, there is.

The Scoop-N-Mix Skidsteer-Mounted Cement Mixer for the Bobcat skidsteer loader is an attachment that, like any worthwhile invention, just makes life easier. It’s true that most concrete companies make it easy for you to buy large quantities of concrete products from them. They sell more, you pay more — it makes sense. For them. But if you only need modest quantities of the stuff, and need to squeeze it deftly into tight spaces, the thing that will make the most business sense for you and your Bobcat is the Scoop-N-Mix Skidsteer-Mounted Cement Mixer attachment.

Just as the name implies, this Bobcat skidsteer attachment brings together the functionality of a skidsteer loader attachment and a cement mixer. And the Scoop-N-Mix connects to your Bobcat skidsteer the same way any attachment does. Once it is hooked up, it allows you to scoop up the sand and gravel mixture first (these represent the largest portion of the mixture) and then rotate the mixer into an upright position. From this point on, you and your Bobcat skidsteer are way ahead of the traditional process.

All you have to do at this point is add the correct number of bags of cement and the right amount of water and start the mixer. It even has a small, built-in bag splitter for the cement. Once everything is mixed properly, the mixture is ready for placement wherever the Bobcat skidsteer can take it (and, as you know, with the Bobcat skidsteer, the possibilities are endless). Discharge of the mixture is even simpler than the scooping and mixing processes. You may choose whether to use the attachment’s side lift gate and chute mechanism, or to simply pour the mix out of the top of the mixer as you would a Bobcat bucket loader attachment.

However you choose to deliver your load, you can feel confident knowing that it got there quicker than ever before, and with a lot less work.

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Three Concrete Attachments for Your Bobcat Skidsteer

A Bobcat skidsteer is ideally suited for concrete work that’s needed for fence building, deck building, driveway work, and any other place where you need ready-mixed concrete. That’s great, because there are more than a few challenges when it comes to mixing and using concrete for a job.

If you want to save paying someone to bring concrete to your jobsite, it means it will takes a lot of manpower to mix, transport, and pour the right amount of concrete you will need. With a Bobcat skidsteer on the job, however, you begin to uncover some options that are bound to make your concrete job a whole lot easier.

The Bobcat skidsteer has three different options that are perfect for concrete work: the Scoop-N-Mix Concrete Mixer, the EZ-Mixer, and the Concrete Chuter attachments.

The Scoop-N-Mix Concrete Mixer is a Bobcat skidsteer attachment designed from the ground up to do three really important and otherwise time-consuming and back-breaking tasks. It is essentially a bucket-type scoop, so that it can pick up the materials needed to make the concrete. Once it has been tilted upright, it has a bag breaker on the outside for tearing into bags of cement. After the right amount of water has been added, the attachment stirs up a perfect batch of concrete that can be transported anywhere it is needed.

The EZ-Mixer is a cement mixer that has been ingeniously adapted from the original Bobcat skidsteer hole-digging auger attachment. It has a two inch hex drive that turns the auger blade inside the mixing bowl, after the attachment has been flipped up into position and the mixing bowl added.

The Concrete Chuter is one of the most useful attachments for the Bobcat Skidsteer that I have ever seen. One of the biggest problems in any concrete building operation is placement. And not every contractor has a budget that allows for the big concrete pumping truck. So the Concrete Chuter puts concrete placement into the capable boom of the Bobcat skidsteer operator.

Carrying a half-yard of mixed concrete, this heavy steel Bobcat skidsteer attachment can be maneuvered right to the dump area and deposited, without incurring ridiculous pumping bills or hiring an army of workers with wheelbarrows.

Any contractor who needs to work with concrete more than a few times a month can pay for a new concrete attachment in a couple years, just by saving money on delivered concrete and time wasted waiting around for the delivery driver.

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Unconventional Usage for Skidsteer Attachments

Many skidsteer attachments are the result of ad hoc innovation while using a tool in an unusual way. The skidsteer loader, as you already know, is not a conventional machine in any way. So a lot of skidsteer attachments have been invented as a result of the need to improve the unconventional use of a tool.

The post driver is a great example of these adapted skidsteer attachments. After prolonged use, the pointed tip of the concrete breaker attachment gets dull. These tips are replaceable because the steel that is used to make them, no matter how strong, eventually becomes too rounded over to grab into the hard stuff. This happened to a particular skidsteer owner not too long ago, and instead of throwing out the old tip, he got an idea.

The pneumatics of the concrete breaker still worked fine. And the tip was not bent or cracked, it was just too dull. So, removing the steel shaft, he machined the worn tip into a kind of cup. Then, after re-shaping the tip, he reconnected the whole attachment to his skidsteer loader. Raising the boom up high, he found that he had made what he says is one of the most powerful and efficient post drivers he has ever used. It’s one of the most ingenious adaptations of skidsteer attachments we’ve seen, and one we’ve been happy to sell ever since.

Someone else came up with three great reasons to combine an auger attachment and a cement mixing bowl: first, the spinning motion of the auger drive is needed to turn cement and keep it soft prior to pouring; second, the crew that uses an auger attachment to dig precise holes in the ground will inevitably need to anchor their support posts and poles in concrete. So it only makes sense to put the two together, and save on the costs of buying two separate skidsteer attachments.

An ingenious solution: the auger drive of these skidsteer attachments is pointed toward the ground, of course, but this new product has a flippable hitch that allows the spinning shaft to be upturned, secured, and then inserted into the cement bowl.

There are many inventions that start with unconventional use of simple skidsteer attachments. Bales of grass, straw, and other crops in rural communities need to be stacked, stored, and moved around. The Bale Spear is a pair of sharp fork tines for poking the bale and putting it in a barn or the back of a truck. But a single-tine spear can also be used for huge spools of wire, flexible drain pipe, and cable. The Bale Spear is one of those skidsteer attachments that perform brilliantly in all of these circumstances.

The skidsteer seems to inspire unconventional problem solving. But that always seems to lead to something good, just like these three skidsteer attachments. What can you come up with for your skidsteer loader?

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