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Spotlight on Skidsteers

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A skid loader, skid-steer loader or skidsteer is a small, rigid frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labour saving tools or attachments.

Some skidsteers are compatible with more than 90 attachments enabling the operator to use one machine for multiple applications on different sites. This versatility is key to business – getting the most out of your equipment to keep costs down and reduce manpower.

This wide range of attachments can be applied to:

  • Lifting and handling
  • Landscaping
  • Road work, cleaning and recycling
  • Snow removal
  • Construction and demolition
  • Grading and levelling.

Attachments are specially designed to fit the carrier with a coupling system enabling quick attachment changes. Many attachments are powered by the loader’s hydraulic system.

At A-Plant, we have a number of specifications of skidsteers along with a suite of attachments. Here we focus on five of the most popular options:

Combination Bucket

This extremely versatile attachment is ideal for dozing, grappling, levelling, digging, loading and dumping. Built with heavy duty cutting edges and protected cylinders for long life.

Flail Cutter

The Flail Cutter is excellent for cutting overgrowth on construction sites as well as alongside roads and pavements. It adjusts to follow ground contour.


This is ideal for sweeping driveways, pathways, warehouses, and car parks etc.


The Planer mills asphalt and concrete surfaces. Excellent for street repair, the surface planer is designed for the removal of roadway lines, paint stripes and very fine surfaces.

Pallet Forks

These are ideal to handle any kind of bulky or bagged material from fertiliser to seed and animal feed. They are especially handy when working in tight areas or along narrow aisles.

Skidsteers can sometimes be used in place of a large excavator for digging a hole from the inside, and are particularly useful for digging under a structure where overhead clearance does not allow for the boom of a large excavator, such as digging a basement under an existing house.

For more information about our range of skidsteers and attachments, contact:

For the south west: 0800 587 1545 or

For other regions: 0370 050 0797


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