1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Quick Tilt Skid Steer BucketYou can keep your skid steer bucket level even on steep slopes with this new "quick tilt" attachment, says Jerry Fayhee, vice president, John Fayhee & Sons, Inc., distributor.
The add-on unit consists of a 2 1/2 in. hydraulic cylinder attached to a double plate mechanism which mounts between your skid steer loader's arms and bucket. Activating the cylinder makes the bucket tilt from side to side.
"It's amazing what this quick tilt attachment will do. It makes your skid steer loader more efficient at ditching, grading, leveling, barn cleaning, landscaping and concrete site preparation. For example, this attachment lets you go right down the side of a ditch to clean it instead of having to poke at it from the side. It also keeps the machine's weight evenly distributed on uneven terrain. If you're scraping the floor and one wheel runs up onto something, you can level out the bucket so it continues to scrape the floor clean," says Fayhee.
Two models are available. A "quick attach" bolt-on unit, which lets you remove the bucket, adds 7 1/2 in. length to the machine and a permanent mount, which you weld to the skid steer loader arms, adds just 4 in. "The increased length lessens the `wash-board' effect you get with a shorter coupled machine," says Fayhee.
List price F.O.B. Prairie City, Ill., is $1,270 for the permanent mount quick tilt and $1,450 for the "quick attach" unit. Kits include a 21/2 in. cylinder and necessary hoses. To operate the cylinder, your skid steer loader needs auxiliary hydraulic out-lets. "Most skid steer loaders have auxiliary hydraulics but if not, you can order a kit from the manufacturer," says Fayhee, noting that at this time the add-on kit is avail-able only to fit the Melroe Bobcat The company is working on kits to fit other models.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Fayhee & Sons, Inc., Box 695, Prairie City, Ill. 61470 (ph 800-637-2615 or 309 77-3317; in Ill., 800-637-2613).
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