STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Ultra Duty Universal Skid Steer Mounting Plate
This is Eterra's Ultra duty blank plate designed for the inventor to mount to your attachment. It is made from double wrapped 3/8" A50 steel plate. This makes it extremely tough for your heaviest duty applications. Eterra uses this plate on all of their ULTRA duty attachments.
Eterra does it again with their new industry designation "ULTRA." What is ULTRA? They noticed a long time ago that competitors were calling everything they made "Extreme." The problem was these attachments were nowhere close to being rated extreme. The word extreme has been ruined by this blanket usage of the term. Being the industry leaders, it was left to Eterra to come up with a means for customers to be able to understand just what important terms mean. ULTRA was born out of this need for understanding of attachments needed for the high output and powerful machines 80HP and above that are currently becoming more readily available.
Eterra UT mounting plates are the basic building block for the design of many of the Eterra attachments. This mount is designed specifically to take the pressures that exist from the largest most powerful skid steer loaders available. If you need a tough mounting plate for your project, then this is the adapter for you.
Eterra uses a reinforced and gusseted 3/8" heavy top rail along with their proven double wrapped plate system. The double wrap gives your pins two locations to grab and provides incredible strength. Inside the slots there is even more steel welded in place to make the slot even thicker and have a larger pin grab area that will last and last. Shop Eterra's many plates and you will see that they have a definite eye for how to build them correctly. They have to, as they use their own mounts in the construction of many of their leading attachments.
What Eterra is offering you is the same plates that they use when manufacturing their attachments. The full range that Eterra offers shows you that not one adapter is ideal for everything. You need a choice to decide what is best for you. Eterra plates are found on other manufacturers attachments because they recognize Eterra's ability to produce the best possible mounts at the most competitive price.
What is not offered here is the simple weld on rails, because then you still have to cut a piece of plate, form and weld it so you have something with structural integrity. Eterra recognized a long time a go that this was NOT the way to do it right, but still you will find many companies selling you these mounts as a stand alone solution. This just does not work, Eterra and Skid Steer Solutions would never attempt to lead you in this direction.
Please look at all of the plates Eterra produces when you decide, as they are in the business of giving you a choice.
- Fits - all modern skid steer loaders using double pin 44" wide quick attaches.
- Fits Case 18 series machine with double pin on center of 21" and 32" wide.
- 40% Heavier than our heavy duty plate.
- Sand blasted allowing you the best possible bonding of your welds.
- Jig built and fit tested.
- Reinforced and gusseted 3/8" heavy top rail.