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us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason.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
Bradco Skid Steer Backhoe Attachment Fixed or Swing
The Bradco Swing Hoe efficiently digs trenches up to 6ft deep and provides excellent mobility for digging footings. Available bucket sizes of 12", 16", 18" and 24" and compatible with optional fixed thumb. Mounts easily on all major skid steer loader brands with universal hitch. The bucket linkage improves bucket breakout force with increased bucket rotation and the stress proof pins provide higher strength with increased wear resistance. The replaceable hardened bushing and greasable fittings on all pivot points reduces maintenance costs. The Bradco Swing Hoe is fully engineered and tested in rigorous real life conditions.
CAUTION: Fixed Backhoe or Swing Backhoe attachments alike are not intended to be driven backwards while digging. This operation is extremely hard on the backhoe's bucket coupler parts, pins and the attachment's cylinders. Many customers have reported bending their cylinders or other product failures while exerting the attachment in this way.
What a great addition to the Bradco Backhoe lineup. It adds the swing that a lot of customers rave about, but still allows the operator the luxury of staying in the cab. It's also very cost-effective and affordable.