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us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason.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
Skeer Skid Steer Grading Blade with Tilt Plate
The Skid Steer Grading Blade with Tilt Plate takes Skeer's already high performance grading blades to the next level of versatility by allowing them to perform 6 way adjustment. The attachment can also be purchased with a laser receiver to be assisted by a laser transmitter and other accessories (See options). Ideal for excavation, concrete preparation, paving preparation, and other landscaping and grading, Skeer grading blades use patented technology to make grading easier and more efficient for operators.
Skeer's ground traction level adjustment technology allows operators to adjust the quick attach of their grader so that the cutting edge is perfectly flat on the ground, and level with the bottom of the tracks when the machines arms are at its lowest point. This means that you don't have to adjust your attachment each time you set it down, greatly improving efficiency and productivity. Skeer also incorporates a patented floating base that eliminates the chances of the blade digging in, doing so without needing to add wheels to the attachment.
Choose your preferred blade, and tilt it up to 12 degrees each way for precision 6 way grading. The tilt function is controlled with a button on the joystick inside your cab, and the electrical controls for any machine are included with purchase.
Before you choose your option, please read up on the different blade models:
- Pro - 8.4 ft wide, min 50 HP, 900 lbs
- Pro Plus - 7 ft central beam, hydraulic 2.5 ft wings, 1100 lbs, min 60 HP
- Pro Plus OS - 8.4 ft central beam, hydraulic 2.5 ft wings, 1200 lbs, min 90 HP
Select product options to add laser guidance assist to your grader blade. You will still need to control the blade manually, but the laser guidance components will let you know if you are off and in which direction you need to adjust. The most common configuration we see purchased is the fixed laser mast, a Topcon laser receiver, a dual slope laser transmitter and the tripod. This allows for 360 degree laser receiving and dual slope guidance.
- Side Plates (2) - $395
- Topcon LS-B110 Receiver - $2145
- Fixed Laser Receiver Mast - $395
- Futtura LT-850 Single Slope Laser Transmitter - 1335 (includes small receiver for limited one direction laser assist)
- Spectra GL422N Dual Slope Laser Transmitter - $2650 (includes small receiver for limited one direction laser assist)
- Extendable Aluminum Tripod and Grade Rod (48" - 116") - $495
- Tilting Angles: 24° (12° each side)
- Patented Floating Base design
- Patented Ground Traction Level Adjustment
- Polymer Pivots
- HARDOX 450 removable cutting edge
- An adjustable quick attach
- Hydraulic safety feature
- Powder coated