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Welcome to the Skid Steer Solutions Media Center, your destination for industry leading content and information related to Skid Steer Loaders and Skid Steer Attachments. At Skid Steer Solutions, we’re more than a simple online retailer. We own machines and personally operate a great deal of the attachments and accessories we make available to our customers. We’re passionate about high quality, expertly manufactured products, and we’re excited to highlight our superior offerings here, with in-depth and informative blog posts, as well as detailed videos and product demonstrations. Explore our constantly updated content below, and follow us on social media to stay current on what we’re up to at Skid Steer Solutions, your Trusted Equipment Source.

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Expert Advice: The "Impending Doom" of Blown Skid Steer hydraulic hoses

By Jorden Leib

Honey? I broke the Bobcat


It seems mighty obvious doesn't it, but not always. Some manufacturers forget that an attachment is only as good as it's weakest point (like most things). And in the case of Skid Steer Attachments, we know that point of weakness: The Hoses

"Y'all know those times in life...when things tend to be, they seem to be going real good, and you get this feeling of impending doom like something ridiculous is bound to happen. Maybe not everybody gets those feelings but I do. And as you can see, I've been making considerable progress on clearing this fence line and as you can also see, this Bobcat sitting here is looking a little stationary". - Youtube User:  Turkle's Nest Farm describes his encounter with a busted hose line in the middle of the woods, in the middle of his project. See the full video below, it's got great commentary!

Whether you're an operator or a business owner or thinking about starting your own business, setting your attachments up with proper hose routing is one of the most important but forgotten about jobs to complete before starting any project. All it takes is one tree branch or over zealous operator going too fast and not checking his work, and SNAP! Your hoses are toast.

Hoses are pretty tough, but no matter what pressure they are rated for, no hose stands a chance when it's snagged on tree branch and connected to an 80+ HP machine. Ever seen a hydraulic hose explode?

It happens to the best of us. You're running your brush cutter to the wall, post-hole digging at ridiculous rate or running a tree shear attachment in a real thick area of the woods. The next thing you know, you see oil is shooting everywhere and your day of work is done, but the job isn't. What the heck happened!? Your hose line has been cut, run over or snagged. If you're here out of curiosity and don't run Skid Steer loaders or attachments, you may be thinking that this is an easy fix. Well, if it's a Wednesday and your local hydraulic hose shop or dealer carries the hose and hydraulic fittings you require, you might be in luck. But on a Saturday and any job that needs to get done, needlessly losing a hydraulic hose is just an annoying mini night mare that can be avoided.

Do you know have pressure issues when disconnecting your hoses from your Skid Steer?

What do we propose you do? 

It seem's mighty obvious doesn't it, not always. Some manufacturers forget that an attachment is only as good as it's weakest point (like most things). And in the case of  Skid Steer Attachments, we know that point of weakness: The Hoses

Buy a Skid Steer Attachment Hose Guide

(Skid Steer Hose Spring for All Skid Steer Attachments)
For more amazing hose routing accessories, visit our 
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For more information on hydraulic couplers and replacements, we have what you need if you're in the market for replacements. Check out this video below that's all about  skid steer loader hydraulic couplers

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The Arrowhead Rock Drill Facility in Barstow, California

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World of Concrete 2018 with Skid Steer Solutions and Eterra Attachments

Skid Steer Solutions and Eterra Attachments hit the road this year and were proud to be represented at the World of Concrete trade show, 2018. Located at the Las Vegas Convention Seminar, the World of Concrete brings together an incredible mix of machine and equipment manufacturers, all dedicated to the tough work of cement and [...]

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The Skeer Blade and Grading System: Skid Steer Spotlight

We're excited to welcome another new and innovative family of products to our online catalog: The Skeer System of Push and Grade Attachments for Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders. A unique combination that rests somewhere between a Grader and a Dozer Blade, we think this forward-thinking product makes for an excellent addition to the [...]

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Stanley Attachments: Skid Steer Spotlight

Stanley traces its roots all the way back to 1843. A truly American company from the start, Stanley started in New Britain, Connecticut manufacturing bolts and hardware. Today, over 150 years later, Stanley has grown to incredible stature and is now known by the parent company Stanley Black & Decker. Here at Skid Steer Solutions, [...]

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Section 179 Tax Deduction for Equipment and Attachment Purchases

With the 2017 tax year quickly coming to a close, it's time for small business to asses their situation, prepare their taxes, and begin to plan for the future. At Skid Steer Solutions, we're a small business ourselves. We feel as though many of our customers would be in a great position to take advantage [...]

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Introducing the Haugen Smart Hook Load Shackle for Telehandler Attachments

Project managers, jobsite foreman, and heavy equipment operators are well aware of the benefits a telehandler can bring to any project. The strength and reach of these machine's are unmatched when it comes to lifting and transporting heavy loads to specific locations on a jobsite. One of the key benefits of utilizing a telehandler to [...]

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Skid Steer Solutions Cyber Monday 2017 - Last Day for Super Deals!

We're entering the final day of our Cyber Monday Week at Skid Steer Solutions. These are the final hours to take advantage of some of our best prices of the year. We're offering 5% off sitewide with coupon code CYBERMONDAY17 as well as  a whole host of exclusive Super Deals and product bundles. Move fast, because [...]

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