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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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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 lift and place heavy loads is the safety provided by the powerful machine. There's no more need to rely timely, costly, and dangerous methods in order to move and place heavy items. Less time spent moving heavy materials, and increased safety, make for a more productive and efficient operation. 

Haugen Attachments has been monitoring the growth of telehandlers on jobsites, and with both telehandler sales and rentals booming, they devised a brand new, innovative, and patent pending product that is sure to give many jobsite leaders a great deal of peace of mind: The Smark Hook Load Shackle.

Haugen Telehandler Smart Hook Load Shackle

An excellent addition to Haugen's ongoing line of Telehandler Attachments, the Smart Hook Load Shackle is as simple as it is effective. Prioritizing accuracy and safety, the Smart Hook integrates seamlessly with Haugen's Telehandler Swivel Hook, slipping over your machine's fork tines, and offering an accurate load weight measurement within 1.0%. The measurement is then sent through a wireless signal to a convenient hand held monitor. Load weight can be displayed in either Feet or Tonne, and updates every 3 seconds to reflect any changes to the load. The Smart Hook boasts 1,200 hours of continuous battery life and a transmission distance of 2,300 feet, ensuring reliable, consistent operation that you can rely on every single day.

The key benefit offered by the Smart Hook is of course safety. The Smart Hook offers an essential solution to Telehandler operators and foreman. With the simplicity of the Smart Hook, you can measure your load weight, trust the accuracy of the result, consult your load chart, and lift and extend the boom of your machine with upmost confidence, prioritizing safety and jobsite efficiency. Any crew leader knows the importance of keeping their crew safe, and how essential safety success is to securing future work. If you use a Telehandler on your jobs, put the Smart Hook to use and keep your 100% safety rating in tact.

Haugen's Industrial Swivel Hook Attachment is a seamless and natural partner for the Smart Hook. The Swivel Hook comes available in two models, a 10,000 lb. capacity model and a 14,000 lb. capacity model. The Smart Hook is only compatible with the 14,000 lb. model. This useful Telehandler Attachment slips easily over the tines of any machine, centering the hook at 24". Adjustable feet keep the hook elevated from the ground and provides simple operation and fork access. 

The Smart Hook is versatile as well. Since no installation is required, the unit can be moved between machines in a matter of seconds. No complicated set-up or programming is required, allowing for load weights to be read simply and clearly out of the box. 

Haugen Swivel Hook and Smart Hook Load Shackle

Add the Smart Hook Load Shackle to your Telehandler operation and know the weight of each load, accurately and reliably, every time. Prioritize the safety of your jobsite and crew, and avoid costly mistakes that can lead to injury, damage, and downtime. Review some of the key features and benefits of the Smart Hook below.

Telehandler Industrial Smart Hook Load Shackle

  • Compatible with 14,000 lb. Swivel Hook Model
  • Monitor can be read in LBS. or Tonnes
  • Monitor can be used up to 2300 feet away
  • Load Shackle can take up to a 14,000 lbs. capacity
  • Load Shackle is extremely accurate
  • Load Shackle battery life is 1200 hours of continuous usage
  • Monitor battery life is 60 hours of continuous usage
  • Displays weight of live load in large numbers
  • Display updates every 3 seconds
  • Operating temperature: 4F-122F
  • Includes cab mount with sticker

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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Veterans Day: A Day That's Not For Sale

Every year we choose to honor our veterans by doing our best to tell their stories, through their eyes and their own words. We honor veterans not with a sale, not for money, and not for any PR. We are surrounded by Veterans and those that have served our nation. We want to show them [...]

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Virnig Attachments: Skid Steer Spotlight

Virnig Attachments is our kind of Skid Steer Attachment company and we're proud here at Skid Steer Solutions to offer an extensive selection of their products. Why do we love partnering with Virnig? Number one is they got their start in a two-car garage, an origin story that we can relate to. Secondly, they are [...]

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Cleaning Up the Beach with the Eterra Beach Master and Skid Steer Brush Grapple Attachments

When it comes to cleaning up the beach, there are no easy options, both nature and human guests tend to leave a lot of debris, trash and other unwanted material behind. If you have a private beach, or are tasked with cleaning up public land to keep the area clean and safe, you want to [...]

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Railroad Clearing with the Eterra Raptor Boom Mower Attachment and Bobcat Toolcat

At Skid Steer Solutions, we're serious about the "solutions" part of our name. We're always inspired by the many ways equipment operators come up with solutions to problems and the innovations they create to get work done. Most recently, we partnered with Eterra Attachments on a unique application of their Raptor Boom Mower Attachment. Eterra traveled [...]

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Okanagen Dream Rally and Skid Steer Solutions - Race Day Recap

This past weekend, on August 6th, 2017, Skid Steer Solutions was a proud sponsor of the Okanagen Dream Rally, providing a car and a driver for the event. The rally's mission is to raise funds for children and families who have experienced trauma or who are battling illness in their lives, while also giving affected [...]

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Skid Steer Solutions is a Proud Sponsor of the Okanagen Dream Rally (Drive For a Cause)

Skid Steer Solutions is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a car at the Okanagen Dream Rally this weekend (August 6th, 2017) in Kelowna, BC.The Okanagen Dream Rally raises money to support Autism Okanagen, KidSport, and the Central Okanagen Hospice Association. In addition to funds raised, special needs children and their families will [...]

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Eterra Excavator Brush Mower Attachments | Product and Media Overview

Brush Mowers mounted on Excavators and Mini Excavators pose an interesting for designers and engineers. When mowing on such a large, powerful machine, operators are (understandably) going to demand an  Excavator Brush Mowing Attachment that can keep up. They’re also going to need a mower that is lightweight enough to avoid tipping, allowing for proper weight distribution and with a [...]

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The Dragon Tail Log Grappling Forestry Device that Turns your Track Loader into a Tree Hauling machine!

You've read the title and are asking yourselves... Well, who knows what your mind has conjured up. Just watch the video below to get acquainted with a pretty revolutionary device. The Dragon Tail Log Grappling Forestry System.Dragon Tail Grapple System Video The Dragon Tail isn't just your average  skid steer grapple attachment. The Dragon Tail articulating/log hauling [...]

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