A Kubota skid steer is a powerful machine that can handle various tasks on a construction site. But to get the most out of your Kubota skid steer, whether you have a Kubota SSV65 or SSV75, you must outfit it with the right attachments.
After all, skid steer attachments are the entire reason construction companies have a skid steer in the first place. Sure, you can have a tractor with various attachments, but a skid steer is maneuverable enough to make using attachments much more manageable for countless industrial duty applications.
So what attachments do you need for your Kubota skid steer?
Here are a few of the best and our favorite skid steer attachments and what they’re used for. From material handling to making quick work of post holes, the options are endless.
The bucket attachment is one of the most versatile and commonly used attachments for a Kubota skid steer.
You can use it for excavating, loading and unloading materials, pushing silage, and clearing debris. This is the most essential attachment for a skid steer and the reason most people purchase one in the first place. No matter what task you have in front of you, there’s a good chance that the bucket attachment can handle it.
Need to move massive piles of earth to level ground? Preparing rough grade? How about dirt road maintenance? Skid steers are perfect for this, with a heavy duty bucket of course!
If you need to clear rocky land you can get a bolt on cutting edge for the bucket as well.
There are many different bucket attachments available on the market, so be sure to select one specifically designed for use with a Kubota skid steer.
You’ll want one made from durable materials, the right size and motor options for your particular skid steer. There are also bolt on attachments you can put on for added strength.
Pallet fork attachment.
The pallet fork attachment is another necessary attachment and a great tool for any Kubota skid steer owner.
Pallet forks can be used for tasks such as moving pallets of material and lifting heavy objects. Personally, I use mine to lift large round bales of hay since I don’t have a tractor with a front-end loader. However, if you have residential deliveries or even large objects you need to move on a construction site, then this is what you want.
Sure, the bucket can lift heavy objects too, but the pallet fork is designed specifically for this purpose and will make your life much easier.
The forks can be quickly adjusted to accommodate different size pallets and objects.
Pallet fork attachments come in various sizes and styles. So again, select one specifically designed for use with Kubota skid steers.
An auger attachment is a must-have for anyone who needs to drill holes for fence posts, signs, or other purposes on the job site.
This makes it an essential attachment for farmers, ranchers, construction crews, fencing contractors, and anyone else who needs to put up a lot of fencing. Depending on the size of the auger bit, you can use it to plant trees.
My personal favorite use for an auger attachment is drilling holes for fence posts.
It’s much easier than a manual post-hole digger, and the results are much better. It takes a job that generally takes an hour or more and cuts it down to just a few minutes.
When you have a lot of holes to dig and need to dig them fast, an auger attachment is the way to go.
Kubota Skid Steer Attachments FAQs
Chamces are you have a few more questions and that’s perfectly fine. That’s why we put together this quick FAQ.
What are the benefits of using Kubota skid steers for attachments?
Kubota skid steers are highly efficient and reliable machines, making them ideal for a variety of applications with their attachments. They offer superior maneuverability and control due to their compact size and unique design which allows them to fit into tight spaces.
Additionally, they have powerful engines that provide performance in even the toughest environments.
One brand of attachments that we have extensive experience with is Land Pride. Over the years, they’ve made some of the best attachments we’ve used for any type of skid steer. With their quick attach feature, you can switch out attachments in just a few seconds so you don’t have to take time away from your project.
What types of attachments can be used with Kubota skid steers?
Kubota skid steers can accommodate a range of attachments from forks, side cutters, and buckets to various other implements such as sweepers, mowers, brooms, grapples and more.
Land Pride is a leading manufacturer of Kubota attachments and they make just about every type of attachment you can imagine.
How easy is it to attach or detach an attachment on a Kubota skid steer?
Attaching or detaching an attachment on a Kubota skid steer is simple and fast process that does not require any extra tools or complex procedures. All you need to do is attach the correct mounting bracket onto your machine before attaching the attachment onto the mounting bracket. Once you have everything snapped together you can start material handling like a pro.
Are there any safety precautions that should be taken when attaching or detaching an attachment on a Kubota skid steer?
Yes, it is important to take proper safety precautions when attaching or detaching an attachment on a Kubota skid steer such as wearing protective gear and keeping bystanders away from the vicinity so that they are not at risk should something go wrong during the attachment process. It is also important to read all safety instructions before starting your work with the machine in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly and safely throughout the entire operation.
Are there any special tools needed for attaching or detaching an attachment on a Kubota skid steer?
No, no special tools are needed for attaching or detaching an attachment on a Kubota skid steer as it comes equipped with everything you need for this process already installed on your machine. All you need to do is make sure that you have correctly mounted the correct bracket onto your machine before proceeding with your task at hand.
Can I use my own custom attachments on my Kubota skid steer?
Yes, in most cases it’s possible to use custom made/3rd party attachments with your Kubota Skids Steer providing that they are compatible with your machine’s mounting bracket system and specifications outlined by its manufacturer guidelines (it’s always best practice to check these first).
What are your most used attachments for your Kubota skid steer?
The bucket, pallet fork, and auger attachments are three essential attachments for a Kubota skid steer. But many other attachments available on the market can be used for various tasks.
Whether you’re looking for attachments for clearing ditches, to help excavate, lift, or drill, select one designed explicitly with a Kubota skid steer. With the right attachments, you’ll be able to get the most out of your Kubota skid steer moving material wherever you need.
With that, you’ll be able to tackle any job on your construction site or your ranch.