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How to Pick Your Skid Steer Attachments

Picking the right machine attachments for your project will be the difference between an efficient, expertly completed job or money wasted. Don’t make the mistake of picking the wrong skid steer attachments for your equipment hire; Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd have put together some tips and considerations for getting the right skid steer loads attachments which will help you decide which of our skid steer attachments you’ll need to hire.

Consider Your Machine

The most sure-fire way to get the most out of your skid steer attachments is to hire attachments that are suitable for your machine size and power. In general, the larger that your machine is, the more powerful it will be – however, that is not always the case. Make sure you always know what your machine can handle before choosing your attachments. When considering this, pay attention to the torque of your machine, as this will be the most accurate gauge of what your machine can handle; some smaller machine have a strong amount of torque, allowing you to have a machine that can maneuver through tight spaces but can still operate the attachments you want.


It is the hydraulics that run the skid steer attachments, so it is beneficial to take the time to understand them. If you can match your skid steer attachments and hydraulics up well, you’ll find that your attachments work far more efficiently. The correct flow of auxiliary hydraulics matched with the right attachment and task will greatly increase your workplace productivity and therefore avoid over-exhausting your operator and cause fatigue that could again reduce productivity.


Even if you believe that your machine does have enough power for the job, consider the weight of the attachment to the weight of the machine. In some cases, the attachment can actually weigh more than the skid steer being used to move it, which will be inefficient and even dangerous. Regardless of the capabilities of the machine, make sure not to overload it on weight.

If you’re in need of skid steer attachments to hire and are unsure of what’s right for your job and skid steer, get in touch with the expert team at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd by using our handy branch locator to find your nearest equipment hire branch.