JCB has been in the headlines quite a bit lately with announcements on a switch to Rolls-Royce engines in its largest excavators and an entry into the aerial lift market that the company was able to keep quiet for two years while 27 initial models were in development. Now, the British manufacturer is preparing to launch a new machine at ConExpo next month that it is billing as a wholly different take on the skid steer/compact track loader.
See complete article at Equipment World HERE.
Skidworks skid steer Blasthole Bucket
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Man dies operating skid steer
Sadly, these incidents happen more often when operating solo. With our prayers to the family, we share this story as a reminder of the precautions we must always take as operators.
From the Durango Herald:
Durango man was killed Monday when his skid steer slid into the Animas River, trapping him inside.
The machine toppled into the river on its roof. Workers broke out a window with a hammer but were unable to free the man. The machine’s cab was flooded, said Karola Hanks, Durango Fire Protection District fire marshal.
See the full story here
Say gang, here is a great quick video of a skid steer operator spreading dirt (loam) on a job site. It’s actually easier than you think: You’ll get the hang of it quick. Take a look, you’ll shorten your job times and make more money! ~~Skidworks
Skid steer side dump bucket from Skidworks.