Mini Skid Steer Dozer Blades
Taking into consideration how many different options are out there for mini skid steer dozer blades, it’s not surprising why it gets a bit confusing when you finally decide to buy one. Edges, shoes, trip springs, extensions, it’s all important to consider.
Let’s take a few minutes to have a look at mini skid steer dozer blades with a bit more detail. If you still have questions when we are done, our team is waiting to help you out.
What Is a Mini Skid Steer Dozer Blade Attachment?
It’s a great way to turn your mini skid steer into a bull dozer! The dozer blade attachment comes with a quick attach mount (which ever size is needed for your mini machine) which allows the dozer blade to couple with your loader arms.
With a dozer blade on the front of your mini skid steer, you can now move dirt, snow, and other loose material. Common tasks are grading, back filling and snow clearing. It’s easy to see why this mini attachment is so popular.
What’s the Difference between a 4 way and 6 way mini skid steer dozer blade attachment?
A 4 way dozer blade can use the mini skid steers hydraulic system to curl the dozer blade upwards and downwards as well angle the blade horizontally.
A 6 way mini dozer blade can accomplish these same movements, but can also tilt the blade from side to side.
A 6 way dozer blade will typically require that you have an external electrical harness. The tilt is still hydraulically operated, however, it will normally be electrically actuated.
Do I Need Trip Springs?
Trip springs come as an option when you are ordering your mini skid steer dozer blade attachment. Most customers purchase this if they plan on clearing snow.
When you are pushing heavy material such as dirt, you want your mini skid steers dozer blade to remain rigid and not trip forward if resistance is placed on the blade. When moving dirt and earth, it’s easy to be fairly confident that you are not going to run into unexpected solid objects.
Snow is a different story though. Snow is light, so the only scenario where the blade will trip forward while being pushed is if you have hit a solid object such as a curb. Consider as well that it’s much more likely to hit unintended objects when clearing snow.
If you have purchased the optional trip spring kit for your mini skid steers dozer blade, it will allow the blade to trip forward. The springs will apply pressure to the top of the moldboard to try to return the blade to a normal position.
The blades ability to trip forward will hopefully prevent damaged to the mini dozer blade and host machine. Trip springs do not replace good judgment and safe travel speeds however.
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