In April, Ashland Industries will release its 2.5-cubic-yard 25SS Track Loader Scraper expecting, as the company says, for the unique machine to “change the way contractors look at small site preparation forever.” The 2,900-pound scraper attachment mounts to the quick-attach plate of compact track loaders and large skid-steers, and it can move three to four times the payload of ordinary buckets. Most of the load rides on the attachment’s front castering wheels. The loader pushes through its frame, with its lift arms resting against the frame. The loader’s single auxiliary-hydraulic circuit powers the lift and dump functions of the 25SS, allowing it to load, carry, grade, backdrag, and most other functions that a bucket can do.
Staff | September 28, 2010