7 high-flow attachments for your equipment
By Riley SimpsonNovember 10, 2021
Construction equipment manufacturers pack their machines with capabilities for most tasks on a jobsite, but sometimes a little something extra is needed – and that’s where attachments come in clutch.
Focusing on high-flow attachments, which require the extra flow and pressure of high-flow hydraulics, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 has rounded up a selection of top attachment models from large OEMs and specialized companies.
For more news about these equipment add-ons, check out our coverage of the best attachments for skid steers and attachments that allow other equipment to handle grading jobs.
Bobcat’s cutter crusher attachment
This powerful attachment with an operating weight of 551 lbs has jaws and blades that can crush concrete and cut through round steel, rebar, wire mesh, angle iron and I-beams, according to Bobcat.
Compatible with 11 Bobcat skid steer models, four compact track loader models and three excavator models, the manufacturer said the cutter crusher can be effective on hard-to-reach demolition jobs that require minimal noise and vibration.
Built for slope compaction, utility, construction and road maintenance applications, this attachment features a direct-drive, heavy-duty gear motor, rubber shock mounts and angled shock mount suspension.
According to Case, the hydraulic compactor is compatible with its backhoe loaders, excavators and mini excavators, and the models of the attachment range from impulse forces of 3,400 lbs to 22,000 lbs.
Caterpillar’s three models of hammer attachments
The standard hammers range from 162 lbs to almost 1,000 lbs in operating weight; the GC hammers range from 350-800 blows per minute; and the performance hammers’ minimum operating pressure ranges from 2,031-2,465 psi.
The attachments fit Cat backhoes, excavators and skid steers.
Danuser’s new EP Auger System
This auger attachment is motor rated up to 3,500 psi, which Danuser said increases the torque over previous EP models.
Easily accessible check and fill plugs allow for quick and easy maintenance, and the manufacturer said the output spindle is manufactured as a single piece, which means Danuser offers a lifetime warranty covering output spindle pullout.
Units range from 6-60 gpm and up to 3,000-5,000 psi, and mounting is available for front-end loader, skid-steer, excavator, mini-excavator and backhoe models.
FAE USA’s rock cutter attachment
Desgined for all types of excavators (from 2.5-70 tons in operating weight), this rock cutter attachment has fixed teeth suitable for crushing rocks and hard surfaces including bitumen, asphalt and concrete.
According to FAE USA, typical applications include trenching jobs, concrete profiling, quarrying, underwater dredging, foundation work and tunneling, and the attachment operates with high productivity while outputting low noise and vibrations.
John Deere’s plate compactor attachment
This equipment add-on is fitted for excavator arms and is suited for work in trenches, on steep slopes or in tight spaces, and according to John Deere, the excavator arm mount disperses more powerful compaction forces than manually operated compactors.
The manufacturer offers three models: the PC16, the PC23 and the PC40.
Quick Attach’s disc mulcher attachment
Called “The Rage,” this attachment is designed to de-forest an area and return the debris back to the environment, according to Quick Attach.
The Rage, which has approximately 1,045 lbs in disc mass, can cut trees up to 14 feet in diameter and can mulch trees up to 6 feet in diameter.
For more mulching attachment news, check out CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365’s story on Loftness’ two new attachment models for skid steers.