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Ditching/Backfilling Attachment
Black and yellow skid steer in yard with an attachment looking like a half-circle with two arms attaching one third of the way in from the sides. Attachment can be raised or lowered with 2 hydraulic pistons.

This Ditching/Backfilling Attachment can be used in either push or pull fashion. The tool's half-circle design is designed to carve out a swale or ditch, feather the sides of a trench, level a pile, fill a hole, pull up rocks, etc. Changing its pitch determines how shallow or deep the dig. Made of 1/2-inch steel, it reportedly works with most any type of loader (e.g., skid-steer, tractor, backhoe, payloader) that has a quick-attach connector. Although usually 61/2 feet wide, the attachment can be custom fabricated in widths from 4 to 12 feet.

Estimated Cost Cost range: See below

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Lower extremity, Upper extremity, Strength/endurance, Back

SourceAdapted from Farm Show Magazine (vol 42, no.1)
Isaacson Sales & Service, Incorporated
P.O. Box 73 (71 9th Street)
Lafayette, MN, 56054
Est. Cost$740 (for the 61/2-ft. wide model)
Last updated: Mar 31, 2022

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