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Hydraulic Quick Coupler Plate for Skid Steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by contractor078, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    All i was just wondering if you could change your standard (lever style) skid steer coupler to a hydro one? I have a CAT 236b and find my self constantly in and out of the machine changing buckets or attachments. How nice would it be to be able sit in the machine and just change attachments with out fighting the levers up and down.

    Okay so the question is it possible? Cost estimate? Worth it?

    thanks.
     
  2. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    no one? i know it would be a dealer only re fit just wondering all your thoughts.
     
  3. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Going to be spendy, I bet you would have 2k or more into it. 2 cylinders, pins, springs, washers, hoses, valve, wiring, and switch
     
  4. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Bradco did make a kit idk if they still do or not
     
  5. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Just thought about this, the new D series Cats use electric activated pins. No longer hydraulic activated, might be able to use that system it might be cheaper?? Just a thought. Just looked up Bradco they only make a kit for Gehl/Mustang/Takeuchi, JCB,and Komatsu
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012
  6. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Someone made an electric one for a skid and posted about it awhile back that I remember seeing.
     
  7. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    I think that HLA made one that had the hydraulics all linked up in it. Really would love to get a new 259C but they are spendy and with this one paid for kind of makes it hard to justify. Thats why i was wondering what everyone's thoughts where.
     
  8. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  9. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    that is a pretty slick little set up there. I think little more than i want to undertake my self. I think i may give the dealer a call and see what they say.
     
  10. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    The biggest problem with CAT is they make their stuff just different enough to where you have to go to them to get parts and what not. I love my CAT but this is the one aspect of their stuff I don't like. They have the best equipment out there, they know it and they charge accordingly. The conversion you want can be done but its going to be expensive. My only question is...how much is your comfort worth? I'm spoiled since I have the quick attach on my machine but if I didn't I don't know that I would spend what they want to convert it. Personally I would try like hell to find a way to justify a new 259! Hahahaha
     
  11. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    When did a 259C come out?
     
  12. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    man i want to more than you know. that 259 is a freaking SWEET machine! haven't called yet. i am little scared of what they may tell me.
     
  13. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    Sorry that should have been the » 259B Series 3 thought it was the C not the Series 3.
     
  14. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Ahh was wondering. Ya that frame size with that power would be great
     
  15. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    ok my bad i thought it was a universal kit
     
  16. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    link to the bradco kit?
     
  17. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

  18. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Any idea on price?
     
  19. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Maybe around $1200-1500. I had that setup on my CK-35 and it worked well.
     
  20. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    well i spoke to my local dealer and with out really crunching the numbers for my machine he had told me that he would estimate that its about 2500 to swap it out. Said that the coupler is like 1500 bucks by it self. they had told me that is what the cost is when they add it to a new machine. Well for that kind of bucks i think that i am going to just have to deal with changing them my self...and wait till i get that 259 that i want.