Top Uses for a Skid Steer Truss Boom

You’ve heard of a truss boom; they’re essential attachments/equipment on job sites. But did you know you can probably outfit your skid steer loader with one, with no modifications needed to the machine?

You likely can, with the help of Spartan Equipment, whose skid steer truss boom attachments are manufactured for easy compatibility with most major makes and models of skid steers.

But more importantly, these skid steer attachments are extremely practical, more so than you might think. Here are some of the top uses for one.

Placing Trusses
A truss is a prefabricated structure, usually made either of steel or wood, that serves as a support. Often they are used in the construction of bridges, or of building, in which case they are usually referred to as roof trusses, and more often than not are made of wood.

They are usually pre-made at manufacturing facilities and shipped whole to construction sites where they must be placed and installed. For such strong structures, they can be fragile when mishandled and must be lifted and placed carefully. For such applications, a skid steer truss boom attachment is a highly valuable piece of equipment – albeit simple.

Lifting and Placing Roofing and Construction Materials
You can think of a skid steer truss boom attachment sort of like a mini crane, and some of them are even extendable. As a result, you can also use them to lift, load, move, and place a wide range of construction materials.

Think shingles, roofing materials, pallets of stone or brick (assuming you aren’t exceeding the working weight limit of the truss boom or skid steer loader) and other similar materials. If you don’t have pallet forks or another similar attachment, you may be able to use your truss boom.

Carrying Bales
Granted, there are much better skid steer attachments for this, like skid steer bale spears and bale squeezes which are expressly engineered for the very application. Even a pair of skid steer forks is probably better.

But must-do is a good master, and it’s not like truss booms are bad for the application. You know the old expression, ‘which knife is the best in a fight?’ to which the answer is ‘the one in your pocket’?

The point is you need to work with what you have, and if you have a truss boom, use it.

Lifting and Moving Over Uneven Loads
Got bags of straw, sand, and other loose materials that you have no feasible way to move? You can lift these with a truss boom using chains and straps – just be aware this application will be somewhat cumbersome.

Can You Use a Truss Boom As a Tree Boom?
Yes, you can certainly use a skid steer truss boom as a tree boom, as long as you lift and place the tree carefully. This can make these attachments really valuable around farms and orchards during planting time.

One note, though – there are better, purpose-built attachments for this, which are known as skid steer tree booms – so get one of those if placing trees is your sole or intended application.

Skid Steer Truss Booms That Will Never Surrender
Spartan Equipment’s skid steer truss boom attachments are made in the United States using American steel, and are compatible with a wide range of popular skid steer loaders.

There are also multiple configurations, and there are single stage, manual and hydraulic truss boom attachments. With compatible accessories, you can use these truss booms as sheet carriers, pallet carriers, and more.

For more information, visit their website or get in touch with them directly at 1-888-888-1085.

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