Paladin Brands' Light Construction Group has announced the addition of a powerful new skid steer-based post driver from Bradco to its comprehensive product offering. The unit, the Bradco PD4800, offers a combined weight (driver and hammer) of 1,700 lbs,. and can be fitted to any commercially-available skid steer.
Designed for use by landscapers, fence installation contractors, farmers, land developers and road crews — to name just a few — the post driver provides large-scale production in a compact unit, according to Bob Schulte, Bradco sales representative.
"This tool was designed to meet a range of needs our customers expressed to us," he said. These include one of the industry's smoothest operations with almost no shock-load back to the base machine; the ability to operate off standard flow auxiliary hydraulics, eliminating the need for a separate pump and tank; a quick-change striker plate and collar assembly which allows fast changes to accommodate different sized posts — up to an 8" round or square; and a 12.65-inch manual side shift, which not only affords the operator better visibility, it allows him or her to get closer to the work area in obstructed, difficult-to-access situations."
Other features include oversized motor bearing supports and drive sprocket, no shaft and bearing; compatibility with striker plate and collar assemblies from PostMaster as well as with Bradco Tilt-Attach; hands-free operation once posts are set; easy post alignment; and excellent down force without "mushrooming" posts.
"Safety was one of the major considerations in the design of the PD4800," says Schulte, "and we've given the operator excellent see-through capability. With the weight raised, the operator can clearly see the driver head and collar, making the operation not only more efficient but safer as well."
Paladin products are produced under these national brand names: Badger, Bradco, C&P, FFC, Genesis, Harley, JRB, Jewell, McMillen, Pengo, Sweepster and The Major. Each brand manufactures and distributes broad families of attachments for application in the forestry, light and heavy construction, utility and utility contractors, and demolition and recycling markets. All of the brand products are distributed through a national base of independent dealers, distributors, rental companies and original equipment manufacturers.