Skid steer loader attachments are for digging and pulling out material from demolition work, storm damage or just for the daily clean up routine on the farm or in the contruction and landscaping fields.
A skid grapple; such as the "root" grapple, bucket grapple, tine grapple (used for manure/hay handling), screen grapple, and the right bucket for light material handling / snow removal can be effective equipment for saving time and energy - not to mention - save on your back!
There are some things to look for when searching for the right skid loader attachment. Consider the job you need the attachment for. Are you clearing brush and trees? Are you picking/gathering rock from a field? Are you cleaning debris from a demolition site? Are you landscaping? Are you cleaning up after livestock? Another question to ask yourself is "What will I use the attachment for next?"
Many of the attachments made for skid steer loaders can be used for multilple jobs. Look at a piece of equipment that will give you the best value and how many uses you will have for it, then use that piece of equipment! The more it is used, the more time and money you will save by making your job easier and faster.
Research before you buy. Look for a skid grapple or skid loader bucket attachment that is made durable, yet affordable. Which attachments will last for years versus just a few jobs? Check the quality of the construction, the materials used in manufacturing and the hydraulics. Most skid grapples and skid loader buckets are universal mounting - meaning they have the universal quick attach feature that allows them to be used on most skid loaders.
The best way to save both time and money with skid loader attachments is to do your research before buying, use the attachment often and keep your back on the skid loader and let the attachment do the work instead of you.