Having the right tool available can make every difference at the end of the day. Horst Welding is comprised of three divisions: HLA Attachments, HLA Snow and Horst Wagons, all of which specialize in providing attachments and other equipment that are not only versatile for a variety of usages, but provide ease of use — saving time and money.
In addition to saving time, attachments like the HLA Power Tine pallet fork can also increase safety for workers. Th e pallet fork can be adjusted hydraulically to fit the different sizes of pallets or other awkwardly shaped materials, such as root balls, rocks or boulders — all from within the safe confines of a tractor cab. Tom Hall, U.S. sales manager, said, “It makes it safer since they are not having to get on and off (the equipment); they can do it within the cab.”
Like many of Horst Welding’s HLA attachments the Power Tine pallet fork can be fitted onto a variety of machinery, including tractors, backhoes and skidsteer loaders. Equipment, Hall noted, that most organizations will already have available in their yards.
Horst Welding’s wide range of products and lines satisfy a diverse array of needs. Attachments like the hydraulic rotary broom and pickup broom will ease municipalities’ post-winter cleanup efforts, with both able to clear yards, roads or parking lots of dirt and other debris that is revealed with the melting snow. The brooms pull their weight not only in spring, but throughout the rest of the year as well and can be used for dethatching grass, summer cleanup jobs, leaf cleanup and to clear light layers of fluffy snow.
The hydraulic rotary broom features a lateral and forward float, poly gauge wheels and hydraulic angling. With 26-inch diameter wafers that are made from poly-steel, the sweeper is available in two sizes: 72 inches or 84 inches, both of which can be angled 30 degrees to the left and right.
For more intense cleanup efforts, there is the debris grapple fork. “It is used for clearing trees and brush after storms,” Hall said, noting it sees quite a bit of use in the South to cleanup after hurricanes and in the Midwest and Great Plains to recover from tornados.
For landscaping and other projects where materials, such as sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch or sawdust, need to be moved or placed, the HLA Attachments side discharge bucket will make the task a breeze. Its left or right discharge design — complete with direct hydraulic drive motors that are controlled from the cab — eliminates the need for awkward maneuvering, saving time while improving safety. It can be mounted on most makes of skidsteers and loaders, plus a three-point hitch setup is available. It is the perfect tool for parks and recreation, public works and street departments, allowing them to ditch the shovel.
Sheldon Gosine, advertising and design management with Horst Welding, noted, “There’s a saying in our parts that a bucket’s a bucket … implying that all buckets are the same, and that’s simply not true with a HLA bucket. Aside from a variety of specialty buckets, HLA buckets are tapered; this provides better clean out, which makes them highly efficient.”
Options available include high dump buckets, four-in-one buckets, tree spades, heavy-duty stump buckets, concrete slab lifter buckets and concrete funnel buckets, to name a few. Th ere are also specialized buckets for frontend loaders, skidsteers and telescopic handlers.
“We have at least 75 pages of products that come in all different shapes and sizes,” Hall said. “We also have a lot of snow products that would be of interest to municipalities.”
HLA Snow offers a selection of snowblades, including speciality blades, and snow wings, both of which feature designs that ease the snow removal process in different settings, from streets and parking lots to sidewalks. In addition to snowblades, the company’s Scattershot will make short work of spreading tasks, whether your organization goes with the Singleshot or Doubleshot models.
“We have about 1,700 dealers throughout North America,” Hall said, noting interested parties can reach out to Horst Welding, and it will connect you with the nearest dealer.
For information, visit horstwelding.com, or call (866) 567-4162.