Powerful Mini Skid Steer Conquers Hurricane Cleanup Efforts

With roots in Texas, Moss Landscaping is a full-service company dedicated to helping residents of the greater Houston area design, enhance and maintain their outdoor spaces—from landscaping to yard cleanup.

In fact, cleanup became one of the company’s crucial focuses during September 2017, as one of the costliest tropical storms on record triggered catastrophic flooding in the Houston area. With damages close to $125 billion, Hurricane Harvey flooded many residential homes and yards across the city and surrounding areas. So, as cleanup efforts from the storm began, Moss Landscaping utilized their manpower and fleet of equipment to help restore customer landscapes, including removing fallen trees and hauling and installing new pallets of grass.

Moss landscaping utilized Ditch Witch mini skid steers for much of their restoration efforts. The company had a SK750 model as part of their fleet and had most recently purchased a SK1550 unit—the largest Ditch Witch mini skid steer model.

Designed to conquer a variety of complex landscape jobs, the powerful yet compact SK1550 unit can complete many tasks typically suited for traditional skid steer loaders, including tree handling and sod transfer. The versatile unit also accepts numerous attachments to complete a wide range of projects.

Moss Landscaping utilized bucket, fork and tiller attachments while restoring residential yards following the storm.

“We really appreciate our new SK1550 unit,” said Bruce Waddle, installation supervisor, Moss Landscaping. “It’s powerful enough to lift a full pallet of grass, while maintaining a compact size and is agile enough to fit through most yard gates. The versatility of this machine helps our projects run more smoothly, and we can easily transport it from job to job, which was key during our storm cleanup.”

For more information on Ditch Witch mini skid steers, please visit https://www.ditchwitch.com/mini-skid-steer/mini-skid-steer/sk1550.

HYDRAULIC BREAKER
Used for construction and demolition, our breakers can be used to break up asphalt, concrete or even clay. The hydraulic hammer is perfect for any small or medium job you might have. More up-time in the field is always the goal, and with only two moving parts and a few seals, there’s no reason for down-time.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

ROCK SAW

Best suited for irrigation and fiber installation, the Rock Saw attachment can effortlessly cut through rock, concrete, and other tough materials with unmatched precision. 

Compatible Models

SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

BACKHOE
Easily move materials for rebuilds, new construction, footings, utility repairs and more with this compact and versatile attachment.
Compatible Models

SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

STUMP GRINDERS
Featuring a heavy-duty boom design, powerful stump grinding attachments quickly shred stumps down to nothing. Easy maneuvering from stump to stump and increased visibility turns more ground stumps into more profit.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750, SK3000

MULTITASK TOOL
Your multipurpose tool for the ultimate multi-tasker is here. Engineered to grab tight to heavy materials and move them with ease and precision, the multi-task tool is your go-to for heavy applications. Easy to operate with convenient, functional levers.
Compatible Models

SK600, SK800, SK900, SK1050, SK1550, SK1750

CORE DRILL
With the MC-450 coring attachment, utility maintenance is simple and less disruptive. Featuring intuitive controls and an integrated water tank, the MC-450 is the perfect choice for quick cuts and a more productive coring process. A fully adjustable 0 to 280 rpm speed allows for enhanced control and greater productivity.
Compatible Models

SK1050, SK1550, SK1750