The best feature of a MultiOne mini loader is its compatibility with a long list of attachments. You can get everything from a simple front loader bucket to task-specific tools like beehive forks and feed dispensers. Naturally, there are also ways you can use your MultiOne to tackle winter weather. These attachments give your loader the ability to move snow, scrape off ice and lay down traction and ice melting materials.
The snow blower attachment has two stages: it has an auger that picks up snow and an impeller to push it though the chute. The chute rotates 200 degrees, and can be controlled from the operator’s position. The chute also has a manual angle adjuster, which controls how far snow exits the machine. MultiOne makes 6 versions of this attachment with widths ranging from 39.4 to 70.9 inches.
This plow uses a two piece design that folds and tilts for different uses. Turning the plow up to 30 degrees right or left pushes snow to the side. Tilt the sides back, and the V-shaped point can bust through tall and heavy snow. Using the plow with a straight surface makes it easy to push snow into piles. Swinging the sides forward forms a scoop to give the pile its final shape. The sections are controlled hydraulically from the operator controls, so it’s easy to switch modes.
The plow blade uses spring mounts for attachment. This helps it resist shock, and lets the edge trip over objects, reducing wear and tear. MultiOne makes three versions with widths ranging from 50 to 90 inches. Extension wings are available if you need a wider plow.
This attachment works like the snow plow, but it’s one solid surface. It rotates 30 degrees left and right. This blade works well for light accumulation on driveways and sidewalks, where you just need to push the snow off into the grass. Your mini loader must have a floating boom valve installed to use this attachment.
Salt and Sand Spreader
This unit has a bucket that holds up to 441 lbs. of ice melt or traction material. It drops this material across a 180 degree arc up to 23 feet in width. MultiOne makes a boom-mounted version, as well as a towable version. The towable spreader uses an axle gear to operate the spinner plate, so it only drops material when in motion.
This broom has bristles that scrape off compacted snow, mud and ice off of pavement, creating a clean surface. It rotates 30 degrees left and right, pushing lifted dirt and snow to the side. Adjustable casters on the ends of the broom make it easy to get the right working height, even as the bristles wear down. This broom is available in 44.5 and 54.7 inch widths. Like the snow blade, you’ll need a floating boom valve to use this attachment.
Light Material Bucket
While this is intended to be a general purpose bucket, it’s perfect for picking up snow. There are four buckets available with widths ranging from 43-71 inches. All buckets are 30 inches high and 30 inches deep.
Get More from Your MultiOne
With dozens of attachments available, a MultiOne mini loader can do just about every job you can think of, from snow clearing to construction and farming. If you want one of these machines, or you want to outfit it for more uses, visit Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re a full service MultiOne dealer. Our shop is located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. We also ship parts and accessories for these machines across the United States and Canada. To order, visit our website, www.shankslawn.com.