2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #95[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
"V" Cutter With Grapple Clears Land Fast
"People really like being able to do two things at once," says Vince Tesinsky, VT Fabrication. "Clearing the field while you cut makes it easy to get all the trees. As thick as cedars tend to grow, if you don't clear them away as you cut, it's hard to see where the next tree is."
The V Cutter uses two fixed blades of 5/8-in. carbon steel. The 2-ft. long, 6-in. per side shears can cut multiple trees at once or a single tree up to 8 in. in diameter. The heavy-duty tubular steel frame keeps weight at just 500 lbs.
The two-pin, quick-hitch system fits most skid steer loaders. Grapple pivot points on the 32-in. grapple arms are machined and greasable.
Cuts are made at ground or below ground level. "I can shear 15, 6-in. diameter trees per minute," says Tesinsky. "It really works as fast as you can drive around. Just center on the tree or trees and drive forward."
Tesinsky points out that the fixed design with safe, non-moving blades eliminates hydraulic cycle time with each cut. Blades are reversible and replaceable.
The V Cutter with hydraulic grapple sells for $3,995. Without the grapple, the V Cutter is priced at $2,700.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, VT Fabrication, 1423 County Road 30, Weston, Neb. 68070 (ph 402 480-4599; www.v cutter.com).
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