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Skid Steer Tree Mulcher Clears Land Fast
Diamond Mowers of South Dakota is known for building tough forestry equipment, and their new cutting and mulching attachment for skid steers is no exception. The 5-ft. wide Forestry Head can saw through up to 24-in. trees and mulch 6-in. trees in minutes. Material is cut and ripped apart into 2-in. dia. pieces for quick decomposition.
    The secret to its effectiveness are the 2 dozen planer knives mounted randomly at the center of the cutting dish. The design eliminates the dead zone found in typical blade-type mowers. Tooth holders are precision-located by machined holes in the rugged 5 ft. diameter cutting disk. Each tooth can be easily sharpened.
    Diamond’s Marketing Director Mel Peterson says the new head mows brush right to the ground. A deflector shield adjusts to 3 positions to control where debris is deposited. Two different chutes are available for hardwoods or softwoods. The head weighs 2,240 lbs. and requires 32 to 40 gpm oil flow for operation.
    Outfitter and contractor Bruce Rossman says his Forestry Head cleans up any type of wood he encounters. He uses it for tree trimming, clearing and grinding. Rossman bought the head because he was looking for something different than a drum style head. “It’s probably the most efficient machine for grinding trees on the market today,” Rossman says. “It does a nice job of mulching the wood into small pieces. I totally recommend this attachment to anyone who wants to make money in the tree grinding business or to a farmer or rancher who has trails and land to clear.” The head has a suggested retail price of $21,950.
    Diamond also manufactures a rugged rotary mower that cuts up to 10-in. trees and brush. It has a reinforcing ring and a front rail that pushes material away from the machine to protect the operator. A smaller flail-type mower that has self-cleaning knives cuts 1 to 2-in. dia. brush.
     Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Diamond Mowers, 350 East 60th St. North, Sioux Falls, S. Dak. 57104 (ph 800 658-5561; www.diamondmowers.com; tkubista@diamondmowers.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #5