2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Loader-Mounted Bush Hog
“I use it to cut down overgrown cattails and small trees on low, wet ground. It can cut trees up to 1 in. dia.,” says the 84-year-old Vogelzang. “I can see the mower in front of me, so I’m less likely to get stuck than I’d be with my loader tractor.”
The hitch hooks up to a 3-pt. adapter bracket that Vogelzang had previously built and welded to the skid loader’s quick-attach. He removed the pto shaft and turned the hitch to the back, then bought a hydraulic motor to match the hydraulic output of his New Holland C232 skid loader.
He also installed a pressure flow relief valve and a bypass/check valve, both purchased from Surplus Center, Lincoln, Neb. (ph 800 488-3407; www.surpluscenter.com). “The check valve allows the disc blade to spin after the hydraulic power is shut off,” notes Vogelzang.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bud Vogelzang, 13 1/2 3rd Ave. S.W., Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 (ph 712 441-1037).
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