1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
X-Mas Tree Trimmer
The sicklebar-type trimmer - available with either a 6 or 8-ft. long cutterbar - is hydraulic-powered by a compact backpack-carried power pack consisting of a small gas engine driving a hydraulic pump. A hydraulic line runs under the operator's arm to a small motor on the cutterbar. A 2-handed carrying handle makes it easy to walk around a tree in seconds, cutting it down to perfect Christmas-tree shape.
"Lets you trim trees almost as fast as you can walk. Anyone can use it," says Gerrit Strathmeyer of Strathmeyer Forests, distributor and also a large Christmas tree grower. The self-sharpening cutterbar never needs sharpening. An 8-ft. model sells for $1,650.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, StrathmeyerForests, Inc., 255 Zeigler Rd., Dover, Penn. 17315 (ph 717 292-5683).
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