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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Anyone have experience with one? I have a NH LX465 an am thinking about building one this winter out of some 7 ga sheet, the 40 HP gearbox out of an old King Kutter finish mower and a spare 6.6 cu inch hydraulic motor I've got laying around. Looked at buying, but those things are spendy!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not sure how you are driving it but if it is from a 540 rpm PTO you will need a 22 GPM pump to achieve the proper flow to spin it up to PTO speed. I converted a 3ph snow blower to mount on the front of my Kubota and it works fine but you need 1" hydraulic hoses to handle the flow at full RPM'S. That's just my opinion, maybe someone else with more expertise can add to it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, Phil.
The loader is rated 20-25 gph @ 3000psi, and a 1500 lb lift, so I'm not too concerned on that front. I found an "ambusher" for rent that's rated for an equivalent Bobcat ( low- flow, 40 hp) so I'm gonna invest a hundred bucks in product research before I start fabbin'.
My biggest worry is flats from running my new pnuematic tires over all those ponty little stumps!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Skidloaders don't have a pto- but often have an auxilary hyd remote to run brooms, brush cutters, snow blowers, etc., using a hyd motor. I've seen some brush cutters that sell for about 6 grand. I bought a snow blower last year, and it took a awhile to find a used one with a motor that matched the output of my existing skidloader.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Boy, was I optimistic!
Just checked the manual--15.5GPH @ 1000psi. Still enough, but not with the motor I have. Surplus center, here I come.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Think you mean GPM not GPH.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Take your hyd specs over to surpluscenter.com, and you will be able to shop for a hyd motor, that meets them. My ASV RC30 is 10 gpm, and 3000psi, the motor I got, used from them is still running good. They have a good technical service department, and can help you figure out what you will need, even if you don't end up buying from them. I used 1/4" plate, for my deck, and built it so I can't get the blades and stump jumper lower than 3-4" from the ground. Make sure all the mechanicals in your donor mower are good, I later had to replace the stump jumper and blade pins.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Skid steer brush cutter? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I cant tell you anything about how well they work, but I can tell you that a landscpe contractor that I saw using one last summer was very, very happy with his.
 
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