Sickle Bar Mower for Skid Steer Loaders - 84"
WOW! That is all we can say. We did it and the quality will blow you away. A long standing problem for many skid steer owners has been not being able to cut material along side of the road. Another question that many people have long asked us was how can I cut hay and brush while driving forward? We asked our customers what they were using now and listened to what they had to say.
The answer came to us quickly. SICKLE BAR!
and .... here it is. This is a head turning impressive product that will provide you with many years of road side clearing at a minimal cost. Only a few people have ever commented on the price. Compared to any other side mount clearing method, our Skid-Sickle is by far the least expensive and incredibly effective method available.
Some Notable Features are:
- Sickle cut path is 84 inches long (7 Feet)
- 28 Replaceable Cutter Teeth
- Can cut below 35 degrees flush to the ground and at 90 degrees to the ground allowing you to cut inside of ditches and along roadways
- Uses a heavy non-clogging style sickle
- 100% hydraulically operated - 12 GPM - 21 GPM @ 3000 PSI Rated
- Break-away bar so you do not damage the unit if you catch it on a rock or fence post
- Fully replaceable sickles - Bolt on
- Hydraulic lift and angle - 35 degrees to 90 degrees to the ground
Here is a description of my first use with this product.
I set out down our roadside and made one pass with the sickle following the contour of the road. I was able to mow everything back and away from the roadway 7 feet. Up until now I had nothing that could do this as it is next to impossible to hang a mower beside a skid steer as they are just too heavy. The sickle only weighs 100 lbs. so it does not affect the balance of the machine one bit.
The next path was with the sickle fully extended and down in the ditch. This time instead of just cutting grass, I was able to cut small Alder trees that tend to grow up and out of the ditch and scratch our vehicles as we drive by. This is a monumental feat as we have live with this problem for 13 years. The sickle would cut up to 2 inch trees. If they were too big, the sickle would not accept the tree and would just push back. If I forced it, the trip mechanism would kick the blade out so I could not damage anything. I would just back up a few feet to reset and was on my way.
The next job was the trees that line our main driveway. The branches up high droop down onto our vehicles and scratch the roof as we go by. I use a tree shear to get what I can but cannot reach high enough to get the base of the branch so they keep coming back. With the Skid-Sickle, I have the 7 foot length of the sickle plus the lift height of the skid steer to give me a 17 foot reach. This was the best grooming our driveway has ever seen. In only a few minutes, it looks extremely professional.
You could literally make a business out of this as everyone in a rural setting with private roads has this problem. Horse trails where the branches hit the riders in the face; you could clear these completely out of the way. Now that is a SOLUTION!!
We now have eight years of experience behind us with this product and have been able to examine any issues. Well we are happy to report that there have just not been any issues. Townships, Parks Departments, Road Clearing Contractors, Landscapers and Estate Owners have bought this and have been extremely satisfied. As with all of our products, our customers are our best salesmen. If you would like to speak to any of the owners, give us a call and we will put you in contact with them. You will not believe how happy they are with this product.