STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Eterra 7 Foot Excavator Sickle Mower
The Eterra BMS-70-EX Sickle Mower for excavators is ideal for roadside trimming of hedges and branches, ditch cutting, and other general cutting of material under 2". This product is not approved for aquatic use as it has a gearbox with a breather so it cannot be run under water.
The BMS-70-EX Sickle mower has been a top Eterra product for many years. Operators have been using it on Eterra boom mower arms and as a stand alone excavator or backhoe mounted mower. These sickles work great at cutting up to 2" material and do not throw anything back at the operator or at bystanders. They are simple to use and very inexpensive to maintain. Cutters cost just over a dollar each. Not many places nowadays where you can buy anything for a dollar. This model has not been approved for aquatic use. If you need an an aquatic sickle, then check out the 5-Foot Sickle (BMS-50).
The mount uses a 3" x 3" tube mount found on McConnell, Bomford and Tiger mowers. The SMB-1000 Blank Mounting Adapter is included.
- Grade 50 high strength steel
- 165 degrees of tilt (from 110 to -45 degrees)
- 3" square frame tubing
- 2" cut capacity
- 7 Foot Excavator Sickle Mower
- SMB-1000 Blank Mounting Plate
- Machine specific coupler (optional, added cost)
- Hydraulic Hoses
- Flat Faced couplers
The open face cutter design of the Eterra Sickle cutter bar is well adapted to fine brush work. Trim Privet hedges with ease. The added reach and durability of this attachment is amazing. The power and speed of cut is outstanding. Cost of ownership is great because the cutters are so inexpensive, easy to find and replace. Just another awesome attachment from Eterra. Made in Nebraska using US and German parts.
Eterra SMB-1000 Blank Mounting Adapter
This adapter provides Eterra Mowers with seamless mounting to your Excavator's coupler. The SMB-1000 is included with purchase.
Note: Every excavator is different. Many machines (Especially older models) use only two pumps. One to control your stick and rotation. One for track drive and auxiliary flow (your mower). For machines that have this type of pump arrangement, it is not possible to drive the machine forward and cut at the same time. You will need to drive forward, stop and then sweep back and forth for cutting. For operators with newer machines like Kubota and any Yanmar, you have three pumps so you can drive and cut at the same time.