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us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason.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 5 Foot Excavator Sickle Mower
The Eterra 5 Foot Excavator Sickle Mower is a one of a kind attachment great for roadside mowing and even mowing submerged weeds in ponds as this unit has been approved for aquatic use. The mower is capable of cutting up to 2" material and does not throw debris like a rotary or flail mower. It is very simple to use and inexpensive to maintain. Cutters cost just over a dollar each.
This model has also been approved for aquatic use. You can now submerge this mower in your pond and mow your aquatic weeds. The mount uses a 3" x 3" tube mount and features the SMB-1000 Blank Mounting Adapter. This adapter provides Eterra Mowers with seamless mounting to your excavator's coupler.
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.
- 5' Cut Width
- 2" Cut Capacity
- 3" x 3" tube mount and SMB-1000 Blank Mounting Adapter
- Approved for aquatic use
- 5 Foot Sickle Bar Mower
- SMB-1000 Blank Mounting Adapter
- 6 foot hydraulic hoses
- 1/2" flat faced couplers
- Owner's manual