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us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason.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 Razor Skid Steer Sickle Bar Mower
Responding to the needs of customers, Eterra has developed the Razor Sickle Bar Mowing Attachment for Skid Steer Loaders. A long standing problem for many skid steer owners was not being able to cut material along side of the road, while driving forward. The answer is the Eterra Razor Sickle Bar Mowing Attachment. The sickle bar can be angled from 110 degrees to 45 degrees downward in order to trim everything from hedges to berms to ditches. By lifting the skid steer arms you can achieve up to 17'+ of reach while slicing through material up to 2" in diameter.
To operate this cutter at an optimal performance, your machine must have a hydraulic flow rate of 15 GPM - 20 GPM @ 3000 PSI Rated.
- 7' and 9' foot cut width options
- Flow requirement: 15 GPM - 20 GPM @ 3000 PSI Rated
- 36 Replaceable Cutter Teeth (9 Foot)
- Can cut below 45 degrees flush to the ground and at 110 degrees to the ground allowing you to cut inside of ditches and along roadways
- Uses a heavy non-clogging style sickle
- 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 - 45 degrees to 110 degrees to the ground
- Skid Steer Sickle Mower attachment
- Universal Skid Steer Mounting Plate
- Attachment control device
- Hydraulic hoses
- Flat faced couplers
- Owner's manual
From the owner of Skid Steer Solutions:
"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 - 9 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 feet to 9 feet of 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.
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