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Old 10-19-2021, 08:57 AM   #1
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My SVL75-2 should be delivered today and I need a brush cutter. Will be using to clean up my place such as overgrown fence rows and cleaning out saplings under pecan trees. I know that I donít need/want a mulcher, just a good tough cutter. Any suggestions would be appreciated. My machine is a high flow unit. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:27 AM   #2
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We have a 72Ē and 60Ē groundshark GSS72 and GSS60 on our job site and they are great machines, we cut saplings and weeds up to probably 3Ē dia with them and have no problems. We run them on CAT 289D skidsteers. Not sure if high flow or not
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:39 AM   #3
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I used a Bradco Ground Shark on a svl95 with high flow. It’s technically billed as a mulcher but is kind of a hybrid with a horizontal disc and mulching teeth. It worked great on big stuff such as half-rotted hackberries. However, it sucked on live, flexible stuff like grapevines, yaupons and huisaches. It’d suck it up in the deck and jam itself unless you went real slow and got one or two saplings (depending on size) at a time.

If I had it to do over again, I’d use a standard cutter instead. Here’s the one I used…

https://www.skidsteersolutions.com/e...SABEgJlE_D_BwE
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:43 AM   #4
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Actually, this was the one I used. I shouldn’t complain, because a friend let me borrow it for free, but it wasn’t the most efficient way to get it cleaned up.

https://www.paladinattachments.com/p...y-disk-mulcher
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:52 AM   #5
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I use this for clearing land. In my opinion, it is the most versatile attachment for this application. It will cut/shred everything from grass to 6" trees. The only thing that it will not do is mulch. Essentially it is a conventional brush hawg on steroids and HGH. It is a simple design with blades that can be replaced.

https://www.brushwolf.com/product/alpha/
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:13 AM   #6
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Thank y’all. Should I go with a high flow cutter or standard flow? I assumed I’d go with high flow but some say that standard is just fine for a brush cutter
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:58 AM   #7
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I run a High Flow Blue Diamond Extreme duty brush cutter at the ranch. Chews through mesquite and brush with no problem. https://www.bluediamondattachments.c..._0488-edit.jpg
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:19 AM   #8
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I use this for clearing land. In my opinion, it is the most versatile attachment for this application. It will cut/shred everything from grass to 6" trees. The only thing that it will not do is mulch. Essentially it is a conventional brush hawg on steroids and HGH. It is a simple design with blades that can be replaced.

https://www.brushwolf.com/product/alpha/
Thats bad looking motor scooter!
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:21 AM   #9
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I run a High Flow Blue Diamond Extreme duty brush cutter at the ranch. Chews through mesquite and brush with no problem. https://www.bluediamondattachments.c..._0488-edit.jpg
This ^^
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:23 AM   #10
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I run a High Flow Blue Diamond Extreme duty brush cutter at the ranch. Chews through mesquite and brush with no problem. https://www.bluediamondattachments.c..._0488-edit.jpg
I have rented the standard flow unit a couple times and just purchased one. Great unit. I don;t know why you would not buy the high flow if that is what you machine is. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:32 AM   #11
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I got one of these and it is fantastic shredder, Works great for brush up to 3" in diameter.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14422319031...oAAOSwmZJfgZE0
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:35 PM   #12
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The only one I've used is that ground shark high flow, it's pretty dang good. It'll chew up all kinds of trees. They won't grind them up into teeny tiny bits like the grinders do, but they work pretty well and fast
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:38 PM   #13
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I sell a ton of the 72" Blue Diamond Open Front Low Flow cutters. Check them out - I have one in stock. Call anytime to talk more about them. That wolf is a beast!!
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:43 PM   #14
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It really is. I just confirmed that it is rated for trees up to 10" but I usually use a saw for something that big. You can clear a lot of land really quickly with it.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:43 PM   #15
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Thank yíall. Should I go with a high flow cutter or standard flow? I assumed Iíd go with high flow but some say that standard is just fine for a brush cutter
If you have high flow machine you have to go high flow cutter. It is very important to match the two up. You will destroy either attachment if they are not paired to the appropriate machine.
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Old 10-19-2021, 03:47 PM   #16
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I didn't realize we had so many of these machines here. I got a couple 100 acres of youpon playground available!

Could trade deer hunts or fishin trips

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Old 10-19-2021, 03:55 PM   #17
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We run the 85” Vail X Series on our machines but it all depends on your budget really, in this world you 100% get what you pay for. These are around 13-14k but they won’t leave you broke down all the time where the 5K dollar machines will if you beat the snot out of them.

You definitely want to go with a high flow cutter rated for your machines flow rate and don’t try to cut 10” trees with one if you plan on it running very long especially on a cheaper unit. Our X Series will do it but I can guarantee you it if you make a habit out of it your going to be opening your wallet on repair bills. We’ve worn out several different brands over the years and the Vails are our all time favorite unit. Buy once/cry once on quality equipment will save you money in long term.

Edit, I just saw your in NE Tx., where are you located? If your close by your welcome to come look at a HD unit compared to a cheap one.

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Old 10-19-2021, 08:43 PM   #18
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I didn't realize we had so many of these machines here. I got a couple 100 acres of youpon playground available!

Could trade deer hunts or fishin trips

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Iíll have to get better with it before I embarrass myself. Lol. I got to use the danuser tree puller for about an hour when I got home from work, and itís a heckuva attachment. Me on the joysticks, not so much yet!
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:47 PM   #19
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We run the 85Ē Vail X Series on our machines but it all depends on your budget really, in this world you 100% get what you pay for. These are around 13-14k but they wonít leave you broke down all the time where the 5K dollar machines will if you beat the snot out of them.

You definitely want to go with a high flow cutter rated for your machines flow rate and donít try to cut 10Ē trees with one if you plan on it running very long especially on a cheaper unit. Our X Series will do it but I can guarantee you it if you make a habit out of it your going to be opening your wallet on repair bills. Weíve worn out several different brands over the years and the Vails are our all time favorite unit. Buy once/cry once on quality equipment will save you money in long term.

Edit, I just saw your in NE Tx., where are you located? If your close by your welcome to come look at a HD unit compared to a cheap one.
Iím in Tira, between Cooper and Sulphur Springs. I want a good one, but Iím pretty ignorant to what Iím looking at, this is my first ctl. Iím good with tractors and their implements, but this is a new world to me. Every place Iíve called is happy to order me one, but even though Iím not real sure what Iím looking at Iíd like to see it before I buyÖ..
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:48 PM   #20
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Iíll have to get better with it before I embarrass myself. Lol. I got to use the danuser tree puller for about an hour when I got home from work, and itís a heckuva attachment. Me on the joysticks, not so much yet!
That's OK lol, I can have my wife follow you on her tractor. She put 5 hours on it 2 weeks ago with a landscaping rake and might have got 1/3 of an acre

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Anyone got feedback on open vs closed fronts? What does open do that closed canít?
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Old 10-19-2021, 09:12 PM   #22
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That's OK lol, I can have my wife follow you on her tractor. She put 5 hours on it 2 weeks ago with a landscaping rake and might have got 1/3 of an acre

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Lol, I kept looking around making sure the wife and kids werenít watching!
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:20 PM   #23
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Anyone got feedback on open vs closed fronts? What does open do that closed canít?
Open is mainly used for actual clearing and the closed are geared more towards regular mowing type jobs. Iíve got 4 open and 2 closed and the closed can somewhat do all of it but in my opinion the suck for anything other than mowing weeds, heavy grass and briars. They constantly get clogged up in heavy stuff.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:25 PM   #24
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Iím in Tira, between Cooper and Sulphur Springs. I want a good one, but Iím pretty ignorant to what Iím looking at, this is my first ctl. Iím good with tractors and their implements, but this is a new world to me. Every place Iíve called is happy to order me one, but even though Iím not real sure what Iím looking at Iíd like to see it before I buyÖ..
Shoot me a pm if you want to come look at one, I can show/tell you what to look for in a good one. Weíve got over 15,000 hours running these things so Iím pretty familiar with them,
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:44 PM   #25
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I have a Jenkins. Cuts up to 7” material like it’s grass. Very well built.
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Old 10-20-2021, 04:21 AM   #26
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I’m getting my svl75 on Friday. I’m between the groundshark or rut manufacturing terminator xp.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:17 AM   #27
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I would love to use something like these but I have too much rock. I have lots of cedar/huisache that I would like to clear. I may have to use a shear then burn it or stack and let it rot. I have to spray the huisache or it will come right back, they have roots like crazy from what I have seen when pulling some up.
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Old 10-20-2021, 08:23 AM   #28
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Do any rental companies rent skidsteers with brush cutters like this? I need to widen our lease roads by cutting back the youpan.
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