Trending Attachment: Rotary Cutters for Skid Steers

THE CUTTIN’ O’ THE GREEN!

“THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB”
It’s the oldest (and best) advice in the book: get the right tool for the job, and EVERYTHING goes smoother. And when you have weeds and brush that are already creeping above knee-level, even the best platform mowers will sputter. This is a job for a brush cutter / rotary mower — and the easiest way to plow through the tall stuff is attaching one of these machines to your skid steer.  Great power, maneuverability, and superior safety.

“LIKE GOING DOWNTOWN”
One of the great things about being a landscape professional is the immense satisfaction of seeing the “before and after” for yourself. First, you survey the unkempt wilds, then you leave perfectly coiffed greenspaces in your wake.  (A little bit like running the barber shop on an Army base.) But the result is not even half the fun of running through the brush and watching all those lousy weeds trembling in your path.  If you’ve done it yourself, you know: it’s like the Midwestern version of snowboarding.  

If you haven’t run a brush cutter with a skid steer yet, check out this quick video we shot while taking no prisoners on our back 40.  Serious fun, and yes, people will actually pay you for it…

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Product Spotlight: Send in the Alamo RidgeRunner!

This remote controlled rotary mower is rated for continuous operation on slopes up to 50 degrees so you can avoid placing operators on those steepest slopes. You can make quick work of steep roadside jobs with speeds up to 6.2 mph, a 44″ cutting width and a tight zero-turn turning radius. You’ll find superior maneuverability and slope capabilities and a compact footprint: 993 lbs. in total weight and ground pressure of only 3.98 PSI.

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Rent It: Bush Hog Flex-Wing Mower and Tractor Combo

The Bush Hog model 2815 flex-wing rotary cutter has features that give you max performance and durability on those heavy-duty jobs. Our customers find it ideal for roadside cutting, pasture maintenance and more. It’s rated to cut 4″ diameter material and operates on a minimum of a 60 PTO hp tractor. They like that the center section blades align with the center wheels to closely cut out the bottom of ditches. And that the center section skids’ inside and outside edges are turned up at 45 degrees, so they don’t dig into the turf when turning. Continue reading

A Strong El Niño Outlook?

It’s mid-summer and the ground work is plentiful…but why has it rained so much this season in our area? And why the cooler-than-average temps? The answer lies with El Niño, which has steadily strengthened over the past month according to AccuWeather’s Brett AndersonAgweb.com notes that El Niño arrival was slow to develop, and now is coming on strong. But what about the three-month weather outlook for the Midwest? Continue reading

Skid Steer Attachment Special and Open House Event

A skid steer is only as useful as the attachment it’s running. Sometimes a bucket is all you need, but there are hundreds (if not thousands) of specialty attachments available for skid steers and track loaders. We carry a large inventory of common attachments like trenchers, grapple buckets, tillers, and brooms – things our customers use daily in their businesses – and because we keep a lot in stock we can offer great pricing on these attachments. Now for a limited time you can save even more with sale prices and special finance offers!

To help kick off the summer construction season we’re giving you special offers on all of our new skid steer attachments we have in stock. Here’s a chance to add a productive attachment to your fleet that will save you time and money. If you’re not sure which attachment is the best fit for you and your crew, you’re in luck! On Wednesday May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd we’re hosting an open house showcasing our available attachments. That means you can see first hand what these machines are designed to do and how they can be applied to your job site. We’ll have our manufacturer reps on hand from 10am to 1pm to answer any questions you have and also to provide safety tips and operator training. Don’t miss out on this! It’s a great chance to see what’s out there and to test it out before you consider buying. We’ll be showcasing Allied concrete breakers, Ammbusher mowers, McMillen post-hole diggers, Bradco trenchers, Sweepster brooms and MORE! The May 22nd open house will take place in Orland Park and the May 23rd will be hosted in South Elgin. We look forward to seeing you!