In October 2007, we added the Series V Hydraulic Tree Shear,
which has longer cylinder stroke, that can cut up to a 14-3/4" diameter in the first cut.
Blades open wider, allowing trees to be cut deeper between blades. Blade braces also have more space
between them to clear low limbs on such trees as cedar and mesquite.
We will continue to offer the Series IV Hydraulic Tree
Shear, that can cut up to a 13" diameter tree in a single cut, with the addition of the wider braces
as used on the Series V.
Actual capacity depends on type of tree, hydraulic pressure
of power unit, and moisture content of tree or season of the year.
We have three standard hitch options that can be
built in either the Series IV or Series V shear configuration, making a total of six options.
I would be happy to discuss any special needs that you may have. I have built several special versions for customers
that may not be shown on my website.
The first hitch option is
available to fit tractor 3 point hitch and most front end loaders with
four 1" pins.
The second hitch option is
dedicated to a skidsteer, with the skidsteer receiver/implement bracket welded to the shear hitch.
The third hitch option is designed for those who aren't
sure how they may want to use the shear, It has a removable skidsteer adapter that will allow the shear to be used
on 3 point hitch, front end loaders, and skid steers. This hitch configuration is
beneficial in the Equipment Rental Industry, meeting the needs of different customers. This option
is also to your advantage if you ever "get done" and desire to resell the shear.