KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 12, 2018
Blue Diamond Attachments announces the release of a new high-performance brush cutter designed for skid steers with 25 and under gallons per minute of hydraulic flow. This new model substantially raises the bar of what can be achieved with a standard flow skid steer.
“We first began to put focus on this project when we started seeing heat issues in the industry with the release of the new tier 3 and tier 4 diesels,” says Chuck Kennedy, managing director at Blue Diamond. “The high-quality, Italian made, radial piston motor dropped the temperature of the oil up to 20 degrees in our initial testing.”
After uncovering the solution that this motor would bring to the overheat issues prevalent in the industry, the Blue Diamond development team shifted focus to building a brush cutter that could fully use the added torque of this new motor.
“Our first prototype in late 2017 let us know that we were on to something big,” says Kennedy, “we set ourselves from that point to work on a few other new features that would set this unit apart from what was currently available in the industry.” These other features included, larger blade, and 1” thick blade carrier with serrated edges and a pressure gauge visible to the operator.
The thicker blade carrier has increased the mass of the blade carrier combined with a 97% efficient motor have increased the cutting capacity by 40%. The pressure gauge allows the operator to keep an eye on the work load of the brush cutter and adjust accordingly. This has a direct impact on the productivity of the unit.
Standard flow skid steers are still a majority in the market creating a large demand for a high-performance brush cutter but this unit has also proved that it allows more oil to get to the drive system therefore improving operation on steep terrain.
According to Michael Koehler, Blue Diamonds national sales manager, the early orders of this brush cutter far exceeded expectations. “Our dealers responded very fast to this new model and we are working to get production ramped up as fast as possible.”