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PaulChristenson
07-11-2008, 11:59 AM
http://www.cutthat.com/index.html

OhioTC18
07-11-2008, 06:42 PM
That's pretty slick, but at that price I'll continue to use my weedeater out by the road.:rolleyes:

Glowplug
07-11-2008, 09:19 PM
I really don't think that price is too bad. . . .considering. I really like the vineyard trimming video where it is mounted on the hydraulic arm. That would be really cool to trim under fences, cut down encroaching tree limbs, and such. I could really put that thing to use. I just wish they had something like that which was PTO-driven instead of hydraulically-driven.

PaulChristenson
07-11-2008, 11:39 PM
I don't know many weedeaters that will cut 1 1/2" thick stuff...:rolleyes:

PaulChristenson
07-11-2008, 11:41 PM
I really don't think that price is too bad. . . .considering. I really like the vineyard trimming video where it is mounted on the hydraulic arm. That would be really cool to trim under fences, cut down encroaching tree limbs, and such. I could really put that thing to use. I just wish they had something like that which was PTO-driven instead of hydraulically-driven.

That vineyard hydraulic rig was developed by the purchaser...unfortunately...:rolleyes:

Glowplug
07-12-2008, 01:20 AM
That vineyard hydraulic rig was developed by the purchaser...unfortunately...:rolleyes:

Yeah, maybe I could find some enterprising young NTT member who'd be willing to build one for me!:thumb:

Mith
07-12-2008, 01:59 AM
So what would be the advantage of that over an arm mounted flail? I would have thought the flail would be more robust.

OhioTC18
07-12-2008, 09:40 AM
I don't know many weedeaters that will cut 1 1/2" thick stuff...:rolleyes:

But I don't have anything 1 1/2" to cut either. :rolleyes:

PaulChristenson
07-12-2008, 05:59 PM
So what would be the advantage of that over an arm mounted flail? I would have thought the flail would be more robust.

Try trimming tree limbs or a hedge-row with a flail...:rolleyes:

Mith
07-12-2008, 06:09 PM
Thats how we trim them around here, with a flail......

http://www.rollinsmachinery.ca/Pics/58T.jpg

OhioTC18
07-12-2008, 06:21 PM
The State uses the same thing around here Jim to do the roadsides

Glowplug
07-12-2008, 11:51 PM
Thats how we trim them around here, with a flail......

http://www.rollinsmachinery.ca/Pics/58T.jpg

Where did that picture come from? It looks "Photoshopped"!

PaulChristenson
07-13-2008, 03:31 AM
Thats how we trim them around here, with a flail......

http://www.rollinsmachinery.ca/Pics/58T.jpg
I'd hate to see a cutter fly out of that flail at that height...I would think it might travel quite a distance with lethal energy...:rolleyes:

Mith
07-13-2008, 04:14 AM
Chuck, from some machinery website. Next time I see one cutting alongside the road I'll take a photo.
http://www.ryetec.co.uk/images/image0111.jpg

http://www.ryetec.co.uk/images/image009.jpg

Paul, they have guards front and back, all the debris is forced downwards. They make surprisingly little mess.

howierd3866
07-13-2008, 09:52 AM
this is what we us...also tractor supply has one you pull behind the 4wheeler we also use

PBinWA
07-13-2008, 11:51 AM
howierd - why are you mowing in those swamp areas? I think I would rather look at some tall weeds than a mud hole?

howierd3866
07-13-2008, 12:24 PM
one...thats how I make my money no one else around here can do this and 2nd the city code enforcement dont like tall grass...

PBinWA
07-14-2008, 11:05 AM
one...thats how I make my money no one else around here can do this and 2nd the city code enforcement dont like tall grass...

Having lived in Orlando for a while, I can see that having the weeds cut down would make it harder for the gators to hide!:eek:

However, one must never question the ability of the civil servant to waste the taxpayers money - especially when you can get some of your tax follars back from the governement!. :rolleyes:

PaulChristenson
07-15-2008, 02:31 PM
Chuck, from some machinery website. Next time I see one cutting alongside the road I'll take a photo.
http://www.ryetec.co.uk/images/image0111.jpg

http://www.ryetec.co.uk/images/image009.jpg

Paul, they have guards front and back, all the debris is forced downwards. They make surprisingly little mess.

Well, this is what I really wanted...but SWMBO vetoed what was ATTACHED to the cutter...:D
http://www.multione.it/files_db/00166_cimatricetop.jpg

quincy
07-15-2008, 03:00 PM
This is what I use... I have some 300ft of hawthorn hedge I like to keep straight.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/hedgecutter2Small.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/Hedgecutter1Small.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/CIMG0030.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/CIMG0026.jpg


It works nice. It cuts the top of the hedge perfectly straight, no way I could do this by hand, trust me it was a LOT more wobbly on top when I used to do it by hand!! Used to take all weekend to cut that hedge, now 2 hours tops.

PaulChristenson
07-15-2008, 05:28 PM
This is what I use... I have some 300ft of hawthorn hedge I like to keep straight.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/hedgecutter2Small.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/Hedgecutter1Small.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/CIMG0030.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/CIMG0026.jpg


It works nice. It cuts the top of the hedge perfectly straight, no way I could do this by hand, trust me it was a LOT more wobbly on top when I used to do it by hand!! Used to take all weekend to cut that hedge, now 2 hours tops.

1. Do you have a remote kill capability?

2. How do you trim the sides?

OhioTC18
07-15-2008, 07:01 PM
Have to admit, that is ingenious.

quincy
07-16-2008, 05:48 AM
Hi Paul,

No "remote kill" apart from the switch on the handle of the trimmer. (but I have to get off the tractor to shut it down). I do have full control of the throttle, using the nylon cord that runs through the pulley and back to the tractor seat. This allows me to stop the blades of the trimmer when i want but the engine obviously continues to idle.
This idea came up out of necessity. My back aint what it used to be and I find it hard going to lean in over the top of the hedge when I cut the top. Nine times out of ten, my back would hurt for days after I would cut the top of the hedge by hand. (and 9 times out of 10 my wife would complain about how wobbly top on the hedge was!)
This started off as an experiment one day whan my back started hurtin early on as I was cutting the hedge. I downed tools and headed for the welder. It was a 20 min job to make up the "arm" using whatever scrap was on hand. I just never got around to developing it further as it works pretty good as it is. I am lucky I have a fairly level lawn, so as I drive along, I only need to make one height correction about half way down the hedge (raising the bar about 2 inches).

I still cut the sides of the hedge by hand. I dont mind doing that so much because the trimmer is kept in at close quarters and doesnt require a lot of reaching. Its cutting the top that kills me.
Some day when I have no other project on the go, I may develop it further. with a hydraulic actuated arm that i can raise and lower the trimmer from the tractor seat and make an adjustable head so I can cut on the vertical... I think about that every time I cut the hedge, but thinking about it is as far as I've got apart from a few dooodles in MS paint...
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/hedgetrimmer.jpg