Rut Manufacturing Tree Slayer Excavator and Brush Eliminator Excavator Cutter
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At Rut Manufacturing, we have a comprehensive background in building, designing, manufacturing, and selling attachments in the construction industry. Our experience ranges from working for attachment companies to building and owning one. We have the unique ability to perform a job, then analyze what products and processes could make it easier and more efficient to do. With this talent, we’re shifting our focus to our true passion: designing innovative products that change the way you do your job.

Our goal at Rut Manufacturing: to help you become more profitable and efficient, as well as decrease your workload by making your equipment more productive.

Our ProductsExcavator Cutters

The Tree Slayer Excavator Cutter allows FOUR jobs to be performed from just ONE attachment!

Cut and trim the trees and brush, grubb out small stumps and roots with the cutting edge with replaceable teeth, then use the back edge to gather the debris into a tidy pile.  Add your Thumb to the process and you have the ability to load and move the remaining debris.  The Tree Slayer Excavator Cutter allows you to work efficiently by not requiring down time with attachment changes or increasing costs by bringing in extra equipment.

We can provide the Tree Slayer Excavator Cutters from:
10-60 gpm of hydraulic flow  |  6,000-50,000 lb excavators

We offer the Tree Slayer in the following widths:
36’’ inches  |  42’’ inches  |  48’’ inches  |  60’’ inches

Rut Manufacturing Tree Slayer Excavator
Rut Manufacturing Brush Eliminator Excavator Cutter

The Brush Eliminator Excavator Cutter is designed to maintain right-of-ways and manage overgrowth.

This cutter has one function – to cut brush – and it does it well. The Brush Eliminator is ideal for farmers, tree companies, municipalities, or anyone who wants to maintain their property. This dependable cutter will devour any brush and overgrowth.

We can provide the Brush Eliminator Excavator Cutters from:
10-60 gpm of hydraulic flow  |  6,000-50,000 lb excavators

We offer the Brush Eliminator in the following widths:
36’’ inches  |  42’’ inches  |  48’’ inches  |  60’’ inches

How can we help you?Our Services

Rut Manufacturing Waterjet Cutting machine

Waterjet Cutting

A waterjet is an industrial CNC tool. It’s capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a high-pressure jet of water. It could also be a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication. It’s the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Waterjet cutting works in various industries. Such as mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming.

Our waterjet can cut material up to 7 inch thick. the size of the cutting area is 6” x 12”. With a waterjet we can produce a part within .003 of a inch. We can cut a wide variety of material. Steel, granite, wood, plastic,etc. are just a few material types we can cut. If you have a material you are not sure about give us a call and we will be glad to assist you.


We can offer anything from simple cut parts to weldments or a completely finished product. We can do as little or as much as you would like for us to do on your project.

Product Design & Development

We can turn your idea into a real product. We have developed over 60 products that are on the market today. With a knowledge of fabrication, hydraulics, and simple electronics we can help you get your project from concept to prototype.

A little company HistoryABOUT US

Rut Manufacturing Tree Slayer Excavator Brush Eliminator

Kevin and Ira Matney established Rut Manufacturing because they saw the need for new and innovative products in the construction industry. Unfortunately, we often get accustomed to doing a job in a specific way just because that’s how it’s always been done! But at Rut Manufacturing, our goal is to optimize your equipment to make it as productive and easy to use as possible.

Rut Manufacturing takes advantage of new technological advances in our industry when designing new products. Newer construction equipment has merged hydraulics and electronics. This merge makes the equipment more versatile than ever before. Kevin and Ira stay up-to-date on the advances in the construction industry, allowing Rut to always provide you with innovative products and services.

Rut Manufacturing has decades worth of experience in this industry. Kevin and Ira built and owned one of the fastest growing attachment companies in America. They chose to sell that company to get back to their passion of creating innovative products that make people’s lives easier. Rut’s goal is to maximize the efficiency of our equipment so that you can easily perform your job. The best part is that you don’t have to buy several different machines when one of ours can do many jobs!

Founders of Rut Manufacturing

Rut Manufacturing Kevin Matney

Kevin Matney, in his own words…

“I got my first job when I was fourteen at a body shop where I helped repair and paint cars. This being my first job, it opened my eyes to what it takes to do quality work. I realized, after my first week on the job, that if I didn’t do my job well, then the next employee couldn’t complete theirs either.

As I entered the workforce, I developed new skills and abilities. It seemed as though steel and metalwork were calling my name…

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Rut Manufacturing Ira Matney

Ira Matney, in his own words…

I vividly remember my Dad taking me to my first job when I was twelve. He arranged for me to work on a tobacco farm in Ledford, NC. As I watched the sun come up over the fields, I felt the excitement, nervousness, and wonder. By the end of that day, I thought that there had to be a better way to do this job. As I got older and took on other jobs, I found myself asking the same question. It didn’t matter if I was working in a hosiery mill, a lumberyard, or a manufacturing plant. I always wanted to find an easier and better way.

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Before Rut Manufacturing, Kevin and Ira Matney grew their previous company from just the two of them to a $14 million per year corporation with over 70 employees. They sold this company in 2014 to a private equity group that had the means to take it to the next level. Kevin and Ira still have that same drive and passion, but now want to design and produce more innovative  products.

That is why they decided to start over again and Rut Manufacturing was born. The Matneys look forward to what the future has in store for them and pray that God’s blessings will be with them on this next journey.

Get in touch with us!CONTACT US

Rut Manufacturing is a family and veteran-owned business that takes pride in providing outstanding service to our clients. It’s our goal to make your job easier. If you’re interested in any of our products or services, contact us by phone or email and we can answer any questions you may have.

Let us make your job easier today!

Rut Manufacturing, Inc.

22650 Highway 109 S.  |  Denton, NC 27239      –      P.O. Box 577  |  Denton, NC 27239

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