03 Jul How to Choose the Right Skid Steer Brush Hog Attachment
Finding the right skid steer attachment can be difficult, especially if you work on a variety of job sites. When it comes to choosing the right skid steer attachment, it’s important to take a few things into consideration. In particular, when you’re shopping for a skid steer brush hog or brush mower, you have to think about the type of jobs you normally encounter, and how often you’ll use your device. From there, it will be easier to decide what type of skid steer brush hog attachment is suitable for you.
What Type of Land do you Work on?
Depending on the type of work you do, every piece of land is different. If you work on residential construction sites, you’ll likely spend your time on flatter land. However, if you spend more time in rural areas or farmland, you’ll need a heavy-duty attachment with plenty of cutting width.
Certain attachments are designed for high-density areas, while others are not. At Rut, the forestry disc mulcher, brush mower, and the Terminator brush cutter are all capable of removing thick dense brush and operate with high-efficiency thanks to their hydraulic motors. That doesn’t mean they won’t perform extremely well in less developed areas – they are just designed to tackle those complex job sites with ease.
Our brush hog attachments are capable of handling uneven terrain, and dense spaces. Depending on the needs of your job sites, it’s a good idea to purchase something that is diverse, so you aren’t limiting your ability to operate your skid steer.
How Often will you Use it?
Before you buy a brush hog attachment, consider your daily workload. How often will you use it? Will you be using a root and grapple brush afterward? Are you going to need a bucket attachment to remove any final debris once you’re done?
By asking yourself these types of questions, you’ll be able to determine the type of brush hog and brush mower attachments you’ll use most often and go from there. If you’re using these attachments for personal use instead of commercial use, you’ll want to find something fairly diverse, so you can use it throughout your property.
Determining your workload will give you a better idea of your daily usage, which can help you decide which brush hog attachments are essential for your job. You can always purchase a grapple bucket later – a brush mower is definitely something you’re going to use throughout the day.
Is it Compatible with Your Skid Steer Loader?
There are so many skid steer attachments on today’s market – from auger attachments to backhoe attachments, even trencher attachments, the possibilities are endless. None of that makes a difference if it’s not compatible with your machine. Before you purchase a brush hog, it’s important to take measurements of your skid steer. Review your owners manual to learn more about your piece of equipment, or refer to our Frequently Asked Skid Steer Questions. You’re going to find the answers you need in order to buy the right brush hog attachment for your workload.
At Rut, we make sure our skid steer attachments are compatible with a variety of popular brands. From John Deere to Kubota, our attachments can fit just about any skid steer model. Just select the proper dimensions for your attachment – we’ll take care of the rest. To see if your skid steer is compatible with our line of products, review the Top Skid Steer Brands to see if yours makes the list.
If you want to know more about skid steer versatility, review How to Change Skid Steer Attachments to learn how your quick attach machine works prior to buying your attachment.