As part of its VMLogix line of vegetation management equipment, Loftness offers the Tree Hammer. Powered by a reliable PTO drive, the machine cuts and mulches material up to 10 in. in diameter. It is ideal for clearing pipeline rights of way or mowing and mulching grass, weeds, brush or trees.
The Tree Hammer is 101 in. wide with a cutting width of 80 in. It is designed for tractors with up to 260 hp PTO and a Category II or III three-point hitch. Depending on the type of operation, the unit can be pushed or pulled behind the tractor to cut, mow or mulch material.
The 21-in. rotor is mounted on 3-in. piloted bearings with anti-wrap protection. The rotor is available with fixed teeth or individually mounted hammers, which swing 360 degrees on double-tapered rolling bearings. A row of stationary teeth optimizes cutting performance, and a mulching door can be hydraulically opened or closed according to the application. To help prevent flying debris, the Tree Hammer 360 comes with steel deflector chains. Other standard features include a PTO shaft with slip clutch, a four-groove banded belt with spring-loaded tensioner and adjustable skid shoes. Options include a shear bar, dual-belt drive, six-groove banded belts and a hydraulic tree-pusher bar.
For more information, visit www.vm-logix.com.