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Brush cutter question???

Discussion in 'Compact Track/Multi Terrain Loaders' started by CCW13, May 21, 2016.

  1. HRPServicesTX

    HRPServicesTX Well-Known Member

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    Oh sorry, I wouldn't know about that. Never had to use a brush cutter yet on my machine.
     
  2. KSSS

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    I don't have any great photos of the finished product, I should include that the website. I do have a video of it cutting down some serious grass/brush. If you go to my website and click on forestry you will see the video of the mower, lower left video I believe. That was a 22 acre piece in some places the material it was taller than the skid steer. Finished it in a day, the land owner had seen the finished product on another job and went with the Diamond mower (I bid it at $3500 sight unseen, although I had to mobilize 100 miles round trip to do it). I was concerned after seeing how thick it was, but the mower allowed me to make really good time.

    I have not had to replace any blades I have only sharpened them. I am probable getting close to having to buy a set. I have about 250 hours on it, combo light mulching and brush like shown in video.
     
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  3. CCW13

    CCW13 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it is. My owners manual was ruined from getting wet when I got my cutter. Someone from Blue Diamond emailed me a new manual but I haven't printed it out yet to read it. Thank you for the answer though and you are dead on about the legal problem lol.
     
  4. pafarmer

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    Thank you KSSS.....I really like the new website. Very well done. Captures everything you do in detail w/ video's. very professional. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I appreciate it....
     
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    I like to refer to that as a "lawyer chain" or "idiot chain". It's just the companies way of protecting themselves. I have no idea how to hook it up on your machine or do I know where or how to hook it up on my Bradco mower and amazingly I've used it without it and I'm still here to tell you about it....:cool:
     
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    You know what they say...there's a daredevil in every crowd. :D
     
  7. Todd v.

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    My CID mower had a big D ring on the rear bottom of the deck. Never used the chain and have been meaning to cut the damn thing off because stuff gets jammed in there from time to time and it gets in the way when setting the mower down on the trailer deck.

    The Diamond doesn't come with any, it says loud and clear that the mower doesn't meet any safety standard, and it spins faster than any other mower i've used. A little scary till you learn to more or less trust it.
     
  8. CCW13

    CCW13 Well-Known Member

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    Well guys I'm gonna risk it without tonight. Hopefully I'm here to tell you about it later.
     
  9. KSSS

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    Thanks, it has been a work in progress.
     
  10. digger doug

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    I believe the safety chain is supposed to be attached to the operators nuts.....:eek: