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Loftness Offers TimberAx Skid Steer Attachment

Thu March 07, 2013 - National Edition
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The 17-in. (43 cm) rotor of the TimberAx features a reverse-rotation design to lift material off the ground for proper cutting.
The 17-in. (43 cm) rotor of the TimberAx features a reverse-rotation design to lift material off the ground for proper cutting.

Loftness’s TimberAx skid steer attachment is part of its VMLogix line of products. The TimberAx uses an exclusive knife system to cut grass, vines, brush or trees up to 6 in. (15 cm) in diameter, or intermittently cut material up to 12 in. (30.5 cm) in diameter.

The 17-in. (43 cm) rotor of the TimberAx features a reverse-rotation design to lift material off the ground for proper cutting. Unlike forward-turning rotors, this design offers improved cutting performance and finer mulching without driving uncut material into the ground, according to the manufacturer.

The knives are constructed of durable, low-maintenance alloy and can be sharpened directly on the machine. An adjustable shear bar maintains a consistent distance from the knives to precisely control mulch size.

The TimberAx is available in 53-, 63-, 73- and 83-in. (134.6, 160, 185.4 and 211 cm) cutting widths and comes with a universal mount for attaching to all major makes and models of skid steers. Nine different hydraulic motor options are available to accommodate flow rates from 22 to 54 gpm (83 to 204 Lpm).

The drive system consists of a three-groove banded belt with taper-lock sheaves and a spring-loaded belt tensioner. Units also are equipped with heavy-duty, oversized bearings with anti-wrap protection.

Other standard features include an adjustable tree-pusher bar with claw hooks, dual crossover relief protection, pressure gauge, steel deflector chains, tachometer, spare parts kit and adjustable skid shoes. Options include a high-pressure, piston-type hydraulic motor.

For more information, call 800/828-7624 or visit www.vm-logix.com.