Bobcat intros 70-inch forestry cutter attachment

Updated Jul 25, 2017

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Designed to quickly mulch trees and underbrush, Bobcat’s new 70-inch forestry cutter attachment boosts mulching production by 17 percent over the company’s previous models.

Equipped with double-tipped carbide teeth, when the attachment is tilted forward material is thrown against counter combs, reducing wood to fine mulch and providing wear protection for the rear of the housing. If a finer mulch is required, an optional front gate can be lowered.

A tube-style drum and spiral tooth pattern allow one tooth to engage at a time for smoother operation while using less horsepower, Bobcat says. The attachment comes standard with two-speed travel for increased drum torque. A gathering feature pulls brush and trees toward the center of the drum for more efficient operation.

Operators can make adjustments to the attachment’s push bar by choosing one of three positions.

The new attachment can be used on the larger end of Bobcat’s new M2-Series lineup of compact track loaders (CTLs) and skid steers (SSLs) when these loaders are equipped with a forestry applications kit and a forestry door to protect operators from flying debris. It’s approved for use with the T750, T770 and T870 CTLs and the S850 SSL. The attachment requires high-flow auxiliary hydraulics. An additional 400-pound counterweight is required for use with the T750 and T770 CTLs.

Quick specs

• Operating weight: 2,900 lb.

• Operating weight with optional front gate: 3,030 lb.

• Cutting width: 70 in.

• Overall width: 84.4 in.

• Number of teeth: 36