Cat intros Silage Defacer for cutting through large banks

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Updated Nov 28, 2016


The Cat Silage Defacer, which cuts and shaves large silage banks, is designed to fit on compact wheel loaders, skid steers, compact track loaders and multi-terrain loaders. The attachment leaves a clean surface on the bank and eliminates large amounts of oxygen penetration, which can cause mold.

The Silage Defacer comes in three widths—72, 84 and 96 inches—and uses a heavy-duty frame to house a front-mounted cutting drum. The drum is driven by a system of dual, hydraulic motors and dual, heavy-duty roller chains to optimize torque and reliability.

To protect them from damage, the drive motors are mounted behind the drum and within the frame. The chains feature cotter-pin master links for extended chain life.

The 5-inch-long hardened-steel teeth are arranged in a helical pattern for even load distribution and to ensure efficient cutting and facing, leaving a finely textured finished product for the feed. To minimize drum stalling and material cling, the teeth are positioned at a precise angle. Hydraulic pressure spikes are dampened by a standard cross-over relief valve, diverting high pressure away from the host machine.