Need To Do Some Landscaping And Have A Lot Of Trees, Brush, And Debris? Use A Skid Steer

Posted on: 19 November 2015

If you have a lot of land that you want to get ready for landscaping, you should consider using a skid steer to make things easier for you. There are different types available so you should have no problem finding one to do the job that you want to do. Two of these types are listed below.  

Open End Skid Steer Brush Cutter

An open end skid steer brush cutter is a high efficiency machine that can clear out a lot of land and other debris very quickly to save you a lot of time, as well as money. It can be powered by an engine or hydraulics. There are attachments available so you can use this machinery as a tree shear, tree puller, and a brush cutter.

Tree pullers do just what the name says, they pull trees out of the ground. This is very useful if you have a large amount of trees to remove from your property.

Tree sheers are specifically designed to cut down trees at ground level. It can also be used to clear out small overgrowth, as well as to clear out taller trees with a large diameter.

Brush cutters are used to clear out overgrown brush. There are walk in behind brush cutters, as well as pull behind mowers. These cutters are suited to handle large areas of dense and tough brush with minimal impact on your property.

Tree shears can also be used to prune existing trees if you are not cutting them down. 

Skid Steer Loaders

A skid steer loader is a small machines that is powered by an engine. It has lift arms that are used to attach different types of attachments. It runs on either wheels or tracks.  It has a compact design that can maneuver in places where a conventional tractor cannot.

It can do a variety of tasks for a landscape contractor. These machines work well for hauling and lifting things around your land, such as plants, mulch, and pallets of pavers. It is also useful to load truck beds with topsoil.

Landscape contractors can also use a skid steer loader to install trenches for irrigation lines, dig holes to plant trees, and prepare soil for planting. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, this machinery can also work well as a snow shovel.

If you are not experienced at using a skid steer, you should not attempted to do this yourself, but instead, hire a professional to do the work for you.