Bobcat 70 inch forestry cutter mulches more for less

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The Bobcat 70-inch forestry cutter attachment offers up to 17 percent more mulching capacity than previous models

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  • Carbide-tipped teeth

  • 1316kg operating weight

  • Adjustable push bar


The 70-inch (1.78m) forestry cutter is designed for use with Bobcat M2 series compact track loaders (T750, T770 and T870) and the S850 skid-steer loader. The unit requires a 182kg counterweight when used on the T750 and T770.

The cutter is also compatible with a range of loaders from other manufacturers that have high-flow hydraulics.

Bobcat says the 70-inch forestry cutter is easy to operate. Tilting the attachment forward throws material against counter combs that reduce the wood to fine mulch. An optional front gate for the attachment is available if even finer grade mulch is needed.

The attachment has an operating weight of 1316kg, or 1374kg with the additional front gate.

Although the attachment requires high-flow hydraulics for use, the tube-style drum and spiral tooth pattern allows only one tooth to engage at a time resulting in a smoother operation that also uses less engine power.

The cutting teeth are double-tipped in carbide to ensure an extended working life and maximum uptime. Bobcat says the cutter has been designed with a lower number of individual teeth (36 in total), intended to keep replacement costs down.

The cutter attachment has a rotor brake that can stop the attachment from full speed in 10 seconds or less when the hydraulics are deactivated.

For safety, a ‘forestry applications kit’ must be installed on the loader to protect the operator and machine from flying debris. The kit includes front and rear light guards, hydraulic quick coupler guard, fire extinguisher, level 2 FOPS (capable of protecting against falling trees), muffler guard, lift cylinder debris shields and stronger polycarbonate windows and doors.

 

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