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    Default ChopZilla Topper-Hedger!

    I am looking to get some feedback on our new brush cutting attachment. It has 7ft rotating boom with two 24' blades, skid steer connection, runs off hydraulic remotes on tractor/bobcat/frontend loader.. Ability to cut vertically-horizontally or any angle inbetween. Go to Chop-Zilla to see video. Let me know what you think!!

    T. Wilson
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    Default Re: ChopZilla Topper-Hedger!

    Looks like it would be useful for many operations. With it requiring 12 gpm hydraulic flow it is going to require a larger tractor than the compacts most of us here have. Not sure I would want to operate it in an open station tractor.

    Good Luck,

    MarkV

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    Default Re: ChopZilla Topper-Hedger!

    interesting concept. im curious about the rotating arm. it seems to add some un-needed complications to the unit.

    why not just put another 2' blade,making 3 in total? seems simpler.

    good luck with your product

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    Default Re: ChopZilla Topper-Hedger!

    Rotating arm makes for cleaner/quicker cut, for smaller applications such a blueberries or even smaller wood(vines ect..) just having rotating saw blades would just push the wood out of the way rather than cut it. Action also sweeps cuts out of the way or into center of row rather than depris just falling into center of bush or whatever you are cutting.

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    Default Re: ChopZilla Topper-Hedger!

    I watched the video and it was interesting, to say the least! Not much actual information on the website, which makes me wonder, however....

    It is the type of thing I certainly could use for trail maintenance

    I definitely assume that it needs an enclosed cab and I'm not sure if most tractor cabs are strong enough. I know in skid steers they have what they call "demolition doors" which are heavy duty.

    Anyone know the price for this thing? They claim it is economical, but I suspect their definition of "economical" is different than mine. Anyone actually used one?

    Ken

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    Default Re: ChopZilla Topper-Hedger!

    Ken,

    It is safe to say we do recommend using a cab-in tractor! Although a bolt on safety screen would work just as well. We are in the citrus hedging and topping business down hear in Florida and this is wear we got the concept for this unit. It basicly is a downsized version of one of our hedging machines to fit everyday farm tractors/bobcats. We have thousands of hours on this machine and being there is no real maintaince on this machine other than blade sharpening ever so often we have had no trouble what so ever. The unit price is $14,995 and is very economical for the work that it does especially compared to machines that do similiar jobs.

    What can we add to our website that would make it more informative? We are open for any and all suggestions and greatly appreciate everyones input.

    Thanks, Travis

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