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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Grizzly View Post
    Not a string trimmer but at least it's articulated: here
    Here again requirements are min 60 hp for the 60", sorta looked at those, which is why I was looking at a string trimmer style.....
    Thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    Cut the big ones with a chainsaw, then mount an old lawnmower on a boom, with or without wheels.

    Bruce



    From:
    http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=1183
    Now that is the cats behind,,,,i had thought about attaching a small gas mower to the bucket on a hinge....but liking this so much better.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Seabee View Post
    I have an older model 5HP DR trimmer mower that is a beast as a walk behind and the belt keeps triping off from heavy brush limbs. Cuts up to 1" blackberry vines like they are butter. I am toying with a way to mount on the FEL, delete the mickey mouse clutch idler pulley (source of the belt tripping) and replace the motor w/a hydraulic motor powered off the tractor. Would have to work out the speed problem as few HMs run at 3600 RPM like a gas engine. That would be easy to hinge mount and have a posistioning cylinder to angle up and down toget bslopes both up and down. Next winter's project to flesh out.

    Any bright guys done this type thing yet?

    Ron
    Neighbor used one of these for a while, and ended up breaking the frame in half, but kinda where my line of thinking started......lots of rocks on the bank to deal with....that hold the dirt back.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Dear fellow members, I just joined this site an hour ago. Im not a big farmer, and dont own much land. Horses and a vegetable garden is all i got. I work construction and am away from home most of the month. Cutting to the chase, Im an inventor of sorts (first patent pending) and was surfing the web looking for competition for my Invention. I stumbled upon this forum and read of how people are looking for a fast and effective way to eliminate weeds around their homes and farms. Trust me, I understand the pain in the *** nature of weedwacking. i had my idea on a 2 hour each way commute up and down I77, where each day I saw the teams of shanghied teens working there summer jobs as possible roadkill, make painfully slow progress, whilst the tractors effortlessly cut huge swaths of weeds along the interstate. BANG! It him me. I drew up some scetches and faxed em to Legal Zoom (great people to work with) they wrote up the fancy stuff, and now I need to make the machines myself or sell them to a company. I have sent letters to many big equipment manufacturers Such as Bush hog and John Deere. i would very much like the opinions from people who may very well need a machine like this.

    Im going to post my Patent drawing in a few days, as my scanner is being a POS right now.

    cheers

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    I saw a limbing chainsaw you attach to a tractor bucket in a Northern Tool catalog, so apparently anything is possible :~}

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Fbody,

    My problem is trimming around the edges, fences and ditchews that the bush mower cannot get, hence my DR Trimmer application. It is a h111 of a trimmer but a PIA with that idler pulley. Is that5 the idea you are pursuing?

    Ron

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Na, its a brand new design. I call it a Carosel trimmer, and it consists of a main body with several arms that extend out and rotate around the center. it attaches to a tractors PTO or hydralic system n 3 point . on the end of each arm is a cutterhead, basically a beefed up weedwacker (think DR x 5 or 6, perhaps metal strings also). my original application was for the weeds beetween guardrails on interstates and such, but I found it can be used anywhere, ive even got drawings for a twelve foot offset, fully adjustable pitch and such, on the fly too, but imagine a 3 or four pointed star sorta thing being pulled by a tractor. on each point of the star (arm) is a cutterhed, and each arm, like the animals in a circus carosel, rotate around the center, and the forward motion of the tractor causes the arms to rotate around the center whenever a object is struck (guardrail, fencepost, rocks, trees). You have to use some imagination until i get a drawing up. this machine should be able to generate enough power to be a specialist brush clearing machine, destined to be in every county garage in the country. ODOT and WVDOT all put down a huge amount of extra shoulder asphalt around guardrails now to prevent weeds and deter deer from crossing roads (huge problem in ohio). Ill try to post a Pic mon or tues.

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Well I don't know if this is the solution to anyone's problem with weeds but it sure solved my issues. I have a lot of weed whacking to do around small trees and now starting a fruit u-pick. I need the place to look good and my old back won't handle much time on a gas powered weed whacker, so this is my answer. It started out as a soil scratcher with a kind of rototiller head on the businesses end but was too violent and grabby for my liking. So I sped it up and made a string head for it. it works well but could work better. I intend to speed it up even more probably around 4-4500 rpm from its now 2000 rpm. I intend to put a bearing collar on the top part of the whacker shaft to stop the long grass from grabbing the shaft and wrapping around it. I intend to put guards on it to keep me and my 8 year old boy safe. Tractor powered weed eater - YouTube

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Greg, Wow this thread is over a year old, but thanks for the post.....I'm still messing with a design, but haven't go anywhere so far.

    I like it.....
    Thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Hydraulic articulating arm string trimmer?

    Interesting, but I don't see a reason to have a rider swinging the cutter.

    ???

    Bruce

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