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    Default Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    Hey guys new here have a couple questions.

    I recently picked up and old brush cutter. Real similar to this



    I can't complain the price was FREE

    I wanted to turn it into something similar to this




    My problem is I have no idea what size or spec hydraulic motor I should use.

    Could anyone help me with this task?

    Here is my machine


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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    Is the cutter wider than your skid? Nice machine not to scratch up for no reason.

    I'd put some guage wheels on the now front and get a suitable HYD motor... ur question: Just look up the specs on torque and volumn on a commercially produced unit or ask a dealer and match it, won't be cheap unless you find an old bone yard for like a state DOT and get it there. That BH has a 6 spline 1 and 3/8 shaft I think so hooking up would be a breeze. Looks like a week end job.
    Last edited by Sunkistdds; 06-03-2009 at 11:20 AM. Reason: error in logic

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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunkistdds View Post
    Is the cutter wider than your skid? Nice machine not to scratch up for no reason.

    I'd put some guage wheels on the now front and get a suitable HYD motor... ur question: Just look up the specs on torque and volumn on a commercially produced unit or ask a dealer and match it, won't be cheap unless you find an old bone yard for like a state DOT and get it there. That BH has a 6 spline 1 and 3/8 shaft I think so hooking up would be a breeze. Looks like a week end job.
    Well the hog I picked up the under side blade disc was completely rusted away so I cut that off and fixing to cut the gear box off.

    I just need to find a suitable hyd motor to bolt in place of the original gear box

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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    Mark

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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    My rotary mower is a 6-ft Hawkline that has a 50-hp rated gearbox.

    http://www.gohawkline.com/RCSeriesCutterManual.pdf

    I run it off my Mahindra 5525 tractor that has 45 pto hp. These mowers are designed to run at 540 rpm at the pto. I believe the gearbox is 1:1.

    So, I'd look for a 50-hp hydraulic motor to adapt this particular mower to your skid steer. Maybe something like this

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...name=hydraulic

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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    See I don't want to hook into the gear box I want a direct drive hyd motor so I can run the 20gpm line on my skid steer. That and there is less power loss from the hyd motor, to the gear box, to the blades.

    A direct drive motor should spin a little faster and cut more dense brush.

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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    What is you output in GPM to your aux circuit.
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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    What is you output in GPM to your aux circuit.
    I have 20gpm circuit and I have a 38gpm circuit. Plan on using the 20gpm want to try and cut stuff up to about 4" in diameter.

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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    If you have an output of 25 GPM, and you want to turn the cutter at around 540, then you will need a 10 cu in motor. Now you will have to find a shaft and stump jumper assembly to match up with the motor via a flex coupling.
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    Default Re: Homeade Brush Cutter.....for skid steer...

    20 GPM at 578, you will need a 8 cu in motor.

    38 GPM at 549, you will need a 16 cu in motor.

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...name=hydraulic

    http://www.nextag.com/lovejoy-coupler/stores-html


    Have to watch out for psi limitations.

    Is your GPM output variable with in the two ranges. You could vary the engine rpm to set a pump output to match up the motor you want to use, but , then you have to consider your ground speed.
    Last edited by J_J; 06-03-2009 at 01:45 PM.
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