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    Default POWER TRAC TREE SHEAR

    Hello;

    I need input and opinions before I jump off the deep end. I am seriously considering purchasing a PT model Q3416 10 ton tree shear.

    It would be used on a John Deere 3320 with 300 CX loader. It will be used with a boom pole extension. Maybe 10 feet long. I figured if weight was an issue with it that far out I would attach a support chain to the pole near the shear and to a hook on top of the bucket. That brings up another question. Is mounting it to the bottom of the bucket o.k. or should the bucket be removed and mount to the loader frame?

    I've been on the hunt for a shear for about two weeks. During that time somewhere I heard a that shear with two cutting blades coming together was no good. That it should have only one cutting blade and a slot on the opposite side for the blade to go into to provide a total cut and not dull the blades.

    I'm ready and anxious for any info you will provide.

    Thanks, nicholas

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    Default Re: POWER TRAC TREE SHEAR

    If you want to save money and build something very simple, then look at these pictures.

    One 3/4 in cutting blade closing on another 3/4 flat steel , using an 8 in cyl , 2 in bore, and is on a long boom.

    In the last picture, there is a guide to help keep the limb in the cutter during the cut, and keep the blade straight.
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    Default Re: POWER TRAC TREE SHEAR

    Here are some more pictures. of tree cutters.

    Last picture is a hyd chainsaw. Mount it on a boom and do some high tree work.

    http://youtu.be/nFt6YsTcEck

    http://youtu.be/nCAzSMUUw6k

    http://youtu.be/9NiXeYqR30k

    http://youtu.be/oTL1LYFlgKc
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    Default Re: POWER TRAC TREE SHEAR

    You could also build yourself a mini log splitter and mount it on a boom.

    Similar to this.

    Skid Steer Tree Trimmer and Wood Splitter - YouTube
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    Default Re: POWER TRAC TREE SHEAR

    See the Used-PT page on the power-trac site. There is tree-shear for sale.

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    Default Re: POWER TRAC TREE SHEAR

    Quote Originally Posted by pane056 View Post
    Hello;

    I need input and opinions before I jump off the deep end. I am seriously considering purchasing a PT model Q3416 10 ton tree shear.

    It would be used on a John Deere 3320 with 300 CX loader. It will be used with a boom pole extension. Maybe 10 feet long. I figured if weight was an issue with it that far out I would attach a support chain to the pole near the shear and to a hook on top of the bucket. That brings up another question. Is mounting it to the bottom of the bucket o.k. or should the bucket be removed and mount to the loader frame?

    I've been on the hunt for a shear for about two weeks. During that time somewhere I heard a that shear with two cutting blades coming together was no good. That it should have only one cutting blade and a slot on the opposite side for the blade to go into to provide a total cut and not dull the blades.

    I'm ready and anxious for any info you will provide.

    Thanks, nicholas
    Did you look at a Limbinator?
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