- Jun 1, 2017
- West Chester
- Mahindra 2540
My Brother had a shear that would cut up to 12" trees. I shear that doesn't also have a tree clamp to hold the tree after it's cut is an accident waiting to happen. Very, very dangerous!!!!!
As to running the jaw, tractor size relates to hydraulic flow rate which related to speed at which it will cut. My Brother used it on a Kubota L3240. It was slow. I used it on a Bobcat T300, much faster.
Lastly, a tree shear leaves a disaster behind. Stumps. You can cut them flush with the ground and in a couple years they'll be sticking up high enough to hit with a brush cutter.
I would only suggest a shear on land you never, ever plan to do anything with.
Oddly, on a smaller tractor, I'd not even want a clamp, because I can see that as being more dangerous. The tree I dropped on Saturday would have taken a four-ton Mahindra down with it, had it been attached.