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The Best Forestry Mulching Heads for Skid Steers

If you’re looking for an attachment that can maintain right of ways, farmland, and complex job sites, then we have the perfect solution: a skid steer forestry mulcher. Skid Steer forestry mulchers are designed to maximize efficiency while maintaining the most unruly job sites. These attachments are optimized for speed, are extremely durable, and can operate for hours at a time.

However, because there are so many different mulching heads for skid steers, it’s difficult to know what mulching head is best for your workload. If you want to know more about skid steer mulching heads, we recommend reviewing our two top mulching head attachments: the Annihilator forestry disc mulcher and the Gladiator forestry brush cutter.

These two attachments are the best mulching heads for skid steers for several reasons, and today, we’re going to discuss why these forestry mulchers are a great addition to any equipment collection.

Mulching Heads for Skid Steers Benefits

Before we examine the best mulching heads and forestry mulchers for skid steers, we wanted to discuss the benefits of skid steer mulching heads, and why this attachment is essential on a job site.

If you’re in commercial development or own a large amount of personal property, chances are this land is overgrown and full of vegetation. To help manage your land, or job site, it’s essential to have a piece of equipment that can handle dense brush, overgrown vegetation, and any trees or limbs. That’s when a skid steer mulching head becomes a go-to attachment.

Forestry mulchers for skid steers are designed to devour thick vegetation, heavy brush, small limbs, and even dense tree stumps. With a skid steer mulching head, you’ll be able to cut through densely wooded areas or thick growth with ease, which means you’ll spend less time on the job and more time getting things done. Now, you can prioritize other tasks, without worrying about managing vegetation.

Mulching heads for skid steers are there to help you manage your workload, and optimize your overall job efficiency. Now, let’s take a closer look at our two skid steer forestry mulcher attachments.


Forestry Mulcher: The Annihilator

The Annihilator is a skid steer forestry attachment that’s designed to manage an unruly property, vegetation, and aid with forest fire prevention. The reason the Annihilator is a unique mulching head for skid steers is because of its design. With a direct drive unit, powered by a Bent Axis Piston Motor, this piece of equipment can tackle harsh vegetation and complex terrain with ease. Plus, the Annihilator forestry mulcher is compatible with high flow and low flow machines. Depending on the size of your skid steer, you can adjust the flow of your machine accordingly.

The best part of the Annihilator forestry mulcher is that it comes in two different sizes – the 48-inch or the 60-inch model. However, it’s important to note that every Annihilator is customized to suit your machine, so we require the make and model of your machine when an order is placed. These customizations allow us to craft the best mulching head for your skid steer, taking the time to ensure it’s 100% compatible.

In addition to our custom craftsmanship, the massive weight of this forestry disc mulcher, combined with the power and torque of the Bent Axis Piston, supplies the energy and momentum needed to mulch dense trees and brush on many different landscapes. This forestry mulcher is capable of cutting up to a 14-inch diameter tree, so nothing is too dense or large for this mulcher for skid steers. By using a back dragging technique you can mulch material into the ground, which is more efficient than any standard mulching power tool.

The Annihilator is designed to be used on the following properties:

  • Right of Ways
  • Farmland
  • Clearing Land
  • Vegetation Control
  • Forest Fire Prevention


The Annihilator isn’t just a forestry mulcher – it’s a dynamic piece of equipment that’s specifically designed to tear down limbs, brush, and process the denser areas of your property.

Forestry Mulcher: The Gladiator

Another skid steer forestry brush cutter is the Gladiator. As the name suggests, this skid steer mulching head is designed to devour, tear, and fight overgrown areas on personal property and commercial areas. In addition to processing vegetation, the Gladiator can also grind down stumps with ease, so you don’t see any unwanted tree stumps and debris. While the Annihilator is unique because of its custom sizing, the Gladiator has a few unique features of its own, which makes it a must-have in your equipment arsenal.

One of the reasons the Gladiator is ideal for more complex job sites is because of it’s incredible carbide-tipped mulching teeth. The carbide-tipped mulching teeth are cable of processing the thickest brush, vegetation, limbs, and stubborn tree stumps. Combined with its one-inch-thick blade carrier, it’s capable of eliminating the toughest vegetation with ease. Plus, the additional vine cutters above the blade carrier are designed to protect the driveshaft from getting vines or wire wrapped around the shaft, so you won’t have to worry about the integrity of your machine.

The Gladiator’s mulching head is designed to optimize your everyday workload, so you won’t have to go back over your previous work. Instead, you can focus on getting the job done right the first time, and move onto your next task.

Because of its diverse capabilities, the Gladiator Forestry Brush Cutter is compatible with a variety of job sites and terrain, such as:

  • Disaster Cleanup 
  • Hunting land management
  • Right-Of-Way maintenance
  • On-Site Prep
  • Farm Maintenance
  • Cut Firebreaks
  • Lot Clearing
  • Property Maintenance
  • Combustible Fuel Reduction


This high-efficiency forestry brush cutter attachment can truly go the distance and transform the way you approach work.

Why Do I Need A Mulching Head for My Skid Steer?

If you’re still on the fence about purchasing a forestry mulcher for your skid steer, don’t be. Depending on your personal or professional needs, it’s important to have a reliable, diverse forestry mulching attachment by your side. Forestry mulchers are capable of clearing pathways, eliminating safety hazards, and keeping you safe at all times.

At Rut Manufacturing, we manufacture all of our skid steer mulching heads in the USA, so we’re able to monitor all of the craftsmanship and detailing ourselves. Our team cares about your job performance and distributes only the finest quality skid steer attachments.

Both forestry mulching attachments, the Annihilator and Gladiator, are designed to maximize your workload, so you can stay on top of whatever the job site throws your way.

Want to become more familiar with your machine? Our free guide Frequently Asked Questions about Skid Steers, explains everything one needs to know about caring for your equipment, so you feel prepared the moment you arrive on a job site.

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