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5 Ways to Use a Mini-Excavator for Land Clearing

Whether you’re maintaining farmland, running a landscaping business, or working on a construction site, wouldn’t you instead do it without switching back and forth between multiple tools and pieces of excavator land clearing equipment? Ditch the heavy, single-purpose construction equipment and save yourself time, energy, and money by getting more out of your compact excavator.

Mini excavators are smaller than their standard counterparts, making them ideal for getting into tight spaces on various construction sites and tricky landscapes. Wouldn’t it be great if you could mow, trim brush, shear trees, or bore holes, and then clear all the debris with one machine?

You can clear land more efficiently with Rut Manufacturing’s Mini-Excavator Attachments. Let’s explore five different ways you can utilize your excavator.

What Excavator Land Clearing Applications Are Possible with a Mini-Excavator Attachment?

With the right mini-excavator attachments, your excavator can replace just about any significant piece of equipment, including a tractor or skid steer. Some mini-excavator attachments are compatible with both a skid steer and excavator; you’ll just need to check with the manufacturer. Here’s how you can do more with less excavator land clearing.

1. Clear Brush with a Hydraulic Brush Cutter: The Excavator Eliminator

Eliminate brush and the hassle of hauling a mower with a mini-excavator attachment crafted specifically for removing even the thickest underbrush with ease.

Excavator Brush Eliminator

The Brush Eliminator attachment has 36 carbide cutting teeth that offer the best clearing land finishing job on the market.

This Brush Eliminator is ideal for farmers, tree companies, towns, and other people who want to keep their land looking nice. This dependable cutter will consume any bushes and overgrowth with so many blades cutting through thick regions or overgrown areas.


  • 1/4 inch deck thickness
  • 2 blade system
  • 4 inch cutting capacity
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Quick couplers
  • Customized motor


  • Right of Ways
  • Clearing Land
  • Annihilating Stumps 
  • Farmland
  • Clearing Trail and Road Overgrowth
  • Storm Damage and Disaster Cleanup 
  • Shredding Standing Trees
  • Cleaning Ditches
  • Site Preparation
  • Lot Clearing
  • Vegetation Control
  • Forest Fire Prevention

This two-blade system of the Eliminator is built to last with high-quality materials and a two-blade design for clearing land. With this hydraulic brush cutter for excavators, you’ll be able to work more productively while reducing your workload. If you’re searching for a mini-excavator attachment that combines all of the power and advantages of many types of extensions for excavator land clearing, you’ve found it all in the Eliminator.

2. Mulch Overgrowth with a Disc Mulcher

Disc mulchers are ideal for removing vegetation up to 4 to 6 inches. Look for a blade-free unit with carbide cutting teeth for a superior finish. You can use a mini mulcher attachment for:

  • Smaller jobs in tight corners that don’t allow large attachments
  • Clearing overgrowth in ditches, along driveways, and rights-of-way
  • Clearing around ponds, riversides, and other hard to reach areas

Mini Excavator Disc Mulcher

The Mini-Disc Mulcher is suited for a wide range of land clearing applications, including personal property and business site jobs. On the weekends, you’ll be able to manage your hunting property, maintain your farmland, or even clear right-of-ways and smaller assignments during the week. This attachment was created to do it all, creating fine mulch with efficiency.

Mini Excavator Disc Mulcher Specs:

  • 1/4 inch deck thickness
  • Mulching teeth
  • Cuts up to 7 inches in diameter
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Quick couplers
  • Customized motor

3. Shear and Shred Trees with the Tree Slayer

 Maintaining and shredding trees can be more accessible than ever with the proper mini-excavator attachment. Excavator land clearing can be expedited with a suitable hydraulic brush cutter for the job.

Tree Slayer

The Tree Slayer is intended to chop and trim trees, brush, grind down little stumps and roots with the serrated edge, then collect the debris in a tidy pile using the rear edge. While most mini-excavator attachments aren’t built to last long, our excavator tree shear can handle it all.

Tree Slayer Specs:

  • 1/4 inch deck thickness
  • Three blade system
  • 6-inch diameter cutting capacity
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Quick couplers
  • Customized motor

Pro Tip: Use a multitasking attachment to do even more with a multitasking piece of equipment.

Have a vast chunk of land to clear and maintain? Own a landscaping business and need a versatile tool that can cover a ton of ground and do several jobs? You need an attachment that can:

  • Cut and trim large trees and shrubs
  • Clear brush and overgrowth quickly
  • Grub out small stumps and roots
  • Collect and move the debris

Can one tool do all of that? You bet. The Tree Slayer from Rut Manufacturing is mighty on its own. Still, when fitted with Rut Manufacturing’s customizable Tree Slayer attachments, you can use a selector valve to effortlessly load and move debris with just the use of your thumb. You can even add carbide mulching teeth to your Tree Slayer to become an excellent excavator land clearing mulching tool.

4. Bore Holes with the Excavator Auger

Reach difficult areas during land clearing not accessible by larger machines and standard boring equipment.

Excavator Auger

Rut Manufacturing’s Excavator Auger attachment can help you get to hard-to-reach places, such as ditches or over walls. The Excavator Auger is cost-effective since it eliminates more personnel and equipment! To optimize your excavator land clearing experience, consider utilizing the auger.

Excavator Auger Specs:

  • 2-inch hex
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Quick couplers

5. Load and Unload with the Excavator Root Rake

A root rake is the perfect land clearing machine for organizing and arranging heavy loads. With a robust design and ample fork size, this attachment can easily handle most tasks.

Excavator Root Rake

The Excavator Root Rake is ideal for managing brush, sifting dirt and rocks, and removing excessive vegetation and undergrowth. With this attachment, you’ll be able to quickly and easily remove debris without damaging your lawn.

Excavator Root Rake Specs:

  • 1″ Thick Tines
  • A572 Steel
  • 1 ½ x 1 Tine Support Bar
  • 4″ Square Tubing

With so many different mini-excavator attachments to choose from, it can be hard to know which is the best for your needs. We’ve outlined some of our most popular and versatile excavator attachments that are perfect for any excavator land clearing projects.

Each mini-excavator attachment has its own set of specs and capabilities, so be sure to read up on each before deciding. With the right tool for the job, you’ll be able to clear land quickly and easily without damaging your equipment or property. With Rut Manufacturing’s made-in-the-USA products, you’ll be ready to tackle any job in half the time.

Whatever the excavator land clearing job, you can tackle it with more power and less effort with the right attachments. Check out Rut Manufacturing’s mini-excavator attachments to see what all your excavator can do.

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