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Introducing Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher Assassinator

Rut Manufacturing is proud to present our high-quality Skid Steer Drum Mulcher Assassinator, a versatile and efficient tool designed for land clearing and vegetation management. 

The Skid Steer Drum Mulcher stands as a testament to our commitment to innovation and practicality, embodying the essence of what it means to be a reliable workhorse in challenging environments. Whether dealing with dense brush or large swaths of land waiting to be cleared, this mulcher is up to the task.

In this blog, we’ll delve into our skid steer drum mulcher’s mechanics, features, and benefits. We’ll also explore its diverse applications and provide essential maintenance tips.

So, whether you’re a seasoned professional in the land clearing industry looking to upgrade your equipment or a newcomer seeking insights, this comprehensive guide on our Skid Steer Drum Mulcher is for you. 


Let’s get started.

Understanding the Mechanics of Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher

Skid steer drum mulchers are meticulously engineered with heavy-duty materials and feature a variable displacement piston motor from Bosch Rexroth. This motor incorporates an anti-cavitation valve, ensuring smooth operation and preventing potential damage. The drum mulcher for skid steer also boasts a hydraulic debris deflector and chain curtains for added protection.

A Closer Look: Unveiling the Innovative Features of Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher

Beyond its robust construction, the Assassinator offers several key features:

  • Variable Displacement Piston Motor (Bosch Rexroth) with a built-in anti-cavitation valve
  • Hydraulic Debris Deflector
  • Chain curtains for protection
  • Cutting Width (in) – 70
  • Total Width (in) – 86
  • Required Pressure Range Bar/Psi (min-max) – 3200-5500
  • Recommended Flow Range (GPM) – 35-53
  • Skid Shoes – Bolted Adjustable (3 positions)
  • Weight (lbs.) – 2795

These features combine to deliver a forestry drum mulcher that stands out in the market for its durability, efficiency, and adaptability.

Maximizing Efficiency with Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher: A Step-by-Step Guide

To maximize efficiency with our skid steer drum mulcher, follow these guidelines:

  • Ensure the correct hydraulic flow rate and cutting width.
  • Adjust the skid shoes and push bar to the desired height and position.
  • Regularly maintain the mulcher by greasing the necessary points and checking the pressure gauge.

By following these steps, you can ensure optimal performance and longevity for your drum mulcher.

Longevity and Performance: Essential Maintenance Tips for Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher

To ensure the longevity and performance of your land clearing tools, follow these maintenance tips:

  • Regularly inspect and replace worn-out counter blades.
  • Keep the mulcher clean and free from debris.
  • Check hydraulic connections and hoses for any leaks or damage.

With proper maintenance, your drum mulcher for skid steer will continue to deliver top-notch performance.

Beyond Land Clearing: Exploring Diverse Applications of Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher

While our drum mulcher excels at land clearing, it’s also adept at:

  • Managing vegetation in parks and recreational areas.
  • Creating firebreaks and maintaining fire-prone areas.
  • Clearing invasive species and overgrown vegetation.

Its versatility makes it an invaluable tool for a wide range of tasks.

Making the Right Choice: Why Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher is Ideal for Your Needs

Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher offers several benefits that make it the ideal choice for your needs:

  • High-quality construction ensures long-term performance.
  • Efficient mulching capabilities save time and improve productivity.
  • Customizable features offer versatility in different work environments.

Ensuring Safety: Best Practices While Operating Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher

At Rut Manufacturing, we prioritize safety above all else. Our skid steer drum mulcher, the Assassinator, is a powerful machine designed for heavy-duty commercial use. Despite its robust performance and durable design, it’s essential to follow best practices to ensure safe operation at all times. 

Here are some crucial safety guidelines to keep in mind:


1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Operating heavy machinery involves exposure to flying debris and noise. Therefore, wearing appropriate PPE is non-negotiable. 

This includes:

  • Safety glasses or face shields to protect your eyes from flying debris.
  • Hearing protection such as earplugs or earmuffs to safeguard against excessive noise.
  • Sturdy gloves to protect your hands while handling the equipment.
  • Steel-toe boots to protect your feet from any falling objects.


  • Maintain a Safe Distance from Bystanders

The Assassinator’s cutting width of 70 inches and high-speed operation can project debris over a considerable distance. Always ensure that bystanders maintain a safe distance from the operational area. This reduces the risk of injury from flying debris.

  • Regularly Inspect the Mulcher for Damage or Wear

Regular skid steer drum mulcher inspections can help identify signs of damage or wear early, preventing potential accidents. 


Key areas to check include:

  • The condition of the teeth and counter blades.
  • The hydraulic connections and hoses for leaks or damage.
  • General cleanliness to prevent the buildup of debris, which could lead to overheating.


  • Adhere to the Manufacturer’s Guidelines

Always adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines regarding the operation and maintenance of the mulcher. These guidelines are based on extensive testing designed to ensure optimal performance and safety.

At Rut Manufacturing, we believe in providing clear, comprehensive information about our products. We’re committed to empowering our customers with the knowledge to make informed decisions and operate our equipment safely. 

Your Questions Answered: An FAQ Section on Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher

When deciding to invest in a skid steer drum mulcher, it’s natural to have questions. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about our product to help you make an informed choice.


  •  How much does Rut’s Forestry Drum Mulcher weigh?

Our mulcher for skid steer is designed for robust performance and durability, weighing 2795 lbs. This weight ensures stability during operation without compromising maneuverability.


  • What is the required hydraulic flow rate for the Skid Steer Drum Mulcher?

The forestry drum mulcher operates optimally with a hydraulic flow rate of 35-53 GPM (Gallons Per Minute). This range provides the necessary power for efficient mulching while ensuring the machine’s longevity.


  • What is the cutting width of the Skid Steer Drum Mulcher?

Our drum mulcher has a generous cutting width of 70 inches. This wide-cutting path efficiently clears large areas, reducing your overall operation time.


  • Is the Skid Steer Drum Mulcher suitable for heavy-duty tasks?

Absolutely. The Skid Steer Drum Mulcher has been designed to handle various heavy-duty tasks, from clearing dense vegetation to managing forestry projects. Its robust design and powerful performance make it an ideal choice for challenging environments.


  • How do I maintain the Skid Steer Drum Mulcher?

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the long-term performance of your Skid Steer Drum Mulcher. This includes checking and replacing worn-out counter blades, keeping the mulcher clean and free from debris, and inspecting hydraulic connections and hoses for any leaks or damage.


  • Where can I get more detailed information about the Skid Steer Drum Mulcher?

Please contact our customer service team for more detailed information about our Skid Steer Drum Mulcher or any other queries. We’re here to provide all the information you need to make the right choice for your needs.


  • What’s the difference between skid steer disc mulchers and drum mulchers?

Skid steer disc mulchers and drum mulchers are both types of forestry mulching attachments for skid steers. The main difference between the two is in their cutting mechanisms. Disc mulchers use spinning blades mounted on a disc to shred vegetation, while drum mulchers use rotating drums with teeth to grind and shred material. Drum mulchers are typically more efficient and can handle larger trees and tougher vegetation. So, if you’re looking for a versatile and powerful forestry mulching attachment for your skid steer, our drum mulcher is the way to go! 


At Rut Manufacturing, we’re committed to providing clear, comprehensive information about our brush cutters. We believe in empowering our customers with knowledge, ensuring they understand the capabilities and benefits of our equipment. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the industry, our goal is to help you get the most out of your investment.

Ready to transform your work site productivity with Rut’s Skid Steer Drum Mulcher? Our dedicated team is on hand to guide you through the ins and outs of our products, helping you make an informed decision that best suits your needs. Whether you need a drum mulcher attachment or skid steer disc mulchers, you can enhance your forestry tasks with Rut Manufacturing. Contact us now, and let us help you elevate your business to new heights.

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