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Excavator Brush Cutter Tree Slayer
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Excavator Brush Cutter Tree Slayer

From $5,419

If you’re ready to diversify and intensify your arsenal of equipment, nothing does the job like Rut Manufacturing’s Tree Slayer Excavator Cutter. Our excavator tree cutter is designed to cut and trim trees, brush, grind out small stumps and roots with the serrated edge, and then use the back edge to gather the debris into a tidy pile. While most excavator attachments aren’t designed to go the distance, our excavator tree shear can do it all and is the perfect excavator attachment for your workload.




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    650 - 900 LBS
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    10 - 60 GPM
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    36in - 48in
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    2 - 3 Weeks (Lead Times Are Accurate)
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    Hammer Mode / One Way Flow
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Deck Thickness

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Blade Configuration

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3 Blade System

Cutting Capacity

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Up to 6in diameter

Lead Time

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2 – 3 Weeks (Lead Times Are Accurate)

This Attachment Includes:

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Hydraulic Hoses

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Quick Couplers

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Customized Motor for best performance with your Skid Steer

Compatible with:

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Additional information


36" for 6,000 – 10,000 LB EXCAVATORS, 42" for 10,001 – 14,000 LB EXCAVATORS, 48" for 14,001 – 18,000 LB EXCAVATORS, 48" for 18,001 – 24,000 LB EXCAVATORS, 48" for 24,001 – 40,000 LB EXCAVATORS


NONE, 36" ($470), 42" ($495), 48" ($520)


NONE, 30-45 GPM $600



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Get to know the Tree Slayer, our top-rated excavator attachment

If you’re on the job, it takes more than your hard work to keep things on track. To guarantee your projects’ success, it takes reliable excavator attachments to optimize your workload and productivity – and nothing is up to the task quite like our Tree Slayer. The Excavator Tree Slayer cuts, trims, mulches, and gathers the largest limbs and brush with ease. Plus, using our excavator tree cutter optimizes your workload in no time. You can stay on track during the day and waste less time switching between attachments and hauling additional equipment to your job sites. When it comes to dense brush, tree limbs, nothing is better equipped than this innovative machine.


Why Choose the Tree Slayer?

At Rut, every Tree Slayer is designed to handle more than tree removal. We create our excavator attachments with the intention that they can work harder, faster, and longer than any other tree cutter on the market.

If you’re ready to get more out of your excavating attachments, then look no further. Our Tree Slayer is here to work as hard as you do. Our Tree Slayer is perfect for jobs like:

  • Tree removal services
  • Personal property management
  • Farmland
  • Landscaping
  • Commercial property


Get more out of your Tree Slayer with the addition of mulching teeth.

Add carbide tip grinding teeth to the bottom of the Tree Slayer’s blade holder to enjoy even more power and efficiency out of the cutter. Carbide teeth are made from durable material, are low maintenance, and cut even the most challenging materials into fine pieces and with less hassle than standard mower blades. These mulching teeth make our excavator tree mulcher attachment ideal for tree removal, limb removal, stump removal and can be maneuvered over uneven terrain. While many tree excavator attachments can remove and cut down limbs, nothing is as heavy-duty or long-lasting as our Excavator Tree Slayer.


With our Excavator Tree Slayer, you can do better, faster work without working harder.

There’s no question that you’re willing to put in the hard work, but with quality attachments by your side, you can make more out of your workday in half the time. At Rut Manufacturing, we design every Tree Slayer to be fast, efficient, and long-lasting so that you can work hard with less heavy lifting.

You’ll gain a competitive advantage on job sites, thanks to the Tree Slayer’s ability to reach narrow areas and untruly terrain that tractors and skid steers can’t. Thanks to the excavator tree cutters’ capabilities, you can take on the most challenging jobs with ease thanks to this commercial-grade unit. Use the extra time you save with the Tree Slayer to schedule more customers, turn more profit, or simply sit back and take in your handy work. In our eyes, rough ground, large amounts of brush, and other untruly obstacles are no match for this high-quality excavator attachment.

No matter your profession, wouldn’t you rather do better work in less time than it’d take with old school equipment? Well, now you can.

 Make the smart investment and treat yourself to the Tree Slayer today.


Learn more about the Tree Slayer and other excavator attachments

At Rut, we realize all machines are different. How you operate mini excavator attachments compared to skid steer attachments won’t look the same, so it’s important to have all the facts before you start operating your excavator attachments. That’s why we’ve created a list of additional resources that are perfect for understanding excavator attachments, excavator tree removal attachments, compact excavators, and more. Plus, you’ll learn more about which tree cutting attachments are best for small trees and dense overgrowth.

Trees, tall grasses, and brush are no match for Rut Manufacturing’s excavator attachments. If you want to become more familiar with our equipment and how to work your Tree Slayer, review the following resources:

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

At Rut Manufacturing, our goal is to create products that operate on a variety of projects, job sites, and industries. Not all jobs are the same, but with every project you tackle, we can guarantee that you’ll never have to worry about the quality, durability, and reliability of your machine. All of our brush cutter attachments are manufactured in the USA, right here in Denton, North Carolina, so you can always count on working with handcrafted, high-quality equipment.

If you’re searching for a mulching machine for sale, look no further. Rut Manufacturing has everything you need, from excavator brush cutters for sale, excavator forestry mulchers, and quick attach disc mulchers. All of our excavator attachments, whether it’s brush mowers, mulchers, or other heavy-duty equipment can handle anything you throw their way.

If you’d like to learn more, and instead of searching the internet for answers or excavator attachments near me, contact us. You won’t be dealing with extreme wait times or bouncing from one customer service rep to another. Give us a call, or send us an email. We’re always happy to answer your questions.


Frequently Asked Questions about Excavator Brush Cutter Tree Slayer

An excavator tree cutter, often referred to as a tree shear, is a specialized attachment designed for excavators. This tool is primarily used for cutting and managing trees in various settings such as forests, urban areas, and agricultural lands. It operates by using the hydraulic power of the excavator to cut through tree trunks.
The working mechanism of an excavator tree cutter involves cutting and trimming trees and brush, grinding out small stumps and roots with the serrated edge, and then using the back edge to gather the debris into a tidy pile. The design ensures a quick and clean cut, minimizing damage to the surrounding environment.
Excavator tree cutters are versatile and can handle a variety of tree types and sizes. However, their effectiveness depends on the size of the cutter and the power of the excavator. Generally, they are suitable for small to medium-sized trees. For larger trees, specialized cutters or additional equipment may be necessary.
When operating an excavator tree cutter, several safety precautions are imperative. Operators should be trained and familiar with the equipment. The area around the tree should be clear of people and obstructions. Regular maintenance of the cutter is essential to ensure its safe operation.
A tree excavator, often referred to as an excavator with a tree cutting or tree removal attachment, is primarily used for tree removal, land clearing, and forestry management. These machines are fitted with specialized attachments like multiblade systems, grapples, or mulching teeth, allowing them to cut and remove trees efficiently.
The size of the tree excavator you need for stump removal depends on the size of the stumps and the surrounding area's conditions. For small to medium-sized stumps, a mini or compact excavator with a stump grinding attachment might be sufficient. For larger stumps or for commercial purposes, a standard-sized excavator with greater power and a larger stump grinding or removal attachment would be more effective. It's important to consider the excavator's reach, power, and the size of its attachments to ensure efficient and safe stump removal.