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Skid Steer Forestry Brush Cutter Gladiator
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Skid Steer Forestry Brush Cutter Gladiator

From $9,987

The Gladiator Forestry Brush Cutter is a skid steer attachment for brush cutters designed to manage unruly land, on-site prep, and disaster cleanup. The Gladiator is an industrial-grade forestry brush cutter made to cut, mulch, and destroy just about any brush or trees it comes into contact with. This forestry brush cutter has a 1″ thick blade carrier with carbide-tipped mulching teeth—the perfect tool for clearing brush. The mulching teeth aid forestry vegetation breakup and grinding stumps down and are durable enough to handle dense debris and overgrowth. 

The Gladiator also uses vine cutters above the blade carrier to protect the driveshaft from overhanging vines and any wires it may encounter. This skid steer brush cutter’s design, hydraulic motor, durable nature, and high efficiency simplify the way you’ll approach your daily workload.


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    2500 - 2800 LBS
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    15 - 45 GPM
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    60in - 72in
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    1 - 2 Weeks (Lead Times Are Accurate)
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Deck Thickness

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Blade Configuration

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3 Blade System – 60in model

4 Blade System – 72in model

Cutting Capacity

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Up to 7in diameter

Lead Time

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1 – 2 Weeks (Lead Times Are Accurate)

This Attachment Includes:

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Carbide-Tipped Mulching Teeth

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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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Skid Steers

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All of our skid steer attachments, whether it’s brush mowers, brush cutter, or skid steer bush hogs can handle whatever you throw their way. If you’d like to learn more from us, instead of searching the internet for answers, or skid steer attachments near me, fill out the form below. Or if you’d prefer, give us a call directly. You won’t be dealing with extreme wait times or bouncing from one customer service rep to another. We’re always happy to answer your questions.

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60", 72"


Low Flow: 15 – 30 GPM, Low Flow: 15 – 25 GPM, Low Flow: 15 – 20 GPM, High Flow: 30 – 45 GPM, High Flow: 25 – 45 GPM, High Flow: 20 – 45 GPM

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More About the Gladiator Forestry Brush Cutter 

If you need a skid steer brush cutter that’s as durable, diligent, and hardworking as you are, then the Gladiator is the perfect addition to your tool arsenal. This skid steer attachment for brush cutters is equipped to handle anything, from dense brush to unruly terrain, and can cut any limbs, trees, and brush it crosses. 

With its 1″ thick blade carrier with carbide-tipped mulching teeth, it’s capable of processing dense brush and vegetation in seconds, eliminating the extra time you usually spend on the job. The durable carbide-tipped mulching teeth give the Gladiator the ability to process so much vegetation and grind stumps down with ease. The additional vine cutters above the blade carrier protect the driveshaft so you don’t experience setbacks while you work. Additionally, we utilize a pressure gauge visible to the operator to monitor the load the forestry brush cutter is under. This helps the operator run the skid steer brush cutter effectively at its peak performance and avoid unnecessary damage on the job.

The overall construction of this attachment for skid steers is extraordinary. The deck comprises 3/8″ and 1/2″ plates and is entirely manufactured in our facility to ensure the highest quality equipment. The Gladiator’s push bar is designed to keep trees and brush in front of the cutter so that they can be devoured with ease. Along the front of the forestry brush cutter, we use fully replaceable skid shoes. In terms of a brush cutter and forestry mulcher, this piece of equipment does everything you need to stay on top of your workload. As far as skid steer attachments for brush cutters, this machine is designed to go the distance.


Forestry Brush Cutter Features

The Gladiator forestry brush cutter attachment has many unique features that give it an edge on your job site. Our innovative design, plating, and deck support are designed to get the job done in no time. These unique features include:

  • Bent Axis Hydro Leduc Piston Motor (available in high or low flow)
  • Eskridge 132 bearing housing
  • 3/8″ Deck Thickness
  • 1/2″ Reinforcement plates on the sides of the deck
  • 1” Thick Blade Holder
  • 60” = 3 Blades
  • 72” = 4 Blades
  • Carbide Tipped Mulching Teeth
  • Replaceable skid shoes
  • Large pressure gauge

In addition to these incredible features, the Gladiator Forestry Brush Cutter comes with a 1-year warranty, so you and your skid steer attachments for brush cutters are protected from accidental damage or mishaps on the job. When using the forestry brush cutter attachment, a case drain during operation is required. 

These innovative features, revolutionary design, and the skid steer brush cutter’s incredible durability make this a must-have for your equipment arsenal.


Applications for the Gladiator Forestry Brush Cutter

If you’re ready to add the Gladiator to your equipment collection but aren’t sure what projects or job sites are ideal for this forestry brush cutter attachment, we have the answers you’re looking for. We know exactly what this piece of equipment is capable of handling, from dense brush to heavy tree stumps. This skid steer attachment for brush cutters can clear trees and brush for:

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


The Gladiator is NOT recommended for:

  • Urban Environments
  • Suburban Homes Under One Acre of Land


All of these job sites are ideal for the Gladiator and fully test its strength and durability. As a company, Rut Manufacturing is known for building safe and reliable commercial-grade skid steer attachments, brush cutters, and Mini Excavators. Rut MFG never compromises on the design and manufacturing process of its products. We use nothing but the highest grade materials and test every piece of equipment to guarantee its safety and longevity. We’ve designed the Gladiator Forestry Brush Cutter with the utmost care, so it shows up ready to work when you are. Every unit is tested at our facility to guarantee proper working order. Also checkout our tree cutter for excavator.


Learn More about Skid Steer Brush Cutters and Mini Excavator Brush Cutters

If you’d like to expand your knowledge on brush cutters for skid steers, forestry mulchers, mini disc mulchers, and mini excavators, we can help. We’ve created a list of valuable skid steer attachment resources that will help you learn more about the Gladiator and our other skid steer attachment for skid steers. This way, you’ll be able to care for and operate your equipment for years to come. Our favorite forestry brush cutter resources are below:

Once you become more familiar with your equipment, it will become easier to operate and maintain.

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 skid steer brush cutters for sale, skid steer forestry mulchers, Side boom mower for skid steer and quick attach disc mulchers. All of our skid steer 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 skid steer 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.


Common Questions about the Skid Steer Forestry Brush Cutter Gladiator

Yes! The Gladiator forestry brush cutter can cut stumps to ground level.
Since the root system will still be in place after grinding down stumps, some vegetation will find a way to grow back.
A disc mulcher is the right choice if you need a skid steer attachment that can handle the most challenging projects. While drum mulchers are great for tackling small brush and trees, a disc mulcher like the Gladiator will help eliminate vast growth on a larger scale.
The best skid steer brush cutter depends on the type of work you need to complete. The Gladiator is one of the most perfect attachment for skid steer if you're looking for a powerful forestry brush cutter to manage unruly land, on-site prep, and disaster cleanup.
With the robust blades of the Gladiator forestry brush cutter, you can cut trees up to 7 inches in diameter. The Gladiator is an industrial-grade skid steer attachment made to cut, mulch, and destroy trees and brush with precision.
Mulchers rotate at high speed to cut and feed growth into the cutter blades. The result is a fine mulch that looks great and provides nutrients for your property's soil. You can easily spread the mulch with a skid steer, making it a quick and easy way to get the job done.
Using a forestry skid steer attachment for mulching has many environmental benefits. It helps reduce soil erosion, moistens the ground, and provides plant nutrients. Additionally, it can help to create a habitat for wildlife and improve the aesthetic value of an area. Forestry mulching with a skid steer brush cutter is a great way to improve the health of your local ecosystem.
One of the most effective ways to help prevent wildfires is to clear underbrush around your property with a Gladiator forestry brush cutter. Dead leaves, pine needles, and other combustible materials can easily catch fire and spread quickly. Keeping your land clean and debris-free will reduce the risk of fires.
There is no definitive answer to this question since there are so many different skid steer models on the market. However, most attachments will fit multiple brands with minimal adjustments. You can always consult the manufacturer or dealer if you're unsure whether a particular attachment will fit your skid steer. Rut Manufacturing makes it easy for our skid steer attachments to fit your skid steer with our quick attach design.
The Gladiator forestry brush cutter offers both low flow (15-25 GPM) and high flow (25-45 GPM). Low flow is recommended for cutting light brush and high flow for cutting heavy brush.



I had ordered a BRUSH CUTTER FOR SKID STEER, CTL, AND MTL 60″ RUT MFG TERMINATOR 15-27 GPM at the end of last year and finally was able to use it for the first time here on our farm. I have 60 acres with about 50 of those being heavily wooded with multiflora rose, up to 5″ or 5″ grapevines, and thick growth of who knows what. Today is my fourth day of using this Brush Cutter for RUT MFG and I couldn’t be happier with this piece of machinery. When I ordered, I had Tony install stump grinding teeth (I think there are 22 of them) and that really helps when I cut a tree and then use the teeth to grind down near ground level. I highly recommend using RUT MFG. Feel free to reach out to me if you care to check up on my thoughts in a month or two.

• Dave Nedly

I bought the Rut manufacturing brush eliminator for my Kubota kx040 excavator. Wow, this is the way to clear blackberries and brush up to 4-inch diameter in a hurry. Way to go Rut manufacturing I will definitely recommend their products and services.

• Tom Vanderzanden

I have been using Rut products since 2017 and I am more than happy with the quality of service and the products. Every time I call Ira he immediately hooks me up with what I need. I 100% stand behind my testimony of these guys!

• Houston Barnes

I bought the skid steer terminator brush hog love it. The craftsmanship is top-notch and the brush hog works excellent. Would recommend Rut Mfg to anyone, great quality and great people.

• Jacinda Wassam

Excavator mounted log splitter is spot on. Split and load wood and never leave the seat of your machine. Wish I had this many years ago. Rut fitted the unit to my machine easily, I installed the unit and went to work!!

• Tommy Breedlove