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Skid Steer Forestry Drum Mulcher Assassinator | 35 to 53 GPM | by TMC CANCELA
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Skid Steer Forestry Drum Mulcher Assassinator | 35 to 53 GPM | by TMC CANCELA

From $35,000

Limited Time Introductory Price ~$37,000


The Skid Steer Forestry Drum Mulcher Assassinator’s (TWF 150 and TWF 180) body is built with high strength steel with steps on the body frame sides. Four chain curtains protect the front of the skid steer and operators area. The hydraulic debris deflector improves the material entrance and aids in mulching the material with replaceable counter blades mounted underneath. The skid shoes are adjustable in height with three positions and so is the push bar. The drum has fixed hammers/knives in a spiral configuration.  The Assassinator (TWF 150 and TWF 180) comes with a variable displacement piston motor (Bosch Rexroth) with a built-in anti-cavitation valve. For ease of maintenance we have centralized hydraulic connections, greasing points and visible pressure gauge.




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    2795 LBS
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    35 - 53 GPM
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    60in & 70in
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    1 - 2 Weeks (Lead Times Are Accurate)
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Flow Rate

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35 – 53 GPM

Cutting Widths

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60in & 70in

Total Width

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Lead Time

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1 – 2 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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Skid Steers

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All of our skid steer attachments, whether it’s brush mowers, brush cutters, or skid steer drum mulchers 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, 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", 70"


High Flow: 35 – 53 GPM

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More About the Forestry Drum Mulcher Assassinator 

The Assassinator drum mulcher (TWF-150 and TWF-180) boasts a robust construction crafted from high-strength steel, complete with conveniently placed steps along the body frame sides. Ensuring safety and efficiency, four chain curtains shield the front section of the skid steer and the operator’s workspace. Enhancing material processing, the hydraulic debris deflector facilitates smoother material intake and is complemented by replaceable counter blades mounted underneath.

Adaptable to various terrain and work scenarios, the Assassinator features adjustable skid shoes with three different height positions and a flexible push bar. The drum incorporates fixed hammers/knives arranged in a spiral pattern, optimizing mulching performance.

Incorporating cutting-edge technology, the Assassinator is equipped with a variable displacement piston motor from Bosch Rexroth, which includes a built-in anti-cavitation valve. Maintenance is made hassle-free with centralized hydraulic connections, easily accessible greasing points, and a visible pressure gauge, ensuring the machine’s longevity and operational excellence.


Forestry Drum Mulcher Features

The Assassinator Forestry Drum Mulcher 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:

  • 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 innovative features, revolutionary design, and the skid steer forestry drum mulcher’s incredible durability make this a must-have for your equipment arsenal.

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.


Frequently Asked Questions about Skid Steer Forestry Drum Mulcher

Deciding whether a disc mulcher or a drum mulcher is better depends on your specific needs and the terrain. Disc mulchers are ideal for quick, efficient clearing of light brush and small trees, offering excellent maneuverability. Drum mulchers, in contrast, excel in tackling dense, heavy vegetation and larger trees, providing a more consistent and thorough mulching result. Your choice should be guided by the type of vegetation you're dealing with and the desired outcome of your mulching project.
The best drum mulcher for you largely depends on the nature of your work and the machinery you use. For those operating skid steers and seeking a reliable and efficient attachment, the Skid Steer Forestry Drum Mulcher "Assassinator" from Rut Manufacturing comes highly recommended. Known for its durability and effective mulching capabilities, the Assassinator is a popular choice among professionals looking to tackle a variety of vegetation with precision and power. Always ensure that any mulcher you consider is compatible with your equipment and meets your specific project needs.
Yes, operating a mulcher can be hard on a skid steer due to the intense pressure and heavy workload it places on the machine's hydraulic system and engine. Continuous use, especially in tough conditions, can lead to increased wear and tear. To minimize the strain, it's crucial to use a skid steer that's appropriately sized and powered for the mulching task at hand, and to conduct regular maintenance.
To run a mulcher effectively, you typically need a skid steer with at least 60 to 70 horsepower and a high-flow hydraulic system, usually in the range of 30 to 45 gallons per minute. Larger and more robust mulchers might require skid steers with over 80 horsepower and even higher hydraulic flow capabilities. It's crucial to match the mulcher's requirements with the skid steer's specifications for safe and efficient operation, so always check the manufacturer's recommendations for both the mulcher and the skid steer.
The number of acres a drum mulcher can clear in a day varies widely based on the density of the vegetation, the type of terrain, and the power of the mulcher and its carrier vehicle. On average, a powerful drum mulcher operated under optimal conditions on moderately dense vegetation might clear between 2 to 4 acres per day.
A skid steer drum mulcher is an attachment for skid steer loaders designed to shred vegetation, such as bushes, small trees, and other foliage, into mulch. It consists of a rotating drum lined with steel or carbide teeth that grind down plant material. This tool is essential for land clearing, forestry management, and site preparation.
The skid steer drum mulcher operates by attaching to the front of a skid steer loader. Once activated, the rotating drum turns at high speeds, and its teeth aggressively tear through vegetation and trees. The mulched material is then dispersed evenly over the ground, promoting faster decomposition and nutrient return to the soil.
Using a skid steer drum mulcher offers numerous benefits. It provides an efficient and eco-friendly way to clear land, as it leaves behind a layer of mulch that helps control erosion and replenish the soil. It's also versatile, able to handle various terrains and plant densities. Moreover, it reduces the need for multiple machines, saving time and operational costs.
Proper maintenance is crucial for the longevity and performance of a skid steer drum mulcher. Regularly inspect the teeth and drum for wear and damage, ensuring they are sharp and securely fastened. Hydraulic components should be checked for leaks and the correct pressure. Additionally, clean the mulcher after each use to prevent buildup and potential damage.
When choosing a skid steer drum mulcher, consider the size and power of your skid steer loader, as it must be capable of supporting the mulcher's weight and power requirements. Look at the mulcher's width and tooth design to ensure it suits your specific needs. Also, consider the manufacturer's reputation and the availability of replacement parts and service.
To effectively run a forestry mulcher, you typically need a skid steer with at least 70 to 90 horsepower and a high-flow hydraulic system, which is usually around 30 to 45 gallons per minute. The size and weight of the skid steer also matter; you'll likely need a machine that weighs at least 7,000 pounds to handle the additional weight and balance of the mulcher.



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