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Forestry Disc Mulcher Annihilator

How to Use a Skid Steer Disc Mulcher

No matter your industry, there are a variety of attachments you need to get the job done. When it comes to skid steer attachments, items like brush mowers, forestry mulchers, and skid steer buckets are necessary on nearly every job site. However, when it comes to tree removal and combating hazardous areas,  there is one attachment you won’t be able to work without – the skid steer disc mulcher.

A disc mulcher is designed to eliminate thick trees, limbs, and other debris with ease. Our skid steer disc mulcher is compatible with a variety of skid steer loaders, however, it’s important to note that how you use and operate a skid steer disc mulcher is important for its overall efficiency.

With that in mind, we want to discuss how our forestry disc mulcher works, along with the safest and most effective ways you can operate your skid steer disc mulcher.

How the Skid Steer Disc Mulcher Works


While all skid steer attachments are unique, our skid steer disc mulcher is a particularly interesting and helpful attachment while you’re working on a job site. Unlike brush cutters that are designed to cut through thin or thick areas of brush with ease, the disc mulcher has sharp mulching teeth that grind down trees and excessive limbs into mulch. It’s designed to break down tough limb easily, and then disperse the mulch and debris back out.

Disc mulchers are known for their dynamic speed and are able to keep up with your ever-changing workload, so you’ll be able to complete all your work in half the time. Skid steer disc mulcher attachments also have the ability to grind and remove stumps, so you won’t leave behind any unwanted growth or tree stumps.



How to Use the Annihilator Forestry Disc Mulcher


In order to use this quick attach skid steer attachment, you first have to make sure your disc mulcher matches your skid steer’s size, dimensions, and hydraulic flow rate. 

Because of these precise requirements, at Rut Manufacturing we customize all of our disc mulchers to suit your skid steer. When you place your order, we ask that you provide us with the make and model of your skid steer, so we are able to craft your mulcher to suit your machine. All of our disc mulchers come with a high flow hydraulic pressure gauge that allows you to make the most of your attachment.

Once you’ve received your annihilator, it’s time to get to work! Once you’ve attached your skid steer disc mulcher, we recommend a few key tips:

Keep your annihilator close to the ground for even cutting

    • Because of its heavyweight and rapid cutting speed, it’s best to keep your annihilator close to the ground so your attachment has continuous support, and it won’t accidentally damage or harm others.


Make sure the path around you is free and clear

    • Once your attachment is in action, it’s going to send mulch and debris flying across the work area. Think about it – cutting down 14 diameter trees means there is going to be some heavy debris flying around! Rather than risk accidental harm or damage, make sure your pathway is clear. 


Change your speed often

    • The hydraulic gauge produces plenty of pressure while your working, and so to optimize your workload, it’s important to regulate your speeds. As the pressure increases, back off your speed, and once it gets lower again you can cut into material faster. This is a great way to keep the balance within your machine.


Clean your mulcher frequently

    • Removing heavy-duty limbs, trees, and branches means there are lots of opportunities for excessive debris. In order for your attachment to cut at it’s highest capacity, it’s important to clear out all unwanted debris in between uses.


Stop operations if you feel abnormal vibrations or sounds

    • If you feel any unusual rattling or heavy vibrations during use, it might be a result of damage or trapped debris. Stop and clean out the disc mulcher if you’re unsure of what’s occurring.



Where to Use a Skid Steer Disc Mulcher


Like all of our skid steer attachments, our skid steer forestry disc mulcher is a high-quality machine that is designed to combat tough environments and a variety of job sites. Unlike skid steer brush cutters, a disc mulcher is able to achieve a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Land Clearing and Vegetation Control
  • Site Prep
  • Right of Way Maintenance
  • Vegetation Control
  • Road clearing and cleaning
  • Storm and disaster clean up
  • Forest fire prevention

Additionally, disc mulchers have the ability to clear and cut trees, remove stumps, and mulch stumps down into the ground so they don’t cause future problems. Overall, disc mulchers leave behind a clean and clear pathway in their wake, and mulches material down so it won’t cause any long term damage.

For operators who need this efficiency in more confined areas or challenging terrains, our mini excavator mulcher is the optimal choice, bringing the same effectiveness with added maneuverability.

If you want to learn more about the incredible forestry disc mulcher and other skid steer attachments, review Understanding Skid Steer Brush Cutters for more information.

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