Why Use a Skid Steer Mulcher on Your Land Clearing Project?

30 September 2019
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If you're redeveloping a large area of overgrown land, then you need to clear the ground before you can start work. If the land hasn't been used before, then it may be full of trees, stumps, brush and bushes.

Ideally, you want to use your skid steer on the project; you plan on adding various attachments to take on some of the clearance work. A drum mulcher could solve a lot of your problems. How does this attachment work, and why should you use one?

What Is a Skid Steer Drum Mulcher?

Drum mulcher attachments help clear ground. The drum of the mulcher has fixed teeth on it. As the drum rotates, these teeth eat into wood and plants. They cut them up and turn them into mulch chips.

So, for example, you raise the drum and position it over a tree or stump. When you turn it on, the mulcher moves down over the wood. As its teeth come into contact with it, they push down and create mulch from the wood.

Why Use a Skid Steer Mulcher?

Your main aim on a land clearing project is to clear the ground of all trees, plants and foliage. You need a clear canvas to work on.

However, this can take time. Clearing the top surface of the site may be easy enough but you also have to deal with remaining ground-level issues like stumps and roots. You can't leave these things in the ground if you need a completely clear site. However, even small tree stumps are sometimes hard to remove; larger ones can eat up the time you have to spend on the project.

A drum mulcher can turn a small tree, stump, areas of brush or lines of bushes to mulch quickly and effectively. For example, if you have a small tree to get rid of, this attachment can grind it down in seconds. Plus, if you're dealing with a tall tree, then you can use the mulcher to cut the top foliage off first. You can then mulch the rest of the trunk down to the ground.

The mulch itself helps fill holes that are left behind. It also adds nutrients to the ground, which will improve its quality over time.

If you want to add a mulcher to your skid steer, talk to your land clearing equipment supplier. They can help you choose an attachment that is the right size and power for your job.