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Get the shear, you'll love it. It can be mounted on a 90degree tilt plate now also, to give it some rotation.

 

How reliable is the shear at holding onto what it's cut? For example would you be confident to use it for a smallish silver birch that was overhanging a conservatory? Could turn a half day job into 15 mins

 

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How reliable is the shear at holding onto what it's cut? For example would you be confident to use it for a smallish silver birch that was overhanging a conservatory? Could turn a half day job into 15 mins

 

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Yes very confident. In that instance though you would fold the blade out of the grab (locking spring bolt) to make it just a grab giving maximum purchase, then do a step cut below, break off the tree towards you using telescopic funtion, hey presto!....I would probably still stick a pull rope up also, just to have some extra control if there was a problem.

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Yes very confident. In that instance though you would fold the blade out of the grab (locking spring bolt) to make it just a grab giving maximum purchase, then do a step cut below, break off the tree towards you using telescopic funtion, hey presto!....I would probably still stick a pull rope up also, just to have some extra control if there was a problem.

Sweet. I need to raid the piggy bank

 

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Yes very confident. In that instance though you would fold the blade out of the grab (locking spring bolt) to make it just a grab giving maximum purchase, then do a step cut below, break off the tree towards you using telescopic funtion, hey presto!....I would probably still stick a pull rope up also, just to have some extra control if there was a problem.

 

 

Did you make a conscious decision to go for the cut & hold option?

 

I looked quite extensively at cut only and cut & hold.

 

Discussed with Andrew from Exac1 and found myself agreeing with his logic that cut & hold on bigger machines was an obvious choice but for lighter base units cut only reduced the risk of having the machine on its side.

 

My logic was that cut only would be sufficient since if it was a confined space I probably wouldn't be using the shear anyway.

 

Interested to hear your thoughts on the 2 options.

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True, also skid steers do tip over sometimes. [ATTACH]213591[/ATTACH]

 

The first day that we had ours I had it on its ribs 5 times 1 of those times it was a mine shaft that was covered with a sheet of ply

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Did you make a conscious decision to go for the cut & hold option?

 

I looked quite extensively at cut only and cut & hold.

 

Discussed with Andrew from Exac1 and found myself agreeing with his logic that cut & hold on bigger machines was an obvious choice but for lighter base units cut only reduced the risk of having the machine on its side.

 

My logic was that cut only would be sufficient since if it was a confined space I probably wouldn't be using the shear anyway.

 

Interested to hear your thoughts on the 2 options.

 

I was just thinking what would be the best all round 'grab' attachment, and the tree shear that Avant offer suited my needs best. Primarily it's just a grab, with the option of letting the blade in when the situation requires.

 

Obviously yes, if the machine (and bank account) is big enough to run a beefier cut and hold shear, that's the way to go, though we would be talking more forestry or vegetation clearance type work I suppose, to justify that.

Personally, the 'cut only' system looks precarious to me. But I have no experience of them, someone else on here might be able to offer their experience.

 

I did speak to 'approved hydraulics', and they seemed to be happy to make to order ie. fitting your attachment plate, blade size, rotating options etc...

 

Hope that helps. Defo worth looking into.

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Got my new 420 the other day, traded in my old one.

 

certainly is not heavy enough to handle that shear!

 

There is a lovely looking giant loader on arbtrader at the moment.

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