Can a Skid Steer Attachment Affect Fuel Consumption?

Can a Skid Steer Attachment Affect Fuel Consumption?

Skid Steer Attachments and fuel consumption | Attachment Kings


The Extreme Duty Brush Cutter has 4 Blades that cut, providing 33% more cutting ability than a 2 or 3  blade unit. The 4-blade unit cuts down much more than the 2 or 3 blade models would. Usually, the 2 or 3 blade unit would have to make another trip around to achieve the clean-cut grass look. This forces your machine to work longer hours and can double the fuel usage. When you use the 4 blade cutter to cut denser objects, such as 6" trees, you're going to increase your productivity exponentially over the brushcutter with fewer blades. If the rotation speed is 500 RPMs, the 2-blade cutter will hit the tree 16.7 times per second, 25 times per second with a 3-blade, and 33.3 times per second with a 4-blade cutter. 
There are so many factors that can affect fuel consumption. Drop down blades cut much cleaner than straight blades do. They allow the cutting edge of the blade to be further away from the deck, this lets the grass to stand alone, instead of being pushed down by the blades. The heightened deck also allows the user to clean it out much quicker. 

Just by purchasing a 4-blade cutter you've decreased machine hours, fuel consumption, and labor hours. 


  1. How will this attachment affect my fuel costs, labor costs and the hours that depreciate my machine?
  2. Is there a more efficient way to do this job so that I can put more of my money in my pocket?

Check out our 4-Blade Brushcutter that can help you get more work done in a shorter amount of time. 


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