FAQ’s HyReach Clipper
Never. The blades come with approximately 1/8” edge. The force from the 5” X 8” cylinder forces the blades thru the tree so the blade does not need to be sharp. Sharpening the blade will only thin the steel and increase the possibilities of chipping the blade.
The blades are made of T1 steel. Dirt and rocks generally do not harm the blades.
I only have one set of auxiliary hydraulic outlets on my tractor/skid steer and the clipper with the rotating head requires two sets of outlets.
You will need to purchase a selector valve. This will turn your single outlet into a double outlet. The flow will be diverted either manually or electrically to either the cutting cylinder or the rotation cylinder. These valves can be purchased from Precision as an accessory item. See Xtra valve kits in accessories.
The cylinder is custom made for Precision Manufacturing. It is a 3,000 PSI, 5” X 8” cylinder with a 2” rod and 1¼” pins. At 2,000 PSI, the cylinder produces approximately 20 tons of push.
The clipper was first produced in 1992. Many improvements have been made since that time and we continually look for ways to improve our clipper.
Just make sure all bolts and nuts are properly tightened before each use and that all grease zerks are greased.
The clipper is not designed for lifting. Doing so could permanently damage the clipper and/or accessories.
We are yet to find a wood that the clipper will not cut – DEAD OR ALIVE!
Between 9” and 12” with a single cut. The deeper the tree goes into the blade, the larger the cut.
There is a sled on the bottom of the clipper which is used for blade support. To cut at ground level or below, tilt cutter slightly forward and drop it to the ground in front of the tree. Next, slide clipper under the tree. The weight of the clipper will sink the clipper blades into the ground and allow you to cut at lower levels.
Extreme caution must be taken. Though most cuts fall to the side, it is possible for a tree to fall backwards. To reduce the risk of trees falling backwards, trim limbs on the operator side of tree before cutting. Also, tilting the clipper forward before cutting helps fall tree away from operator.
The clipper will operate with virtually all tractors and skid steers. The only requirement is to have minimum hydraulic pressure of 2,000 PSI.
Yes. The clipper has been mounted to back hoes, excavators, telehandlers and bucket trucks to name a few. If the equipment has hydraulics, a clipper can more than likely be adapted for use with that equipment.
The HyReach clipper will cut 6’ beyond the end of your equipment. For example: If the loader reaches 12’ in the air. Add the 6’ reach which means your reach is 18’.
There are too many variables to accurately answer this question since the cutting speed will vary depending upon the hydraulic pressure and flow. Generally, it takes slightly over 3 seconds to cut an 8” tree. Owners have reported cutting up to 300 trees per hour