As landscape contractors gear up for the return of spring, John Deere is introducing a new attachment in its “Worksite Pro” line: the Extreme Duty Brush Cutter. The new attachment, Model RS72, is engineered to work with John Deere E- and D-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), as well as with most of its competitors’ equipment.
The new attachment’s features include an exclusive, patent-pending retractable forward shield. When using the Extreme Duty Brush Cutter on larger trees and brush (bigger than 4 inches in diameter), the shield will move up and away from the tree to expose the entire cutting edge, protecting the operator from flying debris.
Other capabilities of the RS72 include the following:
- Ability to cut heavy brush and trees up to 7 inches in diameter.
- Four double beveled-edge blades and optional stump-grinding teeth for easy stump removal and material cutting.
- A unique mower deck that funnels brush and trees to the corners of the mower for maximum blade performance.
- A smooth deck without deep pockets, so accumulated debris is easily removed or washed away.
- A vertical motor that has a heavy-duty spline shaft for increased performance.
- A standard pressure gauge indicator that is highly visible to the operator, allowing easy monitoring of blade load to prevent overheating and overloading.
Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager with John Deere Construction & Forestry, said the new attachment was designed with “smart features to quickly clear heavy brush and keep the operator safe, so he or she can focus on the task at hand without worry of flying debris.”
With Deere’s universal, self-cleaning “Quik-Tatch” system, skid steers and CTLs can attach or remove the Extreme Duty Brush Cutter quickly, the company says. The new attachment is also backed by John Deere parts, service and warranty coverage.