Why should you choose the Tree Shear excavator attachment?

With exciting and new unique attachments being designed and manufactured at Masterhitch, we thought we would start with the Tree Shears. With a fair amount of digger attachments and buckets it can be hard to select the correct attachment. This week we discuss what sorts of projects the tree shears are perfect for, as well as the various tree shears we stock at Masterhitch.

The tree shears will benefit any plant fleet, as well as individuals looking to clear trees in a timely manner. If this sounds of interest to you then find out more.

What are the Tree Shears?

As the name suggests, tree shears are perfect for landscaping and forestry clearing tasks. For any commercial landscaping and agricultural companies the tree shear is ideal. It is also an essential plant accessory to have on hand.

Despite the fact that the tree shear attachment is unique in terms of the advantages it  offers, various engineering companies can make the attachment. Most tree shears are designed with two claw-like clamps to grip onto the desired tree. 

At Masterhitch Europe Ltd, our tree shears differ in design compared to our competitors. We bespoke manufacture them with additional support when transporting the chopped trees, with an extra metal base at the bottom ensuring the operator can safely handle and manoeuver the trees.

Our Masterhitch tree shears can slice through trees that are up to 12 inches/300mm in diameter safely.

How does it work?

Once the tree shear has been fitted to the excavator, the operator will be able to position the bottom of the digger attachment to sit firmly on the ground, to safely clamp around the base of the tree. The blades will then slice cleanly through the tree, and the clamp will hold the tree in place. It is a simple design with just one single hydraulic ram.

As most existing tree shear attachments have been designed to just cut through the trees, extra plant equipment and attachments may be required to then transport the trees to another location on the site. 

In colder weather conditions, the ripper attachment is incredibly useful when partnered up with the tree shear. When the ground is harder, and trees become increasingly harder to remove, the ripper can break up rocky and harder surfaces of ground to free up tree roots. Once the visible part of the tree is cut down with the tree shear, the tree stump is then easily removed.

View our tree shears in action here.

Advantages of using the Tree Shear attachment?

Why should you choose the Masterhitch Tree Shear:

  • At Masterhitch we are all about creating safe digger attachments for individuals. When you use our tree shears any operator will feel safe when handling larger trees
  • The tree shear enforces high productivity from any operator, and is exceptionally time effective
  • As mentioned before, the versatility of the tree shears will enable operators to complete other tasks including lifting and handling the trees, as well as the primary use of cutting down trees

Which size machines will the tree shear attachment fit?

Here at Masterhitch, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all, and that buyers of our digger attachments have very different requirements. We therefore pride ourselves on the service we offer to our customers. If you require industrial sized attachments for multi machine projects, or a standard size attachment for a small scale landscaping project, we have you covered.

We produce and stock the Tree Shear attachment for the following sized machines:

  • 13 tonne
  • 20 tonne

If you require something smaller or even larger than this, we are more than willing to help. Our team have many years of experience in plant engineering, so leave it with the experts.

About BuyADigger

Although the process of hiring plant accessories for construction machinery is simple, we have had a lot of enquiries about purchasing digger attachments. Due to the increase of companies purchasing their own machinery instead.

If this is the case, then contact the sales team at our sister company, BuyADigger. They have a range of used machines in excellent condition that is on average only three to five years old. With a choice of excavators, dumpers, rollers, and backhoe loaders, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

With a large connection to trusted and reliable transport companies, wherever you’re based will not be an issue. BuyADigger are happy to arrange international delivery for their machines as well as attachments. 

If you’re looking to purchase machinery with additional attachments, be sure to mention this to the sales team at BuyADigger and we will be able to create these for you.

About our sister H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd

If you’re looking to hire out construction machinery, our sister company H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd have a range of plant equipment and attachments including:

  • Excavators
  • Telehandlers
  • Rollers
  • Dumpers

Here at Masterhitch, we make digger attachments for the plant hire fleet to hire out to their customers. With a range of excavator buckets, telehandler and excavator attachments, the team will have plant accessories to suit you.

Looking to purchase the tree shear and other plant accessories?

The best time of the year for carrying out any landscaping projects is Spring into Summer. It is great to know that with our strong, hard-wearing digger attachments and plant accessories, you will have no issues with landscaping all year round. All of our digger attachments and buckets are manufactured using the best quality British Standard Steel, guaranteeing longevity and peace of mind knowing your operating with the safest digger attachments. 

Our workshop is fitted with the latest state of the art engineering equipment. Therefore enabling us to really deliver exceptional plant equipment and buckets for our customers. 

Our sales team will be happy to provide you with a quote for any of our buckets or attachments. Call us today on: 01634 290022 or email us at: sales@masterhitch.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!