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

The heavy duty tree shears can cut through trees that are up to 500mm in diameter. 

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.

Our tree shears have also been made for our sister company, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd. 

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:

  • 15 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.

Tree Shears attachment
Tree Shears

Rotating Tree Shears

As well as the above Masterhitch Tree Shears, we also offer Rotating Tree Shears – these shears can complete the same functions and jobs but can also complete a full 360 degree rotation. This can allow for more precision on the job and makes the attachment more efficient. 

“The Masterhitch Guarantee”

Masterhitch back all of their products with the “satisfaction or your money back” guarantee. A full range of spare parts are readily available off the shelf and our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer help and support whatever your questions may be.

Contact us now on +44(0)1634 290022 or email us at to get a quote today.


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