- Jan 14, 2016
- Project Manager
I have been researching brush cutters for our JD 333G high flow skid steer. We will use it to help clear/maintain 3-4 miles of sewer outfall that we will be working on for the next 1.5 Years or so. We will use it pretty good for the initial cutting then fairly sparingly after that. Spending $10k isn’t an option so to major name brands are out. I have narrowed it down to MTL xc7 and Rut TERMINATOR XP. I know MTL doesn’t have the best customer service but I have read lots of good things about their cutters. They offer a high flow SAI hydraulics radial piston motor in my price range. The Rut offers a similar cutter for $600 more but it has a permco hydraulic gear motor with case drain. I have always heard the piston motors were better for heavy and long duration use. The Rut guy said they don’t use radial piston because they are too problematic especially from contamination from dirty couplers. He said their gear motor is has just as much torque as the radial piston but I am having are hard time believing that. He said other cheaper motors are georotor but his is a true gear motor whatever that means. Can someone educate me on the differences from a radial piston and “true gear motor”. Both use case drains which I am fine with.