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skidsteer bar saw
« on: September 06, 2015, 08:27:05 AM »
I am thinking about mounting a bar saw on my big skidsteer. Mostly for clearing jobs. Might save my back a little. I was wondering if anyone has done this . I'm not to handy mechanically, but I'm sure it could be done. I have used the shears before and don't really want to go back to one.     
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Re: skidsteer bar saw
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 08:57:08 AM »
 A decent barsaw head isn't that much money, and if you had a bigger skidsteer it would do ok. I can count the plumbing on my barsaw but I'm pretty sure you would need 2 sets of lines plus a case drain for a non tilt, no accumulator head.

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Re: skidsteer bar saw
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 10:54:49 AM »
I can get a decent saw head for 5000. Just gotta get in touch with the right person that knows how to hook it all up
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Re: skidsteer bar saw
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 11:10:11 AM »
A Bell dangle head saw could work with the right hydraulics. There are a couple of old Bell Dealers that still work on them.

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Re: skidsteer bar saw
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 11:24:39 AM »
I was thinking more in the line of something that will hold and carry the tree.
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Re: skidsteer bar saw
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 09:34:58 PM »
I can get a decent saw head for 5000. Just gotta get in touch with the right person that knows how to hook it all up
I've seen a few for 3-5 for a timbco barsaw head. Problem is what size machine are you using and what size wood do you want to cut, a decent tree will take you with it if the head doesn't open in time on a smaller skidsteer.  :o   a bell dangle head is nice because you can tip and run, barsaw head is a bit different.  I'm about to tear into mine tomorrow and find out why I still have flopping issues, most likely a seal or busted cylinder.

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Re: skidsteer bar saw
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2015, 12:42:17 AM »
Turbosaw makes a buncher head for a skid....  Glancing at the specs, one needs a big skid and I'm not sure a skid will carry a 16" tree which is the capacity of the head. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2015, 05:38:25 AM »
The 16" trees I wouldn't even try to carry. Just get them on the ground. I have a bobcat s250 right now. But I am in the market for a bigger one. A 1080 if I could find one or even a ASV or Fecon. Just kicking it around because eventually I will be buying a Hydroax. 
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