Loftness Battle Ax (Skid Steer)

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Battle Ax Rotor

The unique 17-inch-diameter Battle Ax rotor featured built-in depth gauges that function like raker teeth on chain saws to prevent the head from engaging too much material at once. Compared with competitive ring-style rotors, which can be overly limiting, the Battle Ax rotor design better manages the material for maximum efficiency.

Two-Stage Cutting Chamber

When material enters the spinning rotor, it is forces through moving teeth and adjustable primary shear bar. The clearance of the shear bar can be widened or narrowed to achieve the desired material size and production rate. After the primary cut, the partially reduced material passes smoothly to the secondary cutting chamber behind the front bumper, where it’s processed further and discharged toward the ground.

Variable Displacement Piston Motor

Automatically shifts the rotor RPM from highest speed to a lower range for increased torque, as needed. With much greater displacement and torque, the result is less stalling and a shorter recovery time.

Custom Hydraulic Control Valve

A high-pressure relief valve protects the Battle Ax from pressure spikes at the source. Furthermore, an anti-cavitation shutdown circuit with hydraulic brake stops the rotor quickly without damaging components.

Hydraulic Hose Routing

Hoses are right sized and routed to reduce the chance of binding, yet are long enough for a full range of motion without damage. Hoses are included, couplers are not.

Synchronous Belt Drive

The positive drive, cog belt and sprocket design maximize efficiency and require less maintenance than other drive types.

Adjustable Skid Shoes

To achieve below grade mulching, the skid shoes can be adjusted from 0.5 inches to -1.5 inches.

Machined Anti-Wrap Bearing Protector

Rotor ends are machine turned to mate with close tolerance, machined anti-wrap rings, which minimize debris in the bearing chamber.

Adjustable Push Bar

Constructed with integrated, welded claw hooks, the bar helps push falling trees and brush away from the power unit, while also allowing them to be properly positioned for efficient feeding into the head.

Staggered Tooth Pattern

This exclusive tooth arrangement ensures single-tooth contact with the work surface at all times, while maintaining optimal rotor balance.

Premium Strength Steel Housing

All body components are laser cut from premium strength steel. Also, abrasion resistant steel is used in high-wear areas.

Performance Monitoring

An integrated PSI gauge that monitors the hydraulic load is positioned for easy viewing from the skid steer cab. Keeping the Battle Ax at the optimum hydraulic load allows for peak performance throughout an application.

Universal Skid Steer Mount

The universal mount allows the Battle Ax to be easily used with any skid steer brand or model.

Steel Deflector Chains

Running the entire length of the attachment, steel deflector chains improve safety by reducing flying debris.

Maximum Visibility

The Battle Ax is designed for maximum visibility from the skid steer cab, which increases safety, productivity and efficiency.



Model 61" 71"
Cutting Width 61" (1.55 m) 71" (1.8 m)
Overall Width 76.2" (1.94 m) 86.2" (2.19 m)
Number of Teeth 30 36
Weight (without mount) 2,500 LBS (1,134 kg) 2,700 LBS (1,225 kg)
Crated Weight 2,725 LBS (1236 kg) 2,925 LBS (1327 kg)

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