New land clearing innovation Digga Ground Shark hits Australia

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Digga Australia has released a hydraulic heavy-duty rotary axe with capabilities not previously seen in the Australian market

New land clearing innovation Digga Ground Shark hits Australia
Digga Ground Shark

The Digga Ground Shark is a hydraulically driven attachment that is both a slasher and a mulcher. It has the unique ability to cut trees up to 18cm in diameter and mulch material in the one pass, making it ideal for a wide range of ground clearing tasks in a variety of terrains.

"With the Australian summer, and peak bushfire season approaching, our decision to bring the Ground Shark to Australia was based on its ability to take on a multitude of land clearing tasks. It's suitable for anything from clearing fire trails to clearing land for commercial, residential and infrastructure related projects making it ideal for local councils and construction companies alike," Digga Australia's Marketing Manager, Lionel Smitka says.

Weighing in at 911kg, the Ground Shark is powered by a durable, direct drive motor. It's suitable for use on skid steer loaders fitted with a Multifit (Universal) attachment mounting, with a 1-tonne lift capacity and a hydraulic capacity ranging from 115 litres to 170 litres per minute.

It is capable at working at pressures of up to 275 BAR and is fitted with an easy to read pressure gauge to enable operators to monitor machine performance from the cab.

The Ground Shark's cutting performance comes from an innovative design feature which sees the front of the attachment folding upwards when it comes up against a tree, exposing the blades further. The blades themselves are designed with the sharp edges alternating between top and bottom, which provides an Axe like cutting action to chop through trees up to 18cm in diameter.

"The four 1.9cm hardened steel blades rotate and swing back like the blades on a standard rotary cutter, additionally, the underside of the cutter wheel, uses the same carbide teeth as featured on the Digga Stump Grinders. Not only can it cut tree trunks down, but it also grinds the stumps down to as low as 1cm above ground level," Smitka says.

To keep the steel deck clear of debris, the Rotary Axe has been designed with a high quality powder coat finish.

"This makes it easier to clean the attachment following operations, reducing the need for time consuming maintenance in between cutting operations."

Stability when working on inclines is assured, again thanks to the design of the attachment.

"Its heavy-duty construction provides a low centre of gravity, making the Ground Shark stable even when working on steep slopes."

To ensure optimum operation, Digga Australia advises operators to check that the attachment meets the specifications of their skid-steer prior to operations.

For more information on the Digga Ground Shark, go to http://www.digga.com.au/

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