Vertical bush hog idea

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Looks good!
 
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works well if you don't rush it

it can cut limbs of several inches
 
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I love it. I have been thinking of doing the exact same thing for a long time. Is there anything you would do different next time? What is the specifications on your motor? I thought about making the shaft extend to the other side and putting another blade on the other side too. I either want to do this or mount a bush hog on the front.
 
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I love it. I have been thinking of doing the exact same thing for a long time. Is there anything you would do different next time? What is the specifications on your motor? I thought about making the shaft extend to the other side and putting another blade on the other side too. I either want to do this or mount a bush hog on the front.

the motor was laying around when i got the farm and is used on another device or i would have it connected to the shaft directly through a coupler, which would improve performance.

the blade i bought used for less than $15, hoses were expensive and i think i could have used a smaller diameter

why would you want a blade on each side? i think that would introduce more problems than it would solve.

it could be made to mount on either side.

i originally made so that 2 other beams would mount to the fork frame at the saw beam was mounted to them and cut horizontally and close to the ground but that wound up not being practical.

this is simple and i can cut up to 12-15 feet off the ground and close to the ground

it will cut 4" to 5" limbs but you have to experiment to do it right.

if i had it to over i would use 2x4 box steel and mount the motor and shaft inline using a flex coupling with the rubber insert.

with a couple pieces of angle you could mount it to a bucket

the hub is a chain sprocket with 2 matching holes with the ones i drilled in the saw blade and a round piece of steel on the outside

i've used it for several years with no problems.

just be careful of flying bits of wood, i doubt if osha would approve it.
 
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I also though about putting two or three blades on the same side like this.


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in use
 

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