Vegetation ManagementAgriculture

The Right Mulcher for Your Mini Ex

Excavators hold some huge advantages over other power units when it comes to vegetation management work. They offer superior visibility with smooth, precise hydraulic controls. And, more importantly, the arm can reach into steep ditches, sloughs and other areas that simply cannot be accessed by skid steers or other mulching equipment. In fact, without an […]
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Battle Ax S Series update

Loftness Updates Its Battle Ax™ S Series Mulching Head for Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders

Loftness has updated its highly successful Battle Ax™ S Series mulching head with new features for enhanced durability and serviceability. Designed for skid steers and compact track loaders with 28 to 62.9 GPM hydraulic flow and 50 to 150 hydraulic horsepower, the S Series now includes a reversible secondary shear bar in the two-stage cutting […]
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Loftness Announces Two-Year Warranty Program on Mulching Heads

Loftness has announced a two-year warranty program as a standard feature on its full line of Battle Ax, Bad Ax and Timber Ax mulching heads. Effective on products purchased on November 1, 2022, and later, the new program offers equipment protection up to twice as long as the previous warranty. “As an employee-owned company, we’re […]
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Battle Ax Named Top 50 Product by Equipment Today

Equipment Today has named the Battle Ax as one of its 2022 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products. Winners were chosen based on nominations and the number of product page views on the company’s website. The Contractors’ Top New Products Awards showcase new equipment, technology and products that the construction industry and the Equipment Today team have […]
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Loftness Updates Its Bad Ax Disc Mulcher Attachment for Skid SteersTemplate

Loftness has updated its popular Bad Ax™ disc mulcher attachment for skid steers. The new version is lighter and stronger, featuring improved machine balance and upgraded performance. The new Bad Ax weighs over 400 pounds less than the original model and is positioned approximately five inches closer to the power unit for improved balance, stability […]
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Loftness Featured in April ’20 Issue of Compact Equipment

The April 2020 issue of Compact Equipment includes several articles featuring input from Loftness VM Logix representatives, as well as product information and a customer story. These articles discuss the Battle Ax and Cool Flow, among other pieces of vegetation management equipment. To read the full version of each story, click the links to go […]
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Loftness Becomes 100-Percent Employee Owned

HECTOR, Minn. — As of January 1, 2020, Loftness Specialized Equipment, Inc. has joined an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Through this change, the Minnesota-based manufacturer of agricultural and vegetation management equipment is now 100-percent employee owned. “We’re proud to become 100-percent employee owned,” said Gloria Nelson, president and CFO of Loftness. “Our employees, as […]
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Vegetation Management | Utility Products: Compact Equipment Equals Big Efficiency in Right-of-Way Vegetation Management

A large-scale mechanical tree trimmer with a 75-foot boom can tear into towering pines, and a dedicated mulching machine will make mincemeat of the thickest buck brush. But good luck operating these machines along rights-of-way in the middle of an urban development, not to mention the headache of transporting these giants in and out of […]
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Vegetation Management | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines: New Mulching Head Designs to Sink Your Teeth Into

The vegetation management industry has seen some recent changes when it comes to the use of mulching heads on skid steers, excavators and other power units. And the design of mulching heads has also changed to better accommodate operators, helping them become more productive and create a better finish. Here’s what you should know about […]
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Farm Equipment: Loftness Marks 60 Years of Manufacturing Innovation

HECTOR, Minn. — This year, Loftness Specialized Equipment marks 60 years of manufacturing success in the heart of the upper Midwest. Loftness has grown and expanded as a company since its founder, a Hector, Minn., farmer named Dick Loftness, made a V-type snow blower for his own use. This soon led to the start of […]
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