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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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Vegetation Management | Compact Equipment: How to Maintain a Mulching Head Attachment

The Harsh Life of Forestry Work Requires Regular Maintenance Few attachments undergo the harsh operating conditions of a mulching head. Between the abrasive work, the debris-filled environment and often hot weather, these attachments have to be built tough to handle all the abuse. But no matter how tough they may be, all mulching heads need […]
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Vegetation Management | Roads & Bridges: Go small or go home

We live in an age where bigger is better—bigger burgers, bigger flat-screen TVs and, in the world of clearing vegetation, bigger equipment. A large-scale mechanical tree trimmer with a 75-ft boom can tear into towering pines, and a dedicated mulching machine will make mincemeat of the thickest buck brush. But aside from rural areas offering […]
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Kwik-Trim | Utility Products: Go Small or Go Home

We live in an age where bigger is better–bigger burgers, bigger flat-screen TVs and, in the world of clearing vegetation, bigger equipment. A large-scale mechanical tree trimmer with a 75-foot boom can tear into towering pines, and a dedicated mulching machine will shred the thickest buck brush. But aside from rural areas offering ample space […]
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Kwik-Trim | Utility Products: A Helpful Solution to Trimming Trees Along Utility Line Right of Ways.

For many years, vegetation management contractors have struggled to find a good solution for trimming trees along utility line rights of way. Most will admit the old-fashioned practices of climbing trees and using bucket trucks are time consuming and somewhat dangerous. The central division of Wright Tree Service, however, seems to be one of the […]
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