Running the entire length of the mulching attachment, steel deflector chains improve safety by reducing flying debris.
BATTLE AX – 30 SERIES
18,000-36,000 lb Excavators
The Loftness 30 Series Battle Ax is optimized for use on excavators ranging from 18,000 to 36,000 pounds. It features the popular depth gauge design and Loftness exclusive two-stage cutting chamber. This maximizes performance and gives you the ability to create some of the smallest particle sizes in the industry. Plus, we’ve equipped it with the ideal hydraulic motor, belt drive and other features to pair well with your power unit. Of course, it’s all backed by Loftness’ superior customer support and large dealer network.
Innovative Depth Gauge Design
Staggered/Spiral Tooth Pattern
Simplified Tooth Mounting
The Battle Ax rotor design uses built-in depth gauges to control cutting depth, like raker teeth on a chainsaw.
Two shear bars allow the Battle Ax to produce a finer mulch with fewer passes. The primary shear bar is adjustable for controlling particle sizes.
The cutting teeth are mounted to the rotor with a single bolt. They can be easily reversed, replaced or removed on the jobsite using a common hex socket.
Choose from three cutting tooth options:
- Quadco planer blades
- Hard-surface Quadco blades
- Double carbide teeth
The 30 Series Battle Ax features a 105cc adjustable displacement piston motor for excavators with hydraulic systems ranging from 20 to 60 gallons per minute and up to 6,000 PSI (45 to 150 hydraulic horsepower). This motor turns the rotor from 2,000 to 2,600 RPM and can be manually adjusted for fine-tuning performance on a variety of excavators.
The positive drive, cog belt and sprocket design increases efficiency and requires less maintenance than other drive types.
Rotor ends are machine turned to mate with close tolerance, machined anti-wrap rings, which minimize debris in the bearing chamber.
The Battle Ax is constructed of high-strength steel to withstand some of the toughest operating conditions.
The spade hook is a useful tool for positioning material to be mulched. A hydraulic thumb is also optional for added versatility.
The Battle Ax comes standard with a flat plate mount. Direct, Quick Attach or pivoting mounts are optional.
The Battle Ax comes standard with an industry-leading 2-year warranty.
Reversible with ultra-sharp, heat-treated steel knife edges, the Quadco planer blades effortlessly slice through trees and vegetation, as opposed to shredding and tearing. They can be rotated on site for a fresh cutting edge, or sharpened to maintain efficiency.
A hardened surface on the outside of these Quadco blades wears at a slower pace than the inside, creating a self-sharpening effect for long-lasting performance. These cutting teeth are more ideal for use in loam or sandy soil, and are not recommended for rocky conditions.
Carbide cutting teeth are highly durable for withstanding tough operating conditions, such as rocky terrain. The Battle Ax rotor is designed to work well with these teeth, whereas ring-style rotors tend to have difficulty picking up material when using carbides.
|Cutting Width||41" (1 m)||51" (1.3 m)|
|Recommended Excavator Weight Range (in Pounds)||18K-36K||18K-36K|
|Overall Width||56.375" (1.4 m)||66.375" (1.7 m)|
|Number of Teeth||20||26|
|Weight (without mount)||2,010 LBS (911.7 m)||2,210 LBS (1,002.4 kg)|
|Crated Weight||2,150 LBS (975.2 kg)||2,360 LBS (1,070.5 kg)|
|Hydraulic Horsepower Range||45-150 Hydraulic HP||45-150 Hydraulic HP|