Vegetation ManagementAgriculture


Skid Steer / Compact Track Loader

The Loftness Battle Ax H Series isn’t your average mulching head. We made it exceptionally heavy for the most extreme vegetation management applications. So if you’re looking to take your operation to the limit, consider the H Series. Designed for your high-flow skid steer or compact track loader with 33-62.9 GPM and 50-150 hydraulic horsepower. There’s simply no match for its heavy-duty construction, efficient material feeding and consistent material sizing with the exclusive Battle Ax rotor design.

Depth Gauges

The Battle Ax rotor design uses built-in depth gauges to control cutting depth, like raker teeth on a chainsaw.

Two-Stage Cutting Chamber

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.

Convenient Tooth Mounting

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.

High-Performance Teeth Options

Choose from three cutting tooth options:

  • Quadco planer blades
  • Hard-surface Quadco blades
  • Standard carbide teeth
V-Drive Variable-Displacement Piston Motor

The V-Drive uses a variable-displacement piston motor, which automatically shifts the rotor RPM from the highest speed to a lower range for increased torque, as needed. The result is less stalling and a shorter recovery time, helping operators to concentrate on the job instead of power settings and continuous head repositioning. This motor provides a more effective use of power as the head RPM increases under lighter loads, allowing operators to quickly slice through smaller or more flexible growth, as well as when back-dragging material on the ground. As larger trees, trunks and stumps are engaged, the motor increases the drive displacement to increase torque. It is designed for skid steers delivering 33-62.9 GPM at up to 6,000 PSI. (Rated up to 150 hydraulic horsepower.)

Synchronous Belt Drive

The positive drive, cog belt and sprocket design maximizes efficiency and requires less maintenance than other drive types.

Machined Anti-Wrap Bearing Protector

Rotor ends are machine turned to mate with close tolerance, machined anti-wrap rings, which minimize debris in the bearing chamber.

Adjustable Skid Shoes

To achieve below grade mulching, the skid shoes can be adjusted from 0.5 inches to minus 1.5 inches.

Manual or Hydraulic Push Bar

A hydraulic or manually adjustable push bar is available. Constructed with integrated, welded claw hooks, the bar helps push falling trees and brush away from the power unit, while also allowing them to be properly positioned for efficient feeding into the head.

Performance Monitoring

An integrated PSI gauge that monitors the hydraulic load is positioned for easy viewing from the skid steer cab. It helps keep the Battle Ax at the optimum hydraulic load for peak performance throughout an application.

Custom Hydraulic Valve

A high-pressure relief valve protects the Battle Ax from pressure spikes at the source. It also includes an anti-cavitation shutdown circuit.

Premium Strength Steel Housing

All body components are laser cut from premium strength steel. Also, abrasion resistant steel is used in high-wear areas

Steel Deflector Chains

Running the entire length of the mulching attachment, steel deflector chains improve safety by reducing flying debris.

Maximum Visibility

The Battle Ax is designed for maximum visibility from the skid steer cab, which increases safety, productivity and efficiency.

Universal Skid Steer Mount

The universal mount allows the Battle Ax to be easily used with any brand or model of skid steer or compact track loader. Optional custom mounts are available.

17-Inch-Diameter Rotor
1-Inch Rotor Tube Wall
2-1/2″ Piloted Double Taper Roller Bearings


Cutting Width88" (2.24 m)
Overall Width101.5" (2.6 m)
Number of Teeth44
Weight (without mount)3,816 LBS (1,713 kg)
Crated Weight3,990 LBS (1,809.8 kg)
Hydraulic Horsepower Range50-150
Variable-Displacement Piston MotorUp to 6,000 PSI - 33-62.9 GPM
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