Vegetation ManagementAgriculture


The Kwik-Trim is more maneuverable and cost effective than large-scale mechanical trimmers. And it’s more productive than using bucket trucks or hand climbing. The Kwik-Trim features a customized mini excavator chassis with a 53-foot boom reach to efficiently handle the vast majority of tree trimming needs, making it the perfect tool for right-of-way vegetation management. 

See It In Action
Takeuchi TB260 Power Unit Platform

The Takeuchi TB260 power unit platform has been customized for vegetation management with full-view bronze tinted polycarbonate windows that are a half-inch thick with a guard. The cab has met the following certifications:

  • ISO 8084 OPS
  • ISO 8083 FOPS
  • ISO 8082-2 ROPS
  • ISO 3471 ROPS
  • ISO 12117-2 ROPS
Climate-Controlled Cab

The Kwik-Trim cab has a variety of features for operator comfort:

  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Fully adjustable seat
  • AM/FM radio with auxiliary audio jack
  • Cupholder
Powerful Diesel Engine

The powerful 47.6 diesel engine has an EPA final tier 4 rating, but does not require DEF. It uses only 1.6 gallons of fuel per hour.

Advanced Hydraulics

Variable displacement piston pumps and custom valving provide smooth, precise hydraulic control of the boom. Other standard features include a large capacity oil cooler for maximum reliability and an easy access panel to hydraulic components, eliminating the need to tilt the cab for maintenance.

Pilot-Operator Joysticks

Pilot-operated joysticks offer precise control with low effort. They follow industry-standard controls for intuitive operation.

Counter-Rotating Track Control System

Loftness’ Counter-Rotating Track Control System allows you to maintain precise saw position while rotating the track undercarriage. Thanks to this innovative feature, you can confidently and safely position the Kwik-Trim on some of the tightest jobsites.

Environmentally Friendly

The Kwik-Trim produces low ground pressure, makes little noise and has a small footprint, making it more acceptable in residential areas than larger trimming equipment.

Stable Design

Despite its compact size, the Kwik-Trim provides maximum stability on difficult terrain. The Takeuchi TB260 power unit has a wide stance and low center of gravity, allowing the unit to safely access most areas.

Superior Mobility

Unlike large-scale mechanical trimmers, the Kwik-Trim doesn’t require a lowboy trailer and semi truck for transport. Weighing only 14,000 pounds, it can be towed with a pickup and standard trailer. This allows crews to maneuver more easily on tight jobsites, while keeping a lower profile.

53-Foot Non-Conductive Boom

The 53-foot fiberglass non-conductive boom is dielectrically certified to ANSI A92-2 Category C standards to 100KV for operator safety.

Industry-Standard Blade

The Kwik-Trim uses an industry-standard 24-inch carbide-tipped saw blade. It operates at 3,000 RPM, making quick work of branches.

Specialized Hose Reel Mount

The specialized design of the hose reel mount eliminates the need for external boom support during transport. This speeds the process of prepping the machine for transport.

Easy-Access Winch

The 18,000-pound hydraulic winch is conveniently located at the front center of the machine. It has its own hydraulic circuit, making it ready to be operated from inside the cab whenever needed.

Long-Stroke Hydraulic Cylinder for Telescoping Boom


Weight14,000 pounds (6,350.3 kg)
Custom full-view bronze tinted, 1/2" thick polycarbonate windows throughout
Fully adjustable seat
Standard with AM/FM radio (MP3 jack)
Quiet, comfortable with standard heat and A/C
Roomy cab
Length (Transport Mode)31' (9.4 m)
Height (Transport Mode)10' 4" (3.15 m)
Boom Reach53' (16.2 m)
HydraulicsPilot-operated joysticks for low effort, precise control
Variable displacement piston pumps
Large capacity oil cooler
Custom valving for precise trimmer operation
Engine47.6 HP turbocharged Yanmar Tier 4
Fuel Consumption: 1.5 gallons per hour
Boom53' (16.2 m) fiberglass, non-conductive boom
Dielectrically certified to ANSI A92-2 Category C Standards to 100KV for operator safety
Telescopic function driven by a simple, long-stroke hydraulic cylinder for lower maintenance than chain & sprocket systems
Innovative, single reel design utilizing bonded, twin-line hoses for reliable, rugged service
Unique reel-mounting configuration for a clean, straight pull on the hoses throughout the full range of boom motion
No corners or idlers to go around
Cutting BladeIndustry-standard 24" (0.6 m) carbide-tipped saw blade operating at 3,000 RPM
Boom CertificationsANSI A92-2 Category C
Cab CertificationsISO 8084 OPS
ISO 8082-2 ROPS
ISO 12117-2 ROPS
Power UnitTakeuchi TB260
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