The Bad Ax uses recutter bars along with stationary counter teeth to hold material in place while it is being mulched. This unique design allows the Bad Ax to cut material into finer particles for faster decomposition and produce a nicer looking end product. It also helps avoid log jams in the chamber, which can be extremely difficult to remove in competitive units.
The Bad Ax can cut down trees up to 14 inches in diameter using a 60-inch diameter disc. The fully machined disc is 1.25 inches thick using premium-strength steel, and it contains no welds, so there are no points subject to stress cracking. Additionally, the bolt-on mounts can be replaced in the field without the need for cutting, welding or rebalancing the rotor.
The large Bad Ax disc builds up its own inertia during use, pushing its productive force beyond the maximum hydraulic horsepower. This helps it more quickly gather and process vegetation.
The hydraulic motor is directly mounted to the disc, providing 100 percent of its power to the job at hand, and eliminating the need for high-maintenance pulleys or belts. The Wrapflex® polyurethane coupler requires no lubrication and offers excellent vibration dampening, which helps isolate and protect the motor from the forces of the cutting disc.
Quadco teeth are attached to the mulching disc using bolt-on mounts. These make the teeth easy to rotate, replace and remove while on the jobsite. The teeth have four cutting surfaces, allowing them to be rotated four times before sharpening is needed.
Reversible with ultra-sharp, heat-treated steel knife edges, the Quadco 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.
The discharge deflector directs material down and away from the machine, helping to protect the equipment and operator. Unlike competitive hinged designs, the Bad Ax uses a rigid deflector and angled recutter bar for better control of the discharge.
The sides of the Bad Ax housing are parallel. This design provides optimal control when compared with funnel, or V-shaped, disc mulchers, which can be easily misdirected when hooking onto stumps or other solid objects.
The Bad Ax uses an adjustable high-pressure piston motor for maximum performance. It requires 70-120 hydraulic horsepower (hydraulic horsepower = GPM X PSI / 1714) and 30-45 GPM up to 5,000 PSI.
The front of the Bad Ax housing is angled, allowing the teeth to mulch at ground level.
Featuring welded claw hooks, the bar is used to push falling trees away from the power unit and to position material for proper feeding into the mulching disc. Unlike many other disc mulchers, the pusher bar on the Bad Ax can be adjusted to meet the needs of the jobsite.
A precise labyrinth ring design helps keep debris from entering the bearing chamber.
A rubber-mounted pressure gauge allows the operator to easily monitor the workload from the skid steer cab.
An integrated anti-cavitation shutdown circuit protects motor during shutdown.
A custom bearing housing protects large, 80mm roller bearings, which offer a high load capacity. The entire body and disc are constructed of premium high-strength steel for maximum durability
The disc mulcher easily pairs with a wide variety of skid steer brands and models.