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Mini Skid Steer Brush Cutter - Clear Brush With Your Mini Track Loader

Mini Skid Steer Brush Cutters

A common misconception is that you need a full-size skid steer to operate a brush cutter, but that isn't true. We offer mini skid steer brush cutter attachments to fit all models of mini track loaders.

A mini skid steer brush cutter is often the preferred attachment for clear trails and parks due to its smaller size, excellent manoeuvrability, and superior visibility.

In this 5 minute read, we will look at mini skid steer brush cutters, how they work, and their advantages.

Key Take Aways

  • Mini skid steer brush cutters offer a high return on investment.
  • Blue Diamond model mini brush cutters offer all the benefits of full-size skid steer brush cutters.

Blue diamond Brush cutter on a mini skid loader

Why Consider a Mini Skid Steer Brush Cutter?

A mini skid steer brush cutter is a great attachment for clearing brush in tight areas such as urban trails and construction sites. Lower upfront costs and easier transportation are also key benefits to business owners. In fact, many business owners report a higher return on investment on mini brush cutter attachments than their full-size counterparts.

Most mini skid steer brush cutters are designed with a direct drive hydraulic system which eliminates the need for chains and PTOs that you'll have on a compact tractor. The smaller geroler styles hydraulic motors are generally more forgiving than the larger piston motors used in most full-size brush cutters.

An additional benefit of the geroler hydraulic motor is that it can often be operated in forward and reverse. The "reverse hydraulic motor" features means you can rotate your blades in one direction to cut woody material and then reverse the motor direction when cutting grass. This keeps one side of your blades sharp for a cleaner grass cut.

Many mini skid steer brush cutter manufacturers are building open-front and closed-front models, giving customers many of the same purchasing options as larger brush cutters.

What Mini Brush Cutter Do We Recommend?

Blue Diamond's mini skid steer brush cutter is a must-see attachment for those in the market. These are the most versatile brush mowers on the market. Have a look at some of the benefits below.

Sizes and Options

Designed after full-size skid steer loaders, the mini brush cutter attachment comes in both open-front and closed-front models. As a reminder, we recommend the open-front brush cutter to customers looking to clear thick bushes and the closed-front brush cutter for customers looking for a nice finish on grass.

The open-front brush cutter comes in a 42" wide model, designed to be the right size for nearly all compact track loaders. The closed-front model comes in 36", 42", and 50" models to suit your needs.

Closed front vs open front brush cutter

Hydraulic Motor

Blue Diamond's mini skid steer brush cutter comes with an 80cc direct drive hydraulic geroler motor, designed for use with between 13 and 20 gallons per minute of hydraulic flow. Some models will allow for a higher hydraulic flow. The hydraulic motor allows for "bi-directional" cutting on all mini skid steer brush cutter models.

Easy Access To Blades

Every skid steer attachment should be designed with maintenance in mind. That's why Blue Diamond has placed an access whole to allow the user to change the blades without lifting the brush cutter. The triangular blade carrier has three blades secured with a bolt and nut each.

Chain Curtain

A chain curtain helps hold material inside the cutter so it can be cut down to smaller sizes while letting excess material out. The closed front brush cutter has a chain curtain on both the front and back of the cutter, making it ideal for overgrown areas of grass and unwanted weeds. The open-front mini skid steer brush cutter only has a chain curtain on the back. When pushing into the unwanted brush with an open front brush cutter, you don't want the chain on the front interfering with the cut material.

ditch witch with a blue diamond brush cutter

Deck Design

The deck design on Blue Diamond's mini brush cutter series is similar to the brush cutters designed for full-size skid steers. The skid shoes are rugged and durable, and there are gussets in high-stress areas. The open-front mini skid steer brush cutter has a small push bar built into the front, which works great when cutting small trees and saplings.

Industry Leading Warranty

Because all Blue Diamond mini brush cutters are made in America, they stand behind their product with a year-long manufacturer's warranty.


A mini skid steer brush cutter can be an excellent investment for businesses and land owners. If a brush cutter is your next mini skid steer attachment, look at Blue Diamond - We know it will get the job done.

Written by Cohen Meyer
Cohen Meyer is a product researcher and content contributor for Skid Steers Direct. Cohen has spent over 12,000 hours operating skid steers, telehandlers, excavators and tractors. He is a former business owner, certified welder and a self proclaimed tech geek.

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