Sickle bar mowing trails

Mounting a new sickle bar mower on a Takeuchi track loader and mowing some trails. Mostly mowing tree branches with the mower in the vertical position.
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  • Железный Тёма
    Железный Тёма2 minuter sedan

    Сколько у него железа!!!!

  • adf-cable
    adf-cable55 minuter sedan

    Like something from the Thunderbirds

  • jake broesky
    jake broeskyTimme sedan


  • Tom Winkle
    Tom Winkle6 timmar sedan

    I would ck with manufacture and see if it is suppose to be that loud. I have run cycles on a tractor that were much quiter. Great video, ty

  • Hombre De Acero
    Hombre De Acero9 timmar sedan

    Congrats on 1 million subs

  • JohnnathanAB
    JohnnathanAB9 timmar sedan

    Wow, 1 million subscribers

  • Trevor M
    Trevor M9 timmar sedan


  • Larry Silverstein’s insurance policy
    Larry Silverstein’s insurance policy10 timmar sedan

    Congrats on 1 million!

  • Mc leean
    Mc leean11 timmar sedan

    Finally got 1milli

  • Winnfield Customs
    Winnfield Customs11 timmar sedan

    congrats on 1 million subs

  • Ben Speakman
    Ben Speakman12 timmar sedan

    its all fun and games til a beehive lands on your lap lol

  • Jim Williamson
    Jim Williamson12 timmar sedan

    Be careful of your dog. Sickle mowers bad for dogs! !

  • Jaco Nv12
    Jaco Nv1214 timmar sedan

    Pozdrawiam z Polski.

  • Robert Davis
    Robert Davis14 timmar sedan

    With 844 plus thousand viewers, don't think Andrew has to spend much time cutting in new driveways. He already has! He has worked his ass off all his life and now he is enjoying the Tube income. As he should be. And for the Lettuce Heads out there that think he's is a joke, just look him up and grab a piece of him.

  • ekyxor
    ekyxor15 timmar sedan


  • Dominic Boudreault
    Dominic Boudreault16 timmar sedan

    Ordinaire comme job 👎 il y avait moyen de faire mieux je suis sur !

  • Ich Hier
    Ich Hier16 timmar sedan

    These look like German blades made by ESM in Ennepetal :)

  • Nicholas Pratt
    Nicholas Pratt16 timmar sedan

    A flail would be more durable and chop the brush up fine, cannot see that standing up to that punishment.

  • Joshua Frayer
    Joshua Frayer16 timmar sedan

    Business getting slow? You haven't been posting many videos.

  • T P
    T P17 timmar sedan

    I would never thought that you would have put some grease on the blade to stop it grinding on itself . Or maybe it's just me being Technical 😁 . Iv got to admit that's a very useful bit of kit 👍 .

  • Kevin Davis
    Kevin Davis17 timmar sedan

    Being a 1 man show is hard sometimes but gotta keep pushing an consistency pays off.

  • vasyasmanager2you
    vasyasmanager2you17 timmar sedan

    Andrew. Blades look kinda rusty. Shouldn't you oil the blades at least once before use? And once after, before putting it in storage.

  • mad tater
    mad tater17 timmar sedan

    back in the day they used to make a citrus tree trimmer that had multiple saw blades on a bar similar to the sickle bar that would trim the citrus trees on the citrus groves . one set of saw blades would turn counterclockwise and the other set would turn clockwise

  • Bruce Boschek
    Bruce Boschek18 timmar sedan

    One millions subscribers today, the 18th of September, 2021! Congratulations, Andrew!

  • SierraSltGmc
    SierraSltGmc18 timmar sedan

    More cheap junk from China, lol

  • Phillip Coiner
    Phillip Coiner19 timmar sedan

    What about a forestry mulcher on your excavator?

  • Phillip Coiner
    Phillip Coiner19 timmar sedan

    make sure you can find the liner up blots next time you need em.

  • Frank Calandra
    Frank Calandra20 timmar sedan

    What club you working for? I'm in NY as well. Actually, I expected the sickle bar to perform a little better. Congrats on 1M.

  • TheDirtyyoungman1
    TheDirtyyoungman122 timmar sedan

    Having to clean branches off the top all the time would make me go for the other kind that is like a bush-hog that swings up sideways to cut branches like that... 👍

  • Marcus Black
    Marcus Black23 timmar sedan

    Congratulations on hitting 1 million subscribers Andrew

  • Sawyer Rob
    Sawyer Rob23 timmar sedan

    I guess you figured out the hard way, sickle mowers are NOT designed to cut 2" material, and for sure NOT big limbs! I have a New Holland 451 three point sickle mower that will run in all positions, it's very easy to hold in an upright position and cut SMALL limbs. Best part is, being in the back instead of the front like yours, it keeps itself clean, I don't have to stop and clean it off. Lastly and very VERY important, don't take your dog out when sickle mowing!!! I've seen dogs run by a sickle mower and loose a leg!! To them at ground level, they don't understand the cutter is sticking out away from the tractor/skid steer!! They run around the tractor and the sickle takes a leg or two off!!! It just happens so fast!! SR

  • Kriss Bartlett
    Kriss BartlettDag sedan

    Handy tool that one Andrew good job and quicker than by hand

  • Kenneth Smith
    Kenneth SmithDag sedan

    Sickel bar mowers are not designed to mow tree limbs there for mowing grass and hay fields

  • shellez101
    shellez101Dag sedan

    Congratulations on 1M subs , well done.

  • isladelobos
    isladelobosDag sedan

    Better a long hydraulic chainsaw

  • William K.
    William K.Dag sedan

    $9000 and it came pre worn in and rusty. high wood price or not, 9 grand buys a crate.

  • Ronald Muschialli
    Ronald MuschialliDag sedan

    Cant believe that people never clean and lubricate parts before fitting ; is it any wonder they subsequently cease .

  • Matthew
    MatthewDag sedan

    Those 1/4" are meant for shearing when a tooth gets jammed so you don't break the drive or shear a drive line connection which is more difficult to fix. Pretty much exactly like a bean/wheat head on a combine harvester but the teeth last a lot longer not cutting branches.

  • Linda Kenealy
    Linda KenealyDag sedan

    Cool idea. Cute dog so sweet.

  • CT
    CTDag sedan

    This thing is awesome! =)

  • William Utvik
    William UtvikDag sedan

    This channel is a find!! A real hands on guy.. Absolute favorite

  • Christian Allinson Fischer
    Christian Allinson FischerDag sedan

    Congratulations on 1 million subs!

  • Rohan Richardson
    Rohan RichardsonDag sedan

    more attachments than a Macbook Pro

  • Peter Floro
    Peter FloroDag sedan

    Nice attachment Andrew..will come in handy for trimming along fence lines to clean up properties. Now, having done the snowmobile trail(s), you can return at some point with your "Mulcher" attachment and mulch up those branches you cut down so that they do not flip up and damage your snowmobiles or any riders when they are covered in snow...Continued success on your projects!! and Happy Trails to Cody!!

    CHEESE LOLDag sedan

    Congrats on 1 mil

  • Josh Sipp
    Josh SippDag sedan

    Good Riot control unit ya got there

  • BigDirtyBastard
    BigDirtyBastardDag sedan

    CONGRATULATIONS ON HITTING 1,000,000 SUBS 09/21!!!!!!

  • Rottinrock
    RottinrockDag sedan

    you want the 1/4 bolts,, they break BEFORE your sickle bar or drive knuckle. a farm store should have a grind stone to sharpen the blades without taking them off the bar.

  • Allis_Chalmers_MN
    Allis_Chalmers_MNDag sedan

    Wow I’m impressed with how well that worked taking branches and even decent size trees down. I’ve only seen sickle bar mowers used to cut grass. That worked extremely well.

  • Thomas Krawczynski
    Thomas KrawczynskiDag sedan

    Put a roll/safety cage around you.


    Sounds like it can use some lube , does it have grease fittings ?

  • Oby-1
    Oby-1Dag sedan

    Andrew has his amazing channel because of hydraulic oil and its systems.

  • Skoal Dipper
    Skoal DipperDag sedan

    I’m glad to see he finally hit 1 million subs. This man knows his stuff keep up the good work Andrew hope all is well

  • Randy Dobson
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  • Kamp David
    Kamp DavidDag sedan

    My brother just cleared the trail we have by hand. I thought of this video while watching him bust his butt🤣 We're in central NY. Great set of choppers you got there!!

  • Bucks N Trucks
    Bucks N TrucksDag sedan

    How nice, they send you brand new rust!

  • Laszlo Peter Urmenyi
    Laszlo Peter UrmenyiDag sedan

    I could watch it all day long doing nothing and never minding how behind I am in my own boring work.

  • ken snyder
    ken snyderDag sedan

    Works good , love the tree adjustment , lol........Get another bar and take with you so it can be change out old time farmer stuff ...there are better knives and better rivets ..........Get you some !!!!!!!!!

  • North Sea Brent
    North Sea BrentDag sedan

    I could see use for this in orchards and for hedging applications in long lines of cypress hedges and such….

  • DigitalIP
    DigitalIPDag sedan

    I Think i would have gotten that rust off before putting it together.. Surprised you didnt weld a bar onto it to deflect cut branches.

  • Chris Skelhorn
    Chris SkelhornDag sedan

    The only machine that I've ever seen like that had gears along it and what I assumed to be chainsaw blades! But then, I've got no idea about such machinery, and I'm in the UK! :-O

  • mrman17
    mrman17Dag sedan

    Perhaps have a petrol powered lopper for the thicker branches?

  • J B
    J BDag sedan

    Need a pole up the middle to stop branches from falling into the attachment

  • Moses Manaka
    Moses ManakaDag sedan

    Not very effective. A chain saw or circular blades would work better. You're a clever guy, build your own.

  • Geoffrey Lee
    Geoffrey LeeDag sedan

    Grass cutter?

  • Mark J
    Mark JDag sedan

    Nice!. Be worried in our (Muskoka area Ontario) location of running into rocks if using horizontally but the vertical application looks great. Will check if could run with tractor hydraulics on a FEL, we use a brush hog type mower for trails and an offset flail for roadsides but being able to get higher branches would be nice.

  • 68pjohnston
    68pjohnstonDag sedan

    Is it possible to rent kit before purchase

  • TheCaptaintoby
    TheCaptaintobyDag sedan

    Congratulations on 1M. I've been excited for this day for you.

  • kiddiescripterkiller
    kiddiescripterkillerDag sedan

    Should have bought a boom arm mower instead. It would have chewed all that brush at the same time. Those bolts are made to shear so you don't bend the cutter bar... way cheaper to replace a tooth than the cutter bar.

  • Vince I
    Vince IDag sedan

    Congrats on 1M subs, Andrew. Very well deserved!

  • Jeffrey Strader
    Jeffrey StraderDag sedan

    I really like that Cutter......................I could sure use one on our ranch. Dang Oaks are trying to take over the fence lines. Thank You for sharing with us and showing its abilities.

  • Wade Ludwig
    Wade LudwigDag sedan

    Old school tip!!! Be extra careful with a sickle bar around the Dog!!!!!!

  • tigs 535
    tigs 535Dag sedan

    Cody has a 'walk' setting? I think this is the first time I've seen him walk, rather than run every where. Levi would have loved it up there. All Andrew has to do now is rig up something to clear those branches away as he's moving along.

  • Patrick Rooney
    Patrick RooneyDag sedan

    I would say your the best. Of what you do buddy. Best of luck. Paddy from Ireland

  • KillerToaster37
    KillerToaster372 dagar sedan

    Congrats on 1 million

  • Patrick Danielli
    Patrick Danielli2 dagar sedan

    Hi, Can you show more details of parts in 3:33?

  • Hyxpo
    Hyxpo2 dagar sedan

    Congrats on a million subscribers Andrew

  • Ajanni Elamin
    Ajanni Elamin2 dagar sedan

    Congrats on the 1 Million Subs

  • TEC Stuff
    TEC Stuff2 dagar sedan

    Neat video, good effort at clearing trails. I have to wonder if the Lane Shark wouldn't be a more durable solution for mowing the trail and then turning vertical for tree trimming.

  • Юрий Зыков
    Юрий Зыков2 dagar sedan

    Поздравляю с миллионом подписчиков, смотрю вас из России.

  • Roger Camp
    Roger Camp2 dagar sedan

    I am sure that if Andrew is like me he thinks more of his animals than of humans. Watch some of the older ones where levi is in them to see what a animalitarian he is and the sorrow on losing Levi.

    DAVID BOSTIC2 dagar sedan

    what did you do with the yamaha rhino you had

  • dan the man langan
    dan the man langan2 dagar sedan

    Congrats on One Million!!!

  • H
    H2 dagar sedan

    1 Million subs! Congratulations, that would have to be the most deserved golden plaque for anyone on you tube!

  • Reg McGrath
    Reg McGrath2 dagar sedan

    I have been watching your Chanel from the beginning and congrats on the 1 million subscribers. You have kept things as you did in the beginning and that is so refreshing in today’s society. Congrats Andrew!!

  • Bernard Furst
    Bernard Furst2 dagar sedan

    *** Andrew I think you might've inserted the rack of blades the wrong way. It looks like the tapered edges of those blades should be facing down. The flat side of blades go against the stationery side. Look at any regular bush trimmer and you'll see what I mean. The way you installed it creates a small gap between cutting surfaces, which reduces the shear action. That's probably why you broke several blades. They don't have as much support with that standoff gap and with the blade tapered this direction the larger branches are pulling the blades away from the scissor point.

  • Andrew Alexander

    Andrew Alexander

    Dag sedan

    Yeah, Like Rubus Roo said, there's only one way it's possible to insert the cutter. You can't insert the other end first, because there the knuckle for the drive on the other end, and you can't flip it around so the beveled side of the teeth are down, because then the teeth would be facing backward, not forward.

  • Rubus Roo

    Rubus Roo

    Dag sedan

    they only go in one way

  • John Lakeway
    John Lakeway2 dagar sedan


  • Dariol Stephens
    Dariol Stephens2 dagar sedan

    It would sure work better if it was hanging down instead of sticking up. Then the limbs would fall onto the ground and the tracks would roll over them. No more limbs being collected.

  • louis armstrong
    louis armstrong2 dagar sedan

    old fashion Grass cutter been around for who knows !!!! when hydraulics came into application , compressed oil!!! it just fantastic hydraulics .

    STEVE MILLER2 dagar sedan

    wrong tool cuts grass not brush

    STEVE MILLER2 dagar sedan

    ok you tube cant say what i want to

    DIRT BOSS2 dagar sedan

    That thing is Sickle ! 💪🏼💯💪🏼

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  • mark bailey
    mark bailey2 dagar sedan

    Hey Andrew, Congratulations on your one million subscribers 🍺😎☮

  • repmacibin
    repmacibin2 dagar sedan

    Love your videos I do it's a cool machine but honestly couldn't it be done with a brush hog and a gas powered pole saw? Maybe I'm wrong or missing something. Please feel free to clue me in

  • Easton Schelske
    Easton Schelske2 dagar sedan

    When the sickle bars are used in grass like normal there small bolts because they are suppose to break when they hit rocks.

  • Matt S
    Matt S2 dagar sedan

    Andrew has a skid steer accessory addiction

  • diggerop
    diggerop2 dagar sedan

    Those bolts are designed to shear. It keeps you from damaging more expensive parts, so leave it that way. Although you can get away with brushy wood, those were originally made for cutting standing grass/grass like plants. I wouldn't try more than 1" dia. wood. Don't modify that break-away system, either. Those sections are held in with rivets on older mowers. Be glad they changed that. But I still suggest getting extra bars, keeping 2-3 boxes of sections and bolts in your truck.