Severe Duty Brush Cutter Update

4/1/2017 first production run completed and shipped out. Available to order now.   12/15/2016 Testing on the new severe duty brush cutter has progressed well through the fall as we have tried to expose it to as many different applications as possible. While the summer testing mostly focused on thick green grass and working in […]

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Stump removal case study, Athens TN

Ross Reynolds of Athens, Tennessee wanted to extend his pasture ground and reclaim some of his farm that was wooded. (Note: Stump Grinder’s deflector was removed in order to spread the chips)   After clearing all the smaller trees he was left with many 12” to 40” stumps still needing to be removed. Using a […]

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What is the best stump grinder for a skid steer?

For the contractor that uses a skid steer to clean up his tree jobs, the stump grinder attachment is a no-brainer! It keeps him from having to send out a second crew, it’s more cost effective, and the skid steer can load the chips and level the ground after removing the stump. What has to be […]

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Testing new piston motor mini ex brush cutter

Released for sale 4/1/2017. Now available to purchase. 2/2/2017 Final testing on our Severe Duty Brush Cutter went better than expected! Check out this video of it taking out every tree we tried it on!  The redesigned deck shape is definitely an improvement over the previous test, and we’re making one more small tweak in […]

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Coming Soon – Severe Duty Broom update

Development of our new Severe Duty angle broom is progressing well. Our prime focus has been to provide an angle broom for heavy use in rental or asphalt resurfacing. Similar to what we did on our pickup broom, we heavily researched what the market was requesting and the results were again similar to the pickup […]

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New Multi-Blade field test

Having snow this year is giving us more opportunities to demo the new Multi-Blade. All we can say is that the engineers definitely hit it right on this unit! Between the variable down pressure and the oscillation, the blade seems to stay glued to the ground on uneven terrain. When cresting a rise in the […]

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Can an attachment affect skid steer fuel consumption?

  Absolutely it can! Let’s take a Brush Cutter to start with. The Blue Diamond extreme duty brush cutter uses 4 cutting blades which provide 33% more cutting ability than a 3 blade and 100% more than a 2-blade unit. The finish look when mowing is visibly different when using these different setups, which means that the […]

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Gear Box Versus Direct Drive Brush Cutters

When skid steer brush cutters first hit the market, they were based primarily on a tractor bush hog design with a right angle gear box, shear pins and a clutch plate. This design was full of both unnecessary features and weak points. Users quickly found that being able to raise and lower the cutter meant […]

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Tips for putting brush cutters on mini excavators

Aug 25/2016 When looking to purchase a mini excavator brush cutter, there are a number of things to consider: Is your machine heavy enough to carry the brush cutter at full reach? 36” minimum operating weight recommendation – 6,000lbs. 42” minimum operating weight recommendation – 7,300lbs. 50” minimum operating weight recommendation – 12,000lbs. Is the […]

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Helpful hints for Brush Cutter use and maintenance

Aug 2016 Brush cutting is a tough and sometimes unpredictable business. I remember early on, when we first started into the brush cutter market, almost 10 years ago now, a customer told me “if you do any amount of brush cutting…. you will break something”. That being said we have spent years improving our design […]

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Blue Diamond reintroduces hydraulic breaker line

July 1 2016   Absolute superiority is the only way to describe this breaker!   After 5 years of very thorough research of the industry, we began to fully understand the drastic unmet needs of the industry.  The Quest to develop a breaker that would satisfy these needs drove us to extremes to be able […]

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Mini Excavator Log Splitter

This is a few pictures of a proto-type mini excavator log splitter! seriously cool idea! Check out the video of it in action https://youtu.be/slQKlopTq5Q We are now doing our first production run of these and they will be able to be mounted in a number of positions. Contact our sales team for more information.

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Extreme Duty Stump Grinder

6/15/2016 After a number of years offering a stump grinder for a skid steer we made a decision, either build a highly efficient and effective unit or drop the idea completely. Many options are available on the market today yet it seems most customers are not happy with what they have. This new model features […]

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New Severe Duty Brush Cutter

6/15/2016 Blue Diamond Attachments is set to release the incredible new Severe Duty Brush Cutter by mid summer. The testing has been wrapped up and a small production run is in motion now to streamline the actual assembly process. These first few units will be distributed to our highest volume brush cutter dealers for customer […]

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The new multi-blade by Blue Diamond Attachments!!

    When was the last time you were able to make money with your snow blade in the middle of June?   It is now a reality with the new multi-blade by Blue Diamond Attachments! For the last 2 years, snowfall in many parts of the country has been lower than expected. Although we […]

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Rental Recommended Attachments

What attachments are suitable for rental use? When purchasing attachments for use in a rental application, there are many things to consider such as: Durability.  Lets face it, these attachments do not get looked after like something the contractor owns! Look for attachments with well routed and well protected hydraulic and electrical components. Be sure […]

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Stump Removal Case Study

Trevor Gooden of Gahanna OH wanted to clear about ½ an acre of woods to extend his property. After dropping the trees he was faced with about 40 stumps from 12” to 24” to remove. He had looked at grinding them or digging them out with an excavator but he would still be faced with […]

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New Model Rock Bucket Grapple!

This is a must see!! Innovation, customer suggestions and extensive field testing have brought many new features to this rock bucket grapple. These will be known as the “Severe duty” line. The Severe duty line offers our new “no pinch” hose routing along with other new features such as…. open back either side of the […]

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New Model Snow Pusher Released

Blue Diamond has released the new HD snow pusher. This commercial grade snow pusher fills the gap between the standard duty and the extreme duty. The main upgrades include adding more structural tubing in the back and gussets to spread the quick attach area pressure between the 3 cross tubes. The side plates are 1/4″ […]

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Hose Pinching on Grapples

Anyone who has used a grapple knows that accidentally pinching off your hoses is very frustrating. We have been testing various reroute options for a while now, and have introduced a new reroute on our HD rock bucket grapples. This seemed to go over well, so we rolled it out on our new severe duty […]

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New HD Brush Cutter Released

Testing has been completed on the new HD skid steer brush cutter! This redesigned model features an accumulation of new engineering to seriously raise the bar for this already popular unit.  By redistributing material we have managed to keep the weight very close to the previous version yet drastically improved structure and functionality. New features […]

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New Mini Ex Brush Cutter Sizes

Blue Diamond Attachments has added 2 new sizes to the already popular mini excavator brush cutters. The new 36″ and 42″ use a 3 blade system with straight AR400 double edged blades. These rugged units are already proving to be a top performers in the industry. Here are a few reasons to consider the Blue […]

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BLUE DIAMOND ENTERS MINI EX BUCKET MARKET!

After many years of our dealers asking for mini excavator buckets, the first models have been released! Our roll-out  of this line will take time as we will be doing one brand at a time. First released in June 2015 is the Cat compact line and Kubota will be released August or September. Our main goals in this […]

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Pallet Fork Comparisons

When looking at pallet forks, there is more than meets the eye. Below are a few things to watch for. Any Blue Diamond pallet forks 4000 lbs. and over use a machined, one piece, carriage bar. Many of our competitors use a fabricated bar (two pieces welded together) or a bent U channel that simply […]

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Re-introduced slab bucket

Blue Diamond Attachments has re-introduced our heavy duty slab bucket for skid steers. The 584lbs. bucket is brutally heavy duty with 3/4″ sides and a 1″ thick cutting edge. Watch for more info in the skid steer section of our website!

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Blue Diamond Brush Cutter Updates

The family of brush cutters offered by Blue Diamond Attachments has a number of upgrades and new models for 2015. The new larger forged drive spindle is now used in all models! This 3″ diameter spindle is not only the largest in the industry but it has increased the durability of this drive unit substantially. […]

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New Pickup Broom

When Blue Diamond decided to build a pickup broom we spent over a year researching the market. The results of what we found showed an overwhelming need for a high quality pickup broom that would be able to stand up in rental and in roadwork applications. Our engineer was given the task of designing the […]

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Cold Planer Comparison

Purchasing a cold planer can be a confusing task unless you know what to look for. This article is intended to help give you a few pointers to help zero in on what matters the most. First is the drive system, be sure the cold planer is a planetary drive of a very high quality. […]

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New Auger Drive for Mini Skid Steers

Blue Diamond Attachments is pleased to roll out a new auger drive, specifically for use on mini skid steer loaders. This very high quality, planetary drive auger features a double swing action to keep the auger bit vertical while on uneven ground. The drive shaft is a 2″ hex to allow the use of any […]

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New Severe Duty Root Grapple

For 2015 Blue Diamond Attachments has released the new severe duty root grapple as an upgrade to our current extreme duty unit. We have taken any areas we have seen to cause any issues over the last 10 years and addressed all of them in this new model. These new features include: one piece tines […]

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Snow Pusher (rolled versus bent)

Many manufactures of snow or dirt blades form their blades by “break bending” instead of rolling the material in the moldboard. This creates friction as the material rolls up the blade and in turn creates what we call “dead load”. At Blue Diamond we roll our snow pusher to a specific curve to keep the […]

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Why is the Stump Bucket Attachment So Popular?

The Blue Diamond stump bucket remains one of our top sellers for a number of reasons. With so many stump buckets available, it helps to understand some of the basic reasons our stump bucket remains the preferred attachment. First is the curved bottom, this creates a fulcrum point that allows you to use the weight […]

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New Catalog and website

For 2015 Blue Diamond has rolled out a completely new website and catalog!! As we have grown our line we have felt the need to begin sectioning the attachments in categories to be more machine specific in our specs and pictures. Watch for more new features on this site, such as downloadable PDF spec sheets, […]

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Grapple Styles

We often get asked, what grapple style do I need? This is really an application-based decision but we can offer a few pointers. The grapple bucket (or flat bottom grapple) is mainly used in industrial applications where the work is being done on hard flat surfaces, such as, demolition, recycling and scrap applications. With this […]

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Must Have Skid Steer Attachments for Snow

In order to make the most of your skid steer, you must have the proper attachments for inclement weather such as snow. There are particular types of attachments that complement the ability of skid steers. To make the most use of any skid steer, there are 3 specific attachments for snow that are must-haves. Pro […]

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Brush Cutters for Mini Excavators

Blue Diamond raised the bar on mini excavator brush cutters in 2013. Due to the popularity of our high performance skid steer cutters, our customers were asking for a mini excavator cutter built to the same specifications. This was not an easy task, due to the sheer weight of the direct drive system used in […]

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Low Flow versus High Flow Brush Cutters

One of the common myths with brush cutters is that you must have a high flow machine to accomplish any sort of heavy brush cutting. In the past, this may have been the case, but since Blue Diamond Attachments came out with the direct drive four blade brush cutter, this myth has been proven completely […]

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