Loftness Specialized Equipment released a new version of its Kwik-Trim compact mechanical tree trimmer for right-of-way maintenance work. Featuring an upgraded chassis and powertrain, the unit offers more horsepower, increased stability and easier maintenance than the previous model.
The unit is heavier with an operating footprint that is 7 inches wider and 7 inches longer, helping to maximize stability on difficult terrain, compact enough to access tight jobsites and light enough to be towed behind a pickup.
Features include easier access to hydraulic components so the operator is no longer required to tilt the cab, and the winch has been moved to the front center of the machine with its own hydraulic circuit so it is ready to be operated from inside the cab whenever needed.
Similar to the previous model, the Kwik-Trim has a fiberglass-reinforced plastic boom that telescopes to 53 feet, allowing the machine to handle the vast majority of trimming needs along right-of-ways. At the end of the boom is a 24-inch, carbide-tipped saw blade, which operates at 3,000 RPM, the advanced hydraulic system allows the operator to make precise boom adjustments from the comfort of a climate-controlled cab.