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    Hydraulics for Front Mount Tree Shear

    Looking to add a quick attach tree shear in place of the loader bucket. How do I feed the hydraulics?
    2009 -2305
    Hook up to the loader curl lines?
    Add another control/lines?
    Run a line to the backhoe power beyond unit?

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    Will the shear have enough hydraulic power at the pressure the 2305 can put out, about 2000psi?

    Use the curl ports would be cheapest, just add two long hoses

    You can add add a diverter setup, about $400-$600

    You can use the PB, but you'll still need a valve and even longer hoses, about $300-$400
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    I'm with Kenny on this. I would seriously doubt the hydraulic capacity to run a tree shear. It might do it yes but it will be so slow and only be able to take such small trees it wouldn't be worth it. I run a Tree Terminator on a skid steer and there's times when you can get into trouble with that. As the old saying goes "it can take a bigger bite than it can chew". Sometimes if you try to cut a tree to big the jaws won't go all the way through a tree and when you try to open the jaws they won't come all the way open. It takes a lot of wiggling and squirming to get out. Like I said though that's when I get greedy and lazy and try for something to big. The other thing I WOULD NOT want to run a tree shear with a tractor. You can look at a tree and the slope of the ground to determine which direction it will fall but sometimes the tree will jerk when it's cut and go a completely different way than expected. If that skid steer didn't have a FOPS I wouldn't be here. They have a tendency to fall right on it sometimes. I had one come down perfectly balanced on top and couldn't get it off the cab. I had to find another tree to push against it to knock it off. For small brush type trees I would get a hand held brush cutter with a chisel tooth blade. I have an Echo SRM 400. It'll cut a good size tree.
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    Thanks Gents! I see a larger Tractor or Skid Steer in my future. Chainsaw working well so far..
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