Vergennes, Vt.-based DR Power Equipment unveiled the DR TreeChopper, a new ATV-mounted tree-cutting tool designed to deal with the growing problem of invasive trees.
The DR TreeChopper is a professional solution to invasive trees that fits within a homeowner’s budget. Made of durable, professional-grade steel, the TreeChopper mounts securely to the front of most ATVs and cuts trees up to 4 ins. thick in seconds. Unlike skid-steer mounted tree shears, the TreeChopper requires no external power source or stopping and waiting for hydraulic jaws to open and close around the tree. The TreeChopper can cut hundreds of trees per hour.
Invasive trees are a major concern for farmers, ranchers and land management organizations across the country. It’s estimated that in the Midwest alone, more than 500,000 acres of pasture are lost to forest encroachment each year. And some tree species such as juniper and spruce often spread over natural firebreak areas (meadows, pastures) and can fuel dangerous wildfires.