How the Drum Mower Simplifies Forestry Operations...

When felling trees and clearing land, you may encounter a great deal of debris and years ago this was a very time consuming and difficult job. However, clearing large areas is much easier now, thanks to the modern drum mower. Let’s take a closer look at this simple, rugged and very effective piece of equipment that no forestry operation should be without. What is a Drum Mower? Standard mowers utilize an engine mounted on a deck and the engine shaft is vertical, with a blade or blades attached. As the blade spins it cuts away everything in its path. This can be very effective for cutting grass, small weeds and very small brush. However, if you are clearing significant brush, your blades will soon become dull and a typical mower simply cannot handle a job of this magnitude. Drum type mowers are quite simple in concept. Take a large rotating drum and place cutting blades in strategic areas. This resembles the drums on the old player pianos and music boxes of many years ago. However, it is one of the most effective ways to clear brush and small trees. Benefits of the Drum Mower Standard mowers usually have a chute so the cut debris can be discharged from the under-deck area. However, when you are cutting thick material like brush, this chute would become stopped up within a short amount of time, so what can you do? Rotating drums have a substantial gap between the top frame and drum, and debris is easily expelled through this large gap. In fact, it is very difficult for brush to jam up the mechanism. The Beauty of Simplicity Because drum type mowers are simple in design, there are few moving parts to be concerned with. This leads...

Waterjet Cutting Machines Are Leading The Industry...

A waterjet cutting machine is a top-of-the-line manufacturing device that you can use to cut almost any material with both precision and accuracy. If you need precision cuts, this is a great machine to have. Using high pressure water and an abrasive substance, these machines can cut through metal, granite and many other different hard materials. The machines use a unique cutting process that is basically an accelerated kind of erosion, using high pressure water that funnels through a tiny hole to create very precise cuts. Because of their convenience and money-saving properties, waterjet cutting machines are regularly used in both mining and various industries involved in aerospace. There are also many manufacturing companies that opt for these machines because they are so versatile, low-maintenance, and fast. “Waterjet” is a general term that is most often used to describe two different types of high speed waterjet cutting machines: a pure waterjet that uses only water, and an abrasive waterjet that uses an additive. Although the general process is the same, these two different machines function in a slightly different way. If you need to cut softer materials, like paper, foam, rubber, or even food, a pure waterjet will most likely be the best option. These machines were first used commercially during the 1970s when they were used for corrugated cardboard. Today, pure waterjets are usually used for industrial cutting of common household items like tissue paper, diapers and even candy bars. On the other hand, abrasive waterjets are the tools that are used for cutting hard materials like metal and stone. These machines are much more intense, using abrasive particles to accelerate the cutting motion. The pressure of the water does not do the actual cutting in this process but propels the abrasive into...