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The Limb Saw

No More Ladders, Lifts, Buckets or Hand Held Chainsaws or Pole Pruners

     Fall on the farm is a great time for clean up.  The weather is nice, the crops are in, and calves have been born.  This is when farmers and ranchers can  take the time to make their place look neat and tidy. Taking pride in the year’s worth of hard work is ingrained in the lives of farmers and ranchers.  They do what has to be done, and they do it by whatever means possible, and with whatever tools are at hand.  Sometimes safety is sacrificed, especially when it comes to pruning trees.  Whether its a ladder, or the bucket of a tractor, maintaining tree growth can be dangerous, but with the safety and the affordability of the LimbSaw, farmers and ranchers can not only cut limbs safely, but they can do it without any help other than their tractor.
The LimbSaw easily attaches and mounts directly to the front end loader of your tractor, skid loader or backhoe. This commercial-grade chainsaw hooks in  to a receiver on the back of your front end loader or bucket and connects to your tractor’s auxiliary hydraulics.  It’s extra long reach can cut limbs that are 18 to 20 feet, depending on your loader reach. The LimbSaw attachment folds into a convenient transport position, and at only 84 lbs makes it easy to remove and store in your shop or garage.  This saw attachment is super fast and super safe making it ideal for a one man job. At 5,000 RPM’s this saw has incredible cutting power, but it doesn’t take away power to operate.  It only requires seven gallons of hydraulic flow to operate the 12 horsepower chainsaw, making it a perfect fit for compact tractors to skid steers.  It features a reversible motor that backs the saw out of any pinch, and it’s equipped with a self oiling system.  To top it off the bar and chain are interchangeable with most chainsaw manufacturers.
Other than it’s ease of use the LimbSaw is the safest way to trim trees.  The LimbSaw drastically reduces the risk of injury by eliminating common practices such as, precariously placed ladders or climbing in and out of loader buckets while operating a hand held saw.  When cut, limbs fall in front of the loader while you sit in the safety and comfort of your tractor seat. In addition, the danger of chainsaw kickback is virtually eliminated.  A shock indicator has been added which allows the user to know how much pressure to put on the saw.  Like any chainsaw it’s important to let the saw do the cutting, it’s no different with the LimbSaw, and this easy to see indicator make for easy cutting.
Titanium Blade
While most chainsaw bars are laminated, the LimbSaw’s bar is made from a single piece of solid titanium alloy steel, and is laser cut for precision.
Aggressive Chain
Kickback is not an issue with the LimbSaw because each saw is equipped with an aggressive chain that utilizes each and every tooth for maximum cutting power.
Steel Construction
For unsurpassed durability, the LimbSaw’s extension arm is made from heavy-duty square tubing that is double-walled at the cutting end.
The loader mounted, hydraulic powered chainsaw that is sold today as LimbSaw was invented by Wendell McCracken of Pauls Valley, OK.  A retiree with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Wendall and his wife Donna raised eight children on their 250 acre pecan and cattle farm where tree trimming was an ongoing family chore.  Now you can find the LimbSaw Company owner, Frank Casey assembling  his products in his shop behind his house near Norman, OK.  Casey and his wife run the business, but not without the help of a few part-time employees and the streamlined manufacturing of Prifert.  With Prifert handling the manufacturing, Casey can focus on assembly and distribution to dealers like Great Plains Kubota.  This is the ninth year Casey has had the chainsaw on the market, and two years ago Casey developed a circular saw.
The LimbSaw Company Circular Saw was developed for trimming under fence lines and cutting branches that are too small for chainsaws.  Using the same concept of trimming from the comfort and safety of your tractor seat, users can regain areas of property and fence lines that are unusable due to brushy overgrowth.  Regrowth can be too flexible for chainsaws which only grab instead of cut, but with circular saw one can literally trim a hedge.  When used with the rotating actuator, you can pivot this tool 22, 30, 45 and 90 degrees to allow trimming at angles and under fence lines. The cutting head is also interchangeable onto the 8 ft. mast of the original tool (Limbinator Saw, LS08). The total weight of the new LSC Circular Saw with mast is 105 lbs.
Manufactured with unsurpassed durability, every detail of LimbSaw products have been tailored for optimum safety and function.
These affordable saws are perfect for farmers, ranchers, highway departments, municipalities, and even hunters.  There are a lot of saw attachments on the market today, but the LimbSaw is the ideal saw for pruning and trimming.
See the saws at work at your local Great Plains Kubota, or on the LimbSaw Company L.L.C on Facebook page.

This story and others posted in this blog are originally published in Great Plains living.  The official magazine of Great Plains Kubota.