Welcome to McLaren Industries!                                                                                        Check our McLaren's recently updated PDF brochure about Solid Cushion Tires.                                                                                        Recent developments:   McLaren Industries Opens R&D Facility to Support North American OEMs Read Announcement                                                                                                   McLaren Industries Expands Popular Nu-Air Solid Cushion Tires to Include Backhoes. Read the full announcement here                                                                                          Advanced Rubber Track Technology Applied on Mini Excavator Tracks for the First Time. Click here to read the announcement                                                                                              Helpful article:   Keep your rubber tracks in top shape with these handy rubber tracks maintenance tips.                                                                                      Please, be sure to check our News & Resources section on this website to stay up to date with the latest developments at McLaren Industries.                                                                                        We strive for continous improvement!   Our ability to innovate depends on your continous feedback.    Please take a short moment to complete a quick online customer survey.                                                                                         Here are some comments we have received from customers:       "Great initial and post service. 5 stars rating in my books! Exceptional service differentiates Mclaren from its competitors." - Rob Pagacz (Bobcat S300 skid steer loader);                                                                                            "Tires are still working out great. Tons of hours left on them!" - Levi McDermott (Mustang 2086 skid steer loader);                                                                                           "Made my bobcat work like a Cat dozer; Easy on off" - Roy Young (Bobcat S250 skid steer loader);                                                                                            "I think you make a superior product..." - Eric Wellish, (Case 1845C skid steer loader);                                                                                           "I really like the traction that I get from my tracks, and will most likely consider repurchasing when needed... I have the TDF series track." - Scott Robinson (Takeuchi TL 150 compact track loader);                                                                                           "Your Protrac rubber have saved me thousands of dollars! I rented a track machine for one month prior to having your tracks, that rental cost would have covered the cost of the McLarens. I was expecting to have bought a new machine, but there has been no reason to as the OTTs have added lift capacity, stability, a softer ride, and of course traction beyond my wildest expectations. My machine rep is not happy with your product, no sale for him... Could not be happier, literally!" - Simon Huxtable (Bobcat 763 skid steer loader);                                                                                            "The up front cost is greater than others but quality and performance far outweigh the cost." - Bearden Services (Bobcat S250 skid steer loader);                                                                                            "The sales rep that handled my purchase was knowledgeable, polite, and knew his product... Good job, keep it up. " - Mike Essenpreis (John Deere 325 skid steer loader);                                                                                           "The salesman helped me quite a bit with the sizing issue." - Dennis Weiss (Bobcat Model 100);                                                                                         "I appreciate the after sales follow up."  - Eagle Golf Inc. (Caterpillar 236B skid steer loader);                                                                                           Need to contact McLaren Customer Serive in the US? Send an email to: cs@mclarenusa.com                                                                Please take a moment to complete a sort online customer survey.                        


How To Choose a Brush Cutter

Brush Cutter

Brush cutter attachments are an ideal option for efficiently cutting through thick overgrowth that would typically destroy a standard mower. If your application could benefit from one of these durable attachments, you have two main options to choose from: a gear-driven brush cutter or a direct drive brush cutter. To determine which option will best suit your application, check out these tips on how to choose a brush cutter.

Consider Your Budget

An important factor to consider when choosing a brush cutter is your budget. From a price standpoint, hydraulic gear-driven brush cutters are more economical than hydraulic direct drive brush cutters. As such, if you have to adhere to a tight budget, a gear-driven brush cutter may be the more advantageous option. 

Ultimately, a gear-driven brush cutter can perform all the same functions as a direct hydraulic drive brush cutter. However, you should keep in mind that hydraulic direct drive brush cutters provide added protection against damage from running over large objects, which may make their higher price tag worthwhile. Also, with less moving parts than a gear driven system, there is less room for mechanical error, and direct drives will last longer than a gear driven system.

Are You Familiar With the Area That You Will Use It In?

Another tip on how to choose a brush cutter is to consider how well you know the environment where you plan on using it. If you’re using the brush cutter for commercial applications where you mow a large and unfamiliar territory, a hydraulic direct drive brush cutter is preferable. With more power and less room for mechanical error, you can finish the commercial job quicker with a direct drive compared to a gear drive. A gear-driven brush cutter is more for personal use or if a budget needs to be met.

Another option to consider is to go with a closed front or open front style mower. The closed front style will usually be flat on the front of the mower with chains to prevent debris from flying from under the mower. This also means that the front clearance is much lower than an open front mower with a push bar. This gives you the ability to mow under fences, hedges and other low places that a mower with a push bar could not easily reach. If you are going to be mowing more open field type areas with small brush and sapling trees, an open front is best for this scenario. With a sturdy push bar on the front that keeps small trees and saplings from falling back onto the operator, the blades can make quick work of the small diameter trees.

Find a Trusted the Manufacturer

Once you have determined if you want a higher-end brush cutter or a more economical option, the next main factor to consider is the manufacturer. Regardless of which type of brush cutter you want, it’s important to purchase from a trusted manufacturer with a proven track record of creating quality products. 

McLaren Industries has over 20 years of experience manufacturing brush cutters that adhere to the highest quality standards in the industry. As such, when you purchase from us, you know that you’re getting an exceptional product that will perform efficiently and effectively. To get matched with the ideal skid steer brush cutter for your specific needs, contact us today at (800) 836 - 0040 or request a quote.