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Patent: To Drive and Cut a Tree.
Patent: To Drive and Cut a Tree. | hou_txbz, Donald C. Tucker,Montgomery,patent, 81466228, shear, tree cutter,

Donald C. Tucker of Montgomery, Texas, recently received U.S.Patent 8,146,628 for “Shear Type Tree Cutter.”

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  A Texas man has devised a way to drive and clear and cut small trees. 

Donald C. Tucker of Montgomery, Texas, recently received U.S.Patent 8,146,628 for “Shear Type Tree Cutter.”

 Tucker applied for the patent more than two years ago on February 16, 2010.  

Tucker’s invention is a shear type tree cutter that is in the form of an attachment to a four wheel multipurpose field vehicle such as a Bobcat  or a four-wheel front loader, according to the patent documents.

The shear tree cutter can easily be adapted to be attached to the coupling devices of skid loaders and front end tractor loaders. The attachment is capable of cutting down trees up to about six inches in diameter with a high degree of reliability and effectiveness at a relatively low cost. 

His device provides a rugged, extremely reliable shear type tree cutter that is capable of successfully cutting trees of larger diameter than similarly sized tree shears. This results in less down time for repairs.

The invention also includes the ability to replace the cutting blade should it wear out. An additional aspect of the invention is the provision of a smaller pruning type cutting surface on the end of the blade for snipping off smaller trees and branches. The improved cutting capability is achieved by the unique shape of the shear blade and shearing anvil along with strategically positioned reinforcement members. 

In another aspect of the invention, when the device is coupled to a front loader, a swivel mechanism can be provided to allow the tree cutter to be pivoted so that it can be used to trim branches from trees.