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TMK Tree Shear – Frequently Asked Questions

TMK Tree Shear – Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we have received on the TMK Tree Shears


I have A Hammer Line On My Machine, Does That Mean Its Double Acting?

Not necessarily, some machines do not have double acting hydraulics as standard. Double acting is where you can pressurise both hydraulic lines going down your boom. On the machines which do have double acting, there will be a switch in the cab or a leaver on the hydraulic valve block, quite often accompanied with a drawing of a breaker or a grab to denote what is single acting or double acting. You will require Duel Acting Hydraulics in order to operate the TMK Tree shear on your machine.


Does The TMK Tree Shear Cut & Hold The Trees You Are Cutting?

Yes, the TMK tree shear cuts and holds the tree or vegetation, providing it is within the cutting diameters of the shears capability. When cutting with the TMK shears the operator needs to ensure that the pressure is kept on, until the tree is securely held in the V clamp of the shear. Take a look at the video below of a TMK 200 Tree Shear cutting in slo-mo to give you a bit more of an insight on how the shears actually cut.

TMK 200 Tree Shear Slo-Mo Cut –


Are The Blades Replaceable?

Yes, the blades are replaceable. If the fixed blade needs to be replaced, this can be done by cutting out the damaged section and re-welding a new blade in its place, in the same way as can be done with excavator buckets.


Is There A Lot Of Maintenance On The Shear?

No, the TMK Tree Shear is a really basic concept, having only four grease points, either end of the ram and two on the main axel pin. The blade needs to be kept sharp. Any notches will need to be buffed out. The best way to do this is with a flap grinding disc, however be careful not to put to much heat into the blade as this can weaken the steel.


Can I Fit Attachments Later Down The Line?

The TMK Tree Shear is one of the most versatile Tree Shears on the market thanks to its extensive range of available attachments, most TMK Tree Shear attachments can be retro-fitted to your existing shear hence the slogan “grow with your work” giving you the option to fit attachments should you need them further down the line!

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