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V40 Rotary Brush Cutter – Open Front Deck

Open front skid steer brush cutter designed to rough-cut dense brush and trees up to 3” in diameter.

  • Three-blade cutting system, mounted to a circular flywheel ensuring flywheel bounces off stumps rather than catching and damaging components.
  • Standard dual hydraulic pressure relief valves with dynamic braking stops the 170-220 lb flywheel in under 10 seconds.
  • Direct drive Eaton® motor rated up to 25 GPM for usage on a wide variety of skid steers.
  • Tall push bar at the front provides rigidity and helps push over thick brush and trees.
  • Able to cut down to the ground to limit regrowth.
  • ½” x 4” single side updraft blades for efficient cutting and mulching.
  • See the V60 Industrial Rotary Cutter for a more robust open front mower with a larger cutting capacity.
  • See the V40 Rotary Brush Cutter – Standard Deck for a similar mower with a closed front.

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MODELBBV60-OBBV72-O
Cut Width60.072.0
Overall Cutter Width (Inches)66.078.0
Cutter Depth (Inches)71.182.1
Cutter Height (Inches)21.4
Deck Height (Inches)7.7
Minimum Cut Height (Inches)1.9
Cutting Capacity, Diameter (Inches)3.0
Top Deck Thickness (Inches)0.19*
Side Deck Thickness (Inches)0.25*
Recommended Flow Rate (GPM)16-25 Standard Flow
Approximate Weight (Pounds)10901310
Recommended Loader CapacityGreater than 1500 pounds

*Deck Material is Grade 50 Plate (50,000 PSI Minimum Yield Strength).

Spec Comparisons - Virnig Brush Cutters

Easily compare all Virnig Brush Cutters.

Name (Model)         Widths AvailableHigh Flow AvailableCut Capacity (Diam)# of Blades72" Flywheel Weight (lbs)Front TypeOptions Available72" Model Weight (lbs)Rec. Loader Capacity (lbs)
V40 Rotary Brush Cutter - Standard Deck (BBV)60" & 72"No3.0"3220ClosedN/A1300> 1,500
V40 Rotary Brush Cutter - Open Front Deck (BBV-O)60" & 72"No3.0"3220OpenN/A1310> 1,500
V50 Rotary Brush Cutter - Standard Deck (RBV)60", 66", 72", 78"Yes4.0"3220ClosedRear Roller and Swivel Casters1435*> 1,500
V50 Rotary Brush Cutter - Floating Deck (RBV-F)60", 66", 72", 78"Yes4.0"3220ClosedRear Roller and Swivel Casters1680*> 1,500
V50 Rotary Brush Cutter - Open Front Deck (RBV-O)60", 66", 72", 78"Yes6.0"3220OpenN/A1550*> 1,500
V60 Industrial Rotary Cutter (IRC)72", 78"Yes8.0"4550OpenN/A2120*> 1,500

*High Flow motor options add approximately 70 pounds to model weight.

Below are various questions Virnig Manufacturing receives on a regular basis. Browse through the following questions and click on a question to see the answer. If you do not see your question listed below please contact a local Virnig dealer or call 800.648.2408.

V40 Rotary Brush Cutter - Frequently Asked Questions

DO THE V40 ROTARY BRUSH CUTTER USE THE SAME BLADES AS THE V50?

Yes, the same ½” by 4” single side updraft blades are used on the V40 and the V50 Rotary Cutters.

CAN I RUN THE V40 ROTARY BRUSH CUTTER WITH HIGH FLOW?

No. The motor is only rated for 16-25 gpm. All of the motors that Virnig uses have a zero overflow tolerance. Using the attachment at higher than rated flow will eventually cause catastrophic failure of the motor and can cause abnormal stress on the bearing spindle.

DOES THE V40 ROTARY BRUSH CUTTER CUT BI-DIRECTIONALLY?

No. Running the flywheel system in reverse will cause the cutter to cut poorly, easily stall, and have minimal torque.

The V40 Rotary Brush Cutter is designed to spin counter-clockwise and takes 7-10 seconds to slow down. If the flywheel is running in reverse, slow down will be much faster and very loud.

Operating the V40 Rotary Brush Cutter’s flywheel in counter-clockwise is essential for proper operation and preventing damage to the cutter’s blades and motor.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE V40 AND THE V50 ROTARY CUTTERS?

The design is similar, with the V40 Rotary Brush Cutter having no options for a Rear Roller or Swivel Casters. The steel grade and thickness and amount of weld is different in some areas as well. Virnig uses at least grade 50 steel on all attachments, and a full 1 year warranty ensures that all quality is as expected from the V50 series. See the comparison chart for more information.

CAN I GET CASTERS/ROLLER?

The V40 Rotary Brush Cutter is not designed to use casters or a rear roller.

WHAT IS THE V40 ROTARY BRUSH CUTTER’S BEST APPLICATION?

Virnig V40 Rotary Brush Cutters are designed to clear undergrowth and cut small trees up to 3” in diameter.

Standard deck cutters will be better at cutting grass and mulching material while open front cutters will be better for quickly clearing brush and small trees.

HOW IMPORTANT IS A QUALITY SPINDLE?

The spindle is the most expensive performance component on a skid steer brush cutter. It is responsible for smoothly transferring power from the hydraulic motor to the flywheel and absorbing impact that could damage the hydraulic motor.

High-performance skid steer brush cutters require heavy-duty spindles to ensure reliability and productivity. V40 Rotary Brush Cutters are equipped with USA made spindles.

WHY DO I NEED A SHATTERPROOF CAB ON MY LOADER?

Rotary Brush Cutters are capable of throwing debris over 200 feet and can cause serious bodily harm or death if not used with a shatterproof cab.

WHAT WIDTH SHOULD I PURCHASE?

For efficient operation, purchase a skid steer brush cutter with a cut width that is wider than the tires or tracks of your loader.

Loader capacity should also be considered. Selecting a skid steer attachment that is too wide will add weight and increase cutting surface area, these factors could affect performance.

WHAT PROTECTS THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FROM PRESSURE SPIKES?

Standard pressure relief valves protect the motor and the loader’s hydraulic system from damaging pressure spikes. When the maximum pressure point is reached, the valve opens to prevent pressure from rising any further. This prevents seals or other internal components from breaking due to excessive pressure.

Virnig Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I PURCHASE VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?

Virnig sells skid steer attachments through a network of independently owned dealers. Call 800-648-2408 for assistance in finding a dealer or use the online Dealer Finder.

WHERE CAN I FIND PRICING INFORMATION?

Please contact a local Virnig dealer to obtain pricing information.

For Virnig’s suggested retail price, fill out an online Request a Quote form.

WHAT TYPE OF ATTACHMENT INTERFACE/HOOKUP DOES VIRNIG USE?

Virnig skid steer attachments are manufactured with a universal mount to fit most skid steer loaders. Mounting frame is built to ISO 24410 and SAE J2513 standards.

DOES VIRNIG BUILD MINI-SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?

All attachments have a universal skid steer mount. Use the recommended loader capacity listed per attachment to determine if it is properly sized for the machine in question.

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED LOADER CAPACITY?

Virnig skid steer attachments are rated to provide maximum performance and protection from damage when used with an appropriately sized skid loader.

Go here to find skid steer capacity and specs for 2015 models.

Contact a local Virnig dealer for the most accurate specs, or contact Virnig at 800.648.2408.

WHY DOES VIRNIG USE NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS?

Virnig uses NitroSteel® rods because they are a superior performing alternative to chrome plating. The finish offers improved corrosion resistance and better grease retention.

Chrome plated cylinder rods can flake or pit and destroy the seals or other internal components; resulting in downtime and expensive repairs.

A NitroSteel® rod will perform better and increase the service life of a cylinder, making it the cost-effective choice.

WHAT IS THE SETUP TIME FOR A VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENT?

Most Virnig attachments are ready to work right off the pallet.

To minimize set up time, Virnig Manufacturing requires the machine brand and model to be listed on each order for attachments with hydraulic components to ensure proper hose length, routing, and coupler sizing. In addition, all hydraulic Virnig Attachments are tested for leaks and proper operation before leaving the factory. There may be specific scenarios in which additional setup time will be required.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET REPLACEMENT PARTS?

Most parts for Virnig skid steer attachments are available in-stock and can be shipped as early as the same day the order is received. Fabricated and back ordered parts are available with a reasonable lead time. Virnig uses several shipping options to provide timely and cost effective delivery to customers.

Check with a local Virnig dealer for replacement part availability.

WHAT WARRANTY DOES VIRNIG OFFER?

Virnig Manufacturing, Inc. products are warranted to be free from defects, in workmanship, for one year from the end user’s date of purchase.

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