“Heavy built, reliable and a big part of our cost savings strategy.”
Trevor Brown | Drish Construction
“We’ve been running the Burchland Trimmer since the summer of 2018. We run the trimmer on our curb and gutter jobs to get the grade correct before we pour curbs. It makes our slip form curb process much easier. It’s an awesome monster!”
Chris Hannon | Innovative Curbs | Ocala, FL
“We have been using the Burchland AGT skid steer trimmer to accurately fine grade hard clay and 1” minus material that a motor grader has difficulty cutting. Our finished subgrade results in a compacted, smooth surface that our concrete crews can set forms directly on the subgrade and pave with no further height adjustments or fine grading. We’ve completed these jobs with less than 5% overrun on concrete. With the labor and material savings experienced in our first year with the trimmer, we’re looking forward to expanding its use this upcoming season. Utilizing the total station control, this versatile trimmer works well for both short rehab street projects and parking lots.!”
Matt VanderPol | VanderPol Excavating | Orange City, IA
“It’s a good machine for small jobs that don’t have room to get a larger machine in. I like the quick setup and I think it’s a great value.”
Beau Perkins | Hawkeye Paving | Bettendorf, IA
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Trim, Grade and Roll At the Same Time!

Burchland's Auto Grading Trimmer (AGT) is a skid steer mounted trimmer created for site work. The creation of this trimmer sparked from site work contractors because they wanted their equipment to be able to handle heavy duty construction work. The skid steer attachment is ideal for trimming sub-grade soil under building pads, parking lots, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, trails and roads. Its size makes it convenient to use on job sites.

Product Details

The AGT allows contractors to cut the correct length for a clear finish and meet the minimum thickness of rock sub-base for a paving job. It will cut roughly one-tenth of a foot higher than the designed finished sub-grade. The trimmer cuts the sub-grade soil to the correct elevation with up to sub-centimeter accuracy. Once it's at the designed elevation and finished smoothly, the gravel sub-based can be added and trimmed by Burchland's AGT. By using this method, contractors know the amount of gravel and concrete they will need, so it saves time and material costs.

To ensure the skid steer trimmer will follow the surface grade precisely, a 3-D CAD surface file is uploaded to the machine controls. The machine—depending on the enabled controls—could follow Robotic Total Station, GPS or laser signals and can be operated in manual mode also.

The Burchland AGT's success stems from its 16-inch OD trimmer rotor that cuts an 8 foot wide path. The rotor is built with replaceable, carbide-tipped cutting teeth and 1/2 inch thick flighting that windrows the trimmed material to one side. The trimmer head is turned by a direct drive, large displacement hydraulic motor. Following a simple design, the AGT has no gearboxes or chain drives to maintain.

Behind the trimmer rotor is a grader blade edge that helps collect windrow material and provides a smooth finish. The rotor and grader blade are moved up and down with two hydraulic cylinders to precisely follow the designed 3-D surface elevation. The trimmer rotor and grader blade are angled 5 degrees from the direction of travel which helps trim the material.

Another important feature of the AGT skid steer trimmer is the 16-inch diameter smooth drum roller that smooths the imperfections. With the roller riding on the finished grade, the trimming operation is isolated from movement of the skid steer and skid steer loader arm. This helps the skid steer trimmer achieve a precise finish grade.

To provide the best performace, the Burchland AGT requires a high flow skid steer and a separate case drain line. Consult your skid steer dealer if your skid steer does not have a factory installed auxiliary case drain line.

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