BRX318 Industrial

BRX318 Industrial Brushcutter


Cat® Industrial Brushcutters are best for right of way maintenance, clearing land and brush cutting.Cat® Industrial Brushcutters are designed for land management, utilities, site prep and maintenance work for brush, small trees, and dense vegetation. These machine and work tool combinations are designed to bring unparalleled speed and productivity for clearing overgrowth from highway medians, utility easements and for initial land clearing for housing, parks, and recreational areas. The Industrial Brushcutter has been developed to withstand rugged clearing applications and provide cutting capability up to 200 mm (8 in) diameter material.


Cat® Industrial Brushcutters are used for clearing overgrowth from highway medians, utility easements and for initial land clearing for housing, parks and recreational areas.

Fully Balanced Blade Carrier

Fully balanced blade carrier holds four blades to prevent unnecessary vibration. Blade carrier weighing 409 kg (900 lb) provides unmatched blade inertia. High inertia energy allows blades to wing through dense brush.

Hardened Reversible Blades

Hardened reversible blades provide aggressive cutting of material and deliver high performance and durability. Blades are attached to blade carrier with three bolts that can easily be torqued from an access panel on the top of frame.

Long Life Motor w/ Anti-Cavitation Valve

Anti-cavitation valve protects vital motor components improving tool life and ensuring adequate machine and tool performance.

Integrated Accumulator

Integrated accumulator in hydraulic system works in conjunction with the anti-cavitation valve to reduce pressure spikes to the drive motor. On shut-down, the accumulator discharges oil to the motor to slowly spin down the drivetrain. This reduces noise emitted by the motor and the cavitation.

Heavy-Duty Skids

Heavy-duty skids allow easy movement of brushcutter through uneven terrain while maintaining stability of the work tool and machine.

Reinforced Push Bar

Control and guide foliage into blades. Push bar extends beyond blades protecting bystanders.

Tuned Hydraulic Performance

The Industrial Brushcutter is designed to match with standard flow, high flow XPS, and high flow XHP hydraulics. Each hydraulic platform optimizes recovery time and reduces heat load on the carrier to work in high ambient temperature environments.

Rigid Frame and Heavy Bearing Case

Improved tool life with reinforced corner gussets to provide strength in critical areas and also mulch cut material. Heavy duty bearing case secures blade carrier to the drive system with a series of eight bolts.

Tool Mounted Operation and Maintenance Manual Holder

Tool mounted and sealed from the elements, this holder includes all of the operation manuals and maintenance guides required for proper operation of the work tool.

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BRX318 Industrial Brushcutter
BRX318 Industrial
Overall Width
75.2 in / 1911 mm
Cutting Width
72 in / 1829 mm
Maximum Cutting Diameter
8 in / 203 mm
Required Hydraulics
High Flow XPS
Overall Length
85.4 in / 2170 mm
Overall Height
28.9 in / 733 mm
2363.4 lb / 1072 kg
Optimal Hydraulic Flow
120-125 L/min (31-33 gpm)
Optimal Hydraulic Pressure
200-280 bar (2800-4100 psi)
Tip Speed (Depends On Flow)
3,180-3,300 mpm (10,433-10,827 fpm)
Motor Displacement
11.9 in³/rev / 195 cm³/rev
Drive Shaft Torque
444-829 N·m (327-611 lb/ft)