Barreto Manufacturing, Inc.
66498 Highway 203
La Grande, OR 97850
Easy controls operate the track drive and cutter wheel
Time-tested track design absorbs impact and provides stability
Center-mounted cutter wheel provides 134º head swing
Gear pumps coupled to the engine drive the cutter wheel, tilt, and swing
Counterbalance valves on each track drive prevent motors from slipping
Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin 31hp
Length (head to side): 79″
Length (head straight): 98″
Weight: 1,700 lb.
Hydraulic Reservoir: 14 gallons
Hydraulic Flow to Head: 13.3gpm
Track Width: 7.1″
Total Ground Contact: 470 sq. in.
Ground Drive Forward: 290 ft/min
Ground Drive Reverse: 180 ft/min
Cutting Wheel: 19.2″ diameter to tooth
Cutting Teeth: 0.750 thick, 16 green teeth
Cutting Depth: 12″
Cutting Height: 32″
Head Swing: 134˚, 99.7″ arc
66498 Highway 203
As a college student working part-time at a tool rental company, Greg Barreto was frustrated by the amount of time he spent fixing the tillers that were constantly breaking down. He knew there had to be a way to make a better tiller. One that could withstand the abuse of the industry. In 1982, Greg designed and built the industry’s first all-hydraulic tiller. He sold that first tiller to his employer at the rental yard, who rented it for over 20 years. Greg and his wife, Chris, founded Barreto Manufacturing, Inc. in January of 1984. Customers, eager to save the cost and hassle of frequent repairs, gave the new tiller a try and came back with glowing reviews. Word of the revolutionary new all-hydraulic tiller spread and Barreto Manufacturing grew. In 1986, Greg and Chris moved their family to La Grande, Oregon, and set up manufacturing operations for all-hydraulic tillers.
Customers were so impressed with the performance and reliability of the Barreto tiller, Greg began looking for innovative ways to grow the product line and meet customer needs. This desire for innovation paved the way for Barreto Manufacturing to be an industry leader with a long line of firsts in the hydraulic equipment available on the market today:
– The first all-hydraulic walk behind tiller in 1982
– The first all-hydraulic walk behind trencher in 1995
– The first all-hydraulic self-propelled mini walk behind trencher in 2005
– The first all-hydraulic steerable walk behind trencher in 2007
– The first all-hydraulic automatic-drive micro trencher in 2010
– The first full cab-over designed mini-skid steer in 2020