Balance XT Harness designed for optimal weight distribution. The weight is distributed and balanced efficiently between the shoulders, hips, chest and back. The wide padded shoulder straps also spread the load over large areas which reduces the load on the shoulders and can be adjusted for a customized fit for men and women with the ability raise or lower the joining strap. A shock-absorbing hip pad with a traveling connection means that the machine can be maneuvered with fewer body movements and can be set for trimming or clearing angles. The hip pad also has a safety release within easy reach, so that the cutter can be detached with a simple action.