Expanding the renowned range in 2020.
Fecon forestry equipment has fast become renowned throughout Australia for its superior performance, durability and versatility across the entire range. Built tough to tackle even the toughest Australian timbers, Fecon’s catalogue of premium mulchers and forestry tractors is expanding in 2020.
Standard Flow Skid Steer Mulcher
Powerful, efficient and versatile, Fecon’s skid steer Bull Hog mulchers have, up until this year, been exclusive to only high flow track and skid steer loaders offering more than 91 litres per minute of hydraulic flow. Now, however, Fecon Australia are proud to release the all new Standard Flow Bull Hog Mulcher for skid steers and track loaders, to add to the already popular high flow range. Designed for use with loaders providing as low as 65 litres per minute of flow, Fecon’s Standard Flow Mulchers offer to owners and operators of smaller machines the additional capability of forestry and land clearing work, where previously their skid steer or track loader lacked compatibility.
These mulcher heads feature an impressive 22 highly durable cutting tools designed to maximise mulching efficiency, all contained within a practical 1270mm working width. Operating within a 2400 to 3600 rpm range, Fecon’s Standard Flow Mulchers can process brush and small trees more than 100mm in diameter.
In addition, with the unit weighing less than 600kg – including its mounting plate and push bar – with a close centre of gravity design, the mulcher is easily carried and handled by the loader. And yet, despite its compact design, the unit is built extremely tough to deliver a long and impressive service life. Furthermore, the mulcher’s mounting plates are adaptable to suit various loader brands and models to make it compatible with almost any machine offering 65 litres per minute or greater of flow.
The new Fecon Standard Flow mulcher head is perfect for owners of mid-sized skid steer and compact track loaders undertaking fire prevention and mitigation works, general vegetation management, agricultural clearing such as fence rows and crop perimeters, residential site clean-ups and rural brush clearing. The newfound capability for mid-sized skid steer loaders to run a heavy duty mulcher attachment expands the overall business capabilities – and subsequently opens up vast additional revenue stream opportunities – for owners and operators of such machines.
FTX150 Forestry Mulching Tractor
An additional new product in Fecon Australia’s extensive forestry equipment range is the remarkable FTX150 Forestry Mulching Tractor. Primarily conceived for forestry work, its versatile and powerful design with high flow hydraulics results in the FTX150 being a highly adaptable large track loader, that is also adept at many tasks beyond the forestry scope.
Engineered and manufactured with unprecedented durability to withstand the full range of mulching demands, the FTX150 comprises a high strength, heavy duty steel construction built tough to last, yet without sacrificing ground pressure. A 140hp 4-cylinder water-cooled Cummins 4.5 litre engine offers extraordinary operating power, and a 345 bar 227 litres per minute high flow hydraulic system maximises the performance of any mulcher or other attachment. Furthermore, this exceptional hydraulic flow is quickly and easily adjustable in-cab for ultimate operator convenience.
The FTX150’s deluxe ROPS/FOPS cab is designed for complete operator satisfaction. Adjustable joystick pods attached to a suspension seat with 4 points of egress results in pure comfort, and a large touchscreen IQAN display provides easy and efficient machine operation at the press of a button. The expansive cab is also pressurised and offers heating, defrosting and air conditioning – delivering all-day, every-day comfort for operators.
In addition, an expertly designed undercarriage offers a high 410mm of ground clearance, an impressive 6.4kph travel speed, 500mm track width and a remarkably low 3.7psi of ground pressure. The result: you can work harder, faster and longer in a range of challenging terrain conditions, with minimal ground disturbance and maximum speed.
Even the reduced servicing procedures and requirements of the FTX150 are extraordinary. Large side compartment doors allow effortless and thorough access to the engine. The moving components of the machine are designed to work longer and more efficiently than other competitor track loaders in its class. The outcome for owners and operators is the ultimate objective in any machine – minimal downtime, reduced costs and maximised productivity.
The FTX150 also comes equipped with a severe duty BH85 Bull Hog mulcher head as standard, designed for fast and clean mulching of even Australia’s most challenging hardwood timbers. Fecon’s range of mulching heads are renowned for their performance, durability and efficiency – in combination with the FTX150 tractor, your machine becomes the ultimate forestry weapon.
As a result, the FTX150 is already building a reputation as the premier mulching tractor in the Australian forestry and vegetation management industry. Now available for sale, dry hire or try-before-you-buy, expand your business capabilities with the versatile, efficient and reliable FTX150 Forestry Mulching Tractor from Fecon Australia.
Brand new to the Fecon Australia range is the innovative Blackhawk Mulcher for skid steers and track loaders. Where Fecon’s other mulchers are designed to process trees and thick scrub, the Blackhawk is the mulcher to tackle your land clearing tasks in stringy, fibrous, dense and fast-growing vegetation. The Blackhawk is designed to quickly and efficiently process stubborn standing vegetation, and will pick up and feed felled foliage to ensure no unprocessed material is left behind.
The Blackhawk’s unique rotor contains 30 tools spread across a 1930mm cutting width to offer an optimal configuration for quick spool up and immediate recovery. Its reversible tools offer maximised life and value, and the laced pattern of the rotor tools enhances the efficiency and productivity of the mulcher. The end result is a finer chip size and tidy, evenly-processed material.
With a maximum flow range of 170 litres per minute and 6000 psi, plus an overall weight of 1230kg, the Blackhawk mulcher is designed for use with larger skid steers and track loaders, or attached to Fecon Australia’s range of forestry mulching tractors including the FTX150 detailed above.
The Blackhawk is now available for sale, dry hire or try-before-you-buy throughout Australia.
Plus All The Old Favourites
In addition to the above new product releases, Fecon Australia continues to offer its usual expansive range of vegetation management attachments. Whether you have a skid steer, track loader, excavator, backhoe or tractor, we most likely have the perfect forestry equipment to suit your needs and your machine.
The revolutionary Stumpex is an auger-style stump grinder that uses slower yet more efficient grind rotations to minimise mess, improve safety and deliver a clean end product. Furthermore, Fecon Australia’s innovative tree shears for skid steers, track loaders and excavators are perfectly designed and constructed to deftly shear, lift, bunch, carry and place multiple trees with a single attachment. The result – removing trees and their stumps to leave a clean and tidy site has never been more efficient.
Fecon Australia also offers a nationwide sales, rentals, parts and service network for all machines and attachments, ensuring that not only can we provide the perfect solution for your business, but also that any scheduled or unplanned downtime is resolved quickly and efficiently.
For more information about Fecon Australia’s range of forestry machines and attachments, or to arrange your next demo, purchase, rental or service, visit www.fecon.net.au or call 1300 332 661.