Fecon Deck Mulcher Attachments Provide More Productivity Per Pass
Mon August 26, 2019 - National Edition Fecon
Fecon has introduced a family of stout deck mulcher attachments that are wider than conventional deck mulchers, providing more productivity per pass, even in the most demanding environments, according to the manufacturer.
Ruggedness and dependability are built in, with attention to detailed design to enhance performance, service life and safety. A robust bearing carrier houses a heavy-duty bearing with an oversized shaft. Specially designed two-sided blades effectively double their service life without having to flip the blade.
A stump-jumper feature allows the deck mulcher to ride over stumps without risking bolt shearing; the extra blade mass also increases cutting inertia and enhances performance in thicker materials.
New Fecon deck mulchers can mulch smaller materials faster than traditional drum mulchers, making them ideal for right-of-way clearing and maintenance projects, forestry clearing, site preparation, land improvement, highway mulching and maintenance, urban interface and more.
Forged blade bolts are 11 percent larger and feature larger hex interface and blade rotating surface for stronger mating with components and longer service life. Armor coated rear deck area is designed to withstand any potential impact.
Integrated tie downs and lift points simplifies transportation and maintenance, making it easier to transport and secure. Brush grabber inlets help to pull debris from fence rows or piles.
The open-front is designed for the directional discharge of the unit. When the blades are spinning clockwise the discharge is to the right front. This creates a front discharge while side skirts close to the ground eliminate rear or side discharge when ground engaged, enhancing safety.
When mulching in long rows, such as along highways and utility R.O.W projects, operators can complete a row, allow a few minutes for hydraulic fittings to cool, then change the blade direction by reversing the fittings. This bidirectional aspect will allow for the directional discharge away from traffic and even out the blade wear without having to flip blades.
Fecon deck mulchers are available in three sizes with cutting widths of 62-, 74- and 86-in. (157, 188 and 218 cm), and weights from 1,950 to 2,450 lbs. (884 to 1,111 kg), and hydraulic flow requirements from 17 to 41 gpm (64 to 155 Lpm). They are well-suited for carriers that can handle these lift capacities and hydraulic flows, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, call 513/696-4430 or visit www.Fecon.com.
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