Eric Adams puts the soul in sole proprietorship. Whether a project calls for clearing hundreds of trees or a hundred acres of brush, Adams brings the whole Hammer Down team (himself and his Bobcat 770) to tackle the job. Thankfully for Adams he's got the right equipment and support team around him to keep his business running and his customers happy.

Fecon announced the addition of Luby Equipment as a new distributor for Missouri and Illinois. Luby sells new and used construction machinery from locations in Cape Girardeau, Fenton and O'Fallon, Mo., and Caseyville, Quincy and Springfield, Ill. Luby Equipment also offers extensive service capabilities, with 24/7 service on-site and in its shops, as well as parts delivery.

Fecon's Blackhawk knife-tool mulching head quickly and efficiently shreds standing vegetation and processes material on the ground. Designed specifically as a knife tool mulcher, every aspect of the Blackhawk, including rotor diameter and size, ratio of knives to rotor, cutting chamber, even the hydraulic lines, contribute to maximize its production capacity.

Fecon recently hosted Sen. Rob Portman, delegates from the United Way of Warren County and students involved with Fecon's apprentice program for a roundtable discussion on workforce development. Fecon has a long history with local high schools and technical colleges, providing training and meaningful, well-paying jobs while students are in school and after they graduate.

APEX by Fecon has introduced its lineup of hydro seeding and environmental spray applicators for off-road environments. These include pipeline seeding, landfill top cover, landfill ADC, slope stabilization, fire reclamation, land improvement and more.

Bob Dieckman has been appointed Fecon CEO. He will replace retiring CEO and Founder John Heekin. Dieckman comes from a Hillenbrand subsidiary, Rotex Global LLC, where he served in a variety of executive positions for 12 years, most recently as president.

Fecon's Tier-IV Stage-5 compliant FTX200 mulching tractor includes the Fecon Power Management System for unrivaled power and performance in the 200 hp class. The newest addition to the family of forestry mulchers is designed from the ground up, with design influence from the very popular FTX600, giving it big tractor features in a more compact package.

Fecon's Cab Guard are durable polycarbonate panels, tested using ballistic testing standards, that protect mid-sized excavators' cab windows (and the operator behind them). Designed with a universal fitment to most makes/models in the 8-12 ton class, this add-on attachment installs in less than 30 minutes without special tools or modifications to the cab, according to the manufacturer.

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.

For erosion control contractors like Green Thumb Hydroseeding and Erosion Control, productivity is vital. More time loading and reloading the tanks means less time spraying and applying. To complete and be competitive for contracts, Green Thumb needs to be as efficient as possible: they can't let their equipment slow them down.

Across North America, the Emerald Ash Borer is infesting ash trees, leaving behind fields of dead and dying trees. In wooded lots, the dead trees can be a vital part of the ecosystem, providing nesting branches for birds and vital nutrients to the forest.