Meet the latest mulchers
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
Oct. 19, 2016 - A overview of the current mulching equipment on the market.
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
Rayco’s C200 mulcher is powered by a 200-hp Isuzu diesel engine and tips the scales at only 18,500 lbs. Due to its smaller size and weight the C200 is easily transported to and from the job. Its narrow profile makes the C200 the ultimate solution for ROW clearing on narrow lines as well as for use in larger scale clearing projects. The C200 rides on a hi-track, steel undercarriage available with two-speed travel and is available with 20-foot, single-grouser tracks for extreme traction or triple-grouser street pads for applications that require minimal soil disturbance. Because it’s purpose-built, the C200 is loaded with features operators appreciate.
PrimeTech has introduced its new, service friendly and accessible purpose-built PT-475 tracked carrier. This 475-hp unit can be equipped with a mulching head, subsoiler, rock crusher and stump cutter. All the attachments, made by FAE, can be switched easily and quickly, allowing you to use PT-475 for land clearing and mulching applications as well as for land conversion and for road construction and maintenance. PT-475 includes a powerful hydraulic system, with Danfoss pumps and motors for track and front attachment drives. An oscillating undercarriage Berco D5HD adapts perfectly to uneven surfaces, and features an extremely low ground pressure of only 4.95 psi.
Tigercat’s 470 mulcher is a 245-kW (328-hp) tracked carrier that complies with Tier 4 final emissions standards. The 470 offers superior build quality, greater hydraulic efficiency, better operator ergonomics, easier access to components and daily service points than competing carriers. The result is greater uptime and higher productivity – essential in time sensitive right-of-way clearing projects. The 470 is an agile, low ground pressure machine best suited to tough terrain and sensitive site clearing, pipeline maintenance and exploration projects.
The SK170-RTL multi-purpose carrier from Supertrak is a compact machine built for mobility and power to suit numerous applications including land clearing, vegetation management and R.O.W. The SK170-RTL is equipped with a Cat 173.5-hp Interim Tier 4 engine. The machine includes a 50GPM at 5,500 psi primary circuit and 22 gpm at 3,400 psi separate loader hydraulics, selectable attachment hydraulics to suit wide variety of optional attachments and optional Nokian Forest King 600/50-22.5 16PR Forestry Tires. The cab includes deluxe adjustable seat, mesh cab screens, superior sealing and noise abatement and optional winch and rearview camera.
The Barko 930B Industrial Tractor delivers superior hydraulic horsepower to the attachment head. Highly maneuverable and built to withstand rough terrain, the 930B rips its way through the most demanding right-of-way land clearing and site prep jobs. The 930B is powered by a 320-HP Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 diesel engine with SCR aftertreatment. The unit includes a high-capacity anti-clog radiator with auto reversing fan. Barko’s load sensing hydraulic system automatically adjusts attachment performance according to the load, resulting in greater productivity and higher efficiency.
DENIS CIMAF (6)
Denis Cimaf Inc. specializes in developing high-performance industrial brushcutter-mulchers, land clearing equipments for excavators, backhoes, skid steers, forestry tractors and graders. The DAH, a hydraulic industrial forestry mulcher attachment for excavators, is ideal for intensive brushcutting, on site development, transmission line and pipeline right-of-way development and maintenance, and roadside maintenance work. DAH forestry mulchers use Denis Cimaf’s patented horizontal-shaft rotor technology with fixed knives and bolt-on cutting blades, a design with numerous advantages. A DAH forestry mulcher is more than just an attachment: it is an industrial solution, designed for intensive work, allowing for greater productivity and supported by unparalleled technical support.
SEPPI M. (7)
The Superforst hyd is the high performer among the Seppi forestry mulchers for hydraulic machines and prime movers. Ideal for highly professional gas, pipeline and power transmission maintenance, for land clearing, maintaining of power and communication lines, clearing forests after harvesting wood, right of way and site prep. Perfect also for the creation of fire break strips. With a new generation, patented, aggressive rotor, and efficient Mini Duo tungsten carbide tipped hammers, the Superforst can mulch wood and brush to 50 cm (20”), at working speeds up to 5 km/hr. The tools are very easily interchangeable.
Bron is proud to introduce the newest series of mulcher models, the 490 and 590 replacing the previous generation of 475 and 500. Both machines are powered by a fuel efficient Cummins QSX15 Tier-3i 15-litre engine. Exciting times are ahead for customers of the new Bron 490 and Bron 590 mulchers, with improved stability and operator comfort, longer operating between fuel filling, and lower noise with increased heat rejection capabilities, the new machines are expected to be in high demand for 2016 and beyond.
Why mulch? While cutting rights of way for power transmission and seismic survey lines for oil exploration, Gyro-Trac introduced “low ground pressure” mulching 21 years ago, impacting the way land is cleared, narrowing cut paths, saving trees and eliminating burning. In the U.S., federal/state agencies use Gyro-Tracs to clear firebreaks and mitigate invasive species without damaging soils, leaving small mulch that won’t wick fire. The 350hp GT35 mulcher is Gyro-Trac’s flagship machine, utilizing cloud based command and control with the massively productive Sabre-Tooth mulching technology. Made in Canada, Gyro-Trac manufactures extremely efficient land clearing mulchers, and now offers the harvesting of woody biomass with its Bio-Energy Baler.
FAE Group (10)
The FAE Group offers a complete range of PTO- and hydraulic-driven mulching heads to suit the needs of any operation. PTO-driven mulching heads for three-point tractor mount are ideal for brush cutting, underbrush, branches, wildfire prevention and all types of land clearing. Hydraulic driven heads can be used on excavators and skid steers, including heavy-duty forestry mulchers to meet the needs of any contractor.
Advanced Forest Equipment Inc. (11)
The SS ECO is one of Advanced Forest Equipment Inc.’s most popular mulchers. A unique feature to the SS ECO is the design of the reduction shroud system which forces the material through the reduction shroud system. The material less than 5” in diameter is cut and pulled into the reduction shroud system resulting in a one-step process. Another unique feature of the SS ECO is being able to see the cutting teeth engaging the material that it’s mulching; this allows the operator to avoid foreign debris.