Attachments, Earthmoving Equipment, Mulchers

FAE releases new forestry mulchers

FAE Group has announced availability of new BL1/EX and BL2/EX mulcher attachments for excavators

FAE has announced that it is expanding its BL1/EX range with a new model for 4.5 to 7.5-ton (4.1 to 6.8-tonne) excavators as well as introducing the new BL2/EX mulcher designed for 11 to 16-ton (10 to 14.5-tonne) excavators.

The BL1/EX-75 model eliminates the need for motor draining due to a newly-conceived gear motor, with easier and more cost-effective installation, FAE says.

The BL1/EX-75 can mulch light vegetation, shrubs and trees up to 12cm in diameter and has an 800mm working width. It can be used to control vegetation along roadsides, railroad tracks and the banks of canals, rivers and lakes, to manage and protect wildlife habitats, and to maintain commercial parks and sports grounds.

The new BL1/EX-75 model replaces the old, piston-motor model, and is complemented by the VT model, with the same operating width.

BL2/S/EX. Image: FAE

The Bite Limiter technology on this head is ideal for high-productivity vegetation management, with reliably efficient shredding, FAE says. The bite limiter rotor uses special wear-resistant steel profiles to limit the reach (bite) of the teeth. This cuts down on power demand and promotes a consistent working speed, for improved performance when mulching any kind of wood. The Bite Limiter technology also minimises rotor stalling and optimises fuel consumption.

The second of the new models, the BL2/S/EX, can mulch vegetation, shrubs and trees up to 15cm in diameter and also contains bite limiter technology.

Interchangeable bolt-on Spike Pro counter blades and skids and a hydraulically adjustable hood are also major design features.

The BL2/S/EX is available with FAE’s Sonic system, which keeps the operating carrier and the FAE mulcher aligned by automatically calibrating and constantly regulating the mulcher’s hydraulic parameters, for a significant boost in productivity.

The new BL2/S/EX can be equipped with BL blades or C/3 teeth and is available with a working width of 1,342mm.

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