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Fecon debuts new mulching forestry tractor

The new mulching forestry tractor can process trees of more than 300mm in diameter

Fecon tracked forestry tractor

Forestry equipment manufacturer Fecon has debuted a new tracked mulching forestry tractor, which it says brings all the benefits of a larger unit to a more compact package.

Fecon says the design of the FTX200 tracked mulching forestry tractor is heavily influenced by its big brother, the extreme duty FTX600 mulching tractor – designed for forestry work but able to be adapted to many projects outside of vegetation management.

The FTX200 weighs in at 11.8 tonnes and is built with premium quality steel for a heavy-duty design.

However, the machine also has a low-ground pressure of only 4.2 psi, which together with an oscillating undercarriage and 24-inch (61cm) track shoes provide balance, traction, easy handling and minimal ground disturbance on all terrain conditions.

The tractor also features a Cummins QSB4.5 engine capable of 200 horsepower (149kW), 781Nm output, and a fuel consumption rate of only 23–27 litres per minute.

Designed to work in the bush, it features the latest design of Fecon’s Bull Hog mulching head, which has a front mount lift height of 1,244mm and a below grade reach of 787mm, and even comes with a choice of rotor configurations.

Fecon says the combination of FTX200 tractor and Bull Hog mulcher gives the machine the capacity to process trees more than 300mm in width down to ground level in a matter of seconds.

The spacious FTX200 cabin is ROPS, FOPS and OPS certified and is designed for user comfort and offers a panoramic view, air suspension and a heated seat.

The cab also houses a large IQAN display touchscreen, easily visible rear-view camera display, and a keyless ignition with security.

Fecon has a national dealership network and a number of spare parts available, with the company saying owners can be assured their FTX200 will receive the support throughout its lifetime to maximise its performance and profitability.

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