Clearing new ground: Fecon FTX128 mulching tractor

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The Fecon FTX128 mulching tractor has been designed for flexibility and resilience under tough Australian conditions. ASV reports.

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What do you imagine when you think of a mulching tractor? Tough? Powerful? Durable? Big, but not too big? Chewing through trees like they’re made of paper?

If so, then you’re picturing a Fecon FTX128.

Fecon’s most popular mulching tractor is now available for sale or long-term rental Australia-wide.

The high performance Fecon FTX128 is expertly designed to deliver proven performance on par with larger tractors – all in a versatile, fuel-efficient, compact design. Packing a 4.5L Tier III Cummins engine, which has been tuned to deliver maximum torque with minimal revs, the FTX128 outputs 128hp and 546Nm of torque, to power through whatever you can throw at it. Top quality Rexroth pumps power the hydrostatic drive system, and deliver 4,500 psi of hydraulic pressure at 227 litres per minute, with a purpose built cooling package designed to handle even the toughest of Australian conditions.

The FTX128 has been designed with the operator in mind, from cab to undercarriage. Boasting excellent visibility to the working area, the sealed and pressured operator station is quiet and comfortable, with simple and intuitive machine controls. Rugged loader arms with a standard skid steer quick attach and exceptional reach and tilt capabilities are a standout feature of the FTX128, putting the machine in class of its own. The unique design provides much more versatility for the owner compared to other mulching tractors, as the FTX128 can be easily equipped with any standard skid steer attachment, including buckets, stump grinders, or log grapples.

In-cab hydraulic flow adjustment is standard, and an advanced IQAN machine control system efficiently balances hydraulic demand between the cutting head and track system, allowing the FTX128 to climb steep gradients while ensuring it remains extremely productive in even the most difficult of conditions. A lighter footprint than competitor tractors of only 3.8 psi ensures minimal ground disturbance and an overall cleaner site after job completion.

The FTX128 also offers more efficient maintenance to reduce service time and increase productive time on the job. The intelligent cab-chassis has been designed to provide best in class serviceability, with multiple wide opening service doors all around guaranteeing easy service access. The unique design ensures easy accessibility of all daily service checks, with simple ground level access to all daily inspection points and filters. The swing out cooling package design greatly simplifies cleaning, providing unrestricted access to both sides of the cooling pack.

The FTX128 is available in ‘L’ (steel track) and ‘R’ (rubber track) models to suit any requirements. The FTX128L features standard 20-inch single grouser track shoes, with optional triple grousers also available; Berco components are utilised throughout to deliver long life and maximum performance. The FTX128R has a unique rubber tracked undercarriage providing excellent traction and flotation, while increasing versatility and further reducing environmental impact. 

Made in the USA, the Fecon FTX128 Mulching Tractor has an exceptional build quality that has come to be expected from this global mulching leader. Fecon Australia also supplies many supplementary forestry and construction related attachments to make the FTX128 the best choice for mulching, tree shearing, stump grinding and site clearing.

To find out more about the FTX128 or Fecon Australia’s wide range of forestry equipment, visit www.fecon.net.au or call 1300 332 661.

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