Fecon provides Trim Ex saw attachments for tackling overhanging tree limbs and other vegetation along easements, right-of-ways, roads, fence rows, paths and other applications. This series includes the following products: Trim Ex 26S, Trim Ex 18C and Trim Ex 26D.
The company recently acquired TREEfrogg, a manufacturer of tree trimming saw attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders. The acquisition expands the right-of-way clearing solutions offered by Fecon in the forestry mulching and vegetation management industry. Designed to fit small to midsize carriers, TREEfrogg’s patented tree trimming saws allow landscapers, landowners and DOT’s to perform tree maintenance with machines. Fecon has rebranded the saw attachments as Trim Ex.
“We are excited to add the TREEfrogg trimming saws to the Fecon line,” said Jeff Stanley, Fecon’s senior vice president of product development. “This addition expands the offering to our agricultural, rural and DOT customers, giving them a productivity-enhancing solution for selective tree trimming.”
The Trim Ex 26S saw attachment features a 24-in. carbide-tipped forestry blade that spins at 3,000 rpm and operates with standard flow machines between 10 gpm to 27 gpm with no high flow needed. The operator hydraulically rotates the saw head from the cab as much as 180 degrees to optimize the cutting angle. The boom telescopes to 18 ft. total length, which provides a working height of 26 ft. Combined, the high-speed saw, rotating head and telescoping boom allow the operator to make continuous, clean cuts from one machine position.
By eliminating the need for chainsaws, bucket trucks or other machinery, the Trim Ex 26S attachment can reduce the manual labor of tree trimming. The attachment’s low maintenance is another factor, as it does not have loose chains or require any bar oil for lubrication. Additionally, no operator components are near the actual cutting apparatus and the assembly allows the operator to trim from a distance safely inside a cab.
A smaller saw attachment, the Trim Ex 18C, can fit on skid steers with a 1,300-lb. rated operated capacity. Compact in size, the Trim Ex 18C takes up as little as 4 in. on the front of an equipment trailer and the boom can be straight, offset to the machine side or folded for transport. The tree trimmer requires 10 gpm auxiliary flow and has a 10-ft. forward reach with an 18-ft. working height. Fecon also partnered with the founder of TREEfrogg to develop and design a dialectric saw attachment, the Trim Ex 26D, which offers added safety when trimming trees around power lines. It is also lighter in weight than the 26S model.