Fecon debuted the FMX28 Bull Hog compact excavator mulcher attachment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.
Capable of mulching overgrowth, underbrush and small trees, the FMX28 offers a versatile solution for clearing property lines, pastureland, real estate lots, ditches, trails, fencerows and invasive species, and more. Paired with 3.5- to 8-ton excavators, the compact package makes it easy to access traditionally difficult-to-reach places with precision — making it a perfect fit for owner-operators, rental centers and right-of-way maintenance.
The excavator-mounted FMX28 allows for surgical precision in vegetation management, enabling the removal of a single tree in a group or even specific branches that need to be trimmed back from obstructions — an ability traditional skid-steer mounted mulching heads can’t offer. Unlike competitive units which are simply shrunk down from a larger design, the FMX28 features a design purpose-built and optimized for standard flow excavators that are 3.5- to 5-tons and can operate with as little as 12 gpm, ensuring exceptional performance in demanding site clearing and mulching applications. With an overall width of 40 inches and a working width of 28 inches, the attachment mounts on excavators up to 8 tons, allowing a narrow mulching cut for precision vegetation removal. A variable displacement hydraulic motor optimizes rotor speed and torque for maximum production in small or larger materials.
“We are thrilled to showcase the FMX28 compact excavator mulching attachment for the first time at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023,” said Mark Middendorf, Fecon’s Executive Vice President of Sales. “Our portfolio of world-class forestry attachments are specifically designed to be purpose-built with the versatility and durability customers can count on to tackle virtually any site-clearing task with ease.”
The mulching head features 14 reversible knife tools on a bite-limiting split ring rotor. The rotor design protects the carrier and provides ease of use for even inexperienced operators by virtually eliminating the possibility of overloading the attachment. The fixed knife design ensures a consistently small chip size and effective management of all vegetation from trees up to 5 inches in diameter. The reversible Cubit knives provide 70 to 100 hours per edge which extends the total life of the tool to 140 to 200 hours per edge. The reversible Cubit knives provide 70 to 100 hours of wear per edge for maximum tool life.
Fecon also offers a Cubit carbide tool option for applications that require high levels of ground clearing, especially in rocky soils. The attachment’s unique rear throat design narrows as the material passes, trapping oversized pieces of debris in the blade area to ensure proper and uniform chip size and controlled material disbursement.