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Fecon Forestry Attachments : Built tough for Australian conditions

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Australian timbers, noted for being beautiful yet extremely hard to refine, often prove difficult or even impossible to mulch or grind for many forestry attachments. Many European, and even some Australian made units, struggle to perform effectively and reliably in harsh Australian conditions. Standing out from the crowd, however, is the Fecon range of forestry attachments.

Fecon is the USA’s premier manufacturer of skid steer and excavator mulching heads, world-renowned for building the toughest attachments in the industry and with more than 30 years’ experience in forestry and vegetation management. Despite being made in the USA, however, Fecon products are engineered and constructed with unmatched durability and power to tackle any Australian timber. With Fecon Australia – your national supplier of Fecon machinery – you receive world-famous forestry machines backed by local service, support, parts, and sales.

Perhaps the most famed member of Fecon Australia’s attachment family is the legendary ‘Bull Hog’ mulching head. Designed to be powerful and versatile, Fecon offer various Bull Hog mulcher models to suit track and skid steer loaders offering anywhere from 53 up to 191 LPM of hydraulic flow, plus mini and large excavators sized from five tonne and above.

Fecon Bull Hog mulchers are built for durability, performance, and value for money. Innovative engineering, premium quality steel throughout, reinforced rotors and mulching teeth and exceptional welding processes combine to deliver strength and longevity. Variable motor speeds also maximise the overall performance of Fecon mulchers. For lighter material loads, higher RPM means more bites per second and finer material sizing – whereas with heavier material, the Bull Hog delivers more rotor torque keeping the rotor turning when other heads may stall.

In addition, recently released in Australia is Fecon’s all-new FTX150-2 mulching tractor – the next generation version of the popular FTX150. Engineered as a tough, formidable, and versatile tractor running high flow hydraulics with loader arms, the FTX150-2 can tackle many different tasks including mulching, tree felling, bucket work, grappling, asphalt grinding, mowing, stump grinding and so much more.

With 155hp under the bonnet, 227 LPM of hydraulic flow, optional winch, rubber, or steel tracks and a robust D3 undercarriage with its massive 533mm of ground clearance, the FTX150-2 is a perfect solution for many industries needing a supremely powerful and versatile track loader.

Equally impressive is the comfort and control offered by the FTX150-2 – within its spacious, ergonomic and climate-controlled cab are easy-to-use joystick controls and a 7-inch touchscreen IQAN controller, allowing operators to control everything from air conditioning to the intelligent Fecon Power Management System, to machine troubleshooting. Quite simply, you may never find a more comfortable and efficient operator cab on a track loader or dedicated forestry tractor.

Fecon Australia also offers a diverse range of vegetation management attachments, including the revolutionary Stumpex for skid steers, track loaders and excavators; an auger-style stump grinder that uses slower yet more efficient grind rotations to minimise mess and deliver a clean end product. Furthermore, Fecon’s innovative tree shears are perfectly designed and constructed to nimbly shear, lift, bunch and carry multiple trees with a single attachment, also compatible with CTLs, SSLs and excavators.

Fecon Australia also offer a nationwide parts, service, sales and support network for all machines and attachments, ensuring that any scheduled or unplanned downtime is resolved quickly and easily. Don’t wait weeks for replacement parts or service requests as is standard for many forestry equipment suppliers in Australia – Fecon Australia will have your support needs catered to swiftly and efficiently.

For more information about Fecon Australia’s range of forestry machines and attachments,

visit www.fecon.net.au or call the national information line on 1300 332 661.

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