Tracked tree trasher makes short work of tall trunks

Thinking about clearing a little land this winter? Well, just to get the blood pumping, consider the new 310 horsepower Fecon FTX300 tree-mulching tractor.

The Stage 5 Cummins QSB 6.7 delivers 310 h.p. to provide owners with plenty of power to drive the aggressive 5,600 pounds per sq. inch, high-flow, 115-gallons-per-minute hydraulic system and still average a fuel consumption rate of eight to 12 gallons per hour. With 30-inch wide track shoes, a weight of 31,750 lb. and oscillating undercarriage, the machine has a ground pressure of just 3.9 p.s.i.

The tree trasher features a BH120 forestry mulcher with variable speed motors and three optional rotor systems, including Fecon’s depth control rotor technology. DCR rotors feature reversible Viking knives for fast cutting in all materials and the most efficient use of horsepower.

The cutting, slicing, and splitting action of the Viking knife as it chips is far more productive than straight-edge tools or saw teeth.

Productivity is enhanced by depth control rings, according to a release from Fecon. Front mount lift height under cutting tools is 44 inches, ideal for processing larger diameter material and fast handling of multiple stem vegetation and precut slash material.

Fecon power management technology controls intelligent distribution of power, increasing productivity by as much as 20 percent in some situations. A touch-screen monitor allows the operator to make quick adjustments without leaving the cab. The FTX300 has remote connectivity to allow factory-based diagnostics and troubleshooting.

The cab features air suspension, heated suspension seat and keyless ignition with security.

The cab tilts and has wide engine compartment doors on the side and rear to simplify access for maintenance and service.

It’s equipped with adjustable joystick pods and three points of egress for operator comfort, convenience and safety.

The FTX300 is expected to make its first public showing at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California Feb. 12 to 14.

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