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best mulchinh head for ctl

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by rockman, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. rockman

    rockman Well-Known Member

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    possibly looking at a mulching head to add to the business
    i run a tl12 Takeuchi , 110hp , high-flow machine

    been told to look at the fae heads but have just come across the Loftness G3 head
    i'm in australia , i know i can get the fae cutter but unsure of anything else

    looking for opinions on different brands or even using the disc style mulchers http://www.advancedforest.com/products/ss-series-mulchers-for-skid-steers

    thanks
     
  2. fergy

    fergy Active Member

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    There are a few to chose from over here
    Be sure to get a demo if you can
    Have seen too many times someone put an implement onto a machine that can't quite run it
    And then not be able to do the job or do it efficiently
    Fergy
     
  3. rockman

    rockman Well-Known Member

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    do you run any mulchers at all ?
     
  4. KSSS

    KSSS Senior Member

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    I think the FAE head is pretty tough to beat, especially with the variable hyd motor. I have a Tushogg which I like in certain applications but it is not as efficient at cutting as it some of the others, but it is great in rocky conditions.
     
  5. Tones

    Tones Senior Member

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    rockman, I don't think Loftness have any proper agents in Australia and compared with other mulchers aren't as productive. Teeth are real expensive at $220 each x 36. AHWI/Fecon are hard to go past and have good engineering design and more rotor configurations.
     
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  6. mwarfel

    mwarfel New Member

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    Rockman Fecon has agents in AU who would be happy to work with you on setting up a demo so that you can take a look at what we have to offer in the way of mulchers. We, as Fecon, have set up many mulchers on the TL12 and customers have been very happy with the performance. CEG/ASVAU is our distributor in AU and you can find them at http://www.asvaus.com/contact-us.html

    Thanks
     
  7. rockman

    rockman Well-Known Member

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    down to the ordering part ... my machine Takeuchi TL12V2 is approx 1950mm across the tracks
    my choices are either the
    AHWI 450H1600mm which is in the country
    AHWI450H1900mm which is 2-3 months away on a boat
    or go the FAE which are in stock at the moment , either the 150vt or the 175vt
    people are saying that should go the smaller of the ahwi as the larger one is to much to push around the tree's

    any opinions at all from operators ?
    Cheers Jim