I recently purchased a new skid steer mulcher. I was bouncing between a FAE and Diamond Mower. I liked the idea that you could intermix the tooth design on the drum (carbide on the outside of the drum, chippers on the center for example) on the Diamond. I know FAE makes a great mulcher but I have had a high flow rotary mower from Diamond and really like it. I ended up with the Diamond. I have put about 20 hours on it. I left the chipper teeth on it across the drum, to knock everything down and will likely change the teeth out for carbides to mulch everything that is on the ground. Totally impressed with this mulcher. The production rate is excellent. The Rexroth pump recovers quickly, teeth are excellent for mulching standing trees. So far I don't think I could be happier with it. I have it on a CASE 450B high flow CTL. The machine handles it with ease. I was working at 6200 feet and it was 90-94 degrees over the last two days. The machine stayed mostly cool, got into the yellow on hyd. temp. a couple times. I clean off the air intake and blow out the rad. and it cools right down. A/C has no problem keeping the cab cool. The wood is cotton wood (which is what plugs my air intakes on the machine with the cotton balls). Aspen and Birch trees, so its all soft wood.