Tag: mulcher

A forestry mulching machine, also referred to as a forestry mulcher, masticator, or brushcutter, uses a rotary drum equipped with steel chipper tools (“teeth”) to shred vegetation. They are manufactured as application-specific tractors and as mulching attachments (“mulching heads”) for existing tracked and rubber-tired forestry tractors, skid steers, or excavators.

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on

Cat® D3K2 Mulcher Features Durable, Productive Design

Cat® D3K2 Mulcher Features Durable, Productive Design

The new, factory-built Cat® D3K2 Mulcher combines the solid foundation of the D3K2 dozer with the ruggedly designed Cat HM518 mulcher to take on a mix of small-to-medium-diameter material in a wide range of applications, including right-of-way construction/maintenance, site development, tree management, and fire-break clearing. Available with either a conventional

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Your company has successfully bid a job, and it’s time to examine the site for land clearing. What equipment will be essential? What is the process in tool selection for land clearing site preparation? How will the tools’ capabilities fit into that process, and throughout the project? How can common

Compact Machines and Attachments

Compact Machines and Attachments

The small size and light weight of compact machines—track loaders, excavators, and skid steers—make these vehicles ideal for work in limited spaces and sensitive areas that need to be protected from damage. They maneuver along the shores of waterways and beside busy roadways. They access wooded areas. They cross wetlands

Connecting With Attachments

Connecting With Attachments

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and ground conditions.

Having

Job-Site Preparation: Clearing the Land

Job-Site Preparation: Clearing the Land

Giorgio Carera, FAE USA CEO, points out that while job-site preparation is site specific, “a constant part of site prep is the removal of trees and other branches and foliage in order to have bare land to perform whatever other jobs are required.

“The land clearing is the first step to site

Caterpillar Announces New Flow C Mulching Heads

Caterpillar Announces New Flow C Mulching Heads

Two new mulching heads – now available on Cat® Mulchers – provide increased versatility and performance in various land management applications. The Standard and High Flow C Series Mulching Heads are designed for cutting and mulching of vegetation, saplings and undergrowth from overgrown agricultural areas and forested terrain.

These new products

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