Fecon LLC, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty site preparation attachments and forestry accessories, recently expanded its line of premier attachments with the launch of the Disc Hawk disc mulcher. Specifically designed for high-flow skid steers and compact track loaders, the attachment increases efficiency where speed and acreage are more important than material size, making it the ideal addition to an existing fleet of mulching equipment. Fecon’s disc mulcher increases productivity with a faster, rougher cut either for first-pass vegetation removal or in instances where maximizing material dispersion without fine chip size is ideal.
“We’re excited to expand our lineup of disc mulchers to provide customers with yet another viable tool in their toolbox to help them get the job done right,” said Mark Middendorf, Fecon’s executive vice president of sales. “This new disc mulcher is a game-changer for contractors looking to increase their productivity in large land clearing operations.”
At a third of the operating cost of a drum mulcher, the Disc Hawk complements an existing mulching fleet as an ideal high-production alternative for tackling jobs that may not require finely shredded material. With a working width of 60 inches, the disc mulcher is purpose-built for 75- to 132-horsepower skid steers and compact track loaders that operate with as little as 30-50 gallons per minute (gpm) of auxiliary hydraulic flow. The unit provides exceptional performance for mulching thicker vegetative material at higher speeds than traditional drum mulchers. A low-profile motor and deck configuration provides industry-leading visibility and reduces material buildup.
Configurable discharge and intake chutes allow operators to maximize productivity and dispersion needs without compromise. The open brush chute features a larger throat allowing for higher material intake and faster processing of lighter vegetation-like brush. Conversely, the hardwood intake chute guides larger trees into the disc, resulting in quicker processing of thick vegetation. Used in applications where material dispersion is preferred — such as in fire fuel prevention — the broadcast discharge chute is ideal for distributing material faster over large areas. Similarly, the processing discharge chute increases the mulching of finer material with dispersion back towards the ground, making it ideal for agriculture or farm site preparation.
The unique design of the disc ensures perfect balance over the lifetime of the mulching unit, and it comes backed by Fecon’s 12-month, 1,000-hour warranty. The mulcher attachment features 24 bottom tools, 12 edge knife tools and eight top tools, along with optional Carbide tools to minimize wear and ensure optimal performance near rocky terrain.
An adjustable push bar highlights the attachment’s adaptability, allowing operators to toggle between degrees of disc engagement, depending on the application. For example, in the forward position, the push bar guides small debris into the disc. Having the push bar in the furthest back position exposes more of the mulching disc for efficient processing of larger trees and thicker material.