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Re: Best forestry Mulcher set up for versatile small operation?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2020, 07:27:13 AM »
The Fecons might be worth comparing with the Prime Tech.

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2020, 07:36:52 AM »
Cat has a steel tracked forestry package ctl out now. 299D2 xhp.

 Does anyone know if it sufficiently addresses the weak sides of the bobcat?  They can be found for 90-100k used with various heads.  

I dont have the experience credentials required to give answers so please accept my post on a question basis.
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2020, 12:54:30 PM »
Looks like case has introduced a pretty serious competitor just this summer.  DL550B.  Its a big steel high track CTL with a 4 bar boom and a genuine chassis pinned 6 way blade.  4100psi @ 40gpm. Uses bottom parts from the 650 dozer.  Huge lift capacity for a "skid steer"
 
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2020, 02:01:22 PM »
@Walnut Beast 

One mulching concern in North VA uses the prime tech but not sure which one, they like them.  The CMI 175 should be much more productive if mulching anything serious, flow rate and HP help.  Overall I think for light cleanup the skidsteer based ones are fine.  For heavier material work a 250 is a good start.  The 175 sits in between and is a compromise, not as fast as the skidsteers traveling but more ability to grind heavier material.  The CIMAF heads are well liked by the guys using them here.  They run big toys, up to CMI 6xx type machines.  Many are running CIMAFs.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2020, 10:32:19 PM »
Thanks Nativewolf. Iím either going to go with the Cimaf 180D head or the Prinoth 450S. A guy in Alabama has been there and done that. Really recommend to go bigger. He runs a Cimaf head and had a couple Lamtrac machines. Now itís Prime Tech. He said the CMI 175 or Prime Tech. He said if you pencil it out your better off to spend the extra (a lot) and go bigger

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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2020, 10:52:10 PM »
Cat has a steel tracked forestry package ctl out now. 299D2 xhp.

 Does anyone know if it sufficiently addresses the weak sides of the bobcat?  They can be found for 90-100k used with various heads.  

I dont have the experience credentials required to give answers so please accept my post on a question basis.
Mike they have the new D3 299 Land management unit with reversing fan, guarding and hyd cooler on top. Iíve got pricing on one. But Iíve been talking to a lot of people that say that Cat has cooling issues and torsion axle problems. Iíll probably go ASV 120 Forestry or PrimeTech, CMI route. There is guys out in the Western part of the state where Iím at that runs 5 ASV 120s and 2 big excavators with cutting heads. 

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2020, 10:54:15 PM »
Looks like case has introduced a pretty serious competitor just this summer.  DL550B.  Its a big steel high track CTL with a 4 bar boom and a genuine chassis pinned 6 way blade.  4100psi @ 40gpm. Uses bottom parts from the 650 dozer.  Huge lift capacity for a "skid steer"
 
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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2020, 11:02:38 PM »
The Case 550 weights 18k and is 114hp. The CMI machine offers a 6 way dozer blade that can be interchanged with the cutter head. I need to find more about that

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2020, 11:07:11 PM »
I did talk to a guy that has a 770 with a Fecon Blackhawk cutter head and says he is really happy with the setup

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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2020, 11:07:46 PM »
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