FAE is expanding its range of forestry mulchers for excavators with Bite Limiter technology with the new BL5/EX/VT.

Suited to handling and removing vegetation in wooded areas, especially when a large shredding capacity and fast operational speed are required, the BL5/EX/VT can mulch vegetation up to 40 cm in diameter, is compatible with 24–36-tonne excavators and has a working width of 160 cm.

Its rotor has Bite Limiter technology, which has special wear-resistant steel limiters limiting the teeth’s reach. This technology cuts down on power demand and promotes a consistent working speed for excellent performance when mulching any kind of wood. The Bite Limiter technology also minimises rotor stalling and optimises fuel consumption. 

The BL5/EX/VT has a variable-torque (VT) motor that delivers a noticeably better performance and increases torque when needed, to minimize rotor stalling. Like all FAE products, the BL5/EX/VT’s sturdy steel frame is built to last, and the Poly Chain belt drive provides optimal power transfer and reliability.

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The BL5/EX/VT can be equipped with the Sonic system —available only from FAE— which keeps the operating carrier and the FAE mulcher synced with automatic mulcher calibration. The Sonic system continuously manages the mulcher’s hydraulic settings, achieving a significant boost in overall productivity, up to 30 per cent.

The addition of the BL5/EX/VT completes FAE’s line of forestry mulchers for excavators with Bite Limiter technology, which now ranges from four tonnes, with the BL1/EX, all the way up to 36 tonnes, with this newest machine.