FAE is expanding its product line with a compact, professional and remote-control tracked carrier – ideally suited for working in hilly, wooded areas. 

The RCU-55 is designed to work on hard-to-access spots and steeply sloping terrain that requires dedicated equipment to ensure operator safety and operating efficiency. It’s excellent, FAE say, for jobs near railroad tracks, power lines, gas and oil pipelines, gardens, roadsides, highways, canals, rivers and lakes.

Powered by the Kohler common-rail electronic fuel-injection engine – a compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 56-hp propulsion system – it features a hydraulic extendable and retractable independent track system and an automatic tensioning system.

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A dual hydrostatic transmission provides better traction and optimal management of the attachment. Electronically controlled piston pumps combined with a dedicated electronic control unit provide an integrated technological system. The result is high performance and reliability that lasts, plus simple and intuitive operation.

The RCU-55 is guided by an ergonomic remote control with a large 3.5” display for superior management of all vehicle and attachment functions and with customizable function keys. A 2.4 GHz transmission frequency ensures reliable communication.

The RCU-55 can be paired with two specialized FAE forestry mulchers. The first, the BL1/RCU mulcher, is designed to mulch vegetation up to 5” in diameter. This mulcher features a fixed-tooth rotor and Bite Limiter technology that provides higher productivity with even less horsepower due to low power absorption. The second, the PML/RCU, is a swinging-hammer forestry mulcher ideal for mulching vegetation up to 2” in diameter.

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The FAE RCU product line will be further expanding in the coming months with the introduction of the RCU-75, FAE’s remote-controlled compact tracked carrier that can take on the more demanding jobs.