MANUFACTURER Seppi is introducing a new forestry mulcher head for 12- to 21-tonne excavators. 

The E20 Direct is said to "mark a breakthrough in green management technology", while "promising increased efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and improved performance" for tree-care professionals. 

Designed to excel in site clearance as well as wetlands maintenance, the machine can mulch vegetation up to 20 cm in diameter. Its cutting-edge design partially integrates the hydraulic motor into the rotor, eliminating belt transmission and reducing power losses due to friction by approximately 50 per cent, Seppi says.

Forestry Journal: The mulcher has been designed for 12- to 21-tonne excavators The mulcher has been designed for 12- to 21-tonne excavators (Image: PR)

The result is improved efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and increased available power – all contributing to enhanced productivity.

With four different working widths, ranging from 100 to 200 cm, E20 Direct is recommended for excavators weighing between 12 and 21 tonnes, offering versatility and performance in a variety of applications. Furthermore, its compact design and reduced weight, thanks to the use of durable materials such as AR400 steel, make it more universal and easy to use and mount on various excavators.

"With the introduction of E20 Direct, we achieve a significant milestone in vegetation management technology," said Lorenz Seppi, the president of Seppi. "We are committed to revolutionising the industry by providing innovative solutions that not only increase productivity but also reduce operational costs and environmental impact."

In addition to its technological advancements, Seppi says the E20 Direct emphasises usability and environmental sustainability. By minimising maintenance requirements, improving mulching quality, and reducing fuel consumption, the mulcher head allows contractors and green care professionals to achieve more with fewer resources.

The E20 Direct will be available at Seppi. dealers worldwide starting from spring 2024.