MANUFACTURER Seppi has unveiled a new 'robust mulcher' for working in forestry, orchards and vineyards. 

The S7 Base is said to be of low weight and with a low centre of gravity, making it particularly popular for use on steep slopes. 

Designed for tractors from 50 hp to 160 hp, this flail mulcher can be specified in working widths of 150, 175, 200, 225, or 250 cm, and mulches grass and prunings up to 7 cm in diameter. 

A press release from Seppi read: "S7 Base is a mulcher designed for tasks that do not require lateral displacement, making it ideal for green areas and general landscape maintenance, and it is also used in irrigation maintenance.

"The rotor shaft of the S7 base is equipped with strong SMO or SMW flails, which reliably mulch grass and woody material up to 7 cm in diameter even at high speeds.

"Due to its robust construction and the spirally arranged flails on the HELIX rotor, forces are distributed particularly evenly, ensuring smooth operation even at speeds of up to 10 km/h.

"Thanks to its wear-resistant construction, the reversible mulcher classic is not only suitable for landscape, grassland, and irrigation maintenance but also for light forestry work. The housing contains hardened counter cutters, which are even interchangeable in the S7 series, ensuring their properties are maintained even under heavy use." 

The release added: "The combined protection device of chains and flaps prevents twigs from getting tangled and protects against stone impact. The newly designed belt housing corresponds to the sturdy construction of forestry equipment and also features deflectors to protect passing plants.

Forestry Journal:

"With the optional M-FLAP hood, the shredding degree can be easily adjusted without additional tools. It is available as mechanical or hydraulic if needed.

"Like all S7 mulchers, this model is equipped with a stable support roller with reinforced 4D-ROLLER bearings. The 4D bearings guarantee smooth operation on uneven terrain.

"The S7 base delivers a perfectly clean cut even at higher working speeds. Its features ensure minimal consumption, and the machine is easy to maintain. Overall, it's a good investment due to minimal downtime and long service life."