Reliability and performance of the BL5/EX/VT mulcher from FAE
FAE extends its range of Bite Limiter forestry mulchers for excavators with the new BL5/EX/VT. This machine has been designed for those jobs where a high shredding capacity is required, such as in the management of vegetation in forest areas. The BL5/EX/VT can shred logs up to a diameter of 40 cm and is compatible with excavators from 24 to 36 tonnes, offering a working width of 160 cm. The strong point of the new mulcher is the rotor with Bite Limiter technology, equipped with special anti-wear steel profiles that limit the depth of action of the tools. The new mulcher's strength is its rotor with Bite Limiter technology, equipped with special wear-resistant steel profiles that limit the depth of action of the tools - FAE explains in a note - thus reducing power demand, promoting a constant working speed, reducing the possibility of the rotor stalling and optimising fuel consumption. The header is powered by a VT (Variable Torque) engine, which - according to the Trento-based company - significantly improves performance by increasing torque when necessary. The VT engine also helps to reduce the risk of rotor stall. From a structural point of view, the sturdy steel frame ensures high reliability over time, while the Poly Chain belt drive offers optimal power transfer. The mulcher is also available in the BL5/EX/SONIC version, which is equipped with FAE's Sonic system, which allows automatic calibration, as well as constant management of the hydraulic parameters, offering a significant increase in productivity, up to 30% (according to the manufacturer).
With the introduction of the BL5/EX/VT and BL5/EX/SONIC, FAE completes the offer of Bite Limiter forestry mulchers for excavators with a range that now goes from 4 tonnes of the BL1/EX to 36 tonnes.