Wed March 15, 2023
During ConExpo 2023, FAE will have its largest booth presence ever, displaying 17 of its most popular models, including six brand new equipment releases.
RCU: Remote Controlled Tracked Units
Hard-to-access areas, steeply sloping terrain, rough grades up to 55 degrees and sensitive ground conditions are no challenge for FAE's new RCU line of compact remote controlled tracked carriers, according to the manufacturer.
Main applications for the FAE RCU line include: forestry management, plantation and crop maintenance, canals, rivers and pond overgrowth cleanup, power lines, oil & gas, R.O.W. maintenance, roadside and railway vegetation management -- any application where access to larger units is limited or the working terrain is too dangerous for an operator.
FAE has released two models in the series, the RCU-55 and the RCU-75.
BL4/SSL: Forestry Mulchers for Skid Steers
FAE is launching its new BL4/SSL at a global scale during the week of ConExpo 2023 and the attachment is making its first ever debut during the show.
Designed to offer the highest productivity, durability, visibility and ease of maintenance for the operator, the BL4/SSL features a powerful bite limiter system, complete with the new, ultra high performing BL MAX Blade. This head delivers high productivity and unmatched shredding capacity in vegetation management and is ideal where the agility and compactness of a skid steer is required, the manufacturer said.
The BL4/SSL is available in VT version and with FAE's exclusive Sonic technology, which optimizes performance by up to 30 percent and offers easy calibration, setting and monitoring through a dedicated FAE App for smartphones.
Main applications for the BL4/SSL include heavy vegetation management in woods and forests, roadside and railway vegetation maintenance, canals, rivers and pond overgrowth cleanup, wildlife habitat protection & food plots, orchard & vineyards maintenance and restoration, maintenance of commercial and residential green areas, parks, trails and green recreational areas.
- For skid steers from 90-135 hp
- Available in two working widths: 62 in. and 72 in.
- 12 in. shredding diameter
- Bite limiter technology with BL MAX blade
- Available in VT and Sonic versions
DML/SSL Forestry Mulcher for Skid Steers
FAE recently upgraded one of its most popular products on a global scale, the DML/SSL, with all innovations aimed at optimizing the head's efficiency and productivity.
Top new features include a redesigned frame for greater visibility and durability and a new rotor design. The DML/SSL is now available in VT version, with a fixed tooth rotor, and in BL version with a Bite Limiter, fixed blade rotor, both also now available with Sonic technology, an FAE exclusive.
This DML/SSL is ideal for high productivity vegetation management in wooded and forestry areas, offers a large shredding capacity and is compact and agile. Applications for this unit include vegetation management, roadside maintenance, canals, rivers and ponds overgrowth cleanup, wildlife habitat protection & food plots, orchard & vineyards maintenance and restoration, maintenance of commercial and residential green areas, parks, green recreational areas and more.
- For skid steers from 50 to 75 hp
- 58 in. and 68 in. working width
- 5 in. shredding diameter
- Sonic technology
- Bite Limiter Technology
- Available in DML/SSL/VT, DML/SSL/BL, DML/SSL/SONIC, DML/SSL/BL/SONIC.
UMM/EX/HP/SONIC: Forestry Mulcher for Excavators
As FAE expanded its line of excavator forestry mulchers with Sonic technology, the new UMM/EX/HP/SONIC head was born.
Designed to work with the most powerful excavators, this unit offers a large operating capacity, enhanced productivity and performance managing dense vegetation. The UMM/EX/HP/SONIC features an ultra heavy duty frame, reinforced side plates, bolt-on counter blades, flow control valve and a powerful variable torque hydraulic piston motor.
The UMM/EX/HP/SONIC model is recommended for managing and controlling vegetation in wooded areas, maintaining green spaces, managing wildlife habitats and food plots, and any other applications where a large mulching capacity is required.
- For excavators from 30 to 36 T
- With a flow rate of 48-79 gal/min
- 62 in. working width
- 16 in. shredding diameter
- Sonic technology
FAE's exclusive Sonic System ensures that the operating carrier and the FAE mulcher are completely aligned by automatically calibrating the mulcher's parameters. The system continuously manages the mulcher's hydraulic settings for a significant boost in overall productivity of up to 30 percent. The Sonic system also minimizes rotor stalling and shortens recovery time due to the quick recovery of the rotor's rpm.
RPL/SSL and RPM/SSL: Compact Road Planers
Based on "cold planer" technology, the new FAE RPL/SSL and RPM/SSL deliver efficient and powerful performance with technology that helps finish the job faster and with outstanding milling precision, according to the manufacturer.
Designed for "plug and play" pairing with skid steers, these units feature self-leveling skids for optimal results, hydraulic drive system, depth indicators, optimum operator visibility, water injection system, specially designed teeth and a rotor layout engineered by FAE to increase performance and reduce vibration.
The FAE RPL/SSL and RPM/SSL are designed for smaller paving jobs in residential and commercial applications where dedicated planers have limited access. The main applications for these units is to restore asphalt and concrete surfaces, milling prior to resurfacing, removing damaged pavement, or to simplify excavation operations.
RWM/SSL: Disc Road Planer
The RWM/SSL is a disc type road planer designed for extreme precision and "plug and play" pairing with skid steers. It features a depth indicator for ultra-precise depth management, self-leveling penetration skids for a constant working depth, optimized side output for a clean track at all times, hydraulic drive system for accurate positioning, modular cutting disks, optional water injection system and specifically designed teeth for asphalt and concrete surfaces.
The most common application for the RWM/SSL is to perform extremely precise excavations for laying electrical, water, gas, fiber optic conduits and other utilities.
- For skid steers from 75 to 120 hp
- Up to 20 in. working depth
- Modular widths of 3 in., 4 in. and 5 in. based on interchangeable modular cutting discs selected
For more information, visit fae-group.com.
This story also appears on Construction Equipment Guide.