Find a Forestry Mulcher / Brush Cutter for Land Clearing & Vegetation Management
A forestry mulcher pulls brush, logs and sometimes entire trees along an internal path lined with carbide teeth to a final cutting chamber, where the materials are further processed into fresh mulch. Commercial mulchers can manicure mature forests by removing fire hazards such as brush and young trees, clear land, prepare sites for controlled burns and landscaping jobs, and enrich sites by leaving large swaths of nutrient-laden mulch behind.
You'll find a huge variety of forestry mulchers and brushcutters that can chop or grind vegetation into particles that will not burn easily or spread in the event of a fire. Whether you need to clear a field, forge a trail, or tend a forest, MyLittleSalesman.com has commercial wheeled and tracked mulchers or models that are can be conveniently mounted on skid steers, excavators, tractors, front wheel loaders, and dozers.
How to Choose the Right Commercial Mulcher
Mulchers can be powered on their own or mounted on a wide variety of heavy equipment. Skid steer, dozer, and tractor mounted mulchers push through the trees and brush, mulching as they drive over. Mulchers on an excavator or a front wheel loader, however, have enough height to mulch while the tree is still standing.
Always consider the size of the tree when choosing which piece of equipment to mount your mulcher on. Tall knuckle boom mulchers are usually safer for working around large trees since they can be mulched while the tree is standing instead of needing to be pushed over.
Commercial mulchers can either be:
Vertical Shaft – These rotary cutters closely resemble a lawnmower and are mostly meant for handling brush. They can only handle between 6 and 8-inches of material and take down small trees. Vertical shaft mulchers are cheaper than horizontal shaft mulchers, but they don’t cut as closely to the ground. Due to the potential of flying debris, vertical shaft mulchers are not meant to be used around people, homes, or other populated areas.
Horizontal Shaft – These forestry mulching machines are essentially mounted chipping drums that use blades or hammers to power through trees and brush. They can handle material up to 30 inches wide.
- Flail Cutter – These cut the fastest and produce the finest mulching material (for a tidy look). They can pass over rocks without damage.
- Fixed Tooth Cutter – These teeth are good for cutting underground materials and can even handle any metal objects in brush.
- Ax Blade Cutter – These smaller blades are only meant for brush up to 6 inches in diameter.
What to Check When Buying a Used Forestry Mulcher
- Check the maintenance logs with the manufacturer’s handbook to see if maintenance has been done correctly.
- Check the cutters for damage, dullness, or insecure bolts.
- Make sure the hydraulic pressure is adequate and is delivered consistently when in use.