2016 - Volume #40, Issue #3, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
RotoCrusher Super Mulcher Has Two GearboxesIf you thought the red RotoCrusher land-clearing machine featured in the Best of FARM SHOW 2015 was impressive, you need to check out the new, yellow dual-power version, says Nick Quail, technical manager with St. George Co. Ltd. in Ontario.
“Each RotoCrusher Super Mulcher™ is shipped with two complete gearboxes. The slower ratio gearbox will turn the rotor at 600 rpms, while the higher ratio gearbox will turn the rotor at 1,425 rpm’s. The high and low ratio gearboxes are easily swapped to change rotor speeds,” he explains. “It is the only machine that has the capacity to have 2 different rotor speeds on a 1,000 rpm pto at 300 to 400 hp.”
Two gears allow the RotoCrusher Super Mulcher to be a multi-purpose piece of equipment. The slower ratio gear has the power for below grade work, crushing stones and stumps. The higher ratio gear quickly mulches wood and standing trees.
“Other unique features are the left and right hydraulic-controlled, adjustable side skid pads. These allow the operator to lower the rotor into the ground for below grade work and raise up the rotor above grade for high speed mulching,” Quail explains.
The mulcher has tungsten carbide hammers that work material against Hardox steel counter knife/wear surface bars to reduce the size of the finished mulch. It mulches stumps up to 12 in. in diameter and crushes 10-in. stones.
The RotoCrusher Super Mulcher comes in two sizes. The 220 has a 7-ft., 3-in., working width and 13-in. working depth. The 240 has a 7-ft., 11-in. working width and 16-in. working depth. They require tractors with 220 to 400 hp.
Check out the St. George Co. website for more information.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, St. George Company, 20 Consolidated Drive, P.O. Box 430, Paris, Ont. Canada N3L 3T5 (ph 800 461-4299; www.thestgeorgeco.com).
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