1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Machine Clears Out Trees, Brush And StumpsYou've never seen anything like this new "mulching mower" from Italy that fells trees up to 12-in. in dia., and mulches stumps and felled trees up to 24-in. in dia.
"The new Seppi M mower can be used to clean forest ground of dead brush, branches and trees; clear paths and trails; make fire lanes; and to prepare the ground for new plantings or cultivation," says importer, Paul Fellin, of Oconomowoc, Wis.
To chop down standing trees you raise the 3-pt. so the mower is in the up position and then slowly back into the tree. The spinning hammers cut away at the tree as you back up. To mulch debris, you slowly drive forward with the mower lowered. The machine chops tree stumpsand debris right down to ground level. Available in five sizes, the 3 pt., pto-driven mower features a 2¢-ft. dia. cutting drum that rotates at 1,600 rpms. Cast steel hammers, weighing 6 lbs. each, rotate rapidly off the shaft to cut, chip and mulch trees and debris. The smallest mower (4-ft.1-in. working width) has 20 hammers; the largest (7 ft. 5-in.) has 36 hammers.
Prices range from $9,823 for the smallest model to $15,115 for the largest model. Horsepower requirements range from 75 to 140 hp.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Fellin, N56 W35700 Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc, Wis. 53066 (ph 414 567-0473).
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