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Dirtman2007
02-15-2010, 09:26 PM
Well I'm getting one of these at the end of the week for a mowing job I have to do. Anyone had any expeience with on of these? Its going on my Takkie 150.

http://www.fecon.com/bullhog/frm-70-deck-mower.asp

http://www.fecon.com/images/bullhog_FRM70.jpg

FRM-70 DECK MOWER
The FRM-70 is a heavy-duty rotary cutter built to handle extreme brush cutting jobs. A reinforced front push bar enables the operator to push over trees and cut brush up to 6” in diameter. The FRM70 is built to fit any skid steer loader running 21 to 45 gpm. As you cut, the front chained intake door lifts and allows the tree to enter the blade area for directional felling. There are no void areas on the underside of the deck to hold material. The extra 3/8” steel deck sides are reinforced and set on replaceable AR400 Steel Skid Shoes..

bobcat_ron
02-15-2010, 09:49 PM
That's mean looking mower, I like it.

NEUSWEDE
02-15-2010, 09:50 PM
nice pretty heavy duty, bet that wasn't cheap. Looking forward to the video.

Dirtman2007
02-15-2010, 09:56 PM
nice pretty heavy duty, bet that wasn't cheap. Looking forward to the video.

I'm gonna rent one first to make sure its what we need. I think the price tag was 8 or 9K

NEUSWEDE
02-15-2010, 09:59 PM
I'm gonna rent one first to make sure its what we need. I think the price tag was 8 or 9K

Damn I was thinking 5 or 6, thats pretty good that you have places to rent attachments like that. I can even rent a machine with a brush attachment, used to have a company around then they sold to another company who did away with it.

Jimmyed
02-15-2010, 10:45 PM
I don't know if it has 2 or 4 blades but it will work alot better with 2 blades than 4.

YellowDogSVC
02-15-2010, 11:47 PM
it reminds me of my Davco. Should do good work. Probably will work well. Get Lexan if you don't have it. My Davco ejected material in many directions and material can even bounce off of trees or obstacles and come back at you.

QwikDraw
02-16-2010, 09:26 AM
It's an Ammbusher DL66 painted red.

http://www.ammbusher.com/dl66.htm

YellowDogSVC
02-16-2010, 03:52 PM
It's an Ammbusher DL66 painted red.

http://www.ammbusher.com/dl66.htm

which means it's a Davco copy and you can probably get the ammbusher cheaper than the fecon.

QwikDraw
02-16-2010, 04:35 PM
It's 4 bladed and works very good. It'll take down a 7 inch diameter tree quick....of course then you have a 7 inch diameter tree on the ground and processing it takes some time with a rotary. Very good for "it just needs to be down". I broke my motor in half two times (warrantied both times)since then they have come out with a fix for that and no trouble with it since. It's a good brush mower, a Bradco will cut grass better with it's longer blades. It's always a trade off.

It may suffer with the flow of the TL150, it really needs a high flow machine to get it done.

It was just over 8k when I got mine.

MackCat
02-16-2010, 08:16 PM
It's 4 bladed and works very good. It'll take down a 7 inch diameter tree quick....of course then you have a 7 inch diameter tree on the ground and processing it takes some time with a rotary. Very good for "it just needs to be down". I broke my motor in half two times (warrantied both times)since then they have come out with a fix for that and no trouble with it since. It's a good brush mower, a Bradco will cut grass better with it's longer blades. It's always a trade off.

It may suffer with the flow of the TL150, it really needs a high flow machine to get it done.

It was just over 8k when I got mine.
I have a Davco and i raise the loader as high as it will go and start chipping the tree on the way down, that way you don`t have a whole tree on the ground

Dirtman2007
02-16-2010, 08:40 PM
I have a Davco and i raise the loader as high as it will go and start chipping the tree on the way down, that way you don`t have a whole tree on the ground

I have a question, what happens if you hit a stump thats covered in grass or vines? does it lock up and stall the machine, brake something or what?

MackCat
02-17-2010, 10:09 AM
I have a question, what happens if you hit a stump thats covered in grass or vines? does it lock up and stall the machine, brake something or what?
it may stall a low flow machine but it will not on a high flow machine like mine, it will cut it off. I cut off a fire hydrant level with the ground and it never missed a beat, had a couple of big notches in the blades, (and some brown stuff in the seat) But it didn`t stall. The only time mine ever stalled was when i hit a car rim and it got bound up on top of the blades and the top of the cutter, I had to take a sledge hammer and beat it out. it`s amazing what you can cut with this cutter, but you have to be careful because it throws things with a vengence. i`ve learned that mine mostly throws everything to the left.

GWhunter
02-17-2010, 03:46 PM
At the risk of an attempted hijack, I've got a few questions about this style of cutter(Davco,Ammbusher,repainted Fecon,etc) I do alot of mowing and I'm using a tractor at present. I would really like to get a tracked skid and a davco. I turn down alot of work that this type of cutter would be great at. But I'm gun shy about the carrier. I was strongly leaning towards a ASV SR80/
PT80 high flow for this. I'm finding them just too pricey for my taste. What would be a good compromise of either ctl of wheeled unit with OTT's? I'd be using it for about 50% mowing and the rest normal skid work( forks,dirtwork,grapple). Is high flow a must? I was interested in Ted's comment about what to do with the tree when down. I was figuring to lift the cutter and then lower it into the brush. Is there any reason not to do this? Sorry for the Hijack Chris.

Matt:dizzy:

Dirtman2007
02-17-2010, 05:39 PM
it may stall a low flow machine but it will not on a high flow machine like mine, it will cut it off. I cut off a fire hydrant level with the ground and it never missed a beat, had a couple of big notches in the blades, (and some brown stuff in the seat) But it didn`t stall. The only time mine ever stalled was when i hit a car rim and it got bound up on top of the blades and the top of the cutter, I had to take a sledge hammer and beat it out. it`s amazing what you can cut with this cutter, but you have to be careful because it throws things with a vengence. i`ve learned that mine mostly throws everything to the left.

Sounds good, thanks for the tip. I'm looking forward to trying it out the end of this week. What size and HP machine are you using your mower on?

MackCat
02-17-2010, 05:53 PM
Sounds good, thanks for the tip. I'm looking forward to trying it out the end of this week. What size and HP machine are you using your mower on?
I have a 297C Caterpillar 94 Hp 33 gallons per min. high flow, Does an awesome job

Dirtman2007
02-17-2010, 05:57 PM
I have a 297C Caterpillar 94 Hp 33 gallons per min. high flow, Does an awesome job

Ok the Taks like 99Hp and has 26 GPM. Man I want to try it now haha!

If it does work I foresee buying one in the near future. I'm seeing more of a need for this kind of work around here as far as property maintenance.

another question:

Have you noticed and additional wear to the tracks from driving over all the sharp stumps and sticks?

MackCat
02-17-2010, 06:00 PM
At the risk of an attempted hijack, I've got a few questions about this style of cutter(Davco,Ammbusher,repainted Fecon,etc) I do alot of mowing and I'm using a tractor at present. I would really like to get a tracked skid and a davco. I turn down alot of work that this type of cutter would be great at. But I'm gun shy about the carrier. I was strongly leaning towards a ASV SR80/
PT80 high flow for this. I'm finding them just too pricey for my taste. What would be a good compromise of either ctl of wheeled unit with OTT's? I'd be using it for about 50% mowing and the rest normal skid work( forks,dirtwork,grapple). Is high flow a must? I was interested in Ted's comment about what to do with the tree when down. I was figuring to lift the cutter and then lower it into the brush. Is there any reason not to do this? Sorry for the Hijack Chris.

Matt:dizzy:
High flow would definetly run the cutter better and Imo is easier on the machine. as far as lowering the cutter onto brush or trees, the only reason not to do this would be if you are near houses or cars because it throws things like crazy. i hit my Dads truck with a stick he was about 200 feet away and it dented his door

MackCat
02-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Ok the Taks like 99Hp and has 26 GPM. Man I want to try it now haha!

If it does work I foresee buying one in the near future. I'm seeing more of a need for this kind of work around here as far as property maintenance.

another question:

Have you noticed and additional wear to the tracks from driving over all the sharp stumps and sticks?
26 gpm would probably run it pretty good, on clearing jobs like you do it would work good to go in and grind up all the small stuff to reduce haul off or burning. i haven`t really noticed any wear, just be careful not to make sharp turns on top of stumps I usually cut the stump off ground level so you don`t have to worry about it. You will love the cutter and wonder how you ever got along with out it

MackCat
02-17-2010, 06:20 PM
Ok the Taks like 99Hp and has 26 GPM. Man I want to try it now haha!

If it does work I foresee buying one in the near future. I'm seeing more of a need for this kind of work around here as far as property maintenance.

another question:

Have you noticed and additional wear to the tracks from driving over all the sharp stumps and sticks?
There is alot of need for this type of service , i`ve been doing alot of lots in developments where they are so thick that people can`t see what the lots look like so i go in and grind all the underbrush and smaller trees then they can see what the lot looks like. after i done a bunch of lots in a golf course they sold 3 $350,000 lots so now they want to do a bunch more