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Old 08-12-2006, 06:38 PM
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Which brand mulcher head is best?

I've looked around and guess what, every saleman swears his equipment brand is the best. This is where I need your help. Can anybody chime in about the FAE, Loftness, Gyro trak, magnum, or fecon mulchers?

Gyrotrac guarantees their Toma Ax 500HF will out cut any others. I looked at one brand (can't remember which one) that had chisel type teeth that needed sharpening. This seems terribly time consuming. Others have carbide-tip teeth with no sharpening.

What are any good or bad points about any? It will be used on an ASV RC100
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:14 PM
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Definately get carbide teeth.

From what I've heard, Fecon is pretty much the best out there, but all comes down to price. The Loftness models require sharpening of blades, that's no fun. The Fecon models I've seen seem to be very well built, that's what I'd buy if available.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:30 PM
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The Loftness models require sharpening of blades, that's no fun. The Fecon models I've seen seem to be very well built, that's what I'd buy if available.

That is just the Loftness Timber Ax... I have the Loftness Carbide Cutter. I decided after demoing it and the Magnum.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for correcting me, maybe I was looking at the Timber Ax.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:47 PM
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That is just the Loftness Timber Ax... I have the Loftness Carbide Cutter. I decided after demoing it and the Magnum.
Why did you go this way? The more I look, the more I hear the magnum is best.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:16 AM
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Stroker, which magnum did you demo. I believe they recently came out with the XL165-5 which is better than the previous head.
I was thinking magnum for sure, but now I am waiting to demo a FAE. Salesman sold magnum, now sells FAE. He says FAE is much better and want to demonstrate how. Spending this much money, I want to know when I get in the woods that I've got the best head available. If there is much difference, one may end up saving me time at job sites. That means less charges for the clients. Happier client, better advertising through word of mouth.
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:52 PM
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That is just the Loftness Timber Ax... I have the Loftness Carbide Cutter. I decided after demoing it and the Magnum.
I am trying to decide between the magnum, fae, or carbide cutter. I like the simplicity of the loftness but my Bobcat dealer won't even carry loftness because of poor customer service (their words).

Tell us what you liked about the loftness vs. magnum other than the price.

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Old 11-16-2006, 01:10 PM
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GyroTrac 500HF

Have you called to see about a demoing a GyroTrac cutter head?
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:16 PM
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GyroTrac cutter heads

GyroTrac has 2 cutter heads available:
one is a low flow cutter head which needs 17 to 22 gpm's of hydraulic flow to operate. It uses the planar technology which lets you cut faster and leave behind a smaller product. The product looks more like mulch that you would buy from lowes or home depot for your flower garden.
The other cutter head is the high flow cutter head. It requires 35 to 50 gpm's of hydraulic flow. This cutter head can handle larger jobs faster and it has the planar technology as well. I recommend that you check them out @ gyrotrac.com it couldn't hurt.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:16 AM
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look at the companies that have been around the longest and keep improving not just amking changes.
look at how the unit is made.. look at the fit of the parts
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