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Min ex Torrent mulchers

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    nice I have a 161 but finding enough work to justify spending as much on one of those as a real nice chipper costs might not happen. Thought I saw $20k, is that what they go for? 8-10 would be more realistic to me. I could see myself buying a mower for the mini one day. It seems like theres a narrow window of what that would work for. A 50 size machine wont do big trees and mulchers dont do as well with brush and grasses as a cheaper mower attachment does. Maybe Im missing something.
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    A flail mower will be close to 10k and it will not mulch effedtivley. This will be 16k but it will mulch. I need it for clearing areas for septic systems. I am currently pushing everything into piles and it can sometimes be a pain. The thing looks pretty impressive in the video. The Torrent also uses bits that are more like a knife than a hammer so they cut vegitaion good. I have a rotary cutter and I have mowed and cut 100's of acres with it. That is not what I need and thats why I was looking at this mulcher.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    sure, if you get into patches with many small trees then it makes sense. Thats cool about the hammer knives. Basically makes it a bad azz brush mower that will do larger stuff. Although I would think doing the heavier wood would wear the sharp bits out fast.
     

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