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Fecon harvester demo’d at field day

 Fecon RTC22  
June 29, 2011 – Fecon demonstrated its biomass harvesting equipment at the second Annual Southern Utah Biomass Field Day, in Beaver, Utah, on June 3–4, 2011.


June 29, 2011
By Fecon
 Fecon RTC22/500-8  

June 29,
2011 – Fecon demonstrated its biomass harvesting equipment at the second Annual
Southern Utah Biomass Field Day, in Beaver, Utah, on June 3–4, 2011. The field
days are designed to generate awareness and provide education about forest
health and woody biomass harvesting, processing, and handling solutions. Fecon
presented its RTC22/500-8 Chipper Forwarder in-woods biomass harvesting
equipment, along with Bull Hog mulchers on compact track loaders and PTO
tractors. Forestry stakeholders were in attendance to share ideas and discuss
how Utah’s Pinyon-Juniper forest could play a key role in the state’s energy
plan.

Fecon
demonstrated the concept of in-woods chipping and collection at the stump, a
process that reduces harvest costs and creates dense chip loads for
cost-effective transport. Attendees watched as the eight-wheeled RTC-22 drove
to sheared trees, grappled multiple stems up to 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter
and fed them through the 500-hp chipper, producing a clean, uniform chip. Bull
Hog mulchers were demonstrated felling and mulching material as a method of
reducing risk of severe wildfire and improving native plant and animal habitat.

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