Canadian Biomass Magazine

New FAE BL1/SSL mulcher for skid steers starting at 45 hp

June 6, 2023
By FAE Group

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FAE introduces a new forestry mulcher for small skid steers: the BL1/SSL/VT for vehicles from 45 to 65 hp, which can shred vegetation, shrubs, and trees up to 10 cm/4 inches in diameter.

It can be used for vegetation maintenance along roadsides, railroad tracks, the banks of canals, rivers, lakes, managing and protecting wildlife habitats, maintaining vineyards and orchards, commercial and residential green areas and sports grounds.

The head it designed for high productivity, durability, and easy maintenance.

The BL1/SSL/VT’s Variable Torque (VT) piston engine boosts mulcher performance compared to a fixed-cylinder engine, increasing torque when an extra boost of power is needed and minimizing rotor stalling. In the field, the mulcher always operates with the maximum torque needed, for exceptional performance while optimizing fuel consumption.


The Bite Limiter technology on this head is ideal for high productivity in managing vegetation, with reliably efficient shredding. The rotor with Bite Limiter technology comes with special wear-resistant steel profiles that limit the reach (bite) of the teeth. This cuts down on power demand and promotes a consistent working speed, for excellent performance when mulching any kind of wood. The Bite Limiter technology also minimizes rotor stalling and helps optimize fuel consumption.

The Spike Pro counter blades ensure low power absorption and a finer final product. Spike Pros are interchangeable offset counter blades that enable finer shredding and a smoother flow of wet material. The special design also makes them efficient with very rigid and more flexible vegetation.

The flagship features of the BL1/SSL are completed with a high-visibility profile, helping the operator to optimize work, and interchangeable and adjustable skids for greater precision.

The new BL1/SSL/VT can be equipped with MINI BL blades or MINI C/3 teeth and is available in a width of 125 cm / 49 inches.

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