SMS Equipment carries Fecon
January 26, 2015
By Amie Silverwood
Jan. 26, 2015 - SMS Equipment Inc. augmented its equipment offerings with the addition of heavy-duty, high-production products from mulching-industry leader Fecon. Established in 1992, Fecon manufactures a broad line of durable, purpose-built machines that fit a wide range of applications across four primary markets: vegetation management, environmental, oil and gas and construction.
Fecon is well-known for innovative and proven attachment technology, including its signature Bull Hog line that features several configurations for skid steers, PTO tractors and excavators. Traditional drum and innovative depth-control rotor systems are available to match individual users’ clearing, right-of-way, pasture and wildlife restoration and other applications.
“High performance mulchers are used to clear as much acreage as possible in the shortest amount of time,” said SMS West’s Gary Brown, General Manager, Construction Equipment Sales. “With Fecon units, customers can increase their production compared to traditional mulching heads. Bull Hog excavator attachments work well with Komatsu excavators for clearing trees, as do other Fecon attachments, such as its log-jaw wood splitter and tree shears.”
Additional Fecon attachments include deck mowers, stump grinders and a line of Soil Hog mills. Soil Hog mills are available in either PTO or hydraulic models and can be used for soil conditioning, felling trees, loosening topsoil and additional tasks in forestry, agriculture and other applications.
Attachments can be mounted on practically any brand of equipment, including Fecon’s own tracked and rubber-tired mulching tractors. Fecon also makes tracked utility vehicles that cross all terrains with low ground pressure for forestry, drilling and spraying work and have bed plates to mount work equipment; biomass harvesters for chipping that can be customized for on or off-road vehicles; and portable orbit screens that separate materials.
“We are very proud to incorporate Fecon’s line of equipment into our dealer solutions and we have already begun our partnership with all the staff at Fecon. Their products are an ideal complement to our current product offerings and we are eager to introduce this line of equipment into the Canadian marketplace,” said Bruce Knight, President and CEO, SMS Equipment.
Fecon, Inc. was established in 1992 near Cincinnati, Ohio. Fecon’s Bull Hog is currently the #1 selling forestry mulcher. Fecon also provides track carriers and other equipment for vegetation management, geothermal, seismic, and wood to energy biomass industries.
SMS Equipment is one of Canada’s leading providers of equipment solutions and services for the construction, forestry, mining, and utility industries. To help customers meet their needs, SMS has established strategic alliances with suppliers around the world. The company head office is based in Acheson, AB, near Edmonton. SMS Equipment is a full-line distributor of heavy industrial equipment and also offers a variety of services through various locations located throughout Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.
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