Baumalight is designing a number of Feller Buncher models, and welcome feedback in exchange for pre-production discounts.
“Our goal is to sell through dealers and then work with end-users to develop compact harvesting solutions for skid steers and medium-sized excavators. This first Feller Buncher features a 52” cutting disc that can take up to 20” trees and is equipped with 18 Beaver cutting teeth from Quadco,” stated Baumalight proprietor Menno Bauman.
The Quadco teeth are made from high-grade alloy steel, heat treated to a high Rockwell rating. The Beaver style, with its straight edges, is much more durable than the Concave style and keeps a better cutting edge longer. Tips can be sharpened right on the blade with a tooth grinder. Holders and teeth are fully rotatable and reversible.
“This will double the life of the tooth; reduce operating costs, as you double your tips for less than one-third more. Our first model also has an accumulator’s arm included to cut and carry multiple smaller trees before discharging them to the pile. It has an electric-over-hydraulic system which operates efficiently on hydraulic flows as little as 25gpm and a smaller model would work on even lower flow but is still in design stage,” according to Bauman.
He continued, “Only one set of remote hydraulics is required to operate all functions if you have an AUX electrical connection. We are very open to requests for new features, larger or smaller models for both skid steer and excavator.”