Oct 17 2013
Fecon, Inc. was established in 1992 to meet the growing needs of the Organic Resource Recovery Industry in North America. Today, Fecon serves as an international supplier of vegetation management equipment and wood to energy equipment. Fecon serves thousands in R.O.W., land clearing, firebreaks, pasture restoration, invasive species and wildlife restoration markets. Fecon’s product line includes Bull Hog® Mulchers, FTX Track Carriers, Bio-Harvesting Equipment, Tree Shears, Grapples and Stump Grinders.
In 2004, Fecon expanded into a new state of the art 56,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio. An additional expansion of 55,000 sq. ft. was achieved in fall of 2008.
The Fecon® Bio-Harvester™ is a unique piece of forestry equipment which simultaneously fells, chips, and collects biomass. The material is chipped using Fecon® chipper knives or carbide tools, it is then augured into a material fan and blown into various types of collection units. The harvesting head is mounted on a Fecon FTX440 crawler mulcher or large agricultural tractor (minimum 250 horse power). The FTX440 has the ability to withstand forest conditions and tow a collection unit. The Bio-Harvester™ enables utilization of hazardous forest fuel loads, habitat restoration materials and plantation thinning residues; providing a non-agricultural renewable energy biomass supply. The Bio-Harvester™ targets material 6” in diameter and smaller. The harvester produces green forest chips from previously unutilized and fire-prone ladder fuel material. The chips can then be used to produce bio-energy via the generation of electricity or liquid fuel production.
The Bio-Harvester™ is continuing to be tested in various applications to increase productivity and provide a commercially competitive biomass harvesting system. The Fecon Bio-Harvester™ will be a vital tool as the United States works to economically increase usage of renewable energy.
Fecon® offers two different lines of Grapples to fit your skid steers and tracked carriers. Grapples are the perfect forestry attachment for tree care and landscaping applications.
The Front Grapple is perfect for brush and tree removal, transporting, loading and placing logs and rocks with a skid steer. It offers a 60” opening, 360° rotation, and a load capacity of 8,990lbs. It features a heavy duty frame for long term performance and heavily serrated contained plates to secure logs both perpendicular and parallel to the loader.
The Root Grapple was designed with a rigid frame and serrated AR400 front tines for ripping and grabbing. This grapple is excellent for clearing brush and removing debris and logs. The 41”depth, 72” length and 37”open clamp height make this grapple perfect for grabbing and holding awkward shaped material.