Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Do You Need To Get a Mulching Machine?

by Clifton Barnes

Are you wondering what to do with a piece of land you own? Perhaps, you are considering keeping livestock there? You could be thinking about building on the ground, but whatever you want to do, the land must certainly be cleared of all vegetation before any reuse is possible. Attempting to clear heavily overgrown land by hand can be difficult and time-consuming. There is also the problem of what to do with the debris and everything else removed from the ground. It is generally more practical to bring in a mulching machine to enable the land to be cleared with greater ease. A mulching machine will also turn the unwanted growth into something useful, rather than sending it to a landfill site. Mulching machines are capable of clearing many types of growth, and they will do so quickly, but you must use appropriate mulching equipment, and it isn't always easy to decide what mulching machine you will need.

How much growth do you want to clear?

If you are dealing with overgrown grass, you might decide that a mulching mower is the best option, but for more significant growth, something more substantial will be needed. If the area you need to clear is heavily wooded, a forestry mulcher could take down mature trees and clear the ground of all obstructions. If the level of growth you must remove comes somewhere in the middle, it is best to look at using a mulching attachment rather than a dedicated mulching machine. Adding a mulching attachment to an excavator is often the most cost-effective solution.

Which mulching attachment do you need?

When picking a mulching attachment, there are two significant factors to consider. The overall weight of the flail must not be so great that it reduces the maneuverability of the excavator. It must be able to move freely across the ground, which could be uneven and rough. The second consideration is how well matched the blades are to the material you want to mulch. For the removal of heavy material, hammer blades could be perfect, but fixed teeth or swing mallets are also a possible solution. To mulch hedgerows or lighter material, standard Y-shaped blades should be a good fit. Speaking to your nearest supplier of mulching equipment may be wise if you are not certain what equipment you should be using to clear your land. They can talk you through the options and guide you to the best solution.


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Heavy Construction Equipment: Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance

If you want to save money and have your business run efficiently, you need to take care of your heavy construction equipment. You need to know how to service it, how to spot issues, when to hire versus buy equipment and many other issues. Hi, my name is Russel, and welcome to my blog. I have loved heavy equipment since I was a child pushing a toy dump truck up and down my carpet, and although I do not work in that industry, I remain extremely interested in it. This blog is my chance to "play" with heavy equipment. I thank you for reading, and I hope that you learn and enjoy!