The Fecon FTX290 is a 290HP low ground pressure tractor equipped with a Fecon BH120 Bull Hog mulcher. The Cummins QSC 8.3 engine, and over 100 GPM of hydraulic flow to Rexroth variable speed motors of the mulcher, makes this a high performance solution. Powerful oscillating steel tracks, 3.3 PSI ground pressure, and overall balance of the tractor enable operators to maintain productivity in rough or soft conditions.
- 290 hp Cummins QSC 8.3 engine
- 3.3 PSI Ground Pressure
- Exceptional access points for cleaning/service
- On board diagnostics
The FTX290 is an important addition to our line of purpose built high performance mulching tractors that range from 100-600HP. The FTX290 is sized and powered right in the middle of our tractor lineup at 290 hp. While sized for large-scale mulching and land clearing jobs, the FTX290 nimbly fits into tighter job sites and it is a legal load in most areas.
Cleaning and periodic services are performed quickly on the FTX290 with exceptional access points. Tanks are equipped with large clean out ports for thorough draining and cleaning. It has a wide rear door access to the cooler, radiator, and reversing fan. The transfer pump mounted on board will keep oil clean when servicing. The exhaust and intake are well guarded from debris and the elements.
The FTX290 features a spacious cab, ergonomic operator controls, and durable construction. Its cab offers legroom and comfort with a standard adjusting suspension seat. Two side doors and standard roof hatch safely provide three points of egress. The cab windows are a polycarbonate material on all sides with optional thickness to meet local regulations. On board diagnostics allow operators system control for maximum production and efficient management of power.
Fecons optional SH400 Stump Hog is also available for the FTX290, providing versatility for the jobsite.
FTX290 Standard Features
- 3.3 PSI Ground Pressure
- Large engine doors for easy-access daily checks
- Transfer pump mounted on board
- Large tank clean out ports
- Reversing fan
- Spacious cab
- Standard adjusting suspension seat
- Three points of egress
- Polycarbonate windows
- Onboard diagnostic system
- Standard Bull Hog Mulcher BH120
- Overall Height 114” | 2884 mm
- Length of Tractor Only 185” | 4680 mm
- Length of Tractor with Bull hog 238” | 6021 mm
- Length with BH120 and Winch 256” | 6477 mm
- Weight of Tractor Only 23,300 lbs | 10569 kg
- Weight of Standard BH120 4,950 lbs | 2245 kg
- Weight with BH120 and Winch 29,800 lbs | 13517 kg
- Width of Tractor Only 90” | 2280 mm
Terrain, density of the vegetation, soil stability, moisture, species to be treated, environmental concerns and obstacles to work around are some of the considerations when choosing the right machine for the application. The successful land-clearing contractor will usually approach the job with a variety of units including tracked or wheeled mulching machines, excavator mulchers and skid steer tractors equipped with mulching attachments as well as other tools to handle the many tasks found on the average land-clearing site.
Material Handling & Support Services
Material handling can be accomplished by use of grapples for skid steers, excavators, and PTO tractors. Utility Tracked Vehicles (UTVs) can be used to transport equipment or materials, and provide fuel and mechanical services on the job site.
Seismic exploration on forested land demands performance. “It’s about linear feet or kilometers per day” and requires reliability and horsepower! Fecon machines are purpose built for the unique and challenging set of circumstances for clearing the woody vegetation for seismic exploration.
Right of Way Clearing
Selecting the compact tractor or the large mulching tractor can be determined by first looking at the type of work to be done and the type of terrain most commonly found in the area you’re working. Proper selection of attachments and undercarriage options can prove to be very profitable decisions for any type of right-of-way clearing machines.
Maintaining right-of-way for roads, highways, power lines, communication lines, and other utilities has its share of challenges. The demands of the job the difficulty of the terrain, finish, and maintenance requirements, will determine the equipment selected for the job. Proper selection of attachments and undercarriage options can prove to be very profitable decisions for any type of right-of-way clearing machines.
Silviculture is the process of maintaining and improving forests. Many operators wish to mulch logging slash or standing vegetation and trees to prepare land for reforestation. One can use milling attachments of varying widths and power classes to reduce and incorporate slash and mulched material into established planting berms, or for establishing ideal planting conditions in between thinned forest stands.