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VALLEY TOOL MFG BRUSH HOUND FX26 defender mulcher 8000 - 16000 lbs. excavators


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FX26 Defender Forestry Drum Mulcher for Excavator 

The FX26 Defender Forestry Mulcher is a well-balanced, rugged, and durable mulching head with a capacity of up to 6 inches. At just 785 pounds the FX26 packs a powerful punch in a small package that is durable, dependable and easy to maintain. As a compact forestry mulcher, it simply out-performs any other product in its class. Its size suits compact excavators well, allowing this small mulcher to be used on a large variety of applications including property maintenance, clearing a right-of-way, opening up a view or creating a defensible space in areas where wildfires are a threat. The FX26 is built to be your reliable partner year round. Cutting capacity .5-6”.

The FX26 Defender Forestry Mulcher is a fixed-tooth cutter that weighs only 785 pounds. It is designed to operate on the standard thumb circuit on all 8,000 - 16,000-pound compact and mini excavators. Its Quadco cutter knives have four positions and will make short work of trees up to 6 inches in diameter as well as vines, grasses and other material. Operating on hydraulic flows as low as 15-17 gallons per minute and 3000 psi; this means your power units do not require any modifications. Hours and hours of testing the four sided Quadco knife on large, hard, and soft woods, has proved that shredding 8" material is not a problem. Features like chain discharge curtain, integrated thumb saddle, bearing protection, direct drive, hoses and couplers, bolt on mount, and curb appeal are always standard on our machines. Since the FX26 Defender was conceived as a means to bring a power intensive capability to a low horsepower platform, not sacrificing the 10% was imperative and is just one of many design factors that made the FX26 Defender Forestry Cutter possible. This excavator mulcher was designed to easily cut through an environment of dense heavy brush and trees. We did this by adapting a well understood concept to fit our needs; the flywheel. Think of the cutter drum as an energy storage device, making it do all the work and the power unit simply replenishes the supply. This keeps the power unit from going into relief and maximizes the amount of energy being turned into cutting power. The cutter drum provides the torque necessary to finely mulch wood or shred through vines. A cutter drum with less momentum would cause vines to wrap and get caught around the drum. This engineered design also minimizes wear on drive components and keeps the hydraulic system cool compared to other hydraulic intensive attachments.


Quadco QUAD TOOTH® Cutter Knives: Easy to change 1⅝” knives. Rotatable with four positions, one-piece steel alloy.
Hydraulic Direct Drive: Increases efficiency, power and torque; reduces maintenance.
Cuts Material Up to 6”: Grasses, cat tails, vines, trees.
Engineered for Compact and Mini Excavators: Only 15 GPM auxiliary hydraulic flow required.
  • 100" Hoses with fittings
  • Case Drain line not required
  • Auxiliary pressure set to 3350 psi





    Power Unit Size 8,000 - 16,000 lbs.
    Cutting Width 26"
    Overall Width 45"
    Weight 785 lbs.
    Number of Knives 21 Quadco 1⅝"
    Hydraulic Flow Req 15-40 GPM
    Hydraulic Pressure Req 3,000 PSI
    Cutter RPM 1,800 - 2,000
    Brush Capacity 6"
    Motor Type Gear