Auger Torque updates variable mulcher range with two new models
September 08, 2020 – Both VM1000 and VM1500 suitable for mounting on skid-steer loaders and excavators, with drum drop features aiding quick change and versatility
Earthmoving attachments maker, Auger Torque, has launched two new variable mulcher attachments, the VM1000 and VM1500.
The company said its variable mulcher (VM) range provides the user with the versatility of being mounted on both skid-steer loaders and excavators, and also provides a drum drop change feature, which gives users the choice of changing swiftly between a fixed tungsten tooth and swinging hammer drum. This opens up the possibility of undertaking numerous applications on site with only one piece of equipment.
Providing a working width of up to 1.5m, the VM1000 and VM1500 both offer the feature of changing their drums on-site, which enables them to adapt quickly between parent machines for maximum versatility and minimum downtime. This is made possible by the ability to attach a skid-steer frame and excavator hitch at the same time, along with a removable pressure gauge and push bar for easy adaptation between parent machines. The fixed tungsten teeth drum gives a robust blunt cutting edge for grinding through thick timber up to 250mm diameter, hedges and branches.
Unique to Auger Torque’s VM series is the ability to drop and change the drum on site for quick change over when there are various types of vegetation to clear. The manufacturer claims this is an industry first. It is also possible to have the mulcher set up for skid-steer loaders and excavators simultaneously to clear low level growth with a skid-steer, then mulch larger objects from top to ground level with an excavator.