Fecon products are often used in the Construction industry in the earliest stages of the construction project—to clear land or roadways, and to prepare and condition the construction site or roadway.
A variety of heavy-duty Fecon machines can be used to clear land on construction sites for roads, buildings, infrastructure work and more. Durable Fecon products have other applications such as material handling, geophysical assessment, soil stabilization, road construction and maintenance, and more.
Contractors responsible for site-preparation are often on tight timetables, with pressure mounting because no actual building can begin until the site is made ready. That’s where Fecon plays a key role. Fecon products are widely regarded in the construction industry for being durable, reliable, and efficient with high production rates—enabling you to deliver on your commitments, on time and on budget.
Land clearing work is varied in its scope and size. Land clearing can utilize mulchers, track or wheeled carriers, stump grinders, tree shears, grapples, deck mowers, Log Jaws, and chippers to reduce and remove trees, brush, stumps, and roots.
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 required finish and the needed production rates can also be a factor when determining the correct tool for the construction project.
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.
Commercial or large acreage jobs could require the high production capabilities of the higher horsepower tracked or wheeled mulching tractors. For wet or swampy conditions, low ground pressure mulching tractors would fit the bill. These tractors are used by successful high production land clearing contractors in a variety of climates and in extreme ground conditions.
Residential or urban interface projects could utilize smaller and lighter tracked mulching tractors effectively on softer ground conditions or where more work in confined space is needed. A variety of undercarriage specifications can reduce the ground disturbance or enable crossing of paved surfaces while offering the production rates needed.
Stabilization of soils on construction sites can be performed with milling attachments and wheeled or track vehicles. Fecon’s durable Soil Hog is built tough to blend in stabilizing materials or additives to improve the soil, with an impressive production rate.
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.
Fecon forestry equipment can serve road construction, road maintenance & improvement, and right-of-way construction and maintenance.
Road construction or improvements can be performed with hydraulic or PTO track or wheeled carriers and complimentary attachments such as a crusher or milling product.
Maintaining right-of-way for roads, highways, power lines, communication lines, and other utilities has its own share of challenges. The demands of the job, the difficulty of the terrain, finish, and maintenance requirements all influence the equipment you select for the job.
Compact tractors with mulching heads can do fence line work, work in confined spaces, and can handle vegetation from heavier grasses to standing trees found on the R.O.W.. For thinning work tree shear attachments may offer the best solution or excavator mounted mulchers can do selective cutting between the desired trees. For large-scale projects where volume of work is the key factor, the larger tracked mulching tractors will yield both a workable finish and the acres-per-day for maximum productivity. Selecting the compact tractor or the large mulching tractor can be sorted out by first looking at the type of work to be done and the type of terrain most commonly found in the area you are working in. Proper selection of attachments and undercarriage options can prove to be very profitable decisions for any type of right-of-way clearing machines.