- Photo courtesy of Morbark

Photo courtesy of Morbark

Morbark announced the debut of the Rayco T415 forestry machine, ideal for land-clearing, construction, pipeline work, electric utility work, and real estate development. The T415 allows customers to change between a Predator forestry mower/mulcher head and a Hydra Stumper stump cutter attachment.

Powered by a 415-hp Cat C9.3B diesel Tier 4 final engine, the T415 boasts a closed-loop hydrostatic system to power the mulcher or cutter head, sending 140 gallons per minute to the attachment’s drive motor(s). The hydraulic output is power-optimized to match the engine’s power curve, keeping the mulcher/stumper RPM constant even under load for a finer mulched product with fewer passes. As the engine RPM pulls down under load, pump displacement increases to maintain the 140 gpm flow. The operator feels more power at the cutter head over a broader engine RPM band.

For mowing/mulching applications, the Predator mulcher head has a 91.25-inch cutting width and is powered by a pair of variable displacement drive motors. The Predator mulcher head is equipped with 49 single-bolt teeth, including end teeth with extra carbide. The mulching head also has a synchronous drive belt for low maintenance and long wear life and slotted mounting lugs to follow terrain with minimal machine stress. A manually adjustable tree catcher and hydraulic debris flap is standard equipment.

The Hydra Stumper head muscles through stumps with its 48-inch diameter by 3-inch thick cutter wheel equipped with 56 Monster Tooth cutter tools. The cutting range is 9 feet wide; 8 feet, 10 inches high; and 46 inches deep.