FX26 Defender Series

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”.

FX36 Defender Series

Tackle the complexities of land management with the BrushHound FX36 Defender Forestry Mulcher, an essential component in the expanded FX series from Valley Tool Manufacturing. Engineered with superior features, it sets the standard in efficiency, versatility, and environmental responsibility.

FX46 Defender Series

When it comes to tackling rugged right-of-ways, conquering demanding logging cleanup, or fortifying your defensible space, the FX46 Defender Forestry Mulcher stands as your ultimate ally for forestry work. This isn’t just any machine; it’s a relentless force designed to excel in the most challenging environments.

Our FX46 Defender Forestry Mulcher offers a powerful solution for land clearing and vegetation management. Whether you’re operating in the densest of forests or the toughest terrains, this mulcher is engineered to deliver exceptional performance. With its robust construction and cutting-edge technology, it can efficiently handle materials up to 10 inches in diameter.

Whether you’re a professional in the forestry industry or a landowner looking to manage vegetation effectively, the FX46 Defender Forestry Mulcher is designed to meet your demands. It’s the ideal companion for those seeking top-tier performance and relentless cutting power.

FX26 Defender Series
  • Easy to change 1⅝" knives / Rotatable with four positions, one-piece allow steel
  • Hydraulic direct drive allows for increased efficiency, power and torque; reduces maintenance
  • Cuts material up to 6" (grasses, cat tails, vines, trees, etc.)
  • Engineered for compact & mini excavators, and requires only 15GPM auxiliary hydraulic flow
FX36 Defender Series
  • Equipped with robust Quadco QUAD TOOTH® Cutter Knives, the mulcher effortlessly transforms dense, overgrown vegetation into manageable mulch, showcasing its superior cutting strength
  • The mulcher is specifically designed to excel in a wide range of applications, from large-scale land clearing to detailed property maintenance, showcasing unmatched versatility
  • With a focus on minimizing soil disturbance and promoting ecological balance, the mulcher operates sustainably, aligning with modern environmental standards and practices
  • Built to withstand harsh environments, the robust steel body ensures durability and reliability, even in the most demanding situations
FX46 Defender Series
  • Easy to change 2” knives. Rotatable steel alloy
  • An electronically balanced cutter drum with serviceable hubs to ensure straight shafts that run smooth for years
  • Large cut diameter (16") for high productivity
  • No belt or tensioners with the hydraulic direct drive
  • Cuts material up to 10" (heavy brush, vines, trees, etc.)
  • Dual re-cutter bars helps prevent jams and cut material multiple times for fine mulching
  • Engineered for Mid to Large sized Excavators; only 35 GPM hydraulic flow required
  • Inner and Outer Dual Wire Guard protects bearings from wire, rope or vines as well as dust from mulching
  • Spherical roller bearings precisely placed in a grease filled housing for long life Large volume grease bath for longer service intervals and cooler operation
  • Serrated edge works with excavator thumb to grab and remove debris or obstacles
  • Integrated Spin-Down Manifold provides crash and motor protection for severe operation
  • Heavy Plate Access Panels allows for easy maintenance and long service life
  • 100" Hydraulic hoses and flat face couplers are complementary
FX26 Defender Series
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.
FX36 Defender Series
The BrushHound FX36 Defender: A Pivotal Model in the FX Series. As a critical part of our expanded FX lineup, the FX36 Defender brings together efficiency, adaptability, and sustainability, redefining expectations in forestry mulching and land clearing. Its comprehensive feature set addresses a wide array of land management needs with precision and ease. Step Up Your Land Management Game. Discover more about the BrushHound FX36 Defender and the entire FX series.
FX46 Defender Series
The FX46 Defender Forestry Mulcher is a robust fixed-tooth brush cutter that delivers exceptional performance. Weighing in at 2,300 pounds, this mulcher is designed to excel on the standard thumb circuit of mid to large sized excavators in the 25,000 to 68,000 lb range. Equipped with Quadco cutter knives featuring four positions, the FX46 effortlessly tackles a wide range of tasks. It can efficiently mulch trees up to 10 inches in diameter, making it ideal for heavy-duty forestry work. In addition to handling larger trees, it excels at processing vines, grasses, and other vegetation with ease. The FX46 Defender Forestry Mulcher is engineered to excel in dense, challenging environments, effortlessly clearing right-of-ways, handling logging cleanup, and creating defensible spaces. Its exceptional design and performance make it a powerful ally for your forestry work, delivering outstanding results with every use.