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Benefits of installing hydraulic couplings to forestry mulchers

Supplier: Petromech
16 May, 2013

For tractors between 220 and 350 HP, FAE offers the choice of mounting a UMH/S forestry mulcher equipped with hydraulic couplings, they allow the split between the two transmissions: the one of the tractor and the other of the mulcher.

What are the benefits?

  • It frees engine during heavy starts: during heavy starts and sudden running load increases, tractors engine is prevented from lugging.
  • It provides smooth drive: mechanical connection is eliminated; power and torque are transmitted entirely through mass and velocity of fluid.
  • It prevents transmission of shock loads: the coupling protects both driving and driven equipment by smoothing out shock loads and preventing them from striking solid resistance.
  • Reduction of fuel consumption: the tractor's diesel engine runs at very smooth and steady speed because all the power surges are absorbed by the hydrodynamic coupling.

This means:

  • Major protection of the tractor,
  • Decreased stress for the tractor- and the mulcher- transmissions which are separate,
  • Low maintenance,
  • Higher productivity.

For more information about this option please contact us

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