The new BL5/EX/VT: a forestry mulcher with Bite Limiter technology, for excavators up to 36 tons.

FAE is expanding its line of forestry mulchers for excavators with Bite Limiter technology with the new BL5/EX/VT. This new head is great for handling and removing vegetation in wooded areas, especially when a large shredding capacity and fast operational speed is required.

The BL5/EX/VT can mulch vegetation up to 16” in diameter, is compatible with 24–36-ton excavators and has a working width of 62”.

The BL5/EX/VT's most popular feature is the rotor with Bite Limiter technology, which has special wear-resistant steel limiters that limit the teeth's reach. This technology cuts down on power demand and promotes a consistent working speed that results in excellent performance when mulching any kind of wood. The Bite Limiter technology also minimizes rotor stalling and optimizes fuel consumption.


The BL5/EX/VT has a Variable Torque (VT) motor that delivers a noticeably better performance and increases torque when needed, to minimize rotor stalling. Like all FAE products, the BL5/EX/VT's sturdy steel frame is built to last, and the Poly Chain belt drive provides optimal power transfer and reliability.

The BL5/EX/VT can be equipped with the Sonic system - available only from FAE - which keeps the operating carrier and the FAE mulcher synced with automatic mulcher calibration. The Sonic system continuously manages the mulcher's hydraulic settings, achieving a significant boost in overall productivity, up to 30%.

The Sonic system also minimizes rotor stalling and shortens recovery time thanks to the quick recovery of the rotor’s rpm. This head can also be equipped with a hydraulic thumb to facilitate the handling of ground material.

The addition of the BL5/EX/VT completes FAE's line of forestry mulchers for excavators with Bite Limiter technology, which now ranges from 4 tons, with the BL1/EX all the way up to 36 tons, with this newest machine.