Mulchers for Excavators
Available in the following versions: BL5/EX/VT, BL5/EX/SONIC 

The BL5/EX/VT - BL5/EX/SONIC for 24-36 ton excavators, mulches vegetation up to 16" in diameter and has a working width of 62". This head is ideal for handling and removing vegetation in wooded areas, especially when a large shredding capacity and fast operational speed is required. The rotor with Bite Limiter technology comes with special wear-resistant steel limiters that limit the teeth's reach.  This cuts down on power demand, promotes a consistent working speed, optimizes fuel consumption and  ensures excellent performance when mulching any kind of wood.

Excavator weight

from 24 to 36 t

Shredding diameter

Ø 16 in max

Flow rate

from 48 to 79 gal/min

Most important features
Bite Limiter rotor

exceptional speed and performance with lower power requirement



Poly Chain belt transmission (VT only)

for optimum power transfer

VT Motor

Automatic torque increase

Sonic (BL5/EX/SONIC)

Sonic is a new automatic intelligent system that manages the hydraulic transmission

Standard equipment

    • Enclosed, dust-resistant machine body
    • Motor enclosed in the frame
    • Additional reinforced side plates (UMM/EX/VT - UMM/EX/SONIC)
    • Interchangeable bolt-on Spike PRO counter blades
    • Fittings for hydraulic connections
    • Adjustable skids
    • Deflector
    • Thumb bracket
    • Hydraulically adjustable front hood
    • 12V diverter valve
    • Flow Control valve with integrated relief and anti-cavitation valves
    • Sonic System (BL5/EX/SONIC)
    • Timing belt transmission
    • 160 cc SONIC hydraulic piston motor (BL5/EX/SONIC)
    • 160 cc VT hydraulic piston motor (BL5/EX/VT)
    • Interchangeable forged steel rotor shafts
    • Bite Limiter rotor with blades BL/MAX
    • Control box for diverter valve (BL5/EX/SONIC)

Original FAE tools

Unmatched performance
BL/MAX Blade | FAE
Blade BL/MAX
Ideal for:
Hardwood trees
Softwood trees
Exposed stumps
Bushes and branches
Tooth C/3/MAX
Ideal for:
Hardwood trees
Exposed stumps
Bushes and branches


Multiple tooth options | FAE
Multiple tooth options
Customized attachment bracket with pins | FAE
Customized attachment bracket kit with customized pins
Hydraulic thumb | FAE
Hydraulic thumb
Customized setting hydraulic motor | FAE
Customized setting for hydraulic motor (BL5/EX/VT)
24V diverter valve (BL5/EX/VT)
Control box for diverter valve (BL5/EX/VT)
Hydraulic front hood for excavator AUX line | FAE
Hydraulic front hood for excavator AUX line (BL5/EX/VT)
Technology -  Sonic | FAE
VT (Variable Torque) piston motor | FAE
Technology - Bite Limiter rotor | FAE

Sonic is a smart, flexible system that automatically calibrates the mulcher’s hydraulic parameters thanks to an operator control box that allows the mulcher to work autonomously and constantly at maximum capacity, in all working conditions. Sonic guarantees perfect harmony between the operating machine and the FAE mulcher, increasing the machine’s performance by 30%.

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VT (Variable Torque) piston motor

The VT (Variable Torque) piston motor significantly improves mulcher performance, increasing mulching torque when an extra boost of power is needed and minimizing the conditions for rotor stalling. The VT motor assists the operator with mulching, allowing for exceptional performance.

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Bite Limiter rotor

The experience of the FAE Group has given rise to a new line of professional mulchers for excavators equipped with Bite Limiter technology.

The Bite Limiter rotor features special profiles in Hardox wear-resistant steel, guaranteeing an optimal cutting depth from the blades (BL/MINI, BL, BL/MAX).

This reduces the demand for power and facilitates a consistent working speed, leading to excellent performance when mulching any type of wood. The Bite Limiter also reduces the likelihood of rotor stalling and optimizes fuel consumption.

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Spike Pro

Spike Pro: the counter blades that help FAE forestry mulchers handle any kind of vegetation more efficiently. Spike Pros are interchangeable offset counter blades for finer shredding and smoother flow of wet material. The special design makes them efficient with very stiff wood and more flexible shrubs. 

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The official FAE App is dedicated to FAE customers who own a mulcher with Sonic technology.

The App allows you to verify optimal calibration at the time of field deployment to make the most of the Sonic system, by controlling the rotor speed and the mulching pressure. The app’s integrated diagnostics system and real-time monitoring of the main parameters assist in resolving any problems. The connectivity of the FAE App for Sonic is guaranteed by a dedicated control unit positioned on the head.

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