Cat New Mulcher for Loaders

September 28, 2010

Caterpillar’s new HM315 Mulcher is designed for high productivity when teamed with the Caterpillar® C-Series and earlier skid steer loaders and multi terrain loaders equipped with XPS hydraulics.

The 57-inch (1.5-meter) cutter head and 72-inch (1.8-meter) overall width enable the mulcher to make full use of the powerful hydraulic system. The HM315 Mulcher features a dynamically balanced high-speed rotor with 34 tungsten carbide teeth. Three sets of counter-rotating knives mulch materials as big as 8 inches (200 mm) in diameter completely.

The HM315 also features an axial pump hydraulic motor and a hydraulically operated front hood that allows trees and dense vegetation to be processed. An adjustable pusher bar helps control trees during felling. Adjustable shoes allow for easy depth control while keeping the carbide mulching teeth out of the dirt.