Any RC-100 & FECON Bull Hog or Loftness TimberAx owners/operators?

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Wolverine

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Do we have any RC-100 owners or operators on here? What about FECON Bull Hog or Loftness TimerAx? I've been thinking of purchasing a RC-100 with either the BullHog or TimberAx and starting a part-time land clearing business. If anyone has any advice and/or personal experience with these products I'd love to hear it. Both the bad & the good of each.
 

swaginc

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We take care of many ASV's that are in the clearing business. This link is a great story on undercarrage maintenance.
http://www.compactequip.com/pastissues/2007/1-07_talkingshop.htm
On the RC100's running FECON cutters here in our area (Southwest Colorado), we estmate cost per hr to be apx $10.00 on undercarrage maint. Keep in mind - we have lots of rocks. But this machine is one of the best for brush / tree clearing. Also, You will want to install a hydraulic temp gauge to keep a close eye on hyd oil temp. Travis Imel Service Manager Southwest Ag Inc. www.swaginc.com
 

blcs

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i have a 06 rc-100 with a fae head, i looked at loftness and fecon but i was more impressed with fae's finer end product. my next choice would have been the fecon. i clear land with my machine full time so warranty back up was very important and fae stands behind heir warranty like no other. i have not had any problems with my fae except for one o-ring had a nick in it. the fae has a 45 degree push bar that bunches your material to the middle and you can control tree felling. i have a friend in south carolina who has the same setup except he has the fecon head and he swears by it. i think the fecon has a staight bar but it is heavy duty. as far as the loftness i dont know alot about them, they seem to work well by the videos i have watched online, but the push bar i did not like. good luck man
 

Maka

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i have a 06 rc-100 with a fae head, i looked at loftness and fecon but i was more impressed with fae's finer end product. my next choice would have been the fecon. i clear land with my machine full time so warranty back up was very important and fae stands behind heir warranty like no other. i have not had any problems with my fae except for one o-ring had a nick in it. the fae has a 45 degree push bar that bunches your material to the middle and you can control tree felling. i have a friend in south carolina who has the same setup except he has the fecon head and he swears by it. i think the fecon has a staight bar but it is heavy duty. as far as the loftness i dont know alot about them, they seem to work well by the videos i have watched online, but the push bar i did not like. good luck man
I have Loftness and Fecon and prefer the Loftness by far. I am a dealer and the Fecon is just not the fit and finish of the Loftness. The Loftness feel better balanced on the RC-100 and I like the finish chip better. I have 10 Loftness units and 4 Fecon units and my customers prefer the Loftness by far. I have FAE on a Rayco C140 and love it too. But for my money on an RC-100 I go with the Loftness. Maka
 

DSL Power

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I have Loftness and Fecon and prefer the Loftness by far. I am a dealer and the Fecon is just not the fit and finish of the Loftness. The Loftness feel better balanced on the RC-100 and I like the finish chip better. I have 10 Loftness units and 4 Fecon units and my customers prefer the Loftness by far. I have FAE on a Rayco C140 and love it too. But for my money on an RC-100 I go with the Loftness. Maka
I was just wandering how much it cost per hour to run a fecon or a fae cutter head per hour. I have a rc85 that I am looking at putting some sort of cutter on. I currently have a brushwolf rotory cutter on it but it can't create a fine enough end product. So time to get something better.
 

7LBSSMALLIE

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took a s 850 put on a set of steel tracks installed the forresrty cutter kit, matched it with the fecon, we call it the BEAST. words cant describe it, you need to see it in action, if you thought .it couldn't get better ? well it did,
 
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