Morbark unveils mid-size Rayco forestry mulcher and updated crawler truck
US-based Morbark, LLC, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the forestry, biomass, recycling and tree care markets has announced the debut of the "powerful, mid-size" Rayco C275 Forestry Mulcher and an updated RCT150 Crawler Truck.
"Rayco sets the bar for high-performance equipment built with the operator in mind and these models are no exception," said J.R. Bowling, Rayco Manufacturing Mulcher Specialist.
Operating in Wooster, Ohio, Rayco is the stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers, and crawler trucks division within Morbark since Morbark acquired Rayco Manufacting Inc., in November 2017.
Earlier this year Morbark launched the larger Rayco T415 Forestry Machine. Targetting land-clearing and construction companies, pipeline and electric utility contractors, and real estate developers, the T415 allows customers to change between a Predator forestry mower/mulcher head and a Hydra Stumper stump cutter attachment
Powerful, compact and agile
According to Morbark, the new C275 Forestry Mulcher is “perfect” for clearing small trees, underbrush, and a variety of unwanted vegetation across a wide range of environments, the C275 delivers 275 horsepower (205 kW) in a compact, low ground pressure package.
The C275’s 109-gpm cutter system provides hydraulic power to the Predator mulcher head, which boasts a 77.5-inch (196 cm) cutting width, while the heavy-duty steel undercarriage and powerful final drives allow operators to tackle difficult terrain with confidence. The C275 also will accept a DENIS CIMAF mulcher head, another brand within the Morbark portfolio.
Rayco’s exclusive elevated cooling design keeps engine and hydraulic temperatures within their limits in even the harshest of environments. To minimize maintenance, an operator can activate a reversing fan from the cab to clear the debris screens, helping extend service intervals even when operating in hot, debris-filled environments.
The debris screens are easily removable when manual cleaning becomes necessary, and the rear door opens to allow unrestricted access to the debris screen and engine radiator.
The cabs are climate controlled and sealed from dust and debris to maintain operator comfort. Operators appreciate the high-backed, heated seat with adjustable armrests and air-ride suspension.
For safety, the cab is certified to meet ROPS, FOPS, and OPS specifications and is equipped with a rooftop escape hatch. High-output LED work lights and a backup camera enhances rearward visibility.
Other key features include Rayco’s exclusive track tensioning system with monitor, which alerts the operator to over-tension situations and provides easier access to track tension grease fittings; hydraulic tilt cab to access pumps and other components easily; and the hydraulic rear winch.
The C275 packs the power necessary for larger-scale clearing into a compact and agile unit, said Bowling.
RCT150 Crawler Truck
For remote delivery or removal of large payloads to areas not accessible by typical vehicles, Morbark’s updated Rayco Crawler Truck RCT150 has the capacity to carry 15,000 pounds (6 804 kg).
It comes with a 10-foot long x 7.8-foot wide (3 m x 2.4 m) dump bed with removable sides or as a cab and chassis that can be outfitted to meet the customer’s needs by accepting a broad range of truck beds/bodies or be fitted with equipment to perform specialized tasks, such as drill rigs, aerial lifts, cranes, and more. Auxiliary hydraulics are easily added.
The model’s design offers unrestricted access to the engine and hydraulic components for ease of serviceability. 28-inch (700 mm) wide rubber tracks yield ground pressure of just 4.0 psi (27.6 kPa) when loaded. Powerful, 2-speed track drives achieve travel speeds of 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h) in low and 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h) in high.
Built with the operator in mind, the RCT150’s spacious cabin features heat and A/C as well as a fold-up front window that doubles as an escape path. The high-backed, air-ride suspension seat is heated and has adjustable armrests.
A single joystick, for ease of operation and response, controls the machine’s travel. A color display panel keeps operator alert to engine performance and machine vitals.