Diamond Mowers' New Disc Mulcher Belt Drive Pro X Reaches Full Speed in 13 Seconds

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Updated Sep 5, 2023

While most direct drive disc mulchers take 45 seconds or more to spool up, Diamond Mowers says its new Disc Mulcher Belt Drive (BD) Pro X can get up to speed in just 13 seconds. That means you can get to work quickly and finish a variety of land clearing, vegetation and forestry management and pasture reclamation jobs faster.

The new model offers a 60-inch cutting width to obliterate trees and brush up to 14 inches in diameter and mulch material up to 6 inches. Compatible with large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders, the Disc Mulcher BD Pro X is paired with a 107cc variable displacement bent axis piston motor to match its hydraulic flow of 32-50 gallons per minute. The head can be tuned to the carrier, a feature previously only available on drum mulchers. Diamond’s Four-Point Hardened Steel Teeth come standard, or users can upgrade to Diamond’s Twin Maul Carbide Teeth.

The mulcher pairs a belt drive with a two-speed hydraulic motor to increase torque and disc speed, allowing users to take full advantage of the mulcher’s potential, the company says. The disc speeds up during reprocessing and back-dragging for constant production. And the belt drive system acts as a torque multiplier that prevents the machine from slowing down when slicing through large materials and enables it to recover quickly.

“Based on our testing, this new Disc Mulcher BD Pro X delivers torque values 2-3 times higher than the industry has ever seen,” said Dan Stachel, executive vice president of Diamond Mowers. “It also spools up 2-3 times faster than Diamond Mowers’ previous top-tier 160cc motor for 20%-30% more productivity.”

A new bolt-on replaceable liner constructed of AR 400 steel helps reduce abrasion on the shell from thrown materials and extends the product's life. Hydraulic hoses have been shortened thanks to the super swivel system, allowing lines to be tucked closer to the machine and avoid snags.

Enhanced forward visibility ensures operators do not hit rocks and can better position the head on trees. Its efficient design also promotes lower hydraulic temperatures for improved uptime and carrier life.

“Increased performance has historically come at the expense of overheating,” explained Stachel. “The efficient design of this new attachment actually reduces hydraulic oil temperatures compared to other disc mulchers, allowing operators to work longer in hot weather without the downtime associated with overheating.”

The Disc Mulcher BD Pro X comes with a one-year warranty and access to Diamond’s customer service resources, including a team of care experts and a dedicated parts team.

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