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New Cat® mulchers bring reliable performance, easy maintenance and keep safety a priority

 

 

For Release in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand: June 2021
Release Number: 481PR21

 

Two new Cat® mulchers for tracked and wheeled excavators and forest machines deliver reliable operation in tough forestry applications. With their easy-to-maintain design, these mulchers incorporate a number of safety features to protect both workers and equipment at the jobsite. With the addition of the new Cat HM3013 and HM5515 models, Caterpillar now offers a mulcher attachment for Cat front-reach machines from 11 to 36 tons (10 to 32.7 tonnes) and long-reach front machines from 40 to 52 tons (36.3 to 47.2 tonnes).

The HM3013 has a new dedicated bite limiter drum, while the HM5515 offers a standard drum. Featuring an aggressive edge of the blade with the limiter and counter knives, the dedicated bite limiter of the HM3013 produces an exceptionally fine final product. The bite limiter drum design excels in mulching applications where rocks are minimal with large amounts of standing timber.

Key components on the mulchers factor into their consistent, reliable performance. The variable torque hydraulic piston motor shifts between high speed, low torque and low speed, high torque to deliver speed when it’s needed and power when it counts. Hardened counter blades mounted inside the housing help break down the finished material, which can increase the rate of composting.

Maintaining these new mulchers is fast and simple. Multiple service panels on each model provide easy access for quick adjustments. Further simplifying maintenance and reducing downtime, internal components can be easily removed in the field through the access panels. The poly chain belt drive transmission eliminates slippage on startup, increasing reliability and reducing maintenance costs. Most of the wear parts are made to be field-replaceable to keep the HM3013 and HM5515 working at peak efficiency.

The ability to adjust the hydraulic mulching door allows the operator to control the material throw, increasing operating safety, especially critical on roadside clearing applications or when working near powerlines. Ground-level primary grease points increases daily maintenance safety. Bolt-on, replaceable skids keep the mulcher from digging into the ground or into materials that can increase wear or cause damage. 

 

 

Mulchers Specifications

Model

Type

Recommended

Carrier Weight

Weight

Optimum Hydraulic Flow Range

Optimum Hydraulic
Pressure Range

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

tons

tons

kg

lb.

L

gpm

L

gpm

bar

psi

bar

psi

HM2615

Standard

11

16

1050

2315

98

26

201

53

179

2600

345

5000

HM2615

Bite Limiter

11

16

1125

2480

98

26

201

53

179

2600

345

5000

HM3013

Dedicated Bite Limiter

13

20

1150

2535

121

32

201

53

207

3000

345

5000

HM4015

Standard

18

26

1550

3417

151

40

201

53

207

3000

345

5000

HM4015

Bite Limiter

18

26

1640

3615

151

40

201

53

207

3000

345

5000

HM5515

Standard

27

36

2080

4585

200

53

300

80

207

3000

345

5000

 

A complete list of Mulchers, available by region, is available from the local Cat dealer or by visiting cat.com.

 

 

 

 

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HM3013 Forestry Mulcher

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HM5515 Forestry Mulcher

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Forestry Mulchers are simple to maintain with easy-to-remove service panels.

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Mulchers can cut trees up to 305 mm (12 in) in diameter.

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The mulching door is controlled from the cab and can used open or closed depending on application and surroundings.

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