If you stare out your windows and look at the trees with contempt, wishing you could just show them all who’s boss, we’ve got your golden ticket right here, Charlie. This is a Galotrax 800 forestry mulcher and at the time of this video a couple of years ago it was the world’s heaviest machine of this type. The rotating drum absolutely mangles everything in its path. That path is intended to be filled with trees that need to be cleared but if you had a VW, a small building, or perhaps an invading army, it would reduce the effectiveness of those things about as well as it stops trees from being trees.
Land clearing is still a huge business. As tightly packed as we are in the large cities of this country, there are still vast swaths of property that are privately owned and people are building on in the countryside. Needs to clear a one mile driveway into your new dream home building site? You can hire loggers to come in, fell the trees, pull the logs out and leave you stumps to bulldoze or your can hire one of these style rigs that knocks over the trees as it is vaporizing them and chews the laid over trunk and branches to dust when it is done. The biggest of these guys is a 57,000lb, 765hp beast that likely looks just like the one you will see in the video below.
The whole idea of these machines is to use speed as a weapon against cost. Yes the initial buy in on one of these forestry mulchers is massive but over time you can make the money back. Think about it. One guy with this thing can do the work of dozens of men that would take days. Since jobs typically go to the low bidder, the math starts to become more clear as to the goals of this tree eater and why people would want to use them over more traditional means…more than the fun of it because that has to be high on the list, right?
Press play and watch this monster work!