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Morbark debuts articulated wheel loader, stump cutter

December 3, 2019 -  By

Morbark debuted the Rayco 1800AWL articulated wheel loader and RG165T-R stump cutter at the TCI Expo in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also offered a sneak peek at additional equipment within the Morbark and Rayco brands that would be in production within the first six months of 2020.

“At Morbark, we are focused on continually providing new products and product improvements that meet our customers’ needs and help them succeed in their businesses,” said Casey Gross, Morbark’s director of Tree Care Products. “These newest products — the articulated wheel loader and large stump cutter — are direct responses to our customers’ requests and feedback.”

Rayco 1800AWL Articulated Wheel Loader (Photo: Morbark)

Rayco 1800AWL Articulated Wheel Loader (Photo: Morbark)

Rayco 1800AWL articulated wheel loader

The 1800AWL is the first model of the new articulated wheel loader (AWL) line, for landscape surfaces such as grass, building foundations and paving stones. With a standard mini skid-steer attachment plate, the articulated wheel loader can accommodate a variety of attachments. The quick-attach system enables the user to switch from a bucket to forks, or other tools.

The telescoping boom provides dumping and lifting height, enabling loading on high-sided trucks and other applications that require extended reach. The 1800AWL has a maximum lift height (measured at the hinge pin) of 114 inches. With its 24.8-hp Kubota D1105 diesel engine, the 1800AWL generates a working lift capacity of 1,800 lbs.

The small footprint of 50.5 inches wide, and the articulated loader design give operators agility to maneuver in close quarters, such as small yards or narrow pathways, while the turf tires provide minimal turf disruption when making turns.

The 1800AWL has a low-profile suspension seat in the ROPS/FOPS-certified cab. The open-cab design provides a clear view of the site in all directions.

Rayco RG165T-R stump cutter

The new Rayco RG165T-R stump cutter is ideal for removing large stumps in a short amount of time, according to the company. The 165-hp Ford V8 gasoline engine provides plenty of horsepower and torque allows maximum use of the cutter wheel while meeting emissions requirements.

The RG165T-R is equipped with non-marking rubber tracks on a retractable undercarriage, allowing it to maneuver in tight areas, such as passing through a 36-inch gate, and then widen out to 51 inches for stable travel. The unit’s propel system features high and low travel speeds. A wide hydraulic backfill blade saves time during clean up and can be folded for passing through gates.

The 28-inch-diameter cutting wheel, equipped with 40 Super Tooth cutter teeth, provides a 72.5-inch cutting width, with 28 inches of cutting path above and below ground level. The hydrostatic cutter wheel drive is equipped with Rayco’s “Quick Stop” cutter wheel. The RG165T-R’s wireless remote control unit is sealed against dust, water and other elements.

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