Diamond Mowers, a South Dakota-based manufacturer of premium industrial mowing, mulching, and brush-cutting equipment, is releasing a revolutionary open drum mulcher — one that combines the top performance features of depth control and open drum designs into one powerful and versatile attachment. The new SK Drum Mulcher OD Pro X is the first in a series of top-of-the-line mulching tools set to be launched later this year.
Available in 60- and 72-inch cutting widths, the new Drum Mulcher OD Pro X can tackle virtually any mulching job and accommodate three tooth options, which allows users to interchange teeth for different applications. Compatible with most skid-steers and compact track loaders, the OD Pro X is factory-set to match each carrier’s specified pressure and flow.
In addition to the new drum mulcher, there will also be enhancements to Diamond’s existing depth control drum, as well as a new low-flow skid drum, boom drum and excavator drum that will be designed for use with midi excavators.
“At Diamond, we are committed to offering our customers the best tools for every task,” said Dan Stachel, Executive Vice President of Diamond Mowers.
Versatility meets productivity
First out of the gate is the new Drum Mulcher OD Pro X, an innovative design that fuses open drum versatility with depth control precision. Ideal for users requiring power and flexibility for harsh mulching needs, this easy-to-operate tool is made for a wide range of heavy-duty applications from land clearing and vegetation management to utility and roadside maintenance. It is strategically engineered to allow heavy ground engagement for maximum productivity while producing a smaller finished product than conventional open drum models.
“We believe there’s always another approach to innovation,” explained Stachel. “Our new drum mulcher offers the best of both worlds to deliver optimal versatility and powerful processing for tackling the toughest mulching and brush clearing applications.”
Designed to process material up to 9 inches in diameter continuously, this new drum is differentiated in the marketplace by its optimized infeed system. Directional rake tines deflect vegetation back to the rotor and shredding chamber for smaller mulch after the first pass. Optimum shredding performed in the drum chamber reduces the need for back-dragging and produces a uniform mulch with a smaller particle size than typical open drum options.
“The infeed area and entire processing chamber of the OD Pro X are specifically designed for the most efficient reduction of material possible,” Stachel noted.
In addition to the 60- and 72-inch cutting widths and three tooth options, other product features include:
- Variable displacement piston motor
- Severe-duty bearings rated to 77,000+ lbs. and protected by a labyrinth design and triple steel ring seals
- Replaceable, abrasion-resistant AR 400 liner to minimize wear
- Chain guard to protect the operator and machine from flying debris
Priced to retail from about $31,978, the drum attaches to most skid-steers and compact track loaders. Upon purchase, the attachment is factory-set to match each carrier’s specified pressure and flow. Diamond Mowers’ dealers have the ability to fine-tune the motor settings to achieve peak performance.
On the horizon
Diamond Mowers intends to roll out a whole portfolio of drum mulching attachments to reinforce its commitment to the vegetation management space. In addition to the new open drum, customers can anticipate enhancements to the company’s depth control drum, along with a low-flow skid drum, a boom drum, and a game-changing excavator drum specifically designed for use with midi excavators.
“True partnership requires a full array of products,” added Stachel. “With these new and improved attachment options, Diamond will be a complete source for any mulching need.”