Fecon purchases Vermeer’s forestry mulching product line


Fecon LLC has purchased the Vermeer forestry mulcher product line.

As well, through the purchase, Fecon has established a global distribution agreement with Vermeer.

“Adding Fecon engineering and technology will make it easier for customers to buy the equipment best suited to their needs,” said Fecon CEO Bob Dieckman.

“With their extensive coverage and high standard of customer support, as well as the professional and strategic Vermeer sales organization, we are certain that both organizations will benefit from the partnership.”

The distribution agreement, which will be introduced on a controlled basis throughout 2021, will provide their dealers access to the line of mulching equipment from the two companies.

The distribution strategy leverages the scope and size of traditional Vermeer dealerships by focusing on market segments with differentiated product needs.  

Fecon will begin the process with a select — yet global — group of Vermeer dealers in 2021, as well as strategically specify products and methodically expand from there.

The company will assume production and support of the Vermeer model FT100 and FT300 forestry mulching tractors, and has begun moving these functions to the Fecon factory in Lebanon, Ohio. 

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“Fecon’s forestry innovation and product lineup is a great complement to our equipment portfolio,” said Doug Hundt, Vermeer’s president of industrial solutions.

“With a lineup of products that support the land clearing, utility right-of-way and fire mitigation markets, their mulching attachments and tractors will give our dealers a broader portfolio to support those customers we are already working with in those markets.”

Established in 1992 near Cincinnati, Fecon manufactures the Bull Hog forestry mulcher. They also manufacture tracked carriers and tractors, as well as a full range of attachments and other equipment for vegetation management.  

Vermeer manufactures tree-care, agricultural, underground construction, surface mining and environmental equipment. The equipment is backed by localized customer service and support provided by independent dealers around the world.