40EX Mulching head for Excavator and Backhoe arms
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40EX Flail Mowing Head

Price: $9,860.00
  • Item #: 40EX
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Excavator Mounted Brush Shredder

The Brush Hound Excavator Mounted Brush Shredder safely cuts and mulches small trees, grass, and brush. The Brush Hound Flail Blade Cutting Head turns any excavator or backhoe into a long reach boom mower. Three widths are available, 30 inch, 40 inch and 50 inch working width cutter heads. The large 2 pound reversible, spiral mounted blades will cut and mulch trees and limbs up to 4 inches in diameter on the model 30 EX and 40EX, 6 inches in diameter on the model 40EX-HD, and up to 8 inches in diameter on the model 50EX-HD. Excavators under 16,000 lbs. in weight and with hydraulic system pressures with a relief valve at 3400 psi should use the 30EX or 30EX-HD models. These units use a hydraulic gear type motor with a maximum pressure capacity of 3400 psi.. Excavators larger than 16,000 lbs. and with a relief valve pressure above 3400 psi should us the 40EX, 40EX-HD or 50EX-HD models with a higher capacity piston type motor with a maximum pressure capacity of 5000 psi maximum.

Model 40EX Hammerhead model requires hydraulic flow of 13 gpm to give you a cutting capacity of 4 inches in diameter, model 40Extreme requires 24 gpm to give you a 6 inch diameter cutting capacity.

Model 40EX: Hydraulic powered flail blade brush shredder head, designed to mount on mini-excavators and backhoes, has 40 inch working width

Key Features
• HammerHead Knife. Forged one-piece sharpened hammer provides maximum versatility. Cuts hardwoods and grasses cleanly with efficient uniformity

• Bolt-on Excavator Mount. Every model includes excavator-specific mount

• Extra-Strength Thumb Saddle. Serrated edge works with excavator thumb to grab and remove debris or obstacles

• Adaptability. Mounts to most compact excavators or backhoes 7k to 12k

• Composite Dampener Washer. Isolates operational vibration and increases drive component lifespan

• True Shaft Technology. An electronically balanced cutter drum with serviceable hubs to ensure straight shafts that run smooth for years of reliable, vibration-free operation

• Wire Guards. Anti-wrap design protects bearings and seals from debris

• Bolt-on Reversible Flails. Extends the life of flails by utilizing second edge

• Bolt-on Chain Guards. Easily replaceable if damaged

• Direct Drive Design. Maximizes power transfer to cutter drum

• SAE Compliant. Exceeds all SAE J1001 standards for flail mowers

• Single-Piece Frame. Modern engineering increases strength by 25%


The 40EX combines 12 one-piece sharpened hammerhead knives with a 40-inch cutting width. The result is a potent blend of power, speed and control. It weighs 800 pounds and offers the same proven BrushHound quality, versatility and durability that allow operators to confidently approach any task.

Product Model Specifications 40EX

Cutting Width 40 inches

Overall length 63 inches

Overall width 33.5 inches

Height without mount is 29 inches

Weight 850 lbs

Brush Hound model 40EX has twelve 3 lb. forged scoop hammer knives

Brush Capacity 3.5 inches

Hydraulic Flow Range:  12-20.7 gpm, not recommended for machines over 12,000 lbs. gross weight or with auxillary hydraulic systems 3500 psi or higher