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Fecon Australia – The Key to Success

Victorian-based Bushfire Mitigation & Land Services prides itself on leaving the minimum environmental footprint, and credits Fecon products with helping achieve that goal.

Victorian-based Bushfire Mitigation & Land Services prides itself on leaving the minimum
environmental footprint, and credits Fecon products with helping achieve that goal.

Bushfire Mitigation & Land Services is a family owned and operated business specialising in preparing private property and public land to reduce the impact of fire, and to recover from both fire and severe storm events. Based in Victoria, services offered by the company include mulching and mowing, planned burn preparation, weed management, chainsaw operations, property and fenceline clearing, rural fencing, fire break and emergency track clearing construction, stump grinding with minimal ground disturbance, storm recovery works, and vegetation rehabilitation.

Owner Edan Brennan has over 15 years’ experience working in both frontline firefighting and bushfire prevention, and while things were going well, he went looking for some specialised equipment.

Fecon stump grinding“We identified a need for a stump grinder that could efficiently grind stumps with minimal ground disturbance,” explains the firefighter. “But we needed a grinder to operate more safely than other products we saw currently on the market.”

After a thorough search of available equipment and watching that equipment inaction on  YouTube, Edan’s crew found its way to the Fecon website, which allowed a comparison of specifications and operations. It also displayed videos of the equipment in use.

“After completing our research, we saw Fecon was offering equipment that met our needs.”

Personal touch

Edan’s final decision to run with Fecon products came down to the machinery conforming to his company’s ideals, the quality of the product, and value for investment. But meeting Fecon Business Development Manager was another big contributing factor.

“The service he gave us was outstanding,” Edan remembers. “He didn’t pressure us to purchase, and his professionalism was next level. We felt supported, well informed, and knew purchasing through Fecon Australia was the right option for our business.”


Following the success of the stump grinder, Edan and his team researched the Fecon standard-flow mulcher, which also met the company’s requirements and allowed work in more confined spaces.

“The mulcher fitting to a smaller machine meant we were able to meet our environmental goals,” Edan points out, “and we’re able to mulch fine fuels to mitigate bushfire risk.”

Adding the Fecon equipment to the Bushfire Mitigation & Land Services fleet allowed offering much-needed grinding and mulching services, and Edan’s business grew as a result.

The company now offers a broader range of fire-mitigation services with an eye firmly fixed on the company’s environmental goals.

A good decision

Bushfire Mitigation & Land Services hasn’t looked back since the move to Fecon equipment allowed an increase in services offered to customers, and Edan is looking to further expansion and a bright future for the company. “Our work in stump grinding has seen us grind in excess of 2000 stumps along forestry roads, providing a clear path for future maintenance of the roadside vegetation,” he says. “And the ability to mulch fine fuels in environmentally sensitive areas means we’re able to reduce the risk of bushfires to local communities.

“The ability to run both pieces of equipment from a smaller machine has enabled us to operate with a minimal footprint, and reducing the impact on the ground guarantees the preservation of native flora and fauna, safeguarding our environment for future generations.”