Aug 8, 2021 | Fecon News

Fecon Compact Stumpex Wins Rental Magazine Editor’s Choice Award

(Lebanon, OH) Fecon LLC announces that their innovative Compact STUMPEX, a slow speed, high-torque auger style stump grinder has been awarded the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award from Rental Magazine. The awards recognize the 30 construction products that have made the biggest impact on rental equipment professionals over the past year. The 2021 Editor’s Choice Award winners were chosen by Rental magazines editorial team based on several factors including innovation, utility for the rental market, and audience engagements as measured by clicks, page views, and inquiries on The Compact STUMPEX and other Editor’s Choice Award winners will be featured in the August/September issue of Rental magazine.

“This award means so much because it combines what the editors think of the product and how readers – those who it was designed for – have reacted to it,” said Fecon VP of Dealer Development Mike Kucharski. “The Compact STUMPEX was engineered to help contractors improve their operations in the field. The recognition validates our product development efforts which is gratifying to everyone involved.”

Designed specifically for Compact Utility Loaders like the Toro Dingo, Bobcat, and others, the Compact STUMPEX’s high torque eradicates stumps of any species from 4 to 11 inches in diameter in a single plunge (those greater than 11 inches may require multiple plunges). Slow auger speed ensures a safer work environment with faster clean-up. It is ideal for Compact Utility Loaders with 10-20 GPM of hydraulic flow, and 2,000 to 3,000 PSI. This unique product features a powerful robust drive which generates up to 4,000 ft.lbs of torque to tackle any species of wood. The Compact STUMPEX is ideal for rental facilities, property managers/landowners, farmers, landscapers, tree service companies/arborists, municipalities, parks & recreational facilities, and others seeking to safely remove stumps using a Compact Utility Loader.

A hardened auger cone ensures positive draw into the stump, while stepped blades of ½” thick durable AR500 material rotate at slow speeds which is far safer than conventional stumpers. The low rpm auger bit leads to easy work site clean-up without flying debris that is inherent with conventional stumpers. There are no carbide tips to replace, and no flying projectiles, making the Compact STUMPEX a safer, low-maintenance approach to stump removal.

Established in 1992 near Cincinnati, Fecon manufactures the Bull Hog® the #1 selling forestry mulcher. They also manufacture tracked carriers and tractors, as well as a full range of attachments and other equipment for vegetation management. Their products are sold through equipment dealers and distributors worldwide. For more information on Fecon products, contact Mike Kucharski at (513) 696-4430, or via e-mail at, or visit them online at

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Brandon Flexsenhar

Chief Operating Officer

Brandon holds a BS in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Industrial Technology from Purdue University, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As COO, he is responsible for the operational effectiveness of the company, and will focus on improving supply chain reliability, lean manufacturing, continuous quality improvement, and production footprint optimization. His goal is “to produce best in class products with competitive lead times, and create value through people, process, and technology.”


Mark Middendorf

Senior VP of Sales

Mark is Fecon’s Senior VP of Sales and oversees the global sales efforts of all Fecon products. He has been with the company since 2012 serving first as President of SWX Group, a Fecon subsidiary, VP of Sales, and currently Senior VP. He gained extensive equipment sales and dealer management experience while working for Toro as National Sales Manager and Finn Corporation, ultimately becoming a Senior VP. He holds a BS in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.