The Community Alliance with Family Farms (CAFF) held a BIOS field day at Chinchiolo Farms on April 20th, focusing on sustainable orchard management. Attendees enjoyed presentations on diverse program areas, pruning techniques, and nematode management. James Chinchiolo, a fourth-generation farmer, shared his farm’s history and future sustainability plans. A key feature of the event was […]Read More
Tame the Wild and Defend Your Domain with BrushHound Defender
Imagine it: you’ve got your own slice of paradise, nestled in the heart of California’s lush forests. It’s the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But, as with every great adventure, there’s a challenge lurking around the corner. In California, wildfires are the uninvited guests that can crash your party, […]Read More
Discover the Latest Innovations from Vrisimo and BrushHound at the 2023 World Ag Expo
Attention all farmers, ranchers, and land managers! Are you in the market for new equipment to help you tackle your toughest jobs? Look no further than Vrisimo and BrushHound! Valley Tool & Manufacturing, the company behind these top-of-the-line brands, cordially invites you to visit our booth at the 2023 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA. […]Read More
What is a Flail Mower?
Introduction to flail mowers Definition: A flail mower is a type of powered lawn or agricultural equipment that uses a rotating drum or cylinder with a series of flexible metal blades, or flails, attached to it to cut or mulch grass, brush, and other vegetation. Flail mowers are usually attached to tractors or other vehicles […]Read More
Creating Defensible Space With An Excavator Mulcher Or Flail Mower
There are several reasons why an excavator flail mower or mulcher might be used to create defensible space. Some of the key reasons include the following: Efficiency: An excavator flail mower or mulcher is a highly efficient tool for clearing away brush, small trees, and other vegetation. It can quickly and easily clear large areas […]Read More
Switching Excavators and Implements. Don’t Swap Excavators Until You Read This!
It’s important to keep in mind that not all mowers are meant for all excavators. If you already own a mower or shredder for a specific excavator, there are two main factors to consider if you’re thinking about putting that mower on something else. The Mount – Pretty obvious. If the excavator hooks up differently, you’ll […]Read More
Top 3 Vrisimo Operator Safety Concerns
Safety is of primary concern here at Valley Tool and Manufacturing. Our team of engineers design safety protections into each of our products, but even with safety engineering integrated into each piece of equipment, operator safety is the most important factor in safe operation. Operators must read and understand the safety and operator manual included with […]Read More
What’s Next with the FHX?
As many of you know, our engineering team is always hard at work, tirelessly updating our products and coming up with newer, better stuff that makes our customers’ lives easier. The FHX is no exception. The entire premise behind the FHX is really simple: mulch efficiently. And now, we’re taking it a step further with an […]Read More
The Right Sized Attachment for Your Excavator
Selecting a mowing or shredding attachment for your excavator can be a daunting task. The questions that begin to form as the process starts can seem unanswerable. Can my excavator pick it up? Do I have enough fluid power? Is it going to perform the job I need it to? If you’re looking for a […]Read More
Fully Enclosed Flail Mower Bearings Keep Contaminants Out
Contaminants are bad for bearings. So why leave them exposed like all the others? As most of you know, we’ve been doing this flail mower thing for quite a while. Vrisimo flail mowers were designed in the 1960’s, and we’ve been building them here at Valley Tool and Manufacturing since the mid-80’s. That’s 30-ish years […]Read More