Mulching Heads Market

Mulching Heads Market Analysis By Drive Type (Direct, Belt Drive Mulchers), By Carrier Capacity (10-20, 20-30 tons), By Mounting Equipment Capacity, By Max. Shredding Diameter, By Max. Cutting Width, By Mounting Equipment, By Region - Global Market Insights 2022-2032

Analysis of Mulching Heads market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Mulching Heads Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global mulching heads market is estimated at US$ 521 Mn in 2022. Detailed industry analysis reveals that the market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.6% and reach a valuation of US$ 936 Mn by 2032.

Report Attributes


Mulching Heads Market Size (2021A)

US$ 493 Mn

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

US$ 521 Mn

Projected Year Value (2032F)

US$ 936 Mn

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

6.6% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)


North America Growth Rate (2022-2032)

6.7% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies (2021)


Key Companies Profiled

  • Picursa
  • Plaisance Equipements
  • Tierre Group S.r.l
  • Beri Udyog Pvt. Ltd.
  • Fieldmaster
  • Maschio Gaspardo
  • Raina Agrico
  • Tirth Agro Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • TK Agro Industries
  • Weifang Yisen Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Bobcat
  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Loftness Manufacturing
  • Tigercat International Inc.
  • Torrent Mulcher
  • Blaney Agri
  • Humus Mulcher
  • Lipa srl
  • O.SM.A. di Sanzanni Pierdomenico & c. s.a.s.
  • Xuzhou HCN Machinery Technology

Mulching head sales contributed US$ 493 Mn in 2021 to the global agricultural equipment market which was valued at US$ 190 Bn.

With the world population increasing at the rate of 1.05% each year, demand for residential spaces is increasing. This has led to growth of the infrastructure and construction industries in developed as well as developing economies. Rising adoption of mulching heads in forest management and municipal vegetation across the world is propelling demand for forestry mulchers.

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), average spending on lawn care and gardening activities is US$ 503 per household. Consumers’ growing interest in gardening and well-being has resulted in a rise in the use of mulcher attachments in their homes for mulching material.

Flexible and automated offerings by mulching head manufacturers have gained huge popularity among millennials in developed nations. Moreover, the market is anticipated to forge ahead with increasing forestry mechanization ratio in all regions.

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Sales Analysis of Mulching Heads (2017-2021) in Comparison to Market Growth Forecast (2022-2032)

Over the historic years of 2017 to 2021, sales of mulching heads increased at a sluggish CAGR of 1.9%, mainly stunted by the onset of COVID in 2020.

Demand for mulching heads, including new sales and retrofits, is notably influenced by the demand for harvester equipment. Excavators in mounting equipment are expected to reach a valuation of US$ 195 Mn by 2032. In addition, global production of industrial round-wood is expected to grow moderately over the coming years, mainly driven by global increase in residential construction and increase in paper production in developing countries.

The South Asia & Oceania region held a market share of 19% in 2021, and is likely to surge ahead at a CAGR of 7.7%, due to expansion of the infrastructure and construction industries. The North American region held a market value of around US$ 123 Mn at the end of 2021 owing to high technology adoption rate.

The Europe mulching heads market is expected to be valued at US$ 271 Mn by 2032 expanding at a growth rate of 6.4% during the forecast years of 2022 to 2032. Compact track loaders as mounting equipment in the mulching heads market are expected to account for a market share of 34% in 2032, with demand for tractor mulchers also rising.

Fact.MR projects the global mulching heads market to witness growth at 6.6% CAGR over the 2022 to 2032 assessment period.

Mulching heads market forecast by Fact.MR

Why are Mulching Heads being Preferred Over Older Methods?

Mulching heads have numerous advantages such as high productivity, easy maintenance, convenient replacement of spare parts, low noise and pollution, low energy consumption, and long lifecycle as compared to traditionally used tools such as spades and axes. This is increasing demand for mulching equipment all around the globe and providing substantial growth to the mulching heads market.

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Will High Costs of Mulching Heads Affect Market Growth?

Mulching heads are convenient to use and allow for streamlined operations while grinding a stump. They are, however, constrained by several factors. Mulching heads are tough to maintain and must be handled with care.

Leading market players such as Bobcat, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others frequently include user manuals with mulching heads that outline proper operation and maintenance procedures. However, high rate of replacement and high cost of services due to the lack of effective and regular maintenance pose major limitations to the land clearing attachment market.

Country-wise Insights

Why China is Experiencing Momentum in the Sales of Mulching Heads?

“Government Support Aiding Expansion of Mulcher Attachment Equipment Suppliers”

The agricultural industry in China has been witnessing significant upsurge in the last few years due to increasing farm mechanization. The government in the country is taking efforts to increase agricultural exports by educating farmers about advanced and technology-incorporated farming.

The government is also giving high incentives to farmers to procure agricultural machinery such as mulching heads. Additionally, China has also become the global centre of attraction for leading players in mulching heads industry due to heavy investments in the sector.

The China mulching heads market was valued at US$ 51 Mn in 2021, and is likely to expand at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period of 2022-2032.

What is the Scenario for Mulching Heads Sales in the U.S.?

“Huge Importance Given to Lawn Care and Gardening Activities”

Mulcher heads are required for both, landscaping and ground keeping. The U.S. government has increased the employment and daily wages of landscaping workers to stress the importance of lawn and gardening participation.

The daily tasks performed by workers include a combination of mowing, trimming, planting, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and other essentials. The mid-western, southeastern, and southwestern regions of the U.S. employ the highest numbers of workers for landscaping in various end-use industries.

The U.S.-based mulching heads market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 142 Mn by the end of 2032. Increased awareness and involvement of employees in lawn maintenance and gardening practices will drive mulcher attachment equipment market growth in the country.

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Category-wise Insights

Why are Tractor Mulchers as Mounting Equipment Highly Demanded?

“Huge Budgets of Municipal Corporations on Landscaping”

Rising popularity of landscaping and mowing services due to the necessity for providing a superior aesthetic look to residential and commercial gardens and lawns is one of the main factors driving demand for mulching heads that are used for landscaping and mowing.

In developed economies such as North America and Europe, the area under gardens and lawns is higher as compared to Asia and MEA. For instance, according to a study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in the U.S., around 63,000 square miles are under turf grass.

In addition, demand for landscaping is also growing in North America and Europe due to high rate of civilization and urbanization. Municipal corporations are allocating huge budgets for landscaping and garden management in cities, thereby driving market growth of mulching equipment, especially forestry mulchers and tractor mulchers.

How is the Market for Skid Steer Loaders Faring?

“Rising Construction Industry Driving Skid Steer Loader Demand”

With a surge in the global construction industry, sales of skid steer loaders are also growing, and the construction sector is a major end user of these machines. According to studies, 86% of the developed world and 64% of the emerging world will be urbanized by 2050.

As such, rising investments by governments around the globe on projects such as infrastructure development are expected to drive the sales of skid steer loaders, with a projected absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 132 Mn over the period of 2022-2032.

Competitive Landscape

Mulching head manufacturers are aiming to increase their market share in the South Asia & Oceania region through joint ventures and strategic partnerships with investment groups and local players.

Some of the key market developments are:

  • In 2021, Caterpillar launched two new mulching heads - HM5515 and HM3013 - which can be used for forest machines and tracked and wheeled excavators.
  • In 2021, Picursa partnered with Ufkes Greentec to sell forestry equipment such as mulching heads in Europe.

Similarly, recent developments by top providers of mulching heads have been tracked by the team at Fact.MR, which are available in the detailed report.

Segments Covered in Mulching Heads Industry Research

  • Mulching Heads Market by Drive Type:

    • Direct Drive Mulchers
    • Belt Drive Mulchers
  • Mulching Heads Market by Carrier Capacity:

    • Up to 10 Tons
    • 10 - 20 Tons
    • 20 - 30 Tons
    • 30 - 40 Tons
    • Above 40 Tons
  • Mulching Heads Market by Mounting Equipment Capacity:

    • Up to 100 HP
    • 100 - 200 HP
    • 200 - 300 HP
    • 300 - 400 HP
    • Above 400 HP
  • Mulching Heads Market by Max. Shredding Diameter:

    • Below 25 cm Mulching Heads
    • 25 - 40 cm Mulching Heads
    • Above 40 cm Mulching Heads
  • Mulching Heads Market by Max. Cutting Width:

    • Up to 48 Inch Mulching Heads
    • 48-56 Inch Mulching Heads
    • Above 56 Inch Mulching Heads
  • Mulching Heads Market by Mounting Equipment:

    • Skid Steer Loaders
    • Compact Track Loaders
    • Excavators
    • Tractors
  • Mulching Heads Market by Region:

    • North America Mulching Heads Market
    • Latin America Mulching Heads Market
    • Europe Mulching Heads Market
    • East Asia Mulching Heads Market
    • South Asia & Oceania Mulching Heads Market
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA) Mulching Heads Market

- FAQs -

What is the total market value of the global market for mulching heads?

The global mulching heads market is estimated to be valued at US$ 521 Mn in 2022.

What is the projected growth rate for the East Asia mulching heads market?

The East Asia market is likely to expand at a CAGR of 6.1% during 2022–2032.

Who are the top five suppliers of mulching heads?

Picursa, Bobcat, Caterpillar, FECON, and John Deere are top five manufacturers of mulching heads.

Which countries will provide more opportunities for the global mulcher attachment equipment market in the future?

Top 5 countries driving most demand for mulching heads and related equipment are the U.S., China, Russia, Spain, and Canada.

What is the outlook for the market in Latin America?

Latin America is expected to hold a market share of 8% in the global mulching heads in 2022.

At what rate is mulching head sales expected to increase in North America?

The North America mulching heads market is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 6.7% during 2022–2032.

Which drive type of mulching heads is dominating the market?

Direct drive mulching equipment held a dominating position with 66% market share in 2021.

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