Flail mowers: more versatility
If you’re after a good all round mower, you can’t go far wrong than by choosing a flail mower. This can do the job of a topper with more versatility. Like a topper it will cut long grass and woody material, but it’s also suitable for short grass such as lawns leaving a good finish if used regularly. A flail mower leaves the grass cuttings short which soon mulch down and provide a great natural fertiliser.
Another advantage of a flail mower is that it can handle rough, uneven ground and they’re highly manoeuvrable in tight spaces. As they are more compact than the topper mower, they’re also easier to store in between cuts.
Of course, for this added versatility you’ll pay a bit more. Expect to budget anywhere between £ 900 for a basic compact flail, to up to £ 2,500 for a high quality verge flail.
Traditionally, if you have paddocks or a smallholding to maintain, the topper was the preferred choice. However, increasingly our customers are buying flail mowers because they offer the additional benefits of being able to cut verges and lawns making their estates look smart and tidy.
MORE: If you’re still not sure what to buy, call Farm Tech Supplies to discuss your specific needs: 01420 520510.