Flail mow­ers: more ver­sa­til­ity

Country Smallholding - - A Look At Machinery -

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.

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