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  • Joined Aug 2010
Flail mower towed behind 4x4, advice please
« on: August 30, 2010, 02:18:48 pm »
I am thinking of getting a 4 ft flail mower with its own motor, to tow behind a 4x4. The idea is to cut a field of approx 2.5 acres regularly to keep it looking neat.
Do these machines work effectively? They are often marketed for use with a Quad bike/ATV but would a 4x4 work as well? In particular would a Freelander be ok for this as opposed to a Landrover 90 or 110 etc?
Any advice or experience would be very welcome.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a particular flail mower?
« Last Edit: September 04, 2010, 07:56:25 am by chippingnorton »


  • Joined Dec 2008
Re: Flail mower towed behind 4x4, advice please
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 06:58:53 pm »
hi , just because no one's responded yet ,here's my thoughts ;
 Of course you can . After all a freelander is just a bigger ,more comfortable quad .
 There are issues ; a 4ft wide flail ,behind a ~4ft wide quad makes sense . as opposed to the ~ 5ft wide land rover  .
   ;fat tyres on the lighter quad make sense , as opposed to the skinnier tyres on the heavier l/r  . ; manouevering on the quad would be easier , ;hedges etc could distress the l/r's bodywork . ;quad may be better suited to slopes .
 I wonder if a flail is really required ? - bit of an animal ,compared with a rotary - bladed topper .
 If it were me ,and i didn't want to buy a tractor and kit , i would consider a used domestic ride-on mower . Not so clever if the field is podded up by horses , or steep /wet . Would take about 1 hour per acre ,with a ~36 inch cut .
  Remember ; 90's and 110's look good when a bit beat up , freelanders ,not so much .
 hope this helps .
If it's too steep to plough , put sheep on it , if the sheep fall off , plant trees .


  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Flail mower towed behind 4x4, advice please
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 08:38:39 pm »
freelanders not so good offroad  either quads are much better and more versatile


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