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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Quad towed flail mower suggestions please
« on: February 15, 2022, 07:06:06 pm »
I am looking for ideas and suggestions for a flail mower to tow behind my Quad.
I have been looking, there are many but the majority appear to be made in China  same machine with different names and lookalike Honda , Briggs and Stratton or Loncin engines.
Getting to physical inspect one prior to purchase seems to be difficult as many are sold in a crate with minimal assembly required , one supplier told me his one would come in a metal frame and would require a grinder to liberate it and no, it would have not been checked over in any way because he would not have even seen or handled
it.
Suggestion please, especially if you have said bit of kit ( even if it is from the east ! ) your experiences and opinions would be gratefully received .

philcaegrug

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • ammanford
Re: Quad towed flail mower suggestions please
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2022, 05:10:54 pm »
I've had a logic flail bought 2nd hand twenty years ago. still working perfect.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Quad towed flail mower suggestions please
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2022, 09:15:34 am »
I've had a logic flail bought 2nd hand twenty years ago. still working perfect.
Logic are on my list of three preferred mowers along with Wessex and Kellfri

philcaegrug

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • ammanford
Re: Quad towed flail mower suggestions please
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2022, 06:53:55 pm »
Seems like not many members have flails! :farmer:

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: either over-crowded or villages left half-empty.
Re: Quad towed flail mower suggestions please
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2022, 11:28:16 pm »
I seem to recall several other posts re quad-drawn flails! (Forum search might throw up some suggestions ?)
Whether one can find a non-Chinese manufacture is another matter, BUT Chinese-built does not have to mean, I seem to think, buying a load of cr*p anymore
(I'd be interested in knowing though what the price difference between flails with Honda, B&S and Loncin power units might be - not because I'm in the market for a quad flail as I have a PTO driven flail:  just out of interest.)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 11:31:11 pm by arobwk »

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Quad towed flail mower suggestions please
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2022, 10:44:08 am »
Seems like not many members have flails! :farmer:

 I used PTO toppers when I was in Northumberland and then Cumbria.  I used flails and blades. 

I did look at quad toppers but was put off by the separate engine thing. 

We now have a very meaty ride-on mower here, as we have holiday cabins and a campsite so need lots of mowing - not all on "lawns", lol - which can top to some extent.  I also have a scythe, which is fab for small patches.  (Not least as I like to reduce not decimate, and leave a patchwork of surfaces for wildlife and livestock to make use of.)

@jaykay used to have a 20 acre (I think, or maybe it was 12) smallholding in Cumbria, very rough / reshy pasture, and used a towable mower (blades not flail, I think) with a Briggs and Stratton engine.  She found it very capable on her fairly rough terrain.  Sorry I can't remember the make she had.  ETA did some searching and found it.  She had a Quad-X wildcut mower.

« Last Edit: February 23, 2022, 10:46:40 am by SallyintNorth »
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