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Hjcarter

  • Joined Aug 2019
Re: Rust pocks on hydraulic cylinder shaft!
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 11:12:34 am »
Apart from the problem with the ram, what was the tool like? Reasonable build quality?  Easy to use?  Good result?.
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England !
Re: Rust pocks on hydraulic cylinder shaft!
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 07:29:57 pm »
@Hjcarter
Leaving my original over-wintered ram issue aside, I haven't had any operational issues with the Bowell flail.  It seems pretty robust.
To note though that the MFZ model I bought is not designed to give a fine cut.  The really heavy-duty hammers smash-cut stuff rather than slice-cut !!  That said, a reasonably tidy cut can be achieved on a flat-surfaced meadow. 
If the meadow is not so flat-surfaced, the heavy-duty hammers can "take" a bit of soil.
This is my 1st flail mower so I cannot compare or offer an experienced recommendation:  all I can say is that it works for me.
Last time I checked Bowell offerings, their heavy-duty flails had been upgraded from 3x belt drive to 4x and they had replaced gear-box with an Italian manufactured unit.


 
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