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Author Topic: Advice for newbie re topping paddocks  (Read 9979 times)

Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: Advice for newbie re topping paddocks
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2012, 08:41:39 am »
A six foot direct drive quality topper will have no trouble with the job you describe especially with 50hp+ and will cost under £800. A flail mower will cost a lot more and will almost certainly be Chinese.  My Fleming has been utterly reliable.
UMMmm Im not sure....we have a (bought new) Fleming 6 foot topper and on our bumpy and sometimes stony ground the shear bolts shear like ninepins....also the tin is pretty thin and started to rust within 18 months - it might be we were unlucky tho!
That would be very boring! My land is pretty flat....

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belgianblue

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: Advice for newbie re topping paddocks
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 09:18:01 pm »
2 acres, cut it for hay or silage.

 

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