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Author Topic: Flail mower / topper?  (Read 2361 times)

StephenRoberts

  • Joined Jul 2014
Flail mower / topper?
« on: July 29, 2014, 02:29:39 pm »
I am currently using a 90cm flail mower attached to a little Kubota (15hp). I may have the opportunity soon to upgrade, I'd like to have a 1.5m cut if possible with an adequately powerful tractor to power it. I'd welcome the input from forumland as to the pros and cons of either flail mower or a topper. I have about 5000 sq metres of orchard which is mostly ratty grass with a few molehills. The current flail just ploughs straight through the molehills but does not like long wet grass, especially when there are lots of windfalls on the ground.
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StephenRoberts

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Flail mower / topper?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 07:28:18 am »
Can a topper cope with molehills?

UPoneacre

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Llanidloes, Powys
Re: Flail mower / topper?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 09:48:25 am »
Well, yes it can, provided it's fitted with a slip clutch, otherwise be prepared to be replacing shear bolts fairly frequently.

 

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