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90driver

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Independent Land Rover Specialst
Quad bike flail mower
« on: May 02, 2016, 11:21:37 am »
Hi all,

Does anyone have any experience of ATV flail mowers ?

I currently need to replace my old votex topper and am thinking the ATV flails are more maneuverable and I can get right under the trees with them.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
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philcaegrug

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • ammanford
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 09:09:05 pm »
I've had a Logic flail for about 10 years and can't fault it.  A bit slow cutting rush but if done regularly works well.

90driver

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Independent Land Rover Specialst
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 07:53:14 pm »
Thanks for that.

On your recommendation I "won" a logic flail topper on ebay, which turned out to be a scam. Luckily no money changed hands but as the season is progressing I have ordered a Wessex flail mower. I look forward to putting it to work, hopefully before the grass gets too long.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 07:59:49 pm »
We have just got a Wessex and it seems OK We haven't used it much yet but it seems OK so far. Bit pricey :-( but we've got rushes +++ so needed something with a bit of muscle. What OH likes about it is that to can offset the mower to either side so it gets right to the edge of areas without taking the wheel arches off!!
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90driver

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Independent Land Rover Specialst
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 05:47:51 pm »
Picked my one up today. And yes they are a bit expensive but it is very well made and has the bigger engine. 

I put it together and towed it round the field behind the Landrover and it did a great job on the grass and thick nettles.

Looking forward to tackling the heavy stuff behind the quad of the weekend.

st

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 10:17:41 pm »
I have a Rancher All-Rounder Pro with a 13hp engine! Bloody good. You can undo the wheel and put them on behind so you can get right up to the hedges. I said to them I'd post to AS the video they have on their site so here it is http://rancheratv.co.uk/atv-mower/

Swn y Mor

  • Joined Aug 2017
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 08:29:37 pm »
Just bought a Wessex 120 Flail that I tow behind a Honda Fourtrax.
We have 1 1/2 acres, mainly bracken and this year Himalayan Balsam (Evil plant). The first time I tried it the flails were set quite high as the bracken in places is as tall as me, 6ft. Because the Quad is narrower than the flail it just tends to flatten it however, a broken fern is as good as cut.
I will lower the flail when i've worked out where the rocks and gorse bushes are but so far it works well. My only nigle so far is with the 'kill switch', because I have tall bracken the first day I used it something caught the curly wire and dragged it under the flail, mashing the wire and damaging the switch (Wessex please note).
I solved this by attaching a 3ft pole to the flagpole mount on the quad, re-wired the switch and attached to the top of the pole. Problem solved. All in all a good peice of kit that will certainly get some use on our patch of shang ri la.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Quad bike flail mower
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 08:22:02 am »
Very interesting, I was wondering if there was something of the suchwhich.  Off to google....


Ouch.  Not cheap, are they!   :o.   I could have our local friendly farmer with his tractor and topper for 120 hours for that, not sure I can justify it for us.  :(.   
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 08:30:05 am by SallyintNorth »
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