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An Introduction to flail Mowers

Date posted: 7 December 2011

Flail Mowers are great rough cut mowers with the ability to clear the toughest areas of overgrown vegetation and grass.

When you rent a mower, you need to ascertain the best type of mower for the job at hand as not all mowers are suited for all gardens, fields or situations.

Hiring a flail Mower is a cost-effective way to help alleviate those tough jobs whereby you are dealing with large areas with dense tall think grass, brambles, thistles and weeds and even small trees. 

These heavy-duty gardening machines are capable of tackling the roughest brush and debris of most overgrown gardens or small fields where other types of powerful mowers would stall in their tracks.

An advantage of using flail mowers is in its versatility and ability to deal with pretty much any dense foliage you happen to come across while still being able to cut nice short grass.

They can also be used for mulching all types of residues which in itself not only helps with waste disposable but also helps to create healthy lawns as the mulching feeds the microorganisms in the soil.

Another advantage you will find with these types of mowers is the mechanism they use to cut grass. They use a number of free-swinging small blades /knives also known as flails which are attached using a chain link or bracket along rotating horizontal axle and thus, when the when the axle rotates, the energy pushes the flails outward, therefore, cutting the grass.

This also gives flail mowers the ability to be used on overhang banks to help cut down with any trim mowing and also on paths because the rollers follow the contours of the ground, therefore, minimising any scalping that could occur.

There are a number of different flail Mowers for hire, but the most common popular makes include:

  • Camon
  • John Deere
  • Stiga
  • Ino
  • Tecnos

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