4ft Flail Horsepower Requirement?

Base Farmer Andrew R

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As above, for field margin topping without taking more crop than I need to therefore need to find narrow compact tractor but balance power requirement as don’t want to be crawling round. Thanks
 

Dave W

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chesterfield
I run a 4ft on a jd 855 which is 19hp on pto. Wouldn't want any less on heavy going.

Shameless plug. I've a real strong wessex 6ft for sale. Ideal behind a 135 or Ford 4000. Proper smart bit of kit. Shame about the blistered pressing
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nick...

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south norfolk
I’m suprised you lot are getting away with 20 ish hp on a 4 ft flail.ive stalled my 6620 on a 2.8 metre flail before in really heavy going.
nick...
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
I’m suprised you lot are getting away with 20 ish hp on a 4 ft flail.ive stalled my 6620 on a 2.8 metre flail before in really heavy going.
nick...
Think it's all relative. We're not talking cutting a foot of wet grass at 15kph.
25hp Will trim 4" down to 1"

You're going to want more horses and a stronger flail doing field margins
 

solo

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Location
worcestershire
How narrow can you get a 135?
12.4 wide rear tyres on my 135 and it will narrow down to 64” overall width. Mower is 1.4m cutting width and 1.5m overall wide. Book says it needs 25 to 35 hp.
I’m suprised you lot are getting away with 20 ish hp on a 4 ft flail.ive stalled my 6620 on a 2.8 metre flail before in really heavy going.
nick...
I have a 2.4m Kuhn flail which takes more power to run compared to the 1.4 m dragone. The Kuhn needs 100 hp minimum to travel similar speed to the dragone in the same two feet high mix of grasses, cow parsley etc. The kuhn mulches the mowings more which I guess is where the extra power is needed, along with bigger rotor and heavier flails etc.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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