Which hedgecutter?

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by shumungus, Jul 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM.

  1. Hello all, am in the notion of buying a flail hedgecutter for farm hedge maintenance as my hedgecutting bills are getting big. Ideal tractor to go on is a 100hp six cylinder on 710's, next biggest is 280hp and that's too big.
    Will buy secondhand and would like electrics and proportional etc. I know nothing about them so what machines do you recommend /flail type/mounting type etc?
  2. bumkin

    bumkin Member

    if buying second hand mcconnel are the best imo avoid twose as you cant get parts for the older models check the hood for welds and cracks if there are any avoid might be a bent rotor having said all that we have just purchased a new shelbourn as its five grand less to swap than a mcconnel
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Huntingdon, UK
    We have a Ferri and I wouldn’t have another. I would also rule out anything made by the Alamo group as backup and spares is awful.
    Think that only leaves Shelbourne and Mzuri really, and I bet there aren’t any Mzuris second hand yet.
  4. tinman

    tinman Member

    A McConnell bracket mounted one imo, mate had spearhead here but wouldn't go back, has bracket mounted mcconnell now and wouldn't go back to linkage, easier on and off and when its on its on, there's no slappin about like the linkage type.
    and a McConnel because the day you buy is the day you sell...
  5. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    North of York
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    I've nowt as fancy as those things!!
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  7. HarryB97

    HarryB97 Member

    Avoid spearhead the parts back up is shocking, bomford have terrible paint, mcconnels are now being build on a budget and arnt what they once were. 6-7 metre telescopic machine for the most versatility with a 4 foot head. If you can find one a Shelbourne Reynolds
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  8. CAT_2

    CAT_2 Member

    I’ve seen a Kuhn one at a show, anyone tried one? To be fair there stuff is usually pretty good.

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