Which hedgecutter

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by shumungus, Jul 14, 2019 at 2:57 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?
    TIA
     
  2. Stock

    Stock Member

    T flail, parallel arm electric controls after that the rest is up to how much you want to spend. ................................................
     
  3. Tractor Tim

    Tractor Tim New Member

    Bomford hawk or falcon but it needs the heavier claims on to make a really nice job got a McConnell now and although there is nothing wrong with it just found the bomford a bit easier to use from a operator perspective
     
  4. What does £10K get you second hand?
     
  5. Stock

    Stock Member

    Forgot to mention the training wheels.......................................................................
     
  6. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Get a twose 580.cable controls,parallel reach and pretty faultless.and yes I got one ten years old and done nothing to it apart from grease and flails
    Nick...
     
  7. icanshootwell

    icanshootwell Member

    Location:
    Ross-on-wye
    My dealer told me when i bought mine just to do my place, go with cable as less trouble and cheaper, for 10k you could get a nice new Bomford with low spec but ok for just farm use.
     
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  8. marco

    marco Member

    Location:
    tipperary, ireland
    What are the cutters that weaving sell like? They seem good value?
     
  9. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    I bought a Bomford Falcon three years ago, electrics/proportional controls, on 3 pt linkage and in tidy order for £7k. No problems with it at all, apart from where some jessie has broken the end off an exposed hydraulic pipe (twice). Last time I replaced it (no fitters are allowed to just put a new end on now:rolleyes:), I had a short piece made up to go on the end, so I can at least just replace the last 2' section.
     
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  10. Tractor Tim

    Tractor Tim New Member

    not saying they are bad but next door had 2 in a month not sure what the issue was
     
  11. shazza

    shazza Member

    I know you say it’s only for your farm but you also say the bills are getting high so I imagine your gonna clock up a good few hours, so you’ll want a decent machine. Electric controls and Vfr are a must for us, makes the day much more comfortable. Lots of low hanging trees/narrow lanes? Telescopic will help. Stick with the main brands and you won’t go far wrong
     

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