Which hedgecutter

shumungus

Member
Livestock Farmer
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
 

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
 

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...
 

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
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
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.
 

neilo

Member
Location
Montgomeryshire
What does £10K get you second hand?
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.
 

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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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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