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Flail Mower Collector Vs. Manual Raking

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

A number of distinct compact tractor attachments are known for mowing lawns and turf. These tractor attachments slip into various general categories, including classification according to the type of blade used by the compact tractor implements. There are three general varieties of blade, those examples being reel, rotary and flail. Each of those blade types has a variety of advantages and drawbacks according to the particular purpose. Large areas of turf, frequently used for athletic fields, turf farms, airstrips, beltways, parks, etc., are mowed most effectively if the mowing equipment has a large cutting width that reduces the amount of time and/or human resources required for mowing. Many of the machines used for mowing large areas of turf are pulled behind Kioti tractors with a three-point hitch. Other cutting machines used for large turf areas have blade arrangements, usually rotary blades, which are an fundamental part of the self-propelled vehicle.

Inserted among the towed types of mowing designs are a flail mower, including an out front flail, hydraulic flail mower, and other types manufactured or distributed by Farm Master, and Wessex Machinery. Flail blade machines employ a large number of individual knives which are fixed in overlapping rows to a cutter bar or rotor. Flail blade machines may be created to have a large cutting width, making the tractor attachments appropriate for large turfed areas.

The grass cuttings, slippings and other debris produced by mowing must be withdrawn if the lawn or turf is to be both visually charming and healthy. If cut grass is not eliminated, a heavy thatch will gather on the lawn, which will suffocate new grass growth, render a nesting place for destructive insects, and can accommodate an environment which encourages the rapid outgrowth of mold, fungus and other lawn ailments. For large areas of lawn or grass, which are ordinarily mowed with tractor-type lawnmowers, manually clearing the lawn after it has been mowed is not a satisfactory approach for removing grass cuttings. Although rake attachments are possible for tractor-type lawnmowers, this method requires additional human resources and equipment usage because it needs the tractor to make an extra pass after mowing. Therefore, a machine is desirable, which is capable of efficiently mowing extensive areas of grass and turf while together removing the cuttings, such as a flail mower collector.

The Farm Master flail collector for sale, and other types of flail mower for sale, including an ATV flail mower, can be purchased from Beckside Machinery.

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