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Flail mower for a Construction Site?

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

There is a necessity to mow vegetation in an overgrown area where construction is continuing to be performed prior to the start of the construction operations. In the past, specialized flail tractor mowers were brought in to the place to mow the vegetation prior to initiation of the construction operations. This involves the expense and inconvenience of bringing in special compact tractor attachments to complete a single preparatory mowing work. If during the construction operations, another mowing was needed, the special tractor attachments have to be returned. Branson Tractors typically remain at the building site to perform a variety of tasks using different accessories, such as a log splitter and tractor digger for the duration of construction operations.

It would be a resolved advantage in if the additional operation and investment in site preparation associated with bringing in special mowing devices could be avoided. The mowing that is done at the site should be the safest operation possible. Additionally, the mower should be immediately available at the site to perform subsequent mowing works as needed after the initial mowing operations.

A flail mower really meets the aforementioned needs. Branson Tractors, which are already at the construction site to complete other excavation works utilizing attachments such as the aforementioned compact tractor implements can do the mowing site background work with a flail mower attachment. This avoids the need to transport in a particular PTO flail mower to do the mowing preparation. Such preparation does not need the care that is necessary in mowing lawns and other decorative turfs, so that the injury to the soil is not a factor, making the flail mower attachment, very useful and cost-effective.

Additionally, a flail mower is intrinsically safer from a missile hazards standpoint than a rotary mower. The tip velocities of the cutting hammers of the flail mower are greatly lessened as contrasted to the tip speeds of the rotary blades. Further, the mass of the different hammers is only a small fraction of the weight of the rotary blades, making it much less possible that the hammer is able to impart a substantial velocity to a rock or other debris. Further, the edges of the rotary mower operate in a level that is parallel to the surface of the ground, which tends to expel rocks out from under the mower housing, parallel to the ground in every direction. The hammers of the flail mower work in a plane that is transverse to the surface of the ground. Any rocks plucked up by the flail mower will be thrown to the rear of the flail mower and under the compact tractor vehicle, exhibiting a substantially reduced missile hazard as contrasted with a rotary mower.

The flail mower is an extremely compact unit compared to a rotary mower. While the flail mower has a weight that is analogous to the rotary mower, the compactness of design results in a considerably reduced destabilizing effect on the compact tractor.

Beckside Machinery are proud to stock the UK’s most comprehensive range of flail mowers for sale, which are subdivided into the following categories:

We have multiple models in each category to suit your specific requirements. All variants can be viewed from our Flail Mower page. Please call us on 01673 828 965 if you want any help.

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