Suitable for general paddock use, orchards, road-side verges, lawns, footpaths, creating fire breaks in heather. Flail mowers offer a major benefit of mulching the cut grass which is distributed over the whole width of the machine for even breakdown.

(1.05m, 1.2m & 1.5m Cutting Widths Available)


Standard Features

  • For heavy-duty/tougher topping tasks
  • 1.0 m, 1.2m and 1.5m cutting widths available
  • 16hp Briggs & Stratton ‘V’ twin engine or 13hp Honda engine
  • Emergency engine ‘kill-switch’
  • Easy height adjustment
  • Quick off-set draw bar
  • Anti-scalping roller
  • Wheels alongside for easy towing/balance
  • Wheels behind variant available: allows closer cutting to walls/fences. (NB This option significantly increases weight on draw bar so please ensure towing vehicle is suitable).
  • Trail behind any suitable vehicle

Options

  • Electric start
  • Remote throttle
  • Fine grass blades to give lawn finish
  • Flotation wheels/tyres (wheels alongside models only


What does this do?

It’s recommended that grass length in your paddock should ideally be kept to about 5cm in the growing season and about 2cm in the winter. This will provide good grazing during the summer and will provide protection for the paddock surface in the winter when conditions are less good. This topper performs superbly and the grass is evenly distributed across the whole width of the cut. The Logic MFP has features designed to address a number of topping issues.

For example, it is fitted with an ‘anti-scalping’ roller at the back, which prevents bald patches (in the paddock - it won’t do anything for hair loss) where the surface of the ground is uneven. In general terms, you should consider a flail mower if your needs are for a heavier-duty topper which will deal with tougher paddocks, where a rotary mower is better suited to larger areas of easier cutting. To help you decide whether to go for a flail mower, or a rotary mower such as our TRM 120, please read this fact sheet.

Why do I need one?

Grass grows quickly given half a chance, but if it gets too lush there could be a risk of laminitis in some horses or ponies. On a purely practical level, keeping the grass to the recommended length provides good grazing for your horse and also makes the removal of droppings much easier. It’s definitely a case of ‘little and often’ and paddock topping and muck removal go hand in hand when it comes to good paddock management.

Where do I use it?

Paddocks or any grassed area. Never leave any implements out after use where animals can come into contact with them - you can work out why!

How does it work?

The MFP has its own on-board engine which drives a substantial shaft running across the width of the machine. Attached to this shaft are lugs which accept the flails (forged, sharpened blades on shackles). The flails whirl around making short work of any soft vegetation that gets in their path (even small bushes!). The cut grass is made airborne by the rotation of the shaft, ensuring it is evenly distributed along the width of the cut. It is then deposited onto the ground to form an even layer.

If a flail hits a stone, the whole machine won’t be wrecked (the flail articulates on impact). The flails are very robust and can stand up to a surprising amount. However, they should be regularly checked to ensure they are sharp, undamaged and working efficiently. Damaged or missing flails should be replaced as soon as possible to keep the shaft in balance. Options include fine grass flails (for an even, lawn-like finish) or scarifying flails. We offer three different widths of flail mower and different engine and wheel configurations depending on individual circumstances. Talk to us - we’ll be happy to advise (and that doesn’t automatically mean we recommend the most expensive option!)

 


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