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Slasher, Flail Mower or Finishing Mower which is best for your job?

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Slasher, Flail Mower or Finishing Mower which is best for your job?

If you're managing large areas of grass and you're looking for an effective alternative to a riding lawn mower, you have several options.

For example slasher, finishing mower, or flail mower / mulcher, but what's the difference? Which tool is best for your mowing needs? By making the right choices, you can save yourself a lot of time, energy and fuel.

All mowing tools listed above require a tractor to operate. If you own a tractor, your ride-on mower can easily be replaced with a 3-point linkage machine that runs behind the tractor. Gives you the advantage of a wider cutting width, allowing you to get the job done faster. Some cutting tools are better at clearing other areas to provide a lawn finish, while some machines can provide both.

The following overview can help you make your choice:

flail mower

Flail mowers have been used in our agricultural industry for a long time, but they are still not very popular. They mow well and provide a good finish without leaving a stack. Flail mowers mulch instead of forming piles - this can help reduce erosion and improve soil fertility. It helps control weeds, pests and fungi, and over time, covered paddocks will require less fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. Flail mowers are also popular in bushfire areas because they create firebreaks and remove fuel loads to help prevent fires from becoming deadly.

Rotary Cutter/Slasher

Rotary cutters are great for large stretches of tall grass. They are durable and can manage large uneven areas thanks to the swing back blade. Rotary cutters are not a great option for those looking to get a lawn finish that will produce small haystacks.

Rotary cutters are great for clearing paddocks. They are able to cut at different cutting heights by adjusting the slides and/or rollers. When it comes to how low they can cut, the rotary cutters are limited. Combined with their blade type, rotary cutters can't provide a lawn finish.

Finishing mower

Finishing mowers are great for maintaining your grass or lawn. They are suitable for light growth, not heavy use. The finishing mower can be attached to a 3-point linkage on the tractor and has three blades. It is belt driven and has height adjustable casters. These mowers are great for mowing lawns or sports fields and are very easy to operate. 4ft, 5ft, 6ft and 7ft variants offer a range of cutting widths making them a great alternative to riding mowers. Finishing mowers are very competitively priced, so depending on your budget, they might be a good option.

Which one is the best?

There are many types of lawn mowers and lawn maintenance equipment, but it can be difficult to choose. It's a good idea to think about what you'll be doing with your lawnmower. For example, finishing mowers are best for mowing lawn paddocks. Rotary cutters are suitable for very large jobs dealing with growth, fuel build-up risks, and pastures. Flail mowers cut through heavy grass and stubble, provide a beautiful finish, and help improve the overall health of the soil. If you want your lawn to look its best all year round, a finishing mower is a great option that actually has a competitive price tag. You just need to make sure your blade settings are appropriate for the season and the type or grass you are mowing.