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That one is a 98x, it is a proper fun machine to use, I did a 10h day on it a few weeks ago, that wasnt so comfy. It realy does get throught the material and very nimble.

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Thanks chaps. As above- approx costs and can they cope with slopes?

 

Also, can they cope with towing a small trailer? Perhaps I'm better off with a (newer) tractor!

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Great on slopes. Will go up some thing very steep and up to 30 degrees accross the slope. Much better than a mini tractor. Depending on what one you go for I expect it would cost 6-10k. I wouldnt say its designed for pulling a trailer.

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On 15/09/2018 at 08:29, difflock said:

I tested an Attilla, an Etesia model,  many years ago, for a 2 WD machine its traction was phenomenal, only matched by its apparently indestructible nature and cutting prowess.

The test site was bramble covered well-steads on a fairly steep slope.

There had to be a downside but it was not obvious on the test.

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How do you get on with thorns deflating the tyres, or do you use runflats? I used to use an old Turner flail mower for bramble, it went through tyres for a past time, I was forever having to change them.

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Bramble wont do any thing to them, my tyres have them stuck in all over and they dont seem to cause a problem. I have had one slow puncture after cutting thorns, the one in the pics above. Just put some gunk in there and pumped it back up. Will do the same in the others if i get a problem.

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Another vote for a ride on brushcutter here, we had an Etesia that lasted for years and last year got a Canicom. Gives a decent finish on short grass and will munch through brambles, bracken and shrubs without slowing down.

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6 hours ago, David Cropper said:

How do you get on with thorns deflating the tyres, or do you use runflats? I used to use an old Turner flail mower for bramble, it went through tyres for a past time, I was forever having to change them.

Not an issue on the demo machine, with wide low profile tractor grip type tyres fitted, possibly filled with "gunk" or possibly kevlar ply lined, or else over the couple of hours of demo, the slow, pin-prick leaks were not yet noticable?

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