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Hi All,

 

I'm in need of a flail to hire for a couple of weeks to put on a 6t excavator.  Does anyone know of a firm in Kent that does them? Its for clearing a lot of willow re-gen and brambles. Willow re-gen in upto 3-4 inch diameter, Has to be excavator mounted as the bank is to steep for the a bobcat style machine

 

Your help would be very much appreciated as I need to get the cost in ASAP

 

Cheers guys  

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Approved hydraulics do, not sure how delivery/collection would work though without paying pallets both ways

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Hmm.. Good luck with that...

I'd be very surprised if the flow-rate on a 6 ton machine was sufficient to enable the flailing of anything over 2" diameter woody material -but happy to be told otherwise !

-Think you'd need something more like a 13 tonner to do that ?

What about using a tractor and long reach hedge cutter for the bulk of the work (easier availability), and then hand-cutting and chipping the remaining 2" and-over willow stems  ?

 

 

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1 minute ago, green heart said:

Hmm.. Good luck with that...

I'd be very surprised if the flow-rate on a 6 ton machine was sufficient to enable the flailing of anything over 2" diameter woody material -but happy to be told otherwise !

-Think you'd need something more like a 13 tonner to do that ?

What about using a tractor and long reach hedge cutter for the bulk of the work (easier availability), and then hand-cutting and chipping the remaining 2" and-over willow stems  ?

 

 

The flail on my 6 tonne machine manages about 4-5 inch diameter 

that’s using a femac te80 rev forestal flail 

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On 15/01/2019 at 15:09, Harvey2018 said:

Hi All,

 

I'm in need of a flail to hire for a couple of weeks to put on a 6t excavator.  Does anyone know of a firm in Kent that does them? Its for clearing a lot of willow re-gen and brambles. Willow re-gen in upto 3-4 inch diameter, Has to be excavator mounted as the bank is to steep for the a bobcat style machine

 

Your help would be very much appreciated as I need to get the cost in ASAP

 

Cheers guys  

I guess you got this sorted by now. If not, i don't know if this head is available without the excavator or not but it might be worth a call

 

6ton forestry excavator hire

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All sorted and done now mate, took along time to flail a whole field lol

Unfortunately couldnt get any tractors up into the area. 5 acres is alot to do 900mm at a time

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