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9 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

Weapon! Where did you get that from if you don’t mind me asking? 

It came from approved hydraulics, from memory they are about 5k plus vat but I got a good deal from the apf last year 

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2 hours ago, John Shutler said:

It came from approved hydraulics, from memory they are about 5k plus vat but I got a good deal from the apf last year 

Great stuff, thanks John 

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On 26/03/2019 at 07:49, John Shutler said:

It came from approved hydraulics, from memory they are about 5k plus vat but I got a good deal from the apf last year 

Just out of interest, are you happy with how this performs/how your digger runs it? I’m seriously contemplating one of these but am torn between the 90cm and 110cm. I’d prefer the wider cut but don’t want to over-face the machine! 

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Yeah I’m pretty happy with it, you’ve obviously got to realise it’s limitations but I’d say it performs well. Obviously some things flail better than others. Black thorn it destroys where as willow being more stringy tends to leave longer bits 

I was torn between this and the serat head but I got such a good deal on the femac at the APF I couldn’t turn it down.

what size machine is it going on? Mines a 80cm flail on a 6 tonne machine 

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It’s going on a 6 tonne Takeuchi - apparently it has 100l/min oil flow so should (on paper at least) run any in this size range. My concern is it taking longer to recover the drum speed when working if running a larger/heavier rotor. I’m not concerned about the weight of the unit/machine stability, just the recovery lag between ‘bites’ if that makes sense? 

Willow is always a pain to mulch (it’s bad enough putting it through a not-razor-sharp chipper!).

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14 minutes ago, John Shutler said:

Yeah I’m pretty happy with it, you’ve obviously got to realise it’s limitations but I’d say it performs well. Obviously some things flail better than others. Black thorn it destroys where as willow being more stringy tends to leave longer bits 

I was torn between this and the serat head but I got such a good deal on the femac at the APF I couldn’t turn it down.

what size machine is it going on? Mines a 80cm flail on a 6 tonne machine 

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36AC420B-72D6-43CF-A7EC-9E220D2422DD.jpeg

Really useful pictures John.

 

Have you got any more?

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8 hours ago, monkeybusiness said:

It’s going on a 6 tonne Takeuchi - apparently it has 100l/min oil flow so should (on paper at least) run any in this size range. My concern is it taking longer to recover the drum speed when working if running a larger/heavier rotor. I’m not concerned about the weight of the unit/machine stability, just the recovery lag between ‘bites’ if that makes sense? 

Willow is always a pain to mulch (it’s bad enough putting it through a not-razor-sharp chipper!).

I’d put the smaller head on personally, I honestly don’t think productivity wise a  slightly larger head will speed things up, it’s more likely to bog down in stuff. I’d go for the 80 on that machine

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8 hours ago, the village idiot said:

Really useful pictures John.

 

Have you got any more?

 

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