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We have been asked to cut some reeds. Some of the smaller stuff can be flailed and some needs brushcutting due to access but there is a fair wack they would like cut and raked up. Does anyone have any experience of using a cutterbar mower for this? it's pretty thick stuff but figured if we take things steady it might be worth a go?

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On 02/08/2020 at 16:42, RobInNorfolk said:

Great thanks! I'm going to give it a go with cutterbar on avant

 

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If they are reeds that makes for a good chance the ground is soft. It’s no fun recovering a avant when it’s dropped through a crust on soft ground, most reed cutters are on double or triple wheels or tracks.

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Not done it for a long time but we used to cut a lot of reed and sedge for wildlife trusts on rougher bits of fenland, (usually had had scrub cleared so quite uneven) you can windrow reed nicely. BCS reciprocating mower was used a lot on more level areas but most of the sites we worked on you’d of lost an avant in the mire!

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On 05/08/2020 at 23:00, dumper said:

If they are reeds that makes for a good chance the ground is soft. It’s no fun recovering a avant when it’s dropped through a crust on soft ground, most reed cutters are on double or triple wheels or tracks.

Yeah ive stuck an avant before. At the moment the edge seems pretty solid

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I thought the ground was solid, it took two landrovers with winches and best pert of a morning and then rest of the day cleaning 

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