We felt that the quality of this machine would be a good investment
X-PRO Flail Mower
Goss Moor is one of four such Reserves in Cornwall managed by Natural England and comprises lowland heath and a mosaic of wetland habitats.
In order to maintain and enhance the reserve a flail mulcher was required to punch tracks through the encroaching scrub, a task that an existing rotary scrub cutter had struggled to manage, particularly in tussocks and rushes.
Mark reflects on the stringent justification guidelines set by Natural England for the purchase of the front mount Teagle TFH/M mulcher; “The Teagle was not the cheapest machine that we looked at, but we felt that the quality of this machine would be a good investment”.
And after the first 18 months use how is the investment paying off?
Mark says, “the TFH/M is a fantastic bit of kit. We mount it on the front of our Massey 4355 for heavier growth, and on the rear for established tracks. The hydraulic side shift is ideal for managing to the edges of ditches, and regarding reliability we have not had a single problem with it.”
Pictured – Mark Easter (Reserve Warden) and Phil Bowler (Senior Reserve Manager)