Used Logic flail mower MPF120b16,
Logic Flail Mowers are ideal for tougher mowing/topping tasks. Used behind and ATV, they have the ability to cut grass or other vegetation with low ground pressure, preventing wheel ruts in soft ground and minimising damage through gateways etc.
It's recommended that grass length in your paddock should ideally be kept to about 5cm in the growing season and about 2cm in the winter. This will provide good grazing during the summer and will provide protection for the paddock surface in the winter when conditions are less good. This topper performs superbly and the grass is evenly distributed across the whole width of the cut. The Logic MFP has features designed to address a number of topping issues.
For example, it is fitted with an 'anti-scalping' roller at the back, which prevents bald patches (in the paddock - it won't do anything for hair loss) where the surface of the ground is uneven. In general terms, you should consider a flail mower if your needs are for a heavier-duty topper which will deal with tougher paddocks, where a rotary mower is better suited to larger areas of easier cutting.
Why do I need one?
Grass grows quickly given half a chance, but if it gets too lush there could be a risk of laminitis in some horses or ponies. On a purely practical level, keeping the grass to the recommended length provides good grazing for your horse and also makes the removal of droppings much easier. It's definitely a case of 'little and often' and paddock topping and muck removal go hand in hand when it comes to good paddock management.
Where do I use it?
Paddocks or any grassed area. Never leave any implements out after use where animals can come into contact with them - you can work out why!
How does it work?
The MFP has its own on-board engine which drives a substantial shaft running across the width of the machine. Attached to this shaft are lugs which accept the flails (forged, sharpened blades on shackles). The flails whirl around making short work of any soft vegetation that gets in their path (even small bushes!). The cut grass is made airborne by the rotation of the shaft, ensuring it is evenly distributed along the width of the cut. It is then deposited onto the ground to form an even layer.
If a flail hits a stone, the whole machine won't be wrecked (the flail articulates on impact). The flails are very robust and can stand up to a surprising amount. However, they should be regularly checked to ensure they are sharp, undamaged and working efficiently. Damaged or missing flails should be replaced as soon as possible to keep the shaft in balance.
- For heavy-duty/tougher topping tasks
- 16hp Briggs & Stratton ‘V’ twin engine
- Emergency engine ‘kill-switch’
- Easy height adjustment
- Quick off-set draw bar
- Anti-scalping roller
- Wheels alongside for easy towing/balance
- Wheels behind variant available: allows closer cutting to walls/fences. (NB This option significantly increases weight on draw bar so please ensure towing vehicle is suitable).
- Trail behind any suitable vehicle