What hedgecutters are available for use with my 30hp compact tractor?

There are several units that would run off a tractor of this horsepower. Some you might consider include: Bomford’s Wren and B315 flail cutters; the Swingtrim cutter bar, PA27 flail, PA31 flail and PA32 from McConnel; and the M250 and M300 from PortAgric. There are more options from Bunce, Rustons Engineering, Ryetec, Spearhead and Twose. But actually it’s not the horsepower that’s the issue, it’s the tractor weight.

Stability and safety rely on using the right hedgecutter for the tractor — clearly a big cutter fitted to a small tractor is heading for problems and could result in the tractor toppling over. Don’t just look at the lifting capacity — it’s the actual weight of the tractor that counts.

It is also worth considering the type of hedge and the finish expected. While flail cutterheads are commonly seen cutting hawthorn in rural lanes, reciprocating cutting-bar types are also available.


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