RECO Ferri TD42 and TA26

"Look, you can have cable or electric controls with these," says our tester as we call on RECO to view the TA and TD series RECO Ferri hedgecutters. Made in Italy, both ranges immediately grab the attention of our team.

He likes the TD42 with its centrally suspended, floating head. But it is the machine’s Delta bracket that really gets his interest.
“This looks like a good system on the linkage. It is adjustable on the top linkage arms and it should be a lot easier than fiddling about with A-frames and bolts. But we really need to try it,” he suggests.
The TD42 has a maximum height of 2.45m for horizontal cutting and a maximum vertical cut height of 4.60m. It has a minimum tractor requirement of 50hp and tractor weight of 2,000kg. The double-skinned flail housing looks remarkably strong.
The other members of the team have spotted the TA26 — a compact hedgecutter with 1.6m horizontal cutting height, three-metre vertical cut and 2.6m horizontal reach.
It needs a 20hp to 35hp tractor with 700kg weight behind it and it should be at least one metre wide.
“It’s nice and simple to use but a good step up from a handheld trimmer,” says our tester. And he can’t believe the price. It’s only £1,000 more for electric push-button controls.
Could this be the hedgecutter the team is looking for?

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