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  1. Win

    Win Well-Known Member

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    Is that one that will cut either side of the tractor?
     
  2. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    Yes has a ram that swivels the head round,big brute of a machine was popular with the ditch mowing contractors.
     
  3. MF30

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    It does happen sometimes unfortunately. There's usually a seal in a carrier between the rotor and the bearing to prevent this but they often get damaged if the bearing fails and are then chucked out instead of replacing it due to the price of this seal. When the rotor is stiff to turn by hand it's usually full of cleavers or wire!
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  4. headcase

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    do 2 passes on them,1 to ruff them off and a good cut
     
  5. Win

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    Tried that, trouble is they get sucked up off the ground!
     
  6. tractorted

    tractorted Well-Known Member

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    Never had much joy making 2 passes either, make sure your end flails are very sharp as it's usually from either end that it starts sucking them up and the sharp flails will usually stop it wrapping up
     
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  7. Claas Grass

    Claas Grass Well-Known Member

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    Did you try running the head in reverse, I don’t have much of a problem with them on the ground maybe all the brash that falls down helps put a bit of substance to it, but I’ll get caught time to time dragging a bit along the side, just have to reverse back and flick it off.
     
  8. Titan 8820

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    As you say l also find First run downcut and second run upcut works out ok. Dragging is a bigger issue for me too.
     
  9. Arthur

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    Got a dose of it today in a grass field @Win , IMG_20180908_125038.jpg , enough to stall the rotor with 85HP..:curse::curse:
     
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  10. MF30

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    I bring a bolt cutters with me for wire and a blowtorch for extreme cases like above!
     
  11. Arthur

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    Have them all, boltcutters, 2 different smaller snips, battery grinder, a few pry bars, got beaten one day with a duvet, bloody thing was fireproof.
     
  12. MF30

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    A mattress buried deep in a clump of briars is possibly the worst offender you could pick up. Spring wire wrapped around the whole rotor and gone in around the bearings is a nightmare. I'd gladly trim the hair of the person who dumped the mattress with my McConnell trimmer...
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  13. tractorted

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    Phone lines are the worst of they get caught at the end of the rotor, the order shield melts into the hub letting the thin strands into the bearing, a right pain in the hoop and you on the side of the road trying to get out of Dodge before someone cops what your after doing. So I've been told anyway..........:whistle:
     
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    Sher god knows that would never happen a man of your talent dec :tt2:
     
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    Do you take a Snapchat before you get out of your predicament :scratchhead:
     
  16. tractorted

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    Of course I did, it was titled "ET won't be phoning home"
     
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  17. Win

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    So which side do you sharpen on competition flails? I've always done the bottom to keep the flail profile the same as when its new but this guy reckons that's wrong, so which is the right way?:unsure:
     
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    What makes it worse is I was just going lifting out as it was at the end of the man I was cutting for land.
     
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    I would be if the same opinion as the video but i use Ts
     
  22. recycled

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    You need to keep the bottom of the flail flat so there's no bounce on it to split the wood out behind it . Having said that I sharpen the top side of the flail as I think you grind less steel off making them last longer and every now and then grind the bottom down to flatten them off . As soon as my phone stops crashing and constantly restarting I'll get a chance to look at your clip

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    Yep just like he's doing
     
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    Don't complain, that copper is worth money, around here our ethnic minority are climbing poles to get cable.......:laugh:
     
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    Ive a feeling they left it behind!!
     
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