Does any one on here use a finger bar head on a hedger. There are ones now with 100mm cutting capacity. I like the idea of one being safer than a saw and handy for hedges around houses.
You are looking at the HD versions here or similar... https://www.mcconnel.com/power-arms/power-arm-attachments/cutterbars/ ..Does any one on here use a finger bar head on a hedger. There are ones now with 100mm cutting capacity. I like the idea of one being safer than a saw and handy for hedges around houses.
How much heavy domestic hedges are you planning on doing? I don't know anything about heavy duty finger bars but I do know they'd be twice if not 3 times the price of a saw. I don't think they'd be much addition at topping a hedge either because I reckon the cuttings would all bunch up and jam the cutterbar, they'd be great for breasting hedges and much safer too but the saw would be more versatile in my opinionThat's the type I mean.
I know what's to big for a flail is saw territory but I'm not keen on a saw and the finger bar would suit domestic hedges better.
I posted a thread about a head on a track machine because hedges hadn’t been cut for years on some land I’ve bought and I was bothered about it coming wet and missing again,in the end I just hacked away with hedger and got it sorted,some places I’d be over 10 passes but it’s done now and not a problem again.
I’d be looking at an orbitor because you’d angle the head and it would cut more rather than brushing it along with a standard head.
Better to have coppice themWas in a farm today that the hedges hadn’t been cut in probably 50 yrs / ever . There’s a track machine there 2 weeks now with a mulcher . He’s cleared back 20ft probably more in some of it to get near where the hedge should be . Hedges still have to be laid now he has them trimmed back . Wonder would pulling out what was mulched and heap / burn have been quicker .