KRM (Keith Rennie Machinery Ltd) has announced an update to it’s range of flail mowers with the addition of three new models, aimed at farmers and contractors requiring a heavy-duty machine these models are suitable for set aside, pasture topping, verge mowing or the maintenance of field margins.
As well as a more modern look, the new models have been designed to improve the flow of material through the machine by increasing the height of the mouth or intake at the front of the machine and discharging shredded material behind the roller rather than in front.
KRM flail mowers are widely recognised for their robust construction and this reputation is further enhanced by the introduction of internal steel housed roller and rotor bearings as well as increased steel thickness used in the machines frame. Drive to the rotor is through a central gearbox with internal safety clutch and heavy duty multi V-belt drive. Heavy duty hammer flails, each weighing 1.6kg, are mounted on a 195mm rotor, rotating at over 2250rpm. The flails can therefore be used for clean cut mowing of fine grass, but can also handle heavy scrub and woody stems up to 75mm diameter.
First of the new models is the Grifus range which are all rear mounted, with a 40cm of hydraulic offset and are available in widths from 1.4m to 2.7m.
The Icon range can be supplied with double headstock to allow front and rear mounting or a with single headstock which can be positioned for front or rear mounted as required. All have 60cm hydraulic offset and are available in working widths from 2.3m to 3m.
The Master Super model is a fully offset, rear mounted mower available for right or left mounting, with cutting widths from 1.6m to 2.5m. The large offset of 1780mm comfortably puts the cutting head outboard of the tractor to make use of the full cutting head width and for safety, when working on soft banks or ditch sides, the tractor will always remain well clear on firm land when working alongside ditches.
Retail price of the Grifus range is from £5,550, the Icon is from £7,430 and the Master Super from £11,320. All models are available for Spring 2021 delivery.