The rotary mower is an equipment adapted to work on large areas, ideally coping with varied terrain, where there is tall grass, woody weeds, branches, or trash. The cutting part here is a sharp blade that moves in a rotating motion around its axis. Thanks to this cutting system, the plant is cut when the knife is struck quickly. The blades are located in a drum, the diameter of which is equivalent to the width of mowing. Since the rotary mower is used on large areas, it needs a lot of power. The equipment is also massive and heavy, but at the same time it has a simple and durable design, so maintenance of the machine is easy.
A flail mower is a type of rotary mower. The equipment is distinguished by the same mode of operation, but in this type of mower the cutting part is the flails located on the cutting shaft (some models allow you to replace the flails with Y-cutting knives). The number of flails depends on the specific model, but it is usually from a dozen to several dozen. The flails are usually shaped like an L or T, rotating vertically. A distinguishing feature of flail mowers is their operation at high speed (up to 3,000 per minute). The equipment can be driven mechanically via a PTO power take-off or hydraulically. A distinguishing feature and a great advantage of the flail mower is that, in addition to cutting the green fodder, it mulches the plants, thoroughly shredding them. The mulched vegetation makes an ideal natural fertilizer to nourish the soil. Flail mowers easily handle grass, thick weeds, volunteer trees, bushes, and are ideal for neglected wastelands, or when working on roadside shoulders and uneven terrain. Although both rotary and flail mowers have the same mechanism of operation, flail mowers are more resistant - all thanks to the flails, which are interchangeably called hammers distinguished by their high resistance to abrasion, which allows them to cut plants with a larger diameter of stems than in the case of rotary mowers.
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