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    I'm thinking of getting a flail mower and wonder what happens when you hit an old barbwire fence under brush with one. Done this lots of times with a bush hog and it can take some time to cut out the mess..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a flail mower and wonder what happens when you hit an old barbwire fence under brush with one. Done this lots of times with a bush hog and it can take some time to cut out the mess..
    Don’t know about the flail mower but I can tell you about hitting it with a power rake. Sets you back a hour or so. Better have a good pair of wire cutters too. Way more fun than jigsaw puzzle.
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    We have them at work for roadside mowing. One of the guys got hold of a tv cable on the ground,took seconds to wind up 100' and hours to remove.
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    Woods Brush hog = about 5 seconds to wind in 200' of garden hose


    Thankfully it was unhooked from the faucet

    Saved 2 50' chunks...fittings are a bit worse for wear...the rest came out in smallish pieces..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotfeet View Post
    Don’t know about the flail mower but I can tell you about hitting it with a power rake. Sets you back a hour or so. Better have a good pair of wire cutters too. Way more fun than jigsaw puzzle.
    chuckle...was thinking of maybe getting one of those as well. Thanks for the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    We have them at work for roadside mowing. One of the guys got hold of a tv cable on the ground,took seconds to wind up 100' and hours to remove.
    Thanks. Might as well stick to my bush hog. Do flail mowers work better than a brush hog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theduke View Post
    Woods Brush hog = about 5 seconds to wind in 200' of garden hose


    Thankfully it was unhooked from the faucet

    Saved 2 50' chunks...fittings are a bit worse for wear...the rest came out in smallish pieces..


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    Thats the one thing I have not yet caught with my bush hog. Made a Sherman bow tie out of a T post a couple of weeks ago. When i saw it it reminded me of the pictures i saw of Sherman's march to the sea and what was labeled Sherman's bow ties made from rail road rails. Its amazing what can lie hidden for decades then one day reappear under your tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    8" bolt cutters become your best friend.



    Sent from a magic box in my pocket.
    Yep, can be a chore to remove. Looks like the flail mower may be al little easier to clear as you don't have to reach so far underneath like on a bush hog
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
    Yep, can be a chore to remove. Looks like the flail mower may be al little easier to clear as you don't have to reach so far underneath like on a bush hog
    Took all of about 10 minutes. I managed to shut it down pretty fast and it didn't wrap it too tightly around the drum. A couple of scratches, a loud clatter, a quick check for soiled britches and a bunch of leftover wire cutoffs and we're none the worse for wear.
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