0 Looking ahead with the new Wessex flail mower

Main with GavOutfront mowing has many advantages over rear mounted mowers. Visibility, operator comfort and manoeuvrability around obstacles such as road signs and trees are all important factors in cutting roadside verges.

The new Wessex ProLine FRX-150 outfront flail mower brings other benefits as well, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the very popular TGX-150.

Not only will it give a clean cut in longer grass on the verges, it will also leave a premium result on sports turf at high speed with no grass swathing, making it a multi-purpose mower.

Wessex has introduced a new slimline deck which has also been moved closer to the power unit. The result is a perfectly balanced machine and the ContiFlow deck is designed for maximum suction and efficient mulching.

Jamming is also a thing of the past with the hood of the mower constructed so there is the same space between the flail and the deck, ejecting stones and other debris effectively.

The flails themselves are aerodynamically designed to provide maximum power efficiency and the deck is double skinned for extra durability.

The FRX-150 is built for mounting on the leading power units including Kubota, John Deere, Stiga, Iseki and Shibaura and it follows contours accurately with its own wheels and a full width rear roller giving you a 1.5m working width.

The roller features replaceable end caps and spigot shafts for reduced service costs There's a heavy-duty 305mm rotor shaft for longer life and an equally heavy-duty right-angle gearbox transmits drive, with belts taking up drive to the rotor and acting as a shock overload protection system.

It's all rounded off with puncture-proof tyres and simple cutting height adjustment. Wessex is manufacturing the ProLine FRX-150 in its new 50,000 sq. ft. factory in Andover, Hants.

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