Anyone considering which verge mower to choose could well have the decision made for them with the new range from Wessex International. There's something here to suit everyone with tractors of 100hp plus and 50hp down to 20hp. At the top end for grounds maintenance and agriculture the Wessex ZHE-2500 verge mower is designed for demanding applications where high productivity and reliability are paramount.
It has a working width of 2.5m and will operate between -60 and + 90 degrees of horizontal, while other features include replaceable skid shoes, a double skin deck and heavy shock absorbing springs. A floating A-frame allows the machine to follow ground contours which makes it perfect for uneven areas.
If you're looking for versatile mowers in 1.6m, 1.8m and 2.0m working widths the Wesssex ZMTE and ZLE verge mowers are offset to the right hand side of the tractor. For working on the public highway a left hand version, the ZMTE-2000, is available. These popular flails are designed to suit tractors from 50hp and can operate between -60 and +90 degrees of horizontal both in-line or offset outside the tractor wheelings. The ZMTE is a general purpose machine featuring a hydraulic breakaway system, while the ZLE is a heavy duty range with mechanical breakaway and a double skin deck.
Designed specifically for use with smaller tractors from 20hp, the ZME-125 and ZME-155 are offset verge and bank mowers ideal for working in larger gardens, private estates and smallholdings.
They are highly manoeuvrable and can be used as an in-line flail behind the tractor or fully offset to the right. With a cutting angle between -50 and +90 of horizontal you need only a single machine to maintain verges, banks, ditches or even the side of a low hedge. Probably the best way to decide what suits your needs is to ask Wessex to arrange a demonstration.