Wessex International has launched a new range of tractor mounted hedgecutters for the agricultural and groundcare markets, with public highway use.
The flagship models, the T500G and TPE600 have a reach of 4.85m and 5.96m respectively with a 1.2m working width head, and both feature the option of cable controls or the EP-Tronic proportional control joystick for accurate manoeuvrability.
In the mid-range the TA38OD and TA43OD offer 3.84m and 4.33m reaches, with a 1m width cutting head and a choice of Y-pattern or Bootie flails and a mechanical break-away device. The arms are fabricated from heavy gauge circular steel tube for maximum resistance to torsion stress and the moulded hydraulic oil tank is designed to significantly reduce the overall weight.
A thermostatically controlled oil cooler is an optional extra. Both hedge cutters are designed for use in groundcare and agriculture. For a smaller hedge cutter, designed to suit compact tractors from 20hp, the TA26 and TA32 both feature a 0.9m cutting head. The former is a right handed hedge cutter which offers maximum user comfort while allowing the driver to view the operation over their right shoulder. The left handed TA32 is designed for use on the public highway.
The floating head on these machines allows an even cut over uneven ground and front steel guards eliminate projectiles being thrown out in work. There's an adjustable steel roller and tractor stabilisers help to maintain rigidity on the tractor. An additional option is a cutter bar which is ideal for use on public footpaths.