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Old 06-06-2016, 08:23 PM
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Have you tried going direct to Slanetac? I enquired about a year ago and they were very helpful. Didn't go for it in end as only had the one job for it at the time. I seem to remember it was about 1500, including head and pipes, but can't find the email.
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I bought one off them, but I had to redesign their 360 knuckle swivel because the way they had it was just doubling up on the bucket cylinder action and I couldn't cut through a 5ft gap (width of the machine)

Changed it, called them in the hope they might be interested in how they could make their product more universal and was told not to mess about with it....well, guess what....too late!






this is their version of the 360 degree knuckle


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Old 06-06-2016, 09:22 PM
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How do you find it cuts ? What sort of maximum growth are you getting through?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:50 PM
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How do you find it cuts ? What sort of maximum growth are you getting through?
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Graham,

Cuts pretty much whatever will fits between the fingers - blackthorns included, the knife doesn't need to be going super fast - in fact in the days of belt-driven finger-bar hedge trimmers on tractors we used to run on tickover and go in bottom gear.
So on the machine I usually have 1/2 > 3/4 engine speed and balance the forward speed.

Its fair money for what it is but real handy for doing down footpaths and other awkward places, nowadays folks have mega-sized tractors which are touching 8ft wide so this is a real benefit, the reach is pretty significant as well.

If I had to think of any downsides it would be that it leaves a line of cuttings which would normally need picking up whereas a flail will mulch it.
Its also not very easy to hook up because of the balance.......and you need to keep your fingers out the way of the blade when you alter the cutting angles

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Old 06-06-2016, 11:12 PM
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i think coppards quoted me at 1250+ vat, a few months back, dont like being mugged off, feel like digbits are trying to bend me over yet again
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