Direct-sales specialist Spaldings is selling a couple of tractor-mounted rotary cutters made by Spanish manufacturer TMC Cancela. Suitable for applications from pasture topping to heavy scrub destruction, the single-rotor DX-200 has a working width of 2m and requires up to 80hp at the gearbox, and the company reckons the DXP3-360 triple rotor mower performs best with around 120hp to cut 3.6m in one go. Two of this machine’s rotors are mounted on wing sections that fold up to reduce transport width to just 1.05m. While the single rotor machine has a pivoting headstock with restraining chains, the wider folding model has a steel plate frame and headstock structure with tapered reinforcing spars extending across the wing sections. The wings are folded by a cable and pulley mechanism using a single vertical hydraulic cylinder. A positive latch on both sides secures the wings during transport. Steel chains across the front and back of the deck prevent stones being flicked out, says Spaldings, but without impeding progress through thick vegetation. The rotors can be equipped with slashing chains for dealing with scrub or two swinging blades shaped to create an airflow that lifts lighter vegetation for a consistent cut length.
The DX-200 single-rotor cutter costs £3,225 while the triple-deck model is £10,612. Both machines will be on the company’s LAMMA stand alongside new flail toppers also sourced from TMC Cancela.