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sicma-flail-mower-characteristics-and-uses

22/12/2021

The task of the flail mower (also called grass shredder, shoot shredder or stalk shredder, depending on the type of vegetation on which it works) is to cut, chop and shred stalks, pruning and cultivation residues, shoots and any other organic material present on the soil such as weeds and small shrubs.

In addition, we can also use the flail mower to shred undergrowth crops that will then be buried in the soil by tilling.

Its use is suitable for anyone who needs rapid, effective soil maintenance and with a focus on environmental sustainability. In fact, the flail mower is an irreplaceable machine for anyone performing organic farming as it acts mechanically on the unwanted growth of grass and shrubs and thus prevents the need for herbicides.

In addition, the flail mower distributes a mulch uniformly on the soil, composed of finely crushed plant material that performs the function of preserving the moisture of the soil (especially during the warmer months), and then decomposes quickly, representing an excellent nutrient and thus reducing the need for additional fertilisers.

A machine that combines efficiency and environmental protection and maximising savings.

 

How to choose the right flail mower?

The choice of suitable machinery obviously depends on the use and the objective to be achieved and the type of terrain to be worked. Variables that are very important especially for flail mowers that often work on complex soils, such as edges, slopes and ditches.

There is no one flail mower that can be used for every task. That’s why we at Sicma have developed and built a wide range of reversible flail mowers (front/rear), fixed and movable, also with arm for lateral movement, essential for the processing of the most inaccessible terrains (such as embankments).

In addition, all Sicma flail mowers guarantee optimal results in all applications, both on non-intensively maintained terrain and on spaces that require intensive maintenance, such as football pitches or parks.

The wide choice of Sicma flail mowers allows their use on all types of terrain and for all types of processing, including the shredding of grass, shrubs, wood, pruning residues, stalks and shoots.

 

The construction details of our flail mowers

The quality and excellence of our agricultural machines are represented by concealed and protected construction components and are fundamental for the mechanics of a machine that does not cause problems and that lasts over time.

The primary characteristics of our flail mowers:

  1. Tool-holder rotor (or shaft) with helical arrangement and high-precision electronic balancing
  2. High-strength boron steel forged hammers
  3. Underbody shredding beaters
  4. Sicma production transmission unit with built-in freewheel
  5. Side drive with trapezoidal belts with tensioner
  6. Rotor supports with high reliability bearings equipped with NILOS lubricant seals
  7. High resistance self-centring pulley shrink discs
  8. Double sheet metal body
  9. Rounded anti-entanglement outer side panel
  10. Adjustable skids
  11. Protection systems against the throwing of objects represented by blades, rubber or chains
  12. Material retaining rakes for smooth and toothed hammers
  13. Self-aligning shielded stabiliser roller bearings with dirt protection
  14. Rear roller scraper

The rotor (or shaft) represents the main element of the processing. We have designed it with the utmost care to make it as efficient as possible. And one of these characteristics is represented by the helical distribution of the tools.

In fact, it is the tools mounted on the rotor that perform the shredding work. We therefore offer the possibility of choosing the tools to be assembled according to requirements and to the type of processing to be carried out: tools designed for grass, shrubs and green space maintenance, or intended for medium-sized shrubs, shoots, straw and stalks and pruning, also tools for medium-large scale pruning and for the pruning of vineyards and olive groves.

In addition, for special requirements and depending on the specific model, you can further configure the machinery with optionals:

  • Double arch with double PTO (power take-off) unit: which allows the reversible flail mower (front & back) to work both on the front and rear of the tractor without the need to dismantle anything (in the TB and TC models);
  • Preparation for input at 1000 rpm: necessary when the flail mower must be connected to a tractor whose PTO turns at 1,000 rpm (in the TB, TC and TR models);
  • Left rotation: for tractors with left rotation direction (in the TSL, TA, TB and TC models);
  • Double freewheel: it is mounted in the reversible flail mower (front & back) to ensure the correct absorption of inertia when the work is interrupted (in the TZF model);
  • Hydraulic jack for movement: it allows the flail mower to be moved laterally with a jack that can be operated through the controls of the tractor, without interrupting the work (in the TB, TC, SL, TE, TMX, TSN, TRX, TUF, TP, TR and TZF models);
  • Inter-row grass mower disc: a wheel with blades located below the disc allows the grass to be cut between one vine and another and can be equipped with a mechanical spring return system or with a feeler (in the TSN and TRX models);
  • Hydraulic pick up rotor: it is used to collect, lift and mow the pruning residue in a specific cutting chamber, avoiding the need for the tools to be in contact with the ground (in the TSD model);
  • Side skids: they prevent the tools of the flail mower, both hammers and knives, from touching the ground during rotation (in the SL, TE, TMX, TSN, TRX, TUF and TR models);
  • Rubber or iron wheel kit to replace the roller: instead of the stabiliser roller, a pair of steering or fixed rubber wheels is mounted (in the SL, TE, TMX, TSD, TSN and TRX models);
  • Additional diverter: allows small tractors to be supplied with hydraulic oil that are not equipped with additional quick couplings (in the MM models).

The attention to customers and to their needs has resulted in us designing and creating over 20 models of flail mowers that can be customised according to the relevant technical specifications.

This makes the Sicma flail mowers suitable for all types of terrain and work. From the maintenance of greenery to heavier shredding tasks, the Sicma flail mowers meet all the needs of every single customer, guaranteeing maximum power, robustness and high performance on all types of terrain.

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