Cornish company Chapman Machinery has launched the FM120 flail mower, an ATV-towed unit than can be fitted with a choice of engines.


The smallest of these is a 16hp Briggs & Stratton v-twin petrol unit, but there’s also a 20hp Kohler v-twin petrol option. For those who want to take the diesel path, there’s a 19hp 850cc Lombardini twin-cylinder diesel engine. All are available with electric start.

The flotation tyres can be run to the side of the machine or behind it within the cutting width and the company says an experienced fitter can change between the two-wheel configurations in less than 20min.

There’s a centrifugal clutch on all models to protect the engine and drivetrain if a stump or other immovable object is encountered, as well as hardened hammer flails or grass flails running on a heavy-duty rotor.

Prices start from £3,299 for the 16hp Briggs & Stratton engine, and from £4,999 for the 19hp Lombardini diesel engine.

Chapman Machinery was founded less than a year ago, but already has a range of machinery including a bale shear, ATV trailers and mowers.