8 June 2001

At the hedgecutting edge… gfgfg

SPEARHEAD claims to have filled the gap in its hedgecutter range by introducing a compact model with diminutive dimensions – the Excel 320.

Built for tractors from 25hp to 40hp, the hedgecutter can be specified with a 94cm wide flail-head with dual-purpose flails, or a 1.5m reciprocating cutter bar.

The cutter bar is designed to trim hedges up to 4.6m high and branches over 60mm thick, while a compact control unit is designed to make the most of available space in confined tractor cabs.

Use of two pto-powered pumps enables the hedgecutter to work independently of the tractors hydraulics, and parallel arm geometry ensures the cutting head remains at a constant angle.

For protection, the Excel 320 has a mechanical linkage which is simple in design, says Spearhead. The linkage is intended to lift the cutting clear of obstructions and automatically return it when the obstacle has been cleared.

The Excel 320 costs from £6987. &#42

Spearhead has entered the compact hedgecutter market with the launch of its Excel 320.