Machinery & Products

Remote-controlled slope mower puts safety first

By Dairy News

SLOPES, HILLS and confined areas can pose a challenge when it comes to land clearing but a newly released remote-controlled mower from Inlon is now available.

Brian Baschin, a commercial land clearer in the Goulburn Valley, is contracted to mow around dam walls and reservoirs, which he has previously done with a brush-cutter.

“A ride-on or tractor-powered reach mower would have given me some extra speed but the roll-over risk is too high,” he said.

Mr Baschin arranged a demo of Inlon’s remote-controlled ‘Spider’ slope mower.

“The remote control is the obvious safety feature because it eliminates the risk of being hurt in a roll-over incident.

“Another safety improvement is the way the Spider mulches material and contains it within a cutting chamber so you don’t have stones or debris flicking out.

“This feature also gives a cleaner cut overall and doesn’t leave unsightly windrows.”

Mr Baschin said it cut his work time in half.

“I can get through half a dam wall in a day on one tank of fuel, which is very economical too.

“It’s easy to transport around on a small trailer, so that saves time as well.”

The Civiline Spider is capable of cutting slopes up to 40 degrees utilising 4 wheel drive lugged tyres and up to 55 degree slopes with its optional winch system.

It has previously won the CIVENEX Most Innovative Product award and a German Red Dot design award.

Inlon Product Manager, Glenn Dwyer, said most of the Spider’s components are made of alloys.

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