I have a Parish Council contract that is a mixture of road side verges cut to one meter inside and more formal/semi-formal areas within the village itself.
I use my 36inch Ferris Hydrocut for the work alongside the carriageway however the machine is too big to deal with the work in the village as there are tight areas and parked cars.
I have used my Lawnflite 553 for the work in the village with no collection box and this is OK for the more formal areas that occasionally get cut in between my visits by residents. However there are other areas where the ground is quite uneven or where there are hidden hazards such as large stones and other debris and the Lawnflite is getting too knocked about or I'm concerned I'm going to hit something and destroy it!
I've thought about strimming the other areas but that eats into the time have allotted. Can anyone recommend a medium size mower that is hardy and can cope with long grass and rough ground conditions, inc potential debris?? I guess slightly larger wheels we'll assist.