Heavy gauge steel plate, an exceptionally high performance drive system and hardened bevel gears have been powering this slasher through dense scrub and brush for over thirty years. That’s how long the Wessex rotary slasher the Scrubmaster has been taking on the toughest jobs and today’s model offers the choice of a blade assembly or chain cutters. The blade assembly, with four heavy-duty reversible blades mounted on the large hardened steel square plate, delivers over two thousand one ton impact cuts a minute. It will slash its way through woody material, effortlessly bringing down scrub, and it can be used for controlling grass and weed growth. In areas where there are tree stumps and rocks which could damage blades you can turn to the chain cutters comprising three high tensile chains on a circular boss. This will lacerate woody and fibrous scrub growth and accelerate its breakdown.
There is no doubt this is one tough slasher, with the cutter assembly welded on a tapered hub which locks onto the gearbox output shaft. The drive is transmitted via a friction plate clutch to a gearbox built with hardened, bevel gears running in an oil bath for smooth operation. Adjustable side skids with replaceable wear shoes are positioned so the working width is marginally less than the overall width, letting you cut close to stumps and trees in plantations. The fully floating headstock allows the slasher to be dragged across rough ground with minimal stress to the frame of the machine and a heavy galvanized chain lifts it out of work. There’s an optional rear castoring wheel assembly for manoeuvring in and around trees and heavy gauge steel tailplates retain debris. Brush, weeds and scrub everywhere, beware the Wessex Scrubmaster rotary slasher. For more information and to book a working demonstration see here.