Taranaki Hedge Cutter
Built by Alistair Tong
This hedge cutter is loosely based on Butler's machine which used to cut boxthorn hedges on our family farm.
The unit was based in Inglewood and good film footage of it in use is currently shown at Pukeariki Museum in New Plymouth.
It works on a 16' spinning flail which winds up to a whistling speed and cuts up to 4" thick branches.
The model has a seat, steerable front axle, and the flail has two loose fishplates which hit the table to give the sound effect.