The Case for a New Type of Boom Mower
Known as "boom mowers, articulating arm mowers or reach mowers" have been around in various configurations since 1955.
They developed quite differently in the U.S.A than Europe and we will discuss why this was.
Europe (England and France particularly) had centuries old farms that had hedges for boundaries and for containing animals. They were built in the days before chain link or barbed wire was invented but when those materials were available the hedges were allowed to remain despite the maintenance of them as they were habitat for several species of animal which were an important part of the diet of the farmers’ family.
Even in the early 20th century, cutting costs was an important part of farming and as most every farm had a tractor which was used to plow, disc and all the other routine functions that farmers did, an attachment that could be quickly fitted to trim the hedges was desirable.