Thousands of farms in New Zealand have improved their pasture quality through the use of a Maxam mower. There are two key reasons for this; the grass is cut cleanly at the optimum stubble length for quick regrowth, and the toppings are spread right across the field so they decompose quickly.
Slasher type toppers cannot mow close enough to the ground without scalping so they cannot mow at the correct height. Also the blades are generally thicker and moving slower so the grass gets bruised – hindering regrowth.
The toppings often ball up in clumps so they break down much slower – in some cases harbouring eczema spores. Owners often commented their Maxam mower made an amazing difference to the grass quality across their farm.
There are obvious advantages in owning one mower that can handle all the farm mowing and topping tasks, rather than owning a mower, a topper and perhaps a tedder.