Built not to a price point, but instead to simply get the toughest undergrowth-clearance jobs done with the minimum of fuss, the Orec HR622 Pedestrian Flail Mower is aimed at local authorities, professional landscapers and domestic users maintaining expansive grounds. Driving it is a Honda GX270 engine; an air-cooled four-stroke OHV unit with a beefy 6.8hp power-rating and a substantial 270cc cylinder-displacement. Premium engine features include a decompression-valve for low-effort pull-starts; a cast-iron cylinder sleeve for durability and superior compression; and a large-capacity fuel-tank (5.3 litres) that combines with the fuel-efficient overhead-valve design to ensure extended run-times between breaks to top-up. Thanks to its series of 38 heavy-duty flail blades, the Orec HR662 will take shoulder-high grass, overgrown weeds and dense scrub in its stride. Its four-speed gearbox (3 + 1) provides a forward speed for every eventuality and ensures you’ll have no trouble backing-out of tight spots; while its differential lock means you can summon-up plenty more traction when conditions demand it. The Orec HR662 has a relatively compact 65cm working-width and a side-clutch steering system, so it can be manoeuvred with ease around and between obstacles. It has an infinitely-variable cutting-height (20 – 80mm), so the blade position can be set with the utmost accuracy; and it’s built around a tubular-steel frame, which confers the sort of strength and durability that commercial contractors deem essential.