VIDEO: Claas ‘Octopus’ tractor mowing a ditch bank

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What do you get when you take a tractor and attach multiple mower arms to it? An octopus/spider-like super mowing machine.

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When it comes to mowing tricky places like slopes and ditches, especially when they stretch over a sizeable area, it can often be a bothersome if not time-consuming job.

Of course, using a device such as the Spider ILD02 remote-controlled slope mower we reviewed recently certainly helps eliminate the boredom but imagine the time you would take to finish mowing across a large stretch of land.

A contracting company, Hack in the Netherlands resorted to using a tractor, the 335hp Claas Xerion 3300 and four Herder Grenadier MBK LSH mowing booms to get the job done.

RELATED: Claas Xerion 5000 tractor review (with video)

The result looks like a machine from the future with multiple arms stretching in different directions, hence its 'Octopus' namesake.


In the video above uploaded by Tractorspotter on Youtube, the operator controls each of the booms to mow at different angles so all sloping and flat areas of the ditch bank are mowed beautifully in just one pass.

Talk about creativity! When will we see this in Australia we wonder...

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