FAQs

We can and do. Our commitment to health & safety and environmental impact mitigation is ongoing, and we are part the SHE Local Government Contractor Health & Safety Pre-qualification Scheme.

The physical advantages of Grazer’s machines mitigate many environmental concerns like rutting, erosion and access damage. The need for traffic management alongside carriageways is reduced due to the small size of the machines. Because they are remote-controlled, most of the personnel health and safety concerns associated with vegetation management are also mitigated.

The cutting height is adjustable, but the standard flails will trim grass down to a finish you’d expect to see in a park (or my back lawn!)

Generally no, however there is usually some disturbance where the machine turns in a restricted area.

When our Grazer machines operate with spikes attached to their tracks they do tear the ground more, but we like to think of it as ‘lightly aerating the soil’. When traveling over driveways, the spikes can be covered with protective ‘boots’ to prevent damage.

Considering the work it does, it is not too noisy. As an operator I wear ear protection but that is mainly a health & safety long-term sound exposure precaution.

The ground needs to be free of rocks and definitely free of wire. As an operator I am always vigilant for major obstructions.

Grazer’s operating height is a great advantage. Being remote controlled, the operator can stand back from overhangs. Grazer is just over 1 metre high, but can push the mulching attachment in under lower branches.

Because tracks have quite a large ‘footprint’-to-weight ratio, our Grazer machines are very capable on soft ground.

This depends on the flail, material and machine speed, but in any case the mulch is definitely of a quality to suppress regrowth before breaking down.

Every job is different, varying with the types and depth of vegetation, as well as slope, accessibility, and many other factors.

It’s well worth getting an estimate from us – after all our experience they’re fairly accurate.

Again, every job varies.

Grazer is far faster, safer and yields better results than brush cutting or weed trimming. It can go places where bigger machines can’t, and do a whole lot more work than anything smaller. 

Get in touch with the Grazer team and we will talk through access constraints. The machine is 1.25 metres wide, and it can traverse obstacles via ramps or be lifted in by crane or helicopter.

Yes, along with blackberry, jasmine, gorse and a whole range of other kinds of vegetation.

No, sorry. Like almost all other mechanical cutters, the tough fibres in flax (harakeke), cabbage tree (ti kouka), raupo (bullrush, cats tail), and wild green ginger wrap around the cutters and seize the machine. Flax isn’t acceptable at green waste refuse centres for the same reason.

No, sorry. Our health and safety standards are very strict. Only experienced operators should use these machines. 

Height is not usually an issue as in most cases, as you will see from our videos and before/after images.

The forest mulching attachment is capable of tackling thick, tall material such as mature gorse and bamboo 200-300 mm thick. For material taller than that, the forest mulcher will cut down, flatten and then mulch in a few passes.

The flail mowing attachment is capable of mowing mature tall grass, thick vegetation and scrub, and if necessary we’ll do a couple of passes to get a nice finish.

If radio interference could be an issue, we can change the transmitting channel on the remote control. Just let us know.

Don't take our word for it

The Grazer service is the best I have experienced over 16 years of bank maintenance with long reach mowers, 4-wheel-drive movers, and now Grazer. They provide a fast and high quality result, prompt response to requests for change in service schedule, and great customer care. 

Andrew – Tauranga

The gorse and blackberry, in my 25 acre paddock, had gotten out of control the last several years. I was feeling pretty overwhelmed. 

Grazer “ate” it all in a single day and left behind a lovely mulch. No poisons or sprays. No unsightly
“brown gorse” just hanging out where you would like to see grass for livestock. I am very happy with the service provided by these lovely people. 

Anna – Upper Kaimai – Tauranga 

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