Simon Leitner

Noise-reduced hedge cutting


The municipality Henndorf am Wallersee is about 24 km2 and has about 4900 inhabitants.


To keep the extensive green areas in good condition, the municipality has had a new “assistant” in the custom works yard since May last year, the Multi Carrier HXF 2302 with a 1.4 m Quadsaw and a 1.5 m Cutterbar.


With the Cutterbar, the hedges are beautifully shaped, because in a tourism community, everything must look tip top. The quadsaw is used for the rougher hedges, forest edges and places where growth is not maintained every year.


In addition to the maintenance of 60 km municipal road and all the other tasks, the seven-member customs work force managed by Simon Leitner, maintains about five kilometers of hedges ranging from one to four and a half meters in height.


“In the past, four men were busy with this job for a good seven weeks. Now the job is done in 14 days by only three men. Two men used to cut, and two men were used to clean up, now one man cut, and we are three times as fast! In addition, work can be done quite comfortable even in the rain.” Simon Leitner tells us.


Among the parishioners, the new tools are also very popular because the old motor-powered hedge trimmers have always made a lot of noise – the noise has now disappeared. “I drive in idling mode, which our Weidemann, that has almost done 2000 hours, does very calmly and on top of that it is very economical in consumption. Now there are no more noise complaints in the community – so it is for the greater good for everyone.” Smiles Simon Leitner.


A statement by Mr. Leitner the customs work force manager of the municipality Henndorf is very pleasing: “This is the best machine that we have acquired in the municipality in the past few years, next to the Hoftrac – just great! In a few minutes everything is grown, and the season starts over. Then I can get the HXF out again!”.


- Simon Leitner, Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria