I purchased this to mow rough areas around my property. I had been using a brush hog rotary but was not happy with the mess it made and the cut quality. This flail mower leaves close to a finish mower cut. The flail mower is also almost silent and does not sling rocks and sticks like the rotary does. I kept turning around to see if was even working. I'm using it on a sub-compact tractor with 26hp and the tractor is never working hard even in very tall thick grass. The quality seems great with good welds and thick powder coat. 1/2 the price of other brands so a great value.