Tow and Farm New Zealand

Tow and Farm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metalform, established by the Easton family in 1961 and remains a family owned business.  Tow and Farm provides total pasture management solutions, whether you are a dairy farmer, hobby farmer or contractor.  Tow and Farm offer succinct time and financial benefits that our sales reps can work through with you to develop accurate ROI's.   Talk to us today!

Our Address

Easton Street Dannevirke 4930
New Zealand

Contact Info

Email: sales@towandfarm.co.nz
FreePhone: 0800 337 747
Fax: +64 6 374 9316

Tow and Mow – Hort 1270

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The Tow and Mow Hort series is more suitable for those wanting to cut close to fence lines, around trees and down rows as the width of the mower is the full width of the cut. The Hort series feature a jockey wheel as standard which allow for effortless connecting to your ATV or tow vehicle. Top your paddocks at up to 15 km/hr (9 mph) with the Tow and Mow – this means you can cover up to 1 hectare (2.5 acres) in just 35 minutes with the 1270 model. Easily adjust the cutting height from 20mm (1”) up to 200mm (8”) by just winding a handle at the rear of the machine. No locking pins or heavy adjustment required, just wind it up for travelling between jobs and then back into position for mowing. The Hort Series features our patented direct drive system which means the cutting spindle is directly mounted onto the engine crankshaft. This means there is no belts or pulleys which typically are the Achilles heel of this type of mower.

Product description

The Tow and Mow series offers a simple, robust, affordable solution to tackling all of your mowing, without the need for a tractor.

The Tow and Mow series uses a ‘direct drive’ system, eliminating the need for expensive clutches, belts and other unnecessary parts that are require costly maintenance. And it’s speedy – just attach the Tow and Mow to your ATV, 4 wheeler, truck or other stable vehicle using the standard ball and hitch coupling system and tow it to the area that needs to be cut. Once there, you can mow at speeds of up to 15 km/hr (9 mph).

View our other Tow and Mow products; Hort 1000 or Twin 1270


Product Details

Our patented bearing system supports the direct drive engine, meaning there’s no loss of power or slippage that can occur with typical belt and pulley systems. And the motors are protected from any shocks, resulting from sudden stops.


This has eliminated the need for belts and pulleys on a single engine setup. Very few parts result in a very simple solution.


With the 2 wheels tucked behind the mowing deck, it allows you to mow right up to fence lines or around trees.  Anti-scalp wheels then help protect against scalping when cutting low.


The engines are offset which means they have a cutting overlap of 25mm (1 inch) ensuring there is no belts or timing necessary!  Simple!


Construction is 4mm thick, high grade steel which is zinc sprayed and then powdercoated.








cut width

1270mm (50 inches)

engine model

2 x Briggs and Stratton – 850 Series

engine horsepower

2 x 6hp = 12hp

height adjustment

20mm – 200mm (1" – 8")

size assembled

2600mm (D) x 1310mm (W) x 600mm (H)

size crated

1350mm (D) x 1680mm (W) x 750mm (H)

weight uncrated

180 kg (395 lbs)

weight crated

235 kg (520 lbs)

jockey wheel


electric key start


tow hitch

50mm Coupling

1 review for Tow and Mow – Hort 1270

  1. 5 out of 5

    Our mower arrived promptly, was well packaged for travel and was delivered to our door. Assembly was straight forward and took minimal time. The mowers start and run really well and are easy to set.

    The mower toes behind my quad bike and mows smoothly and evenly. It is a great mower and does everything it is intended to do, with ease. It leaves a nice finish.

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