Towable topping mower, Smokey Goat Topping Mower

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The "Smokey Goat Towable Topper" is professionally manufactured in Nelson, New Zealand. It was developed after recognising that many small farms and lifestyle blocks, orchards, equestrian properties and other land owners do not own a tractor, yet still need to be able to maintain pasture quality for stock and keep paddocks and properties tidy.

Our towable topping mowers are also very popular in the Horticultural and Organic sector for controlling grass and weed growth between orchard rows including our specific "Hort" models featuring wheels that run out the back allowing closer mowing next to orchard rows, posts, trees and fencelines.

With it's robust steel frame, "Easy-Start" Kohler engines, effective mowing performance, superior anti-scalping measures and very competitive price,
keeping your lifestyle block paddocks, orchard rows tidy and large grass areas mown now becomes an easy task with the Smokey Goat towable topping mower!

Left: "Easy Start" Kohler engines with NZ Wide engine warranty. Right: Topping paddocks made easy!

Above: Before and after using Smokey Goat topping mower on thick Spring grass and thistles.
Scroll down for more testimonials and photos!


"Little Kid" 1200mm wide


(List price $4,160+GST)

(including freight to NZ depot and FREE Service Kit)

The "Little Kid" twin engine topper features 2 x Kohler XT (173cc) 7.75 Lb Torque engines, an easy wind-up handle to adjust cutting heights from approx. 30mm to 180mm high and a 2 year Kohler engine warranty. With it's smaller engines it is ideally suited to those lifestylers wanting to top easy large grassed areas, the likes of light dry stalks left behind after stock or cutting normal grass pastures on a regular basis.
"Little Kid" by name but not by performance!
(For cutting very thick/stalky pastures/weeds we recommend the more powerful topper models below.)

"Big Kid" 1200mm wide

Standard: SPECIAL NZ$4,360+GST

(List price $4,560+GST)

(including freight to NZ depot and free service kit)

Hort model: SPECIAL NZ$4,560+GST

(List price $4,760+GST)

(including freight to NZ depot and free service kit)

This twin engine topper features 2 x powerful Kohler CV (224cc) 11ft Lb Torque engines giving it excellent cutting power across the 1.2m width, and is a great machine for topping a wide variety of grassed areas, pastures, weeds etc. Features an easy wind-up handle to adjust cutting heights from approx 30mm to 180mm high and comes with a 3 year commercial Kohler engine warranty.

The Big Kid HORT model has all the same features as the Big Kid Standard, except the wheels are set in permanent "Horticulture" mode so they are running out the back of the topper meaning you can mow down Horticultural rows, close to trees, fence lines etc. Due to the change of balance because of the wheel placement, this Hort model also features a Jockey Wheel on the towbar for ease of use.

Excellent competitive value and a very versatile all-round topper.

The "Big Kid Standard" is our most popular topper!

Smokey Goat Big Kid topping mower
Above: Big Kid standard model

Big Kid HORT model
Above: Big Kid HORT model with wheels out the back.

"Big Buck" 1500mm wide

Standard: SPECIAL NZ$5,480+GST

(List price $5,680+GST)

(including freight to NZ depot)

Hort Model: SPECIAL NZ$5,680+GST

(List price $5,880+GST)

(including freight to NZ depot)

The "Big Buck" is our biggest towable topping mower at 1500mm wide. This machine has a robust steel frame and 3 x powerful Kohler CV (224cc) 11ft Lb Torque engines each running direct drive disks with flail blades underneath. These engines are covered by a 3 year commercial Kohler engine warranty.

With the 1500mm width and wind-up handle for easy cut height adjustment, the Big Buck offers powerful performance cutting for large properties and all types of lifestyle, agricultural, horticultural or commercial topping.

The Big Buck HORT model has all the same features as the Standard except we have re-engineered the wheels to sit out the back in permanent "Horticulture" mode, this enables closer mowing next to fence lines, trees, down orchard rows etc.
Due to the change of balance with the rear wheel placement, the Hort model includes a Jockey Wheel on the towbar for ease of manouvering when not hitched onto your tow vehicle.
Popular on both regular properties and orchard / vineyard use.

Above: Big Buck standard model

Above: Big Buck HORT model with wheels out the back.


NEW DESIGN for 2023 - improved grass flow and stronger and deeper deck improves performance in long grass.

Proudly NZ Made by professional Kiwi engineers with excellent customer service and support. User Instructions and Engine handbooks sent out with every new Topper.

Standard Trailer Hitch (1 / 78), easily towable by a Quad Bike, ATV, tractor, ute....

Quality Kohler pull-start engines that run on standard fuel
and all come with an NZ wide Kohler engine warranty.

Full length deck skids and under-deck anti-scalp skids to prevent scalping when mowing on bumpy terrain.

The Big Buck 1.5m model featuring easy wind handle cut height adjustment, Kohler CV engines,
 and wheel skims to protect wheels.

The Standard models feature centrally positioned wheels to balance the toppers for ease of manouverability and to help minimise scalping. Suit all terrain including hill blocks.

The Horticulture (Hort) Model toppers features two wheels that run out the back of the topping mower enabling you to mow close to fence lines, trees & post rows etc. Due to this change of balance, Hort models all feature a jockey wheel on the towbar for ease of use.

Big Kid Hort wheels out back
Big Kid Hort model showing the wheels out the back and rear positioning of the cut height adjustment handle.

Example of the direct drive disks and flail blades underneath each engine.

Direct drive blade system - blades can be purchased at most mowing stores, or from the topper manufacturers, and replaced individually as needed.

Cutting Height Adjustments from approx 30mm to 180mm.

Two width Toppers available: 1200mm wide or 1500mm wide.

4mm steel body and Double Thickness steel sides on the toppers.

1200mm topper weighs approx 170kg. 1500mm topper weighs approx 200kg.

1200mm topper total width (including wheels) is 1680mm.
The 1500mm topper total width (including wheels) is 1960mm, or 1510mm in Hort mode.

Very Competitive Prices including FREE FREIGHT NZ WIDE to your closest
Mainfreight depot!



Smokey Goat 1200mm Big Kid Hort topping mower, being used on alpaca stud.
"I collected my topper yesterday morning and as you will see from the photos (see below) we are straight into cleaning up the long grass ready for this weekends Christmas farm tour. Please thank the staff at Smokey Goat for dispatching the topper so quickly, this was much appreciated. This is a great piece of equipment, well designed and strong enough to cut through waist high grass. We are really happy. Cheers."
Paul, Christchurch

Smokey Goat 1200mm wide Big Kid topping mower, being used on lifestyle block.
"Just wanted to advise that the Topper is awesome! Got it home last Saturday, had it operating an hour later and topped some paddocks, worked great and a well-made solid product, so much cheaper than a tractor/slasher as not really needed on our lifestyle block. Unfortunately my wife has now stopped me playing as I started topping her horse paddocks that she needs for them! Oh well it's all set up behind the ATV ready for the next job, thanks again."
Clayton. North Auckland.

Smokey Goat Towable topping mower
Smokey Goat 1500mm wide topping mower, being used on farm.
"Thanks team I'm very happy with it!" Burton K, Martinborough.

Smokey Goat 1200mm wide "Little Kid" topping mower, being used on lifestyle block.
"This is a fantastic topper! So easy to use and makes our paddocks look amazing."
Tammy W. Whangarei.

Smokey Goat 1500mm wide topping mower, being used on lifestyle block.
"We are really pleased with the Smokey Goat topper. It has chewed through all of our rushes. Our neighbours (and rellies) reckon we're making rushlage! The paddocks look so much better. With the Smokey Goat and spraying we should be able to at least control the rushes. In future will get them when young and small. A visitor saw the "Goat", admired it, asked what it was for, said it wouldn't cut rushes. My partner said look at the paddock (a few over). "Oh wow" was the response!"
Anne W. Wellsford.

Smokey Goat 1200mm wide "Big Kid" topping mower, being used on horse paddocks.
"Thanks for sending out our spunky new Smokey Goat paddock topper! Started first time and has turned Ollie and Candy's horse paddock from messy to gorgeous! Super stoked with it, thanks so much. Now the poor abused ride-on lawn-mower can stick to what it's actually designed for!" (See Tanya's before and after photos below).
Tanya Grey.

Smokey Goat 1500mm wide topping mower, being used on lifestyle block.
"Many thanks for making this such an easy decision to buy from you! Took my new toy out for a test run. Love it! Really really love those motors...easy start first time! Thanks again."
Sally G. Cambridge.


Before and after photo of tall gorse being topped by the Smokey Goat TopperSmokey Goat 1200mm wide topping mower, being used on small farm / lifestyle block. See customer photo after topping tall thick gorse (right).
"Chris was very impressed with the Smokey Goat Topper tonight... he took it down to the back 1 acre paddock where it's full of gorse 1.5m high gorse is everywhere so much so that you couldn't walk through it. Yet the topper mowed it down! Chris said sitting on the bike the gorse was taller than his head. I had to go down and look at the gorse paddock for myself. The gorse is around 600mm on the sides but he swears it was taller in the middle. As you can see it wasn't just a couple of bushes. You can show these to anyone who is dubious as to how much these toppers can cut. Chris did the first pass on the highest cut setting, then the second pass on a lowerscut setting.
Very impressive results from the Smokey Goat Topper!

Stalky grass, dock and chickweed  before topping.Stalky grass, dock and chickweed  before topping.
Above and Below - This was a paddock that had dock & chickweed in it. The grass had grown long, fallen over and then had a mob of 18 month steers in it who had trampled it down so alot of the grass was lying flat on the ground. These clients tried topping at the 2nd lowest setting first (which cuts at aprox 100-120mm) but it was still too high for this paddock, so they lowered the topper to the first setting (which cuts at approx 60-80cms high) and drove approx 5-7kmph.
The two pictures Above show the paddock before topping and the two pictures Below show after topping.

Same paddock after topping. Same paddock after topping - much tidier!

Above - Topping thick grass and thistle patches with the 1500mm Smokey Goat Topper behind a car in Rotorua.
This paddock was topped on the 2nd from bottom setting (cuts at approx 100 - 120mm) which is often ideal for allowing good cut results while also maintaining grass recovery in summer.

Above - Cutting thistles in Marlborough. Left - before. Right - after.

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