Mon May 20, 2013 7:48 am
Since I already have a flail mower, I would pick it up just for spare parts.
Mon May 20, 2013 8:25 am
It looks to be in good shape! Surely worth the $$ for the parts if nothing else. I would guess it to be an old one for a couple of reasons; the narrow blades (3/4") and the lack of a hole for the roller 'rock guard'. My Lo Boy mower is essentially the same vintage, about 1956. I have resorted to using the available wider blades (in a group of 8 to keep balance) but that one looks perfect for it's age.
Mon May 20, 2013 12:41 pm
If he doesn't accept the $150.00 offer don't be shy about giving him the $175.00. Well worth it. If it was close to me it would be a no brainer. I would love to have a Mott! Would work very nice on my trails in my wood lot
If I ever get a chance to buy one, I would in a heartbeat.
Mon May 20, 2013 8:34 pm
Well, its in my shed now. Offered him $150 and I could pick it up in a few days or $175 for him to haul it over here. About half an hour drive. He brought it. Said he thought he might have another belt for it. Looks like Ill get some use out of the one in the pic anyway. Thanks!
Mon May 20, 2013 10:49 pm
Good deal.. I am sure you will be happy with it. And delivered for what he asked? Super deal
Tue May 21, 2013 8:31 am
Nice! You will like it. See if you can find someone with a sharpener (back side of blade) but it will surely work like it is.
Tue May 28, 2013 9:06 am
II just bought a flail mower of that vintage, however mine has an s/n of 1028 and the cutter shaft is square, never seen that before must be really early model.Should have it up and running soon.
Tue May 28, 2013 9:36 am
dennisbushnell wrote:II just bought a flail mower of that vintage, however mine has an s/n of 1028 and the cutter shaft is square, never seen that before must be really early model.
Above link, patent plans on flail mower, cutter bar is shown to be sort of diamond shape. John Puckett has an early IH produced flail mower with a square cutter bar. Puckett's flail mower has a plaque or emblem. Thinking the emblem says hammer knife mower.
Tue May 28, 2013 1:05 pm
Buzzard Wing wrote:........ My Lo Boy mower is essentially the same vintage, about 1956. I have resorted to using the available wider blades (in a group of 8 to keep balance) but that one looks perfect for it's age.
You can still get the 3/4 inch blades if you refer them, or at least you could about 3 years ago. Just call Flailmaster and tell them you want the 101031 blades, they can cross that number over. I prefer the heavier blades though, they don't bend as easily if you hit a rock, and you can sharpen them a lot more times.
Tue May 28, 2013 9:55 pm
Thanks EJP, I know flailmaster does not list everything on their website.... but now it essentially lists nothing (pull downs don't work). I figured if I put 4 pair of the wider ones on each side it should balance out. Seems to work just fine. In fact, with sharp blades and the right pulley (had a speed up pulley) I can even mow at an idle.
Bigschuss, I have found the worst problem is with green, cut, saplings. Real easy to get them wrapped up in the cutter shaft. Not a problem if they are still attached to their roots.
Nice thing about mowing, when you are done a straight line doesn't matter! This is the 'way back' earthworks at Ft Adams Saturday. Lots of stumps, so the DR mowed most of the this area.
Tue May 28, 2013 9:59 pm
you can download their catalog, then call them with what you want.
Wed May 29, 2013 6:49 am
Very good deal.
Wed May 29, 2013 7:10 am
Howdy neighbor, I'm not that far away from you. That's a nice looking unit and sounds to be in decent condition. Great find! I wish I'd seen it! Did you find it on Craig's List or where? Does he have another one (lol)?
Wed May 29, 2013 12:42 pm
I've got one in eastern Ks. I'd let go reasonably.Love to trade for a sickle mower. email; LAZYBARP@Yahoo.com
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