Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby inairam » Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:32 am

It also does not put a lot of load on the cub compared to a finish ( 3 fixed blade ) mower. And as others have said it will cut high grass but it will leave a bit of a mess with the clippings. It is a bit safer, but not perfect, on sidehill cutting
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Grading and leveling blade with snow ext and hydraulic angle
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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby Gary S. » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:44 am

CapeCodCubs wrote:
Mott also made a mulching attachment to add to the flail mower so technically they mulch, too!


I have the mulching "attachment" . It was purchased to try to make the Mott cleaner. When a Mott is run it creates a allergic dust cloud that comes out the whole 4 feet on the front of the mower. The Cub's fan then picks it up and blows it right into your face. The mulching plates mount on the front extending it out roughly a foot and when used as intended you switch the belt so that the blades spin in the opposite the direction of travel. We ran it either direction trying to get the dust down,neither worked. Dad eventually gave up and bought a loboy with a woods. Both are good mowers each having their good and bad points. The woods is a much better finish mower for nice lawns,the mott is good for rougher pasture cutting IMHO. I have alot of years seat time on both,even have a 6' 3 point Mott for the Ford.

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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby Justin313 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:32 am

CapeCodCubs wrote:
Justin313 wrote:What exactly does a Mott flair mower do? It’s purpose?


Mott also made a mulching attachment to add to the flail mower so technically they mulch, too!


You guys sure are smart!

Thanks again for the information

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Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

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International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:49 pm

Justin313 wrote:
Thanks again for the information


Check these out!

Not mine, but coud be anothers on here!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-Fhv50lyg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QGETH-ocD7w
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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:52 pm

SamsFarm wrote:
Justin313 wrote:
Thanks again for the information


Check these out!

Not mine, but coud be anothers on here!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-Fhv50lyg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QGETH-ocD7w


Hahahaha that is me in the first one, flushing out wabbits. Tires so big, it would not fit on my trailer!!!!
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Couple 1948 Cubs
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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:56 pm

CapeCodCubs wrote:
SamsFarm wrote:
Justin313 wrote:
Thanks again for the information


Check these out!

Not mine, but coud be anothers on here!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-Fhv50lyg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QGETH-ocD7w


Hahahaha that is me in the first one, flushing out wabbits. Tires so big, it would not fit on my trailer!!!!


Your mower is eating that stuff like candy!
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C-16 Cub Middlebuster
(2) A33 Cub bean harvester
NOS Planet Jr. planter
172 planter, large combo hopper, 101A fertilzer hopper
Cole 250# fertilizer hopper with chain drive.
Location: MA, Dartmouth

Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:02 pm

I have a video somewhere of me going through hay 5'-6' tall, raised it up AND shredded it. I wish I could find it, you hear me coming and bam! Then you see a clear cut path. They do cut tall stuff, with brand spanking new blades and a balanced cutter! Rear mounted flail mower that time.

Btw, who snagged the mower you had an eye on???
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Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

Misc Belly Mowers

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International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

Wish Wish Wish List
Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
Location: Ne Ohio

Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:25 pm

CapeCodCubs wrote:Btw, who snagged the mower you had an eye on???


Beats me, I guess no one on here!

Was not me....... ☹️

Even if it needed a bit of work, it was well worth the $50.


I would like to have one for a few tight spots, I would not use it much, couple times a year here and there!
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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:47 pm

It’s not as good in tight spots as you might think. About like a bush hog on a 3 point tractor.
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Prewitt post hole digger with mounts for Cub and Ford
Grading and leveling blade with snow ext and hydraulic angle
Location: Algonquin Illinois

Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby Gary S. » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:13 pm

Those 2 videos show the problem with rear mounted mowers of any kind- you get a kink in your neck from always having to look back!

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Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:50 pm

From my perspective, there’s rarely any need to watch a rear mounted mower. If you handle the tractor properly, the mower will follow you as it is supposed to do. I’ve spent many hours mowing with a three-point bush hog and typically only look back when I’m backing the tractor. The Fast Hitch Mott, being closer to the tractor and not extending beyond the rear wheels, there is even less reason. JMHO.
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'48 Ford 8N family owned since new

L59 woods mower
Mott Flail mower 4'
Mott Flail mower 6'
Prewitt post hole digger with mounts for Cub and Ford
Grading and leveling blade with snow ext and hydraulic angle
Location: Algonquin Illinois

Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby Gary S. » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:52 pm

Well I only have experience with a 6 ft 3 point mott which is wider than the tractor on both sides vs a 4 ft mott belly mount Cub cutting my parents 10 acre amusement park. Fences,rides,trees, railroad tracks etc. Dad would get upset if you ran things over and trying hard as I might could not get fired from that job. Did not like trimming so I'd get as close to everything I could. Today's modern equipment would have been a godsend

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Tractors Owned: 1968 Cub Fast Hitch
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L-F194 Plow(s)
F38 Disk
L-F3 Spring Tooth Harrow
CS Bell No. 60 Grain Mill on a unmodified Fast Hitch Disk hitch prong
Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

Misc Belly Mowers

Wish List
International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

Wish Wish Wish List
Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
Location: Ne Ohio

Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:13 pm

Don McCombs wrote:It’s not as good in tight spots as you might think. About like a bush hog on a 3 point tractor.


Gotta fit better than a 6' wide tractor with a 6' wide brush hog! No?
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Tractors Owned: 1968 Cub Fast Hitch
LF-1 Platform Carrier
144 Cultivators
L-F194 Plow(s)
F38 Disk
L-F3 Spring Tooth Harrow
CS Bell No. 60 Grain Mill on a unmodified Fast Hitch Disk hitch prong
Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

Misc Belly Mowers

Wish List
International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

Wish Wish Wish List
Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
Location: Ne Ohio

Re: Fast Hitch Mott flail mower

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:19 pm

Gary S. wrote:Those 2 videos show the problem with rear mounted mowers of any kind- you get a kink in your neck from always having to look back!



Looking straight ahead all the time is no fun!

Gotta watch the cool action of whats going on behind once in the while too!

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