EF1 Electric Flail Mower

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EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby DH1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:52 am

Last summer I picked up a Mott tow behind gas powered flail mower, was told it is a working unit, never really tried it as the pull cord on it is not retracting.
The plan is to convert this to electric by removing the 8hp gas engine and installing a motor off of a 38" NI snow blower. Hoping to get this together and working for this summer. The motor on this rusted out N/G snow blower turns by hand, hopefully it works or can be repaired to work.
Initially I plan to use as a tow behind flail mower and if it works good I would like to mount it in front of the tractor so that it cuts grass before the tractor drives over it.

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Re: EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby roberttroll » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:31 am

Where does everyone find this stuff! Would love to add a flail mover to my fleet. It is right up there with finding a gannon earthcavator.
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Re: EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby Geo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:52 am

I love this! Have been playing with the idea of a bushhog to tow around behind me here and cut down the mowing time!
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Re: EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby Rose Sniffer » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:30 pm

Found one of these for $50 a few years back. A friend didn't want it from an odd lot of GE stuff he bought. The ammeter reveal that it has one of the 2.5 HP Blower motors belt driving the drive shaft. There are 52 pairs of L shaped knives that pivot on lugs welded to the drive shaft. I keep a spare set of knives on hand, so when I pull out a dull set, I can put sharp ones back in. A swap out takes about 30 minutes - and I can do it while I'm sitting down! I lengthened the drawbar and set up a hitch that pulls it outside of the
wheeltrack on the tractor, so I'm never cutting grass that I've driven over on the previous pass. The offset allows me to cut further underneath low tree branches and down into ditches. Grass, thick weeds, small brush, it doesn't matter. This thing chews it up. It's not a finish mower, but it's the best for several areas that I care for. The vegetation is too mixed to use the Haban Sickle Bar Mower which I use on some areas in a small cemetery that I manage.
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Re: EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby Darn Coyote » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:17 pm

I just found one of these listed on the Elmira (NY) Craigslist and located in Greenwood. It's a Mott mower, sounds just like the one
Rose Sniffer mentions. 52 sets of 5" cutters, hard rubber wheels, and waiting for a motor. Long story short, $75 later it's here in
Coyote land and is waiting for a heart transplant (probably a snowblower motor). These things are still out there!
http://elmira.craigslist.org/grd/3555978492.html
"Flail Mower - $75 (greenwood)
I have a 3 foot pull behind flail mower in working condition but lacking a gas motor. I am open to trades please call paul at 607-281-5672"
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Re: EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby DH1 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:58 am

They are known as a Mott T38 Hammer Knife mower
good stuff on finding one for yourself.
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Re: EF1 Electric Flail Mower

Postby Mr. Wensleydale » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:17 am

Has anyone yet put a snowblower motor on one of these yet?

Has anyone tried any other motor?

Has anyone added a speed control?
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