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    Flail mower maiden voyage

    This is a victory EF155 flail mower that I purchased online last fall. Saw it first on eBay, contacted the seller and worked directly through his website to save myself some coin. Of course itís a cheaper flail mower but for no more than a I will use it, it should serve me ok. I mowed a yard with it today that has not been mowed all Spring, the owners of this place have relocated because of work but they kept this place and want to be as economical with the lawn care as they can. Told them I could probably do it once a month with the flail mower and save them some money over using my Zero turn twice a month. Iím pleased with the results, the yard has several trees in it and there were a lot of fallen branches. The flail mower chopped those up easily, but it does sound like the thing is coming apart when it chops trees, I got used to it after the first few. Didnít tax the 1025r real bad, only bogged the engine in a couple spots and it wasnít for just a minute. The thing is pretty heavy though. Took my fel off and put 5 suit case weights on the front and it was still light in the front end. Stayed in 4 wheel drive most of the time but because this property has quite a bit of slope. Took me about an hour, I enjoyed the seat time of course!



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    Nice review, Iíve got a Titan brand of the EFGC155, which is slightly heavier model. These things are sold under a bunch of brand names as you already know. I love mine, works like a champ. Hope you have similar luck with yours.




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    Quote Originally Posted by EBhunts View Post
    Nice review, Iíve got a Titan brand of the EFGC155, which is slightly heavier model. These things are sold under a bunch of brand names as you already know. I love mine, works like a champ. Hope you have similar luck with yours.




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    I was impressed at how tough they really are. I chopped up several fallen tree limbs and at one point hit a rock that was in the ground. I raised the rear lift as soon as I heard it but I thought I would probably find a broke knife or two when I got home. I raised it up and inspected it and all was fine, it must take something really bad to break a knife off. I may use thing 2-3 times a year so I couldnít see buying an expensive one.


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    What's the advantage of a flail mower vs. a brush hog? Is it more of a finish mower?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
    What's the advantage of a flail mower vs. a brush hog? Is it more of a finish mower?
    Size mostly. Itís a rough cut mower but itís a lot shorter and easier to back into spaces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
    What's the advantage of a flail mower vs. a brush hog? Is it more of a finish mower?
    Quote Originally Posted by MowJoe View Post
    Size mostly. Itís a rough cut mower but itís a lot shorter and easier to back into spaces.
    Flails tend not to throw objects either, this is why the most highway departments have started using them to mow right-of-ways and roadsides. You can also get different knives for different types of cutting.
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