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    Ford Flail mower

    Is this a 5 foot 907 flail.

    This site below says it weighs 567 pounds. ..think a 1 series could run it.

    Ford 907 Flail Mower - dealer ad brochure
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    Here is the photo..had issues adding it to first post.
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    No one has an opinion on the ford flail mowers? Got the trailer fixed this weekend, if it is still available next weekend I might go get it.
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    Your 1023 3pt is rated to lift 681lbs , so you should be good there. I've ran a 4' tiller with a MF 1 series equivalent without running out of power so I'd imagine you will have enough power to run it. If you can get a good deal it's definitely worth trying out.
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    I think it is too much for a 1 series.

    First of all is the weight - yeah, according to the specs the 1 series will lift it. But if you have anything other than totally flat land that mower will pull the tractor around on any hills. You would also need a good amount of front ballast on the tractor.

    It's an old mower which doesn't show the horse power needed to run. I looked up a Deere 5' flail mower (model 360) and shows a tractor HP minimum requirement of 30HP.

    And one more point - on a 1 series you are sitting quite low to the ground in the seat. I wouldn't want to be that close to a running mower like that.

    I think it would be a frustrating deal.
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    Do you have a loader? Didn't see it in your signature. You would pretty much need it as front ballast. A member recently took his loader off before the ballast box and the front end got tipsy. Your issue would be picking up the mower and transporting it without front weight. The mower would also have the weight to move your tractor around and could be a safety factor on slopes especially if you offset the mower. Could the 1023 run it? Probably but it would be close and really depends on the height of the grass.
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    DOes the 1023 have a limited cat 1 hitch? If so it may not have the lift height required for a full cat one implement like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kabic View Post
    Is this a 5 foot 907 flail.

    This site below says it weighs 567 pounds. ..think a 1 series could run it.

    Ford 907 Flail Mower - dealer ad brochure
    Like others have said you need to find out the PTO HP to run the thing. I was looking at Woodmaxx.com today at their flail mowers and the smallest is a 54inch and it weighs 590lbs and requires 25-45 PTO HP to run it. So I am thinking this attachment might be too big for a SCUT. A 2032R is probably the minimum size tractor to run this beast.

    Anyone have an opinion on how flail mowers cut compared to 3 pt finish mower or MMM?
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    I didn't think you have the power to use a Flail mower. You need 30hp or higher at the PTO. I think you have 18hp at your PTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69project View Post
    Like others have said you need to find out the PTO HP to run the thing. I was looking at Woodmaxx.com today at their flail mowers and the smallest is a 54inch and it weighs 590lbs and requires 25-45 PTO HP to run it. So I am thinking this attachment might be too big for a SCUT. A 2032R is probably the minimum size tractor to run this beast.

    Anyone have an opinion on how flail mowers cut compared to 3 pt finish mower or MMM?
    A flail mower is more in line with a brush hog type mower not a finish mower as far as cut I believe.
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