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    Default Flail mower versus mulcher?

    What is the difference between a flail mower and a mulcher?

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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    A flail mower is used to maintain areas that you would normally bushhog with a rotary mower. A mulcher is used to clear areas that has good sized trees or stumps, you would tear up a bushhog or flail mower. A bushhog and flail are a closer match. Flail mowers have blades that swivel and mulcher blades are fixed on a drum.

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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    A flail is a heavy duty mower..... heavy grass, saplings, etc....

    A mulcher is like the nastiest rototiller you've ever seen, on steroids, and with a very, very bad attitude!!! Google search "ironwolf slasher" and watch the videos!! They're the extreme, but you'll get the drift.

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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redfox View Post
    What is the difference between a flail mower and a mulcher?
    About $15,000.
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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad_Blazer View Post
    About $15,000.
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    That much I know.

    The real questions is:
    Is a Mulcher just a really big and beefy flail mower, or are there other differences?

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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    Did you mean a mulching mower?

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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redfox View Post
    That much I know.

    The real questions is:
    Is a Mulcher just a really big and beefy flail mower, or are there other differences?
    The $17,000 3-point mulcher is only 48" wide and weighs more than a ton. It will probably mow grass just fine but it is pretty inefficient running a tractor that can haul that much on the 3ph (like the one pictured) to do the job of a 20hp machine, let alone the sacrifice in maneuverability.
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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redfox View Post
    Is a Mulcher just a really big and beefy flail mower, or are there other differences?
    More like a gang of stump grinders than a flail. They tend to have solid non pivoting cutting edges rather than pivoting knives or hammers like a flail mower.

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    Default Re: Flail mower versus mulcher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redfox View Post
    What is the difference between a flail mower and a mulcher?

    First picture is a flail mower. Second picture is the blades on a flail. Third picture is the cutting/mulching head on a mulcher. Last picture is a heavy duty flail axe. It will chew up to 2 in, trees, but leaves a lot of debri left over.

    A flail mower can also have a thick chunk of sharpened steel to rotate around ,and flail the he** out whatever.
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    Thanks guys. Now I understand.

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