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    Default Ford 907 flail mower

    Anyone own one of them? Are they heavy built?

    Found an 84" with new blades for $1,000. Robin's egg blue paint job is ugly, but it looks functional.

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    The 907 is decent, but not heavy duty. The later 917 model was an upgrade, and is a little bit more heavy duty, but nothing too extreme. I use my 6' 917 for weeds and brush, and haven't had any trouble. Pictures of mine are in the Flail Mower thread here. Most can be found for a few hundred.

    For quick identification, the 907 has a single belt, and wide 3-point braces (large plates really) for the top link. The 917 has a double belt (looks like two belts that are attached on the backside), and the 3-point braces are more traditional 2-3" bars.

    -John

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    John,

    Found a 918H for $350.

    If it's not rusted through, can most parts be had? Are they a complicated fix-up?

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    Quote Originally Posted by Builder View Post
    John,

    Found a 918H for $350.

    If it's not rusted through, can most parts be had? Are they a complicated fix-up?
    Any 918 you have to pay for is overpriced.

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    What's bad about a 918H compared to, say, a 917H or Mott/Alamo SHD88?

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    The hitch A-frames, drivelines, and gauge roller bearings are underdesigned.

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    Guess I'll be passing on that one!

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    I have a 907 I picked up for $200, It works excellent! I should have bought one years ago! The offset path works great for getting under shrubs and along my road and driveway

    A couple photos of its current state..... I have a gallon of Ford Red to repaint and match the 861.




    Ian
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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    Nice ! That's short money. I've been keeping my eye on CL for a decent used flail....... but they always seem to be priced crazy (even with blown gearboxes ).

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    Default Re: Ford 907 flail mower

    Great buy.
    I found an 8 foot 917 for 300. Painted yellow. I sold my Alamo finish flail for $1,150.
    I'm tempted to pick up the $300 Ford.....

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