/ Fed Up w/ BX Drive-Over Deck. Making a Change. #21
- Jun 7, 2017
- Vernon, NY
- Kubota BX2200
Yeah, a flail mower does a great job. I got a Woodmaxx FM-62 for my BX2200. Been running it a few years now on and off. Last year I needed to use it to mow my lawn because I had to replace the bearings in the MMM and I was waiting on parts.Belly mowers are at the top of the list of tractor regrets (according to Messicks, I believe).
Having said that, they sell for a reason - storage space concens being one of them.
Your choices are:
New belly mower - probably not going to be satisfied with modest if any improvement
Zero Turn - need more space, possibly more costly but way more maneuverable.
Flail mower - doesn't hang out as far as a bushhog, doesn't cost as much as a ZTM, assumes you have a rear PTO, unless self powered. Takes up a bit more space.
As far as regrets, it was one of those things I wanted to try it and see how I liked it. I always thought a RFM would be impractical, but I find it easier to maneuver around stuff so I went after the MMM. While it's compact, and easier to maneuver, it's not all that it's made to be.
Everyone is different.