Flail Mower Let's talk flail mowers

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The smallest Maschio boom mounted hedge cutter with the upper and lower boom is the KATIA unit in the 50-60 horsepower range and it would allow you
to mow the slope from the ditch or the lane shoulder but you would need to make 2-3 passes.

The new mule would have to have the hydraulic capacity and flow to power the boom mounted flail mower.

You would have to decide which style of mower knife and knife hanger you want and any additional attachment options you would need for your mowing needs among them being an oil cooler and external engine mounted hydraulic pump and reservoir. All of the additional attachment options are shown and described in the Maschio boom mower catalog.

The new mule would also have the correct center of gravity and machine weight to allow the KATIA model boom mower to work in all positions and provide the stability for the proper over center control of the flail mower head on the lower boom in all positions as described in the excellent working illustrations showing the mower
heads fully extended upper and lower reach for mowing and hedge cutting.


For some reason I cannot upload a copy of the KATIA boom mower brochure but it can be accessed through the Maschio home page or by the following.

Maschio-Gaspardo/hedge-cutter-arm-range/169-26859.html#

I have attached both the Del Morino and the Maschio flail mower catalogs which describe the offset mower shredders they offer.
below.
I think that Katia might be more machine than I want....

My thought had been one of the offsets used like the first picture in the Maschio brochure is showing. Run one direction from the top and then run the other direction from the bottom with the mower rotated up.

Still gotta take that picture so people can tell me if I'm crazy or not....
 

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Been a good mower? I usually try to avoid Chinese on principle but sometimes that's the only thing in an affordable price range unfortunately.... inflation is killing everything
Tell me about it! I've been hankering for a new, larger tractor to compliment my hard working BX2200. I want a L4701HST, but um no, not right now with those prices!

However, same with my flail mower. I am happy I got it when I did.
 
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Been a good mower? I usually try to avoid Chinese on principle but sometimes that's the only thing in an affordable price range unfortunately.... inflation is killing everything
So far so good, it's had less then a 100 hours on it. The steel is pretty soft that the ground shoe is made from.
Part of that is likely that much of my use is trimming driveways and road side so it gets a lot of hard sliding contact.
I'll wrap it with a piece of 1/4" flat stock one of these days.
The price is why I got the one I did, several thousand less then any of the other imports.
I am going to spend a considerable amount of money on it, I just haven't talked to the dealers I normally use for a new PTO shaft,
I'm going to get one with CV joints on each end as it gets to many vibrations when swinging it out or in and when trimming branches at 90 degrees up or way down in deep ditches. Then I'll also have to add a slip clutch to it as it is a shear bolt protected now and I am not aware of CV joints that will use a shear pin attachment. It does have a built in over running clutch which is nice.
 
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So far so good, it's had less then a 100 hours on it. The steel is pretty soft that the ground shoe is made from.
Part of that is likely that much of my use is trimming driveways and road side so it gets a lot of hard sliding contact.
I'll wrap it with a piece of 1/4" flat stock one of these days.
The price is why I got the one I did, several thousand less then any of the other imports.
I am going to spend a considerable amount of money on it, I just haven't talked to the dealers I normally use for a new PTO shaft,
I'm going to get one with CV joints on each end as it gets to many vibrations when swinging it out or in and when trimming branches at 90 degrees up or way down in deep ditches. Then I'll also have to add a slip clutch to it as it is a shear bolt protected now and I am not aware of CV joints that will use a shear pin attachment. It does have a built in over running clutch which is nice.
Material quality is my usual big quibble with Chinese stuff. They often don't use the grade of metal they should or even say they're using... from nuts and bolts on up to million dollar machines...
 
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Tell me about it! I've been hankering for a new, larger tractor to compliment my hard working BX2200. I want a L4701HST, but um no, not right now with those prices!

However, same with my flail mower. I am happy I got it when I did.
Inflation in Japan is still well below ours. So, any huge price increase must be coming from somewhere other than the Japanese economy. Not to mention, the US Dollar is currently at a 24 year high vs the Yen. So somebody's trying to fool somebody. ;)

BTW, Crude Oil is currently $10 a bbl cheaper than it was the day before Russia invaded Ukraine. But you're not supposed to know that. It doesn't fit The Narrative™

sorry, but you're right to wait. It might be the wrong thing to do but I would wait, too
 
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Inflation in Japan is still well below ours. So, any huge price increase must be coming from somewhere other than the Japanese economy. Not to mention, the US Dollar is currently at a 24 year high vs the Yen. So somebody's trying to fool somebody. ;)

BTW, Crude Oil is currently $10 a bbl cheaper than it was the day before Russia invaded Ukraine. But you're not supposed to know that. It doesn't fit The Narrative™

sorry, but you're right to wait. It might be the wrong thing to do but I would wait, too
Inflation can be highly localized. In the case of products made overseas I think the supply chain issues are the main driver. Simple inability to get the product here drives a shortage with associated price increases. I see it here in our clinic. Any supplies sourced overseas has increased at a rate 5X that of US sourced stuff. Methylprednisolone is a prime example. Most of it is made in Europe. When we opened last Feb I paid $95 per box of 25. That same box is $495 now. Dexamethasone on the other hand is made in the US mostly and it's only gone up a couple dollars a bottle in the same time frame....
 
 
 
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