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Re: Flail Mower Question

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Posted by Gene Davis (Ga.) on January 30, 2012 at 19:33:24 from (

In Reply to: Flail Mower Question posted by Don Scroggins on January 28, 2012 at 17:40:11:

I don't know about the Kubota, but there was a Cub Farmall Lowboy series built in the 70's that were designated 154s and painted yellow and white. These lovely little useless jewels had a reverse running 1850 RPM pto. They also had a 15/16 10 spline pto shaft and all this was because to have a live pto they belted the pto off the engine flywheel and used a dry pack clutch at the rear of the tractor to put it in and out of gear. Mott mfg. Co.(now owned by Alamo) made a special reverse running flail mower for this tractor. Lots of park depts used them and occasionally a golf course would have one. This mower was usually sold by the IH dealers around here to go with the Cub 154 tractor as no other company sold one for it to my knowledge. I had to agree to sell the mower with the tractor to get rid of a totally useless tractor. I have one of these odd ball mowers now that I reversed the rotation of cut by flipping the drum over, changing the pulley speeds and then adding gauge wheels to the front and a floating top link. It is a very smooth cutting mower, I have owned this one since 1988 and replaced the blades only once but have sharpened them several times.


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