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Bestco Farmer Helper 48″ Heavy Duty Flail Mower, FH-EFGC125 $998.21 after coupon, Free Shipping

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I know there is only a very small percentage of people who are looking for a flail mower for their tractor right now, but there was at least one, me lol.

Anyway, Bestco has their 48″ Heavy Duty Flail Mower, model FH-EFGC125 for $1903 on sale for $1174, use coupon " blackweekend" for an additional 15% off Total was $998.21 with free shipping

https://betstco.com/product/fh-efgc125/

That's cheaper than there medium and light duty mowers. comes with hammer blades and rated for branches up to 3". Its not a standalone unit, you need a 22hp or greater tractor already.
I chose this over a rotary mower/cutter (bush hog, land pride, countyline etc) due to its size and for my purpose, it should work better for clearing my property of fallen branches, vines and palmettos.
Reviews on amazon and ebay are pretty good, better than other cheap brands like tractor supply county line.
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Wow a tractor deal! Keep in mind that you have to change a lot of flails for these and it's more maintenance than a rotary cutter. Most homeowners go with rotary cutters instead.

And if none of that makes sense to you this is not the product for you.
I have been using my 52" mower deck for the last 6 years on my second set of blades but man they take a beating mowing the fields around my house. Most of the time I just drive off the mower deck, flip it over, take my cordless grinder, touch up the blades and and go. Once in a while I take the blades off and hit them on the bench grinder.

I couple of months ago I hit a racket ball sized stone and shot it out in front of me like 70 yards or so, I about crapped myself.
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A little small, but they do have larger models in the super heavy duty models
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While we are talking about 3 point attachments Titan attachments has 15% off until the end of the day. I ordered the pallet forks on sat for my john deere 1025r bucket, was 425 for 42" forks

.https://www.palletforks.com/home?...aIQAvD_BwE

Thank you! On the one hand, I'm kind of annoyed that this thread is plugged up with people cracking jokes about this tractor deal, on the other hand, I know that this never would have made FP and I wouldn't have seen it without them. Anyway, I want a box scraper, so hopefully Titan has something that's a good price.

... aaand TSC is still cheaper, and good enough for scraping my driveway a few times a year. Back to the waiting game for a sale at TSC.
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Thank you! On the one hand, I'm kind of annoyed that this thread is plugged up with people cracking jokes about this tractor deal, on the other hand, I know that this never would have made FP and I wouldn't have seen it without them. Anyway, I want a box scraper, so hopefully Titan has something that's a good price.

... aaand TSC is still cheaper, and good enough for scraping my driveway a few times a year. Back to the waiting game for a sale at TSC.
TSC had 20% off 3pt stuff on Black Friday. Most of the year they have a coupon or something where you can get 10% off a 3pt implement.

Yesterday Everything Attachments did a 5% off for all their implements.

I have the EA 6 ft box blade. It's not bad, but I can see where it will fail in the future. Personally if I were you I'd just get the Everything Attachments one and be done with it. Just much better quality.

Also...if you're looking to level a gravel drive look into getting a grader/land plane instead. Much better than a box blade for that job.
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Is the Sony better than this...
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Wow a tractor deal! Keep in mind that you have to change a lot of flails for these and it's more maintenance than a rotary cutter. Most homeowners go with rotary cutters instead.

And if none of that makes sense to you this is not the product for you.
Most homeowners probably dont have the acreage to support the need for this. While the benefits of uneven mowing are great would be surprised if people without a home business would be buying (winery, farm, livestock, etc.).
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I have been using my 52" mower deck for the last 6 years on my second set of blades but man they take a beating mowing the fields around my house. Most of the time I just drive off the mower deck, flip it over, take my cordless grinder, touch up the blades and and go. Once in a while I take the blades off and hit them on the bench grinder.

I couple of months ago I hit a racket ball sized stone and shot it out in front of me like 70 yards or so, I about crapped myself.
Flail mower with hammers is great for those areas with thick weeds and small trees/underbrush that is trying to creep in. We keep our box blade to the grassier areas only to save blades.
Also we run a flail with hammers down our rows to chop up vine arms during pruning season which allows them to break down in the soil more easily. (See also: feeding the dead back to the living)
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Thank you! On the one hand, I'm kind of annoyed that this thread is plugged up with people cracking jokes about this tractor deal, on the other hand, I know that this never would have made FP and I wouldn't have seen it without them. Anyway, I want a box scraper, so hopefully Titan has something that's a good price.

... aaand TSC is still cheaper, and good enough for scraping my driveway a few times a year. Back to the waiting game for a sale at TSC.
I just pulled the trigger on the TSC 6' box blade, was 20% off for BF. Works great and easily my fav attachment (have york rake, dethatcher, woodmax 7500 hoe, sub soiler) I really appreciate this post, very tempted.
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48" heavy duty or 60" std duty? Same Price, I have Montana 3940 HST, 39 hp
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This morning Betstco (what an odd name, not Bestco as I thought it was) is probably wondering why their site is getting more than usual traffic, In particular the flail mower. Head scratchier for them Smilie

haha I bet, I was surprised this got any attention.
They shipped mine via fedex.

I have 4 acres, 2 is grass i use a zero turn for and the other 2 is that wild florida crap. I have a kubota bx25d, Im sure it will clear most of the ground fine, Im curious to see what it will do for the 100s of 2" diameter trees and palmettos.
Those hammers look heavy duty, we will see.
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haha I bet, I was surprised this got any attention.
They shipped mine via fedex.

I have 4 acres, 2 is grass i use a zero turn for and the other 2 is that wild florida crap. I have a kubota bx25d, Im sure it will clear most of the ground fine, Im curious to see what it will do for the 100s of 2" diameter trees and palmettos.
Those hammers look heavy duty, we will see.
I assume you bought the 48" option? I have the BX25D as well and bought the 48" with hydraulic offset. I had to feather the pedal in tall grass or it would bog down the tractor. Glad I didn't go any bigger.
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Anyone have input/experience using this, or similar, on smaller yaupon?
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Really nice deal for those who can use it. Flail mowers are especially good for along roadways or where you don't want to throw objects. They're also good for rough terrain and hitting stumps and what not as they just bounce off.

Note that their cut quality isn't great and they're not good one fuel. Rotary is the way to go for those. Also these have the added disadvantage of being a bit of a maintenance headache. You have about 40 little blades that wear out. These have to be replaced when they wear out and are a bit of a headache I'm sure. You wouldn't sharpen these i bet because it's too much work. They may not need that though

A rotary mower on the other hand is just pop off the blade and sharpen or replace and good as new.
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Their finish mowers are on sale too and not badly priced. These would be better for most lawn owners. https://betstco.com/finish-mower-fh-fm/
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Unless you put up rolled bales of hay, you don't need a flail mower. This is a suspiciously cheap price for a flail mower. They cost thousands and shouldn't be the same price or cheaper than a TSC ($1k) brush mower.

I use a Bush Hog brand 72" ($2k new) brush mower on a Kubota mx5200 tractor. We have about 30 hilly acres, 10 cleared. A bush hog that size can chew through 2 inch trees. A flail mower definitely won't do that. They are a lot more finicky than a bush hog and a bush hog doesn't need rear remotes to raise and lower them, just the 3pt up/down function.

If you're just using these to mow fields you don't use, a bush hog or finish mower is better. For that, a bush hog is way sturdier than this hay equipment.
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