Home garden & Acreage. Flail mower for atv

Overview: A special mower for your work

When it comes to mowing high-value properties, many landowners and property managers opt for a tractor PTO flail mower or brush hog.

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In this post, we’re going to discuss ATV flail mowers. These units are towed behind an ATV or light-duty vehicle and are powered by a gas engine that’s mounted to the unit.

I’d like to state upfront that I’m not going to get into a debate about which option is better between the ATV flail mowers vs. brush hog. I will say, however, that this is an age-old debate, with some people preferring brush hogs for quickly clearing large swathes of land, while others prefer flail mowers for their closeness of cut as well as their use on high-value properties such as parks and golf courses. on that in the following section below …

What makes the best ATV flail mower?

ATVs are a good mowing option for those who need to get close to certain obstacles but prefer a quieter and less polluting option. ATV flail mowers have many of the same features as other models, but with some key differences. These include:

-A well-known engine manufacturer is often used in these models, which ensures that the performance of the machine will be top-notch for many years to come.

-It’s important to make sure the machine can be quickly and easily attached to any variety of vehicles, giving you more flexibility when mowing.

How to choose the right one?

First, you need to think about the weight of the mower and the tow vehicle together, especially if you’re using a compact car. But don’t worry: it’s easy to find a mower. So, after you figure out what kind of towing vehicle you want, you need to think about the specific requirements of the job. For example, with a towing vehicle, do you need to cut a swath that’s wider than your vehicle or can it be narrower? Does the mow have the option to extend left or right for obstacles such as fences, vegetation, and perimeter lines? If so, think about getting a hydrostatic PTO blade on a flail mower.

You might not realize this, but the mowing height of a walk-behind ATV flail mower is important. Some come with only one blade height, while others provide an adjustable cutting height. If your goal is to get close to obstacles, like trees and brush, you might want to shop for a quad rider model that offers a lower mowing height. Make sure the belt drive system on the machine you are looking at is top-notch and easy to repair.

Definitely include a battery in machine purchase.

Where to Buy?

You may be wondering: “I’m looking for an ATV flail mower. Where can I buy one?”

Mateng will provide you “Quality Products, Excellent Service, Competitive Price and Prompt Delivery”. All the machines from Mateng have 12 or 24 months warranty after shipping date. Please don’t hesitate to send a inquiry to us. All your concerned issues will get a satisfied answer within 24 hours.

Choosing Mateng will make you enjoy your farming life.

Jerry Kong

Hi, I’m Jerry Kong, the sales rep of Mateng, Mateng is a factory in China that makes farm implements for more than 10 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to farm implements from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

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Combine the reliability of a genuine Briggs and Stratton engine with the toughest engineering specifications and you have Australia’s most heavy duty tow behind mower. Designed for Australian conditions this mower will eat through grass on rugged terrain and landscape.

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Paddock Lawn Mower Slasher

  • Suitable for use with Quad Bikes, Four Wheelers, ATVs, Tractors, Utilities
  • Genuine Briggs and Stratton 4 Stroke Petrol Engine with electric key start and recoil backup start
  • Heavy duty professional trade quality construction
  • Reliable and simple pull start
  • Extra Heavy Duty Hammer Blades
  • Adjustable wheel design allows for fence line mowing

Flail Mower Applications

Flail style mowers are generally used for maintaining more rugged areas where an polished clean finish is not required. The blades or flails are extremely durable and can handle thick long grass, sticks, bark and debris. Ideal for grass cutting and mulching on farms, acreages, golf courses, parks, road sides, properties, horse and cattle studs to name a few.

What does the flail drum look like?

The Paddock tow behind flail mowers have a rotating drum with a series of 28 flail blades. The drum stretches the length of the mower. This design, when compared to your standard style mower with rotating horizontal blades, is much more robust and can tackle more rugged vegetation.

Mower Operation

This mower is powered by its own petrol engine, not a PTO shaft like many other flail mowers, meaning you simply tow the implement with a vehicle of your choice. The following are very popular for pulling the mowers; quad bikes, four wheelers, ride on mowers, tractors, utes, 4WDs and ATVs.

The large 2 ply wheels combined with skids on either side prevent damaged to the mower when wheels drop into pot holes or ruts, the side skids are also adjustable in height along with the roller.

Mow fence lines with ease as the PADDOCK design allows for the wheels to be located at the rear of the mower meaning the cutting blades can run closer to the fence. Cheap knock off units don’t have this feature.

To adjust the mowing height, there are simple height adjuster handles. This system is quick and reliable.

When connecting to your vehicle, the hitch height and offset can also be altered to suit. Grass is discharged from the rear of the mower and the rear roller provides a clean finish compared to other slashers. Incorporating steel stone guards at the front further protects the driver and surrounds from damage from flying debris. The blades are vertically mounted and rotate in the vertical plane mean there are far more contact points giving great durability and a finer cut. Lawns will respond better to a flail mower cut and overtime improve with the clippings returning as fine mulch.

Paddock Mower Construction

When designing and constructing these mowers they need to stand up to continual use in harsh environments. The Briggs and Stratton 4 stroke engine gives amazing reliability with limited maintenance. BS have a fantastic dealer network which spans the country and the world wide warranty offers piece of mind. The mower frame and construction is heavy duty steel, laser cut to precision, making a higher quality overall unit compared to the imitations. Steel work is prepared and finished with a hard wearing powder coat to keep your mower looking great.

The units are fitted with high quality bearings and any wear areas are easily maintained with grease nipples. The tyres are 2 ply puncture resistant and offer an extended service life when compared to others. The units come fitted with heavy duty cutting hammer blades designed for prolonged use with limited wear.

Mower Linkage

The mower comes with a 50mm (2″) tow ball hitch and will fit standard tow balls. Given the weight of the unit we do not suggest modifying to a clevis pin hitch. This mower can be towed with a range of equipment such as quad bikes, ATVs and even utilities. The tow draw bar is able to pivot up and down so it can fit tow balls of varying height. Many customers have used with Toyota Landcruiser utes and the similar height vehicles.

Mower Configurations

The original 13HP Paddock tow behind mower can be configured with the wheels side by side (this is how the mower is initially set up) or with the wheels trailing from the rear. To change between the two set ups takes approximately 20 minutes. With the wheels trailing from the rear and the side guards removed it allows the user to mow much closer to objects, sheds, tanks, posts, fences lines etc.

Wheels trailing from the rear. Wheels on the side. Removable side guards.

SSPTBFM04. Extra Heavy Duty 23HP model

European design, this model of tow behind flail is much larger and suited to extreme duty.

This model is supplied with a powerful 23HP Loncin petrol 4-stroke commercial engine. It’s built with a wider cut and with the additional engine power it can swing heavier duty flail blades. Jacking screws allow for accurate height adjustment and the large fuel tank makes this unit suitable for cutting larger paddocks. Note, this model can not be configured with the wheels trailing behind.

Flail Mower SPTBFM03 SPTBFM04
Cutting Width 1150mm 1530mm
Power 13HP Briggs and Stratton Petrol 4 Stroke Engine 23HP Loncin Petrol 4 Stroke Engine
Fuel Tank 6.6 L 24 L
Start Dual Electric turn key with recoil backup Electric start
Hitch Type Suits 50mm Tow Ball Suits 50mm Tow Ball
Wheels 2 Ply pneumatic 16″ x 6.5″ x 8″ wheels Extra Heavy Duty
Wheel Configuration Inline or Rear Mount Inline only
Construction Heavy duty, powder coated steel Extra Heavy Duty
Blades 28 x Heavy Duty Hammer Blades (replaceable) 24 x Extreme Duty Hammer Blades
Adjustment Manual cut height, skid roller height and hitch height Manual cut height and hitch height
Mow Height 23mm. 60mm adjustable cut height 20. 60mm
Weight ~260kg ~330kg
Dimensions 1.8m x 1.7m x 1m 2.1m x 2.5m x 1.1m
Includes Optional offset, stone flaps Stone chains
Warranty 12 Months 12 Months

Note: The engines are stored and transported with only enough oil to keep the unit lubricated and oil will need to be added before starting. For ease of shipping the tow hitch and height adjuster will need to be assembled on arrival.

Logic MFT “Scrub Buster” Flail Mower

The Scrub Buster is designed to tackle heavy duty, rough conditions and when used in combination with an ATV/UTV provides access to rough or steep ground which may not be accessible to larger machinery.

This Logic flail mower range are the ideal machines to cut grass, rush, brambles, heather and other vegetation. However, this model range is also equally capable of cutting good quality grass in paddocks, offering a really good finish. When fitted with the low ground pressure tyre option, they allow access to wet ground, preventing wheel ruts and minimising damage.

Product Description

See the all-in-one printer flail mower range for the other option, recommended for more general topping purposes. Also, the TRM rotary mower, suitable for regular topping/grass cutting on more even ground.

Logic’s MFT flail mower range comes in 1.0m and 1.2m cutting widths. All models are fitted with a quick off-set drawbar, anti-scalping roller, engine kill switch and easy height adjustment. Options include a choice of wheels alongside or wheels behind – this option improves access through narrow openings as well as allowing closer cutting up to walls/fences. Electric start and remote throttle controls are available.

A flotation wheel option is available for softer conditions on wheels alongside models only. Please note that wheels-behind options do place significant additional loading on the drawbar, so ensure that the towing vehicle is suitable – a jack is provided to assist hitch attachment and removal.

If you are unsure which mower best suits your particular requirements please refer to the TRM Rotary mower or Flail mower pages, view the videos available on the website or contact Logic directly.

Standard Features

  • Heavy duty top of the range flail mower for working in the harshest conditions
  • 1.0 m and 1.2m cutting widths available
  • 18hp Briggs Stratton ‘V’ twin engine
  • Triple belts with manual lever engagement system
  • Emergency engine ‘kill-switch’
  • Easy height adjustment
  • Quick off-set drawbar
  • Anti-scalping roller
  • Wheels alongside for easy towing/balance
  • Wheels behind variant available: improves access through narrow openings and allows closer cutting up to walls/fences (NB This option significantly increases weight on drawbar so please ensure towing vehicle is suitable).
  • Trail behind any suitable vehicle

UTV and ATV Mower Guide.

A UTV or ATV mower can inject some fun into a chore that’s more closely associated with drudgery. Whether you need to knock down a field full of waist high weeds or trim a manicured lawn, doing it with your favorite four wheeler will have you looking forward to it.

This guide will hopefully give you some info about the different types and styles of mowers for ATVs and UTVs. Let’s take a look.

Rough Cut Mowers

Rough cut mowers are for taller grass, brush, stalks, etc. Cosmetics aren’t as important as the ability to knock the offending material down. Mowers for rough cutting tend to be heavier duty and have more power. There are several types so let’s look at more details.


Tow behind flail mower in action.

Flail mowers are designed to handle thicker foliage and rougher terrain. They have multiple cutting blades mounted on a horizontal bar or roller. Centrifugal force from the rotating roller causes the blades to sling out and provide the cutting action.

This design allows for closer cutting to the ground with less risk of damage to the blades. Each individual blade has it’s own pivot so that it can “kick back” if it strikes the ground or other obstacle.

Different style blades can be fitted for different cutting needs. Anything from heavier blades for rougher or thicker foliage, to blades that can give a near finish mower type cut.

Front Mount. Flail type ATV mowers can be front mounted for a pusher style. Many have options to connect to a front winch so they can be raised when needed.

Several front mounted flail mowers have an option to offset the mower so it sits outside the track width of the ATV. This allows for closer edge trimming but it can make the four wheeler harder to steer.

Other pros for the front mount is being able to see what you’ll be cutting. You can also get a cleaner cut since the wheels of the ATV or UTV won’t mash the grass or weeds down before being cut like they would with a pull behind style mower.

Cons for the front mount flail mowers are that they usually are narrower for better handling. Wider front mount mowers tend to adversely affect turning of the ATV.

Pull Behind Mount. The simplest and most popular way to use a flail mower. Most can be pulled directly behind the UTV or ATV with options to offset the mower to either side.

Pull behinds can be wider without causing handling problems. They are favored for larger foliage or vegetation that can leave larger and stiffer stalks. Those stalks can cause tire punctures if you run over them after cutting as would happen with a front mount mower.

Cutting blades on the flail type mower.


The shredder style ATV mowers are based on the flail mower. They’re intended to have more of a mulching action. Many come with more and different style blades.

An extra stationary cutting bar can be added for more complete cutting. Most have some sort of flaps added to the deck to keep the cut material in the mower longer to promote more shredding action.

Like the flail mowers, they come in front and pull behind styles. The pull behind is by far the most popular for the shredder style.

Rotary Blade

Rough cut rotary mower at work.

The rotary style mowers are the more conventional type with deck mounted blades or blade that are mounted horizontally and rotate parallel to the ground.

Those designed for rough cutting tend to have heaver duty parts starting with the deck thickness, and continuing to the spindles that hold the blades, and the blades themselves.

Engines are usually more powerful to handle the increased load of cutting thicker and coarser material.


Rear mounted trimmer mower.

Trimmer mowers work on the same principle as lawn trimmers. Everything is just much heavier duty for the rough trimming they are expected to do.

Instead of a single piece of cutting line, the ATV trimmer mowers use larger cutting line with individual pieces that are inserted into the head of the trimmer.

Most models are pull behind style with an offset to one side. They usually have a swinging action that allows them to contact objects like trees or posts and “kick back” to keep the trimmer close to the object.

Finish Mowers. Lawn Mowers

Rotary Blade

Rotary finish mower with deck height adjustable anti-scalping caster wheels.

The rotary blade finish mower, or ATV lawn mower, is designed for more accurate cutting than the rough cut mower. The main difference are much finer adjustment methods to accurately maintain grass cutting heights.

Almost all finish ATV mowers are deck style pull behind with some sort of anti-scalping feature and deck height adjusters.


Reel type ATV mowers mounted in a gang style.

Reel mowers are based on the classic style manual mower. They use several horizontal curved blades mounted directly to the wheels to provide the rotating cutting action.

The reel mower is intended for fine grass trimming to produce a manicured look. They’re the only type of mower that doesn’t need an onboard engine.

Since reel mowers tend to be smaller, most rigs for ATVs will use several mowers gang mounted together for more coverage.

Mounting Types for ATV Mowers

Front Mount

Flail type mower shown with an offset front mount.

Though not as popular as the pull behind models, front mount or pusher style mowers are offered by several manufacturers. Most have their own support frame that mounts to the ATV frame. The mower is then mounted to that support frame.

Flail style mowers are the most commonly seen front mount type. There are front mount deck type mowers, but their larger size has a few more disadvantages.

  • Better visibility for what the mower will be cutting.
  • Can be attached to a winch so the mower can be lifted to avoid obstacles, for transport to another work area, and to make maneuvering easier.
  • When used with a flail mower, much less overall length than pull behind styles.
  • Easier to transport ATV with mower mounted in place.
  • Added weight of the support frame.
  • Adverse effect on steering and handling in some situations.
  • Limits the size of the mower that can be used.
  • Mower can’t be offset to the side as far as tow behind.

Pull Behind

Pull behind mower with drawbar adjusted for side offset.

The pull behind style UTV and ATV mowers are basically what the name says. Most have a trailer type drawbar connected to the mower and a hitch that connects to the four wheeler.

  • Wider range of sizes than front mount. Common widths available from 40 to 66 inch wide decks.
  • left or right offset range by adjusting drawbar.
  • No extra support frame necessary.
  • Can perform same functions as zero turn mowers.
  • Quicker to attach and detach than other types of mowers.
  • Can mow more uneven terrain with addition of rotating hitch.
  • Greater overall length can make maneuvering in tight spaces more difficult.
  • Most models can’t be lifted, making it harder to transport or get around obstacles.
  • Control cables and wiring are longer and usually have to be mounted to rear of ATV or UTV.

Belly or Center Mount

Belly mount ATV mowers are the most compact systems.

The more traditional lawn tractor style belly mount is relatively rare for ATVs. Unlike the flail or deck type mowers that have their engines mounted directly on the mower, the belly mount requires a rear engine mount.

A separate support frame mounts the engine at the rear of the ATV and extends to the center of the machine to provide a mount for the mower deck.

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  • Operates much like a conventional lawn tractor mower.
  • Most compact of all systems for ATV mowers.
  • Easier to transport with mower mounted in place.
  • Weight of engine, mower, and mounting frame are added directly to the ATV.
  • Mower size limited by wheel base of ATV.
  • Can’t be offset to the side.
  • Limited space mower can be lifted.
  • complex mounting system.
  • Harder to access for maintenance.

Options for UTV and ATV Mowers

Deck size. The deck width for most ATV mowers ranges from 40 to 66 inches. Width will vary with the number of blades and power of the engine.

Number of blades. The number of blades used usually depends on the width of the deck. Smaller deck widths many only use a single blade while the wider decks use up to 3 blades in either an offset or inline configuration.

Height adjustment. We’re talking about mowing deck height here. Adjustment options include setting the height at the caster wheels, a manual screw jack that can set the deck height, and some larger models have an optional electrically operated linear actuator.

Offset blade configuration with heavy duty spindles and vertical deck supports.

Engine size. Engine size and power ratings normally range from smaller engines with around 19hp to the larger models with up to about 27hp. Finish mowers may use slightly less powerful engines since they generally cut lighter material.

Pull start. Traditional pull cord style starter. Comes standard on most of the smaller engines.

Electric start. Needed on larger engines which can be difficult to start manually. You may also just want an electric start for the extra convenience.

Drive engagement. There are three main types of drive engagement used on most UTV and ATV mowers. The type used depends somewhat on the size of the mower, engine power, and type of use.

    Manual lever. Standard on most smaller mowers. Operates by moving a lever that engages an idler pulley with the drive belt. Similar to the way most lawn tractors operate.

Manual lever drive engagement moves an idler pulley against the drive belt which turns the blade shaft on a flail mower.

  • Anti-scalping wheels or roller. Prevents deck from contacting ground and digging in or allowing blades to hit the ground.
  • Rotating hitch. Allows the mower to move more freely over uneven terrain. Useful for mowing slopes by allowing mower to operate at steeper angles.
  • Flotation wheels. Deck wheels added to provide more support for deck so it can “float” over uneven ground without digging in.

Mower deck with anti-scalping caster wheels and center mounted rollers.

We hope our guide for the most popular UTV and ATV mowers was helpful. If you any questions or Комментарии и мнения владельцев, let us know in the section below.