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Flail Mower Attachment

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Overview
Features
Specs
Compatible Carriers
Options & Accessories

Overview

Attack your most difficult brush and sapling clearing projects with the Bobcat® flail mower. Easily shred vegetation on virtually any terrain, including hillsides, roadways, ditches, trails, riverbanks and utility right-of-ways, and other hard-to-reach places with the long reach of the excavator. Using powerful triple knife flails, you can mulch small branches, saplings, thick grass and other vegetation up to 4 in. in diameter.

Side safety chains help contain debris within the housing that could be thrown during operation. The rotor brake stops the attachment in 7 seconds or less after hydraulics are deactivated.

A rubber torsion disc absorbs impact loads that are encountered during operation. To protect the drive train, the flail mower features heavy-duty flanges on both sides of the rotor to protect the drive train from dust and debris. This also prevents wire from damaging the drive train mechanism.

Top Tasks

  • Clear brush and saplings on ditches, right-of-ways, hillsides, roadways and other areas
  • Control overgrowth on trails, culvert areas, ditches, and cattails on lake shores
  • Prepare land and other properties on new construction sites

How it works

Rotating flail knives cut through material while the operator controls the cutting height by adjusting the arm of the excavator. Free-swinging knives rotate around the axis, catching the cut material in a cylindrical hood. The operator can reverse the direction of the knives by switching the hydraulic hoses at the drive motor.

Features

  • Rubber Torsion Disc: Absorbs shock forces encountered during operation.
  • Drive Train Protection: Features heavy duty flanges on both sides of the rotor to protect the drive train from dust and debris. This also prevents wire from damaging the drive train mechanism.
  • Triple Knife Flails: Helps you efficiently rip through hard and soft woods, vines, grass and brush.
  • Reversible Flails: Provide bidirectional flail knife rotation by switching the hydraulic hoses at the drive motor, increasing overall flail life.
  • Rotor Brake: Stops from full speed in 7 seconds or less when the flail mower hydraulics are deactivated.
  • Side Safety Chains: Contains debris within the housing that could be thrown during operation.
  • Direct Drive: Provides optimum balance between torque and RPM.
  • Meets SAE Standards: Complies with SAE J1001 standards for flail mowers.
  • Bobcat X-Change™ Attachment Mounting System: Allows you to change attachments quickly with Bobcat's exclusive system. Attachment changes should be easy. Watch the Bobcat X-Change™ Advantages video to see the industry’s fastest, most efficient attachment X-Change system in action.
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Specs

30FM 40FM
Operating Weight N/A N/A
Length 32.7 in 32.7 in
Width 50.4 in 60.4 in
Height 28 in 28 in
Flow Range 12-20.7 GPM (45-78.4 lpm) 14-24.1 GPM (52-91 lpm)
Cutting Width 30 in 40 in
Operating Weight with X-Change Mount 701 lbs 771 lbs
Operating Weight with Pin-on Mount N/A 743 lbs
Number of Knives 27 36
Maximum Cutting Capacity 4 in 4 in

Compatible Carriers

Options & Accessories

  • Case Drain Kit: Required to protect excavator and flail mower from hydraulic back pressures.