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#1 Deerlope OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 11:55 AM

The 1250 I acquired a few ago and restored it including the engine 2 years ago. The flail mower I got last winter and worked on it off and on until spring. Of the two the flail was the hardest to do but it is done and does not leak any oil. I first tried it on my 1886 yard rat and it chews up grass like a champ. So I thought it would only be fitting to put it on the 1250. Both Bolens and Haban made a very good product.F & T 001.JPG F & T 002.JPG F & T 003.JPG F & T 004.JPG F & T 005.JPG
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Posted May 31, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Looking good :thumbs:

 

Wait until you use it on leaves in the fall.  If you can get them when they are dry, it almost turns them into dust :D :D :D


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Looks great, both the flail and the tractor. 


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Looks good Fred you do great work.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 12:46 PM

That looks awesome! I'd love a flail mower for one of my HT's... but I figure they are fairly rare. How tall of grass will these cut?


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 03:03 PM

Looking very nice Fred ! It's so nice to see stuff from guys like you that take the time and put so much into restoring stuff.
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Posted May 31, 2014 - 04:26 PM

I used a flail mower to do the lawn once, did an awesome job. Yours is very nice looking, nice find and work.
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Posted May 31, 2014 - 04:38 PM

Not only will it handle 2 foot high grass but I found some down pine braches, 1-1/2" in dia with the needle still on. everything is now sawdust. I don't go south in the winter and doing the restores give me a reason to get up each morning. Glad you all enjoyed the pic's.

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Nice work on them both, they look great!

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Very nice tractor and mower. The mower looks like it would be heavy.



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:10 PM

wow I wouldn't think a flail mower would be run from the front. I'd expect to see one off the back instead.
There was a Mott that I thought about picking up off of CL last year  it was self powered with its own engine and mounted off the back like a tractor mount tiller would.  I have run flail mowers off of 50ish HP "big" tractors I think the ones we had at the State park were a 7 foot swipe.  and yeah they could sure eat up the heavy stuff!



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Posted June 02, 2014 - 06:43 AM

That tractor and flail came out beautiful. You sure do nice work and it is great to see the vintage machinery come back to life.



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Posted June 02, 2014 - 10:57 AM

wow I wouldn't think a flail mower would be run from the front. I'd expect to see one off the back instead.
There was a Mott that I thought about picking up off of CL last year  it was self powered with its own engine and mounted off the back like a tractor mount tiller would.  I have run flail mowers off of 50ish HP "big" tractors I think the ones we had at the State park were a 7 foot swipe.  and yeah they could sure eat up the heavy stuff!


Chewing up the riff/raff before driving thru it makes a lot of sense to me. Kubota starting this year is putting a flail mower on the fronts some of their tractors. Bolens had a lot of first's in their manufacturing. They had the first foot operated hydro and now look at how many have copied it.

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 07:27 PM

I have switched the flail back to my 1886 and it sure does a nice job on high grass ,weeds etc. I sure don't want to part with it but the hill near my house requires a 4x4. I have ordered a real 4FT flail for my Kubota B-2650. So I will  be posting the Haban in the classified soon. I just wanted to give all  you Bolens owners a heads up.



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:27 AM

I have switched the flail back to my 1886 and it sure does a nice job on high grass ,weeds etc. I sure don't want to part with it but the hill near my house requires a 4x4. I have ordered a real 4FT flail for my Kubota B-2650. So I will  be posting the Haban in the classified soon. I just wanted to give all  you Bolens owners a heads up.

I'm quite interested in purchasing your flail mower but can't seem to find a way to personal message you.  Send me a message if you're able.

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