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Posted April 22, 2011 - 10:11 PM

e-trak 9.jpg For your consideration , a mott 4 ft flail mower converted to pull and full offset to right side. An experiment for mowing fence lines and around buildings. Completely shreds multiflora rose. Still in setup stage- needs reduced speed on flail.
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Posted April 22, 2011 - 10:21 PM

Neat Idea. Just don't forget it's there, be a sharp RH turn.

Thanks for sharing the pic!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 10:25 PM

Looks good how does it work for ya and what are you using for a motor?

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:06 PM

The motor is 24 volt rated at 1.8 hp and 1800 rpm. Ventilated type. At 36 volt it makes the blades go well but the bearing on right side did not hold up - probably in excess of 2000 rpm . Supposed to be more like 12 - 1500 rpm. Pulley ratio nearly 1 to 1. And right turns- not a good idea without guard on front. But the motor heat did not seam excessive, so the project just needs tweaks. And the tractor I first pulled it with - an E10 with dual batt packs. May go back to that.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:11 PM

real cool Sparky

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:47 PM

hey Sparky, where in the world did you find such a glorious peice of equipment. Very interesting, i can see all kind of possibilities. Ditch banks, pond banks, wild brush mowing etc. would like to hear more about this, and updates as you go along, Thanks in advance.

Best regards, George

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 08:52 PM

The motor is 24 volt rated at 1.8 hp and 1800 rpm. Ventilated type. At 36 volt it makes the blades go well but the bearing on right side did not hold up - probably in excess of 2000 rpm . Supposed to be more like 12 - 1500 rpm. Pulley ratio nearly 1 to 1. And right turns- not a good idea without guard on front. But the motor heat did not seam excessive, so the project just needs tweaks. And the tractor I first pulled it with - an E10 with dual batt packs. May go back to that.


I like it something useful, keep us updated if you make any modifications, any chance you can do a Video?

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 09:55 AM

The Mott flail used to hang under a Farmall Cub. The previous owner - one of my dad's brothers had no use for it. The bigeest problem at this point is coming up with adjustable cutting height, and building custom hitch on each Electrak to be used. Considering the hp-hr it eats more than one tractor capability was a thought from beginning.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:12 PM

Hey Sparky any updates on this, inquiring minds want to know.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 10:50 PM

Well ,it's like this. I thought a second Mott was going to be mine to help in effort . My friend who thought he retained it on trde-in of Farmall Cub was also surprised . Then came the Elec-Trak party and then Paulding event intertwined with a little distraction of getting my JD 2010 rebuilt and my wife buying an Oliver 1650 to bale hay. Oh and there's Casey buying an E20 which you passed on . I think the thing to do is convert Mott to chain drive this winter and come up with adjustable support . Thank you Doug for the reminder.




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