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Time for some grass cuttin!!

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You guys will have to excuse the working tractor in the following photos... my 3210 is out on loan to my pops for grass mowing duty, and my 7790 has a flat tire. Now on to the good stuff... Well as some of you know, I made a long road trip last weekend up to NJ and back to NC in 2.5 days. The trip was for some business, but on my own time, I had the pleasure of stopping in the little town of Manalapan NJ. I met up with a member from another tractor forum and we worked a deal on this sweet little baby! Its a Mott Hammer Knife Mower, also known as a flail mower. It was said to run, but poorly. I was able to see some pics before I got there so I halfway knew what I was in for. The seller was younger feller in college that had bought another toy and didnt need this one anymore. As soon as I got out of the truck I knew I was in love. Then he cranked it and it ran pretty good in my opinion. Surged a bit at high idle but everything was there and worked properly. The knives are in great shape, and after further researching, I found that these were available with short or long knives, for rough or finsh cuts respectively. I got the long knives which I would prefer to have. Basically Ill be able to mow my yard with this unit behind the golf cart. :biggrin2: 4hp Briggs and I think the engine serial number dates it back to 78. I hooked it up today and it fired right up. Did a little adjusting on the carb and took it to my neighbors side yard that has grown up. One pass and I knew this baby was the ticket. Only one pass because I ran out of gas. I did get some pics of it though and Im really happy with my new addition to the fleet! ENOUGH rambling...heres the proof. [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/photo1-2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/photo2-2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/photo3-1.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/photo4-2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/photo5-1.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2115.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2116.jpg[/IMG]

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More Pics: [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2117.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2118.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2120.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2119.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/IMG_2121.jpg[/IMG] The grass was so high, I couldnt even see that bag of trash. Coolest thing about it, it wont sling anything more than about a foot behind the mower. It just kind of drops everything it cuts instead of slinging it.

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Blazerjeepman3
Cool looking mower . Looks bad to the bone for cutting tough stuff. Larry and I did some roads side mowing this after noon with his cub cadet diesel and my 3314 with 48" mower . Had fun getting in some tall grass .

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I was running it at pretty close to full throttle. It never bogged down but it hit some thick spots for sure. Sounds like you and Larry had some great seat time today! Im not too sure about gearing... It has a belt that runs from the engine down to the mower pulley.

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ka9bxg
I have one of those here. My mower has the 7 hp engine and yes they do a good job.When I bought this place the grass had not been cut for over 20 years.I did have to run the tractor in first gear and at idle to keep it from stalling all the time, My Dad bought it new in the early 80's .

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GLPointon
The flail mower on the dairy farm I worked as a teen had the cutters on spinning chains, I haven't seen one this size either...anyway cool machine. great for mowing trails, ditch banks, crop stubble, etc... Congrats dOd

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