The Ultimate Guide to ATV Flail Mowers

The Ultimate Guide to ATV Flail Mower

If you’re a farmer, landscaper, or property owner, you understand the importance of maintaining your land. One of the most efficient ways to do this is by using an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) flail mower. This piece of equipment is a game-changer when it comes to land management. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about ATV flail mowers, focusing on the exceptional range offered by Victory Tractor Implements.

ATV Flail Mower OverviewAn ATV flail mower is a mowing machine designed to be towed behind an ATV or similar utility vehicle. It uses a series of ‘flails’ (Y or T-shaped blades) attached to a rotating drum to cut grass, small trees, and other vegetation.
ATV vs. Tractor PTO MowersATV pull behind flail mowers are self-contained and powered by a gas engine, making them a good alternative to traditional tractor PTO mowers. They are known for providing a nice looking and closer overall cut.
Choosing the Right ATV Flail MowerSelection depends on property size, vegetation type, and budget. Important factors include cutting width, power, weight, and the type of flails used. Victory Tractor Implements offers a range of options to suit different needs.
Maintenance of ATV Flail MowerRegular inspection, cleaning, and timely repairs are crucial for maintaining your ATV flail mower. Following the recommended maintenance schedule is key to the longevity and performance of the mower.
Safe and Effective Use of ATV Flail MowerSafety measures include reading the user manual, wearing appropriate protective gear, checking the area for debris before mowing, and maintaining a steady speed.
Why Choose Victory Tractor ImplementsVictory Tractor Implements offers high-quality, durable, and efficient ATV flail mowers that can handle a variety of terrains and vegetation types.
Purchasing ATV Flail MowerATV flail mowers can be purchased online, often at a lower cost than in-store due to less handling between wholesale and retail outlets. Ensure the cost is all-in, including tax and shipping.

What is an ATV Flail Mower?

An ATV flail mower is a type of mowing machine that is designed to be towed behind an ATV or any similar utility vehicle. Unlike traditional mowers, flail mowers use a series of ‘flails’ (Y or T-shaped blades) attached to a rotating drum to cut grass, small trees, and other vegetation.

“The ATV flail mower is not just a tool, it’s a trusted companion for anyone serious about land management.”

Overview – A Different Type of Mower

When it comes to mowing large properties most land owners and land maintenance professionals consider utilizing a tractor PTO mounted flail mower or brush hog.

In today’s post we’re going to discuss the ATV Flail Mower as an alternative for those who would prefer a tow behind option that can be easily attached to a trailer hitch on their ATV or light duty vehicles.  ATV pull behind flail mowers are fully self-contained, meaning power is provided by a gas engine that is mounted to the frame of the mower.

Before we go too much further I would like to point out the age old flail mower vs. brush hog debate that has been going on since the inception of professional grade mowers for personal use.

While we won’t get into detail in this post, the basic premise is that brush hogs are best suited for quickly clearing large swaths of land that don’t require a clean cut and can be left with clumping and piling of clippings.

On the other hand, the flail mower is known for providing a nice looking and closer overall cut which you’ll typically see in large grassy fields including areas such as parks and golf courses.

A bit more on that here below…

BRUSH HOG vs. FLAIL MOWER (for compact tractors)

For more general information about flail mowers we wrote a popular post a while back called Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Flail Mower Online.  This post contains a wealth of information including general flail mower use, maintenance, safety tips, and more.  

What’s So Great About ATV Flail Mowers anyway?

Most folks would agree that the best ATV flail mower is the one that continues to perform well season after season, requiring little maintenance to run at peak performance.  

To ensure high quality performance, Briggs & Stratton, a well known engine manufacturer, supplies power to a variety of self contained implements, including certain models of ATV Flail Mowers in addition to a line of wood chippers such as the MDWC-1500 and GTS-1500.

These gas powered engines mostly operate around 15HP, powered by a 420 ccm 4-stroke one-cylinder gas engine at 3600 RPM.  

Beyond power supply, it is important that the mower can be easily attached to any variety of vehicles allowing for greater flexibility when mowing.  Prior to purchasing it is a good idea to identify the correct trailer hitch receiver size that will be connected.  A standard “2” hitch tends to offer many options for hookup including cars, vans, SUVs, trucks, and more.  

ATV Flail Mowing with a Land Rover?? 🤔 Sure, why not…

How To Pick The Right One

Keep in mind the weight of the mower in conjunction with the tow vehicle is an important component, especially if considering utilizing a compact vehicle.  Fortunately it is easy to find a mower weighing less than 500lbs which is typically suitable for even the most lightweight towing apparatus.

Once the towing vehicle has been determined, understanding the mowing requirements is a must.  For example, how wide does the swath need to be?  In addition, does the mower have the ability to extend left or right in either direction to offset the clearance path accounting for obstacles such as fence posts, vegetation, and perimeter lines (similar to the function of a hydraulic shift on a tractor PTO powered flail mower).

While understanding mowing width is important, let’s not forget mowing height can be of equal importance, extending the mower’s capabilities to reach over and under any potential obstacles. 

Finally, don’t forget to consider the belt drive system and battery needed to fire up the engine.  Make sure when shopping for an ATV Flail Mower that the battery is included in the purchase and that the belt drive system has systems in place to minimize belt slippage and easy repair access.

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Choosing the Right ATV Flail Mower

Selecting the right ATV flail mower depends on several factors, including the size of your property, the type of vegetation you need to manage, and your budget. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:

Assess Your Needs: The first step is to understand your needs. If you have a small property with light vegetation, a compact model like the MATV-48 Motorized ATV Flail Mower might be sufficient. For larger properties, consider a model with a wider cutting width like the MATV-60 Motorized ATV Flail Mower

Consider Your Budget: While it’s important to invest in quality equipment, you also need to consider your budget. At Victory Tractor Implements, we offer a range of options to suit different budgetary needs.

Check the Specifications: Look at the specifications of each model. Consider factors like cutting width, power, weight, and the type of flails used. This will help you understand whether a particular model is suitable for your needs.

Ask for Expert Advice: If you’re unsure, don’t hesitate to ask for advice. Our team at Victory Tractor Implements is always ready to help you choose the right equipment.

Maintaining Your ATV Flail Mower

Once you’ve chosen the right ATV flail mower, it’s crucial to maintain it properly to ensure its longevity and optimal performance. Here are some maintenance tips:

Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect your flail mower for any signs of wear or damage. This includes checking the flails, belts, and other components.

Proper Cleaning: After each use, clean your flail mower to remove any grass, dirt, or debris. This helps prevent rust and keeps your mower in good condition.

Timely Repairs: If you notice any issues, address them immediately. Delaying repairs can lead to more serious problems and may affect the performance of your mower.

Using Your ATV Flail Mower Safely and Effectively

Once you’ve chosen your ideal ATV flail mower, it’s important to use it safely and effectively. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your equipment:

Read the Manual: Before you start, read the user manual thoroughly. It contains important information about the operation, maintenance, and safety precautions of your flail mower.

Wear Protective Gear: Always wear appropriate protective gear when operating your flail mower. This includes safety glasses, sturdy footwear, and long pants.

Check the Area: Before mowing, check the area for any large rocks, branches, or other debris that could damage your mower or become dangerous projectiles.

Maintain a Steady Speed: For the best mowing results, maintain a steady speed. Going too fast can result in uneven cutting, while going too slow can strain the motor.

Follow Maintenance Schedule: Regular maintenance is key to the longevity and performance of your flail mower. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule and promptly address any issues.

In conclusion, an ATV flail mower is a versatile and powerful tool that can significantly simplify your land management tasks. Whether you’re managing a small estate or a large farm, Victory Tractor Implements offers a range of high-quality, durable, and efficient ATV flail mowers to meet your needs. Explore our collection today and find the perfect equipment to maintain your land with ease and efficiency.

Where to Buy

By now you’re probably asking yourself “where can I find an ATV flail mower for sale near me”?  While these relatively obscure flail mowers are sometimes available through large tractor implement distributors, there are high quality and affordable options available online.  

In most cases, buying an ATV Flail Mower online is a lower cost alternative than in-store due to less handling between wholesale and retail outlets.  Just make sure when purchasing online that the cost is all-in, which means including tax and shipping, so that you are not surprised by unexpected costs when placing your order.

Why Choose Victory Tractor Implements?

At Victory Tractor Implements, we specialize in providing high-quality, durable, and efficient farm equipment and landscaping machinery. Our MATV Motorized Flail Mower collection is designed to offer superior performance and longevity. Here’s why you should consider our ATV flail mowers:

1. Versatility: Our flail mowers can handle a variety of terrains and vegetation types, making them ideal for different land management tasks.

2. Durability: Built with high-quality materials, our flail mowers are designed to withstand tough conditions and last for years.

3. Efficiency: With powerful motors and innovative designs, our mowers ensure efficient and effective mowing.

Frequently Asked Questions about ATV Flail Mowers

Q1: What is an ATV flail mower?

An ATV flail mower is a type of mowing machine designed to be towed behind an ATV or similar utility vehicle. It uses a series of ‘flails’ (Y or T-shaped blades) attached to a rotating drum to cut grass, small trees, and other vegetation.

Q2: Why should I choose an ATV flail mower from Victory Tractor Implements?

Victory Tractor Implements offers a range of high-quality, durable, and efficient ATV flail mowers. Our mowers are designed to handle a variety of terrains and vegetation types, making them ideal for different land management tasks.

Q3: How do I choose the right ATV flail mower?

Choosing the right ATV flail mower depends on several factors, including the size of your property, the type of vegetation you need to manage, and your budget. It’s important to assess your needs, consider your budget, check the specifications of each model, and ask for expert advice if needed.

Q4: How do I maintain my ATV flail mower?

Regular inspection, proper cleaning, and timely repairs are crucial for maintaining your ATV flail mower. It’s also important to follow the recommended maintenance schedule provided in the user manual.

Q5: How can I use my ATV flail mower safely and effectively?

To use your ATV flail mower safely and effectively, read the user manual thoroughly, wear appropriate protective gear, check the area for any debris before mowing, maintain a steady speed, and follow the recommended maintenance schedule.

Q6: Where can I find more information about Victory Tractor Implements’ ATV flail mowers?

You can find more information about our ATV flail mowers on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance.

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Victory Tractor Implements is proud to offer a wide range of products including flail mowers, wood chippers, rotary tillers, and backhoes, all designed to be connected directly to your tractor’s PTO for maximum efficiency and performance. In addition, we also offer winter equipment such as snow plows and snow blowers, designed for use with skid steers.

We source all of our equipment directly from the manufacturer and pass the savings on to our customers.  As always, the team is standing by to answer any questions to assist with your decision.  Victory support can be reached directly at (562) 534-8182 or

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