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DR Power continues to lead in the design and manufacture of innovative and durable power products. Over the last year the investment in homeowner property maintenance—by both consumers and professionals—has been unprecedented. So, we are especially excited about our new product lines for 2022.

Included in this catalog you’ll find our all-new Commercial XD Series Field and Brush Mowers. These machines are built for the rigors of continuous use and are chock-full of professional features including hydrostatic drive for the ultimate ease of operation.

As a leading manufacturer of power equipment for those who have come to expect nothing but the best, we look forward to exceeding expectations in 2022!

Flail Mowers

O.T.S. Auto Electric carries two styles of conventional Flail Mowers, the Value Jam series and the Heavy Duty NBM series. These mowers are great for mowing grass and small trees. With three staggered rows of cutting teeth, not a blade of grass is missed. Great for Tractors in the 15HP to 55 HP range.

Jam T

Flail mowers are designed to mow grass, bush and small trees (size of tree depending on the model). Three rows of staggered hammer blades lift, cut and then mulch the grass, brush and trees.

The Jam T has manual side shift allowing the mower to be placed in different positions behind the tractor. This allows the mower to mow directly behind the tractor or off to one side.

The Jam T has a double spiral rotor, external SKF bearings, and comes with hammer or y blades.

Working width 145cm 155cm 175cm
Number of hammer blades 24 24 28
PTO 540 540 540
Weight 194 199 212
Tractor HP 18-30 HP 22-35 HP 25-35 HP


The NBM series of flail mowers are NorthWind’s heavy duty mowers. They are designed to mow grass, shrubs and small trees.

Hydraulic side shift allows the operator to move the mower side to side from the operators seat in the tractor.

The Northwind NBM mowers are balance tested, have three rows of hammer blades to mow and mulch.

Working Width 145 cm 185 cm 195 cm 220 cm
PTO 540 540 540 540
Flail Type Hammer Hammer Hammer Hammer
Number of flails 24 28 28 32
Weight 350 kg 386 kg 403 kg 444 kg
Tractor Horse Power 30-35 40-50 45-85 45-85


The North Wind KDK HEAVY DUTY mower was designed for large mowing areas. Mowing widths up to 300 cm (9 feet 10 inches) Heavy Duty design to mow small trees around the perimeter of a field.

Working width 160 cm 220 cm 240 cm 300 cm
PTO 540 540 540 540
Flail type Hammer Hammer Hammer Hammer
Number of Flails 20 20 22 26
Weight 510 kg 530 kg 580 kg 1230 kg
Tractor Horse Power 50-85 50-85 60-85 85-120

Boom/Verge Mowers

Features: Boom mowers are designed to mow slopes and ditches while your tractor remains on the flat surface. With hydraulic side shift you can mow behind or beside your tractor and around obstacles such as trees. The hydraulic shift combined with vertical and horizontal angle movement makes these mowers extremely versatile. The three rows of hammer blades can go from mowing grass to cutting small trees(up to 3″ diameter) and shrubs.

Northwind Commercial/Heavy Duty Mowers Additional Features: Extra Heavy Duty 3 point Hitch Frame Italian CMR Gear Box Slip Clutch PTO Shaft Double Spiral Rotor Heavy Duty Hammer Blades.

Cutting width 180cm 5’11” 200cm 6’6.5” 220cm 7’3”
Tilt-up angle 90 degrees 90 degrees 90 degrees
Tilt-down angle 55 degrees 55 degrees 55 degrees
Vertical Extending Distance 218cm 7 feet 238cm 7 feet 9 inches 258cm 8 feet 6 inches
Horizontal Extending Distance 234.5cm 7 feet 8 inches 234.5 cm 7 feet 8 inches 234.5 cm 7 feet 8 inches
PTO Speed 540 CAT II 540 CATII 540 CAT II
Weight 705 kg/1554 lb 735 kg/1620 lb 804 kg/1773 lb
Number of Flails 16 18 20
Tractor HP 65-110HP 80-110 HP 90-120 HP

Northwind Medium Duty Boom/Verge Mower These medium duty Boom mowers come in two sizes and are perfect for smaller tractors.

VAM 165 These medium duty boom mowers are perfect for smaller tractors.

Cutting Width 160 cm
Tilt up angle 90 degrees
Tilt Down Angle 55 degrees
Vertical Extending Distance 141 cm
Horizontal Extending Distance 227 cm
PTO Speed 540
Weight 319 kg
Number of Flails 28
Category I
PTO 540
Tractor HP 30-50 HP

Brush Cutter, Brush Hog for Skid Steer

For tough land clearing applications Standard Duty Skid Steer Brush Cutter Standard Low Flow Brush Cutter 11 GPM – 20 GPM

  • 3’’ Cutting Capacity.
  • 3/16’’ Deck with 3/8″ A36 reinforced sides.
  • 40 HP Right Angle gear box.
  • 2 blades with stump jumper.
  • High torque Motor with 3000 PSI Relief Valve 180 cm cutting width

Pro Series Walk Behind Brush Mower

Turn on a dime – almost effortlessly!

Each wheel is equipped with a hand-operated disc brake. Just squeeze the brake on one side and the mower will pivot around that wheel. This simple but highly effective system lets you easily navigate around trees and obstacles … or make a 180 degree turn at the end of a row.


  • Gear driven transmission
  • 3 forward speeds/ 1 reverse
  • Pivoting Deck
  • Commercial Grade Electric Clutch
  • Attachment Compatibility
  • Adjustable Handle bars
  • Custom Made Spindles
  • 18″ x 6.5″ Lugged tires
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Follows the contours of your land, providing a cleaner cut and reducing the chance of scalping.

How to Use a Walk Behind Brush Mower. The Cyclone Flail Mower


All operating functions are on our control panel or on the handgrips: electric start, operator presence, throttle, gear shift, blade engagement, and independent wheel brakes.

Hardened Steel Blades these big blades weigh up to 6 pounds and are a full ¼” thick. (optional extra heavy duty brush blade available for sustained mowing in thick brush

ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBARS for a comfortable working height

Only DR gives you the choice of models with 26″, 30″ or 34″ wide mowing decks

EVERYTHING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS All operating functions are on our control panel or on the handgrips: electric start, operator presence, throttle, gear shift, blade engagement, and independent wheel brakes.

PRO MAX34 Now with side discharge!

ELECTRIC CLUTCH This extremely rugged clutch enables you to engage the blade instantly, with the pull of a knob. Because the “communication” is electrical, there are no cables or linkages to adjust or wear out.

HARDENED STEEL BLADES These big blades weigh up to 6 pounds and are a full 1/4″ thick. (Optional Extra HeavyDuty Brush Blade available for sustained mowing in thick brush.)


Cuts a clean, even 42″-wide swath and mows a half-acre lawn in about 30 minutes. Front caster wheels swivel for fast, tight turns. Deck is made of 12-gauge steel with 2 high-lift mulching blades. Easily converts from side-discharge to mulching. Height adjustment from 2″ to 4.5″.

Throw snow off long driveways and walkways with our single-stage, 30″-wide Snow Thrower attachment. The powerful auger quickly chews through dry or wet snow, and towering snowdrifts. Throws snow up to 30 feet. Adjustable skid shoes.

An 18-pound flywheel creates tremendous inertia for smooth chipping. The single chipping knife takes up to 40 bites per second, for quickly devouring hardwood branches up to 3.5″ thick. Now you can rid your property of unsightly brush piles.

Tow Behind Field Brush Mowers

STAY SEATED. CONTROL IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! A remote control allows you to engage and disengage the mower blade from the driver’s seat of your tow vehicle.

HINGED HITCH Our unique Hinged Hitch makes it easy to hook up to ATVs, UTVs, and lawn and garden tractors (minimum 14 HP and/or 400 lbs.) with a pin hitch, regardless of the height of the vehicle’s hitch. If you’re not offsetting the mower, you can just use the shorter towbar.

ELECTRIC LIFT PRO MAX52T model features an electric lift for easily adjusting mowing height from driver’s seat.

FLOATING DECK RIDES OVER OBSTACLES The deck is suspended from a frame, allowing it to ride up and over high points, minimizing scalping and protecting the drivetrain from damage.

BLADES EXTEND BEYOND THE WHEEL PATH The 2 mowing blades extend outside of the wheels—so you mow right up next to fences, walls, hedgerows, and other obstacles.

SHOCK-ABSORBING “SWINGING” BLADES If you hit an obstacle, blades PIVOT, protecting engine and spindle.

Tow Behind Finishing Mower

  • 60″ Wide Cut
  • Tow with a Riding Mower, ATV, UTV, or Tractor
  • Use as an outrigger to your traditional riding mower (or Zero-Turn) and EXPAND your cutting width

3 AIR-TIP BLADES provide excellent lift and deliver a clean finish cut


DR invented the trimmer-on-wheels category and we have perfected it over the years!

STURDY ALL-STEEL FRAME The mainframe on every DR Trimmer Mower is made of heavy-duty 14-gauge steel. These lightweight frames are incredibly strong, and powder-coated to resist rust and corrosion. OFFSET FRAME DESIGN Ensures that the cut reaches outside the wheel path, making it easy to trim up against fences and foundations. BLADE BRAKE CLUTCH (BBC) The BBC allows you to stop the trimmer head from spinning (by releasing the bail bar) without stopping the engine— cutting down on how often you need to restart. (Not on Pilot Model). ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBAR Easily adjusts without tools. RUGGED CAST-ALUMINUM BEARING ASSEMBLY Cast entirely from lightweight, highstrength aluminum, the main Bearing Assembly has roller bearings at the top and bottom—to withstand the rigors of hundreds of hours of heavy-duty trimming and mowing at over 3,000 rpm.

PULSE 62V: World’s FirstBATTERY-POWEREDTrimmer Mower!

  • LIGHT AND MANEUVERABLE (just 45 lbs including battery)!
  • ULTRA QUIET…mow any time of day without disturbing neighbors!
  • TRIM FOR UP TO 40 MINUTES on a single charge (equivalent to a tankful on our gas models)

NO GAS, NO FUMES, NO FUSS!Powering up is as simple as inserting the battery and using the push-button electric start.QUICK-LOCK TRIMMER HEADThe PULSE 62V model uses a customized version of our Quick-Lock Trimmer Head. Change cord in seconds without tools!850W BRUSHLESS MOTORbrings all the power of gas to your trimming tasks. Plus, it’s so QUIET that you can trim or mow any time of day without disturbing your neighbors.ERGONOMIC HANDLEBARSwith vibration-dampening hand grips make operating for extended periods easy and comfortable.


Patented Quick-Lock Cord Attachment System

Offers 3 Benefits Unmatched by ANY Other Cord System: SIMPLY PUSH CORD IN TO ATTACH 1-way cam allows cord to enter, but it cannot pull out, even in brushy conditions. SELECT A WIDE RANGE OF CUTTING HEIGHTS From 1″ to 7.5″ (depending on the Trimmer Mower model). ACCEPTS 225 MIL SAWTOOTH CORD AND 255 SERRATED CORD The thickest, longest-wearing cords in the industry. Quick-Lock Trimmer Head Kit Standard on all Tow-Behind Trimmers Our DR Cord is thicker and tougher than normal trimmer line and that translates into more power for cutting gnarly vegetation. In addition to being STRONGER, DR cord LASTS much longer than any trimmer. PLUS, we offer a great assortment of cord, in a variety of bulk options— PRECUT LENGTHS The ultimate in convenience, cord is precut to the right length for all DR Trimmer Mower models. 1 LB ROLLS Economical 1-pound rolls. Cut it to length as you need it and save versus buying precut. Each roll includes from 80 to 250 feet of cord (depending on the cord size). JUMBO SPOOLS For those who trim and mow frequently, these spools offer the lowest possible “per foot” cost. Up to 394 ft of cord included.

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Beaver Blade Attachment Turns Your Trimmer Mower Into A Brushcutter On Wheels

The Beaver Blade Attachment, which easily installs on any Walk-Behind Trimmer Mower model, allows you to cut brush and even small trees up to 3″ thick! The Beaver Blade should always be used with the Aluminum MowBall Support.BEAVER BLADE Attachment Packageincludes Aluminum Mow-Ball Support and sharpening file.DR DURABLADES ur DR DuraBlades easily mow through brambles, vines, stalky weeds like burdock and cattails, and woody brush up to 3/8″ thick. Plus, they are 100 times stronger than our cutting cords!DR DuraBlade KitReplacement Blades 6 pack

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Combine the reliability of a genuine Briggs and Stratton engine with the toughest engineering specifications and you have Australia’s most heavy duty tow behind mower. Designed for Australian conditions this mower will eat through grass on rugged terrain and landscape.

Paddock Lawn Mower Slasher

  • Suitable for use with Quad Bikes, Four Wheelers, ATVs, Tractors, Utilities
  • Genuine Briggs and Stratton 4 Stroke Petrol Engine with electric key start and recoil backup start
  • Heavy duty professional trade quality construction
  • Reliable and simple pull start
  • Extra Heavy Duty Hammer Blades
  • Adjustable wheel design allows for fence line mowing

Flail Mower Applications

Flail style mowers are generally used for maintaining more rugged areas where an polished clean finish is not required. The blades or flails are extremely durable and can handle thick long grass, sticks, bark and debris. Ideal for grass cutting and mulching on farms, acreages, golf courses, parks, road sides, properties, horse and cattle studs to name a few.

What does the flail drum look like?

The Paddock tow behind flail mowers have a rotating drum with a series of 28 flail blades. The drum stretches the length of the mower. This design, when compared to your standard style mower with rotating horizontal blades, is much more robust and can tackle more rugged vegetation.

Mower Operation

This mower is powered by its own petrol engine, not a PTO shaft like many other flail mowers, meaning you simply tow the implement with a vehicle of your choice. The following are very popular for pulling the mowers; quad bikes, four wheelers, ride on mowers, tractors, utes, 4WDs and ATVs.

The large 2 ply wheels combined with skids on either side prevent damaged to the mower when wheels drop into pot holes or ruts, the side skids are also adjustable in height along with the roller.

Mow fence lines with ease as the PADDOCK design allows for the wheels to be located at the rear of the mower meaning the cutting blades can run closer to the fence. Cheap knock off units don’t have this feature.

To adjust the mowing height, there are simple height adjuster handles. This system is quick and reliable.

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When connecting to your vehicle, the hitch height and offset can also be altered to suit. Grass is discharged from the rear of the mower and the rear roller provides a clean finish compared to other slashers. Incorporating steel stone guards at the front further protects the driver and surrounds from damage from flying debris. The blades are vertically mounted and rotate in the vertical plane mean there are far more contact points giving great durability and a finer cut. Lawns will respond better to a flail mower cut and overtime improve with the clippings returning as fine mulch.

Paddock Mower Construction

When designing and constructing these mowers they need to stand up to continual use in harsh environments. The Briggs and Stratton 4 stroke engine gives amazing reliability with limited maintenance. BS have a fantastic dealer network which spans the country and the world wide warranty offers piece of mind. The mower frame and construction is heavy duty steel, laser cut to precision, making a higher quality overall unit compared to the imitations. Steel work is prepared and finished with a hard wearing powder coat to keep your mower looking great.

The units are fitted with high quality bearings and any wear areas are easily maintained with grease nipples. The tyres are 2 ply puncture resistant and offer an extended service life when compared to others. The units come fitted with heavy duty cutting hammer blades designed for prolonged use with limited wear.

Mower Linkage

The mower comes with a 50mm (2″) tow ball hitch and will fit standard tow balls. Given the weight of the unit we do not suggest modifying to a clevis pin hitch. This mower can be towed with a range of equipment such as quad bikes, ATVs and even utilities. The tow draw bar is able to pivot up and down so it can fit tow balls of varying height. Many customers have used with Toyota Landcruiser utes and the similar height vehicles.

Mower Configurations

The original 13HP Paddock tow behind mower can be configured with the wheels side by side (this is how the mower is initially set up) or with the wheels trailing from the rear. To change between the two set ups takes approximately 20 minutes. With the wheels trailing from the rear and the side guards removed it allows the user to mow much closer to objects, sheds, tanks, posts, fences lines etc.

Wheels trailing from the rear. Wheels on the side. Removable side guards.

SSPTBFM04. Extra Heavy Duty 23HP model

European design, this model of tow behind flail is much larger and suited to extreme duty.

This model is supplied with a powerful 23HP Loncin petrol 4-stroke commercial engine. It’s built with a wider cut and with the additional engine power it can swing heavier duty flail blades. Jacking screws allow for accurate height adjustment and the large fuel tank makes this unit suitable for cutting larger paddocks. Note, this model can not be configured with the wheels trailing behind.

Flail Mower SPTBFM03 SPTBFM04
Cutting Width 1150mm 1530mm
Power 13HP Briggs and Stratton Petrol 4 Stroke Engine 23HP Loncin Petrol 4 Stroke Engine
Fuel Tank 6.6 L 24 L
Start Dual Electric turn key with recoil backup Electric start
Hitch Type Suits 50mm Tow Ball Suits 50mm Tow Ball
Wheels 2 Ply pneumatic 16″ x 6.5″ x 8″ wheels Extra Heavy Duty
Wheel Configuration Inline or Rear Mount Inline only
Construction Heavy duty, powder coated steel Extra Heavy Duty
Blades 28 x Heavy Duty Hammer Blades (replaceable) 24 x Extreme Duty Hammer Blades
Adjustment Manual cut height, skid roller height and hitch height Manual cut height and hitch height
Mow Height 23mm. 60mm adjustable cut height 20. 60mm
Weight ~260kg ~330kg
Dimensions 1.8m x 1.7m x 1m 2.1m x 2.5m x 1.1m
Includes Optional offset, stone flaps Stone chains
Warranty 12 Months 12 Months

Note: The engines are stored and transported with only enough oil to keep the unit lubricated and oil will need to be added before starting. For ease of shipping the tow hitch and height adjuster will need to be assembled on arrival.

Overview: A special mower for your work

When it comes to mowing high-value properties, many landowners and property managers opt for a tractor PTO flail mower or brush hog.

In this post, we’re going to discuss ATV flail mowers. These units are towed behind an ATV or light-duty vehicle and are powered by a gas engine that’s mounted to the unit.

TESTED: Earthquake Outdoor Acreage Tow-Behind Rough Cut Mower RC4432

I’d like to state upfront that I’m not going to get into a debate about which option is better between the ATV flail mowers vs. brush hog. I will say, however, that this is an age-old debate, with some people preferring brush hogs for quickly clearing large swathes of land, while others prefer flail mowers for their closeness of cut as well as their use on high-value properties such as parks and golf courses. on that in the following section below …

What makes the best ATV flail mower?

ATVs are a good mowing option for those who need to get close to certain obstacles but prefer a quieter and less polluting option. ATV flail mowers have many of the same features as other models, but with some key differences. These include:

-A well-known engine manufacturer is often used in these models, which ensures that the performance of the machine will be top-notch for many years to come.

-It’s important to make sure the machine can be quickly and easily attached to any variety of vehicles, giving you more flexibility when mowing.

How to choose the right one?

First, you need to think about the weight of the mower and the tow vehicle together, especially if you’re using a compact car. But don’t worry: it’s easy to find a mower. So, after you figure out what kind of towing vehicle you want, you need to think about the specific requirements of the job. For example, with a towing vehicle, do you need to cut a swath that’s wider than your vehicle or can it be narrower? Does the mow have the option to extend left or right for obstacles such as fences, vegetation, and perimeter lines? If so, think about getting a hydrostatic PTO blade on a flail mower.

You might not realize this, but the mowing height of a walk-behind ATV flail mower is important. Some come with only one blade height, while others provide an adjustable cutting height. If your goal is to get close to obstacles, like trees and brush, you might want to shop for a quad rider model that offers a lower mowing height. Make sure the belt drive system on the machine you are looking at is top-notch and easy to repair.

Definitely include a battery in machine purchase.

Where to Buy?

You may be wondering: “I’m looking for an ATV flail mower. Where can I buy one?”

Mateng will provide you “Quality Products, Excellent Service, Competitive Price and Prompt Delivery”. All the machines from Mateng have 12 or 24 months warranty after shipping date. Please don’t hesitate to send a inquiry to us. All your concerned issues will get a satisfied answer within 24 hours.

Choosing Mateng will make you enjoy your farming life.

Jerry Kong

Hi, I’m Jerry Kong, the sales rep of Mateng, Mateng is a factory in China that makes farm implements for more than 10 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to farm implements from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

UTV and ATV Mower Guide.

A UTV or ATV mower can inject some fun into a chore that’s more closely associated with drudgery. Whether you need to knock down a field full of waist high weeds or trim a manicured lawn, doing it with your favorite four wheeler will have you looking forward to it.

This guide will hopefully give you some info about the different types and styles of mowers for ATVs and UTVs. Let’s take a look.

Rough Cut Mowers

Rough cut mowers are for taller grass, brush, stalks, etc. Cosmetics aren’t as important as the ability to knock the offending material down. Mowers for rough cutting tend to be heavier duty and have more power. There are several types so let’s look at more details.


Tow behind flail mower in action.

Flail mowers are designed to handle thicker foliage and rougher terrain. They have multiple cutting blades mounted on a horizontal bar or roller. Centrifugal force from the rotating roller causes the blades to sling out and provide the cutting action.

This design allows for closer cutting to the ground with less risk of damage to the blades. Each individual blade has it’s own pivot so that it can “kick back” if it strikes the ground or other obstacle.

Different style blades can be fitted for different cutting needs. Anything from heavier blades for rougher or thicker foliage, to blades that can give a near finish mower type cut.

Front Mount. Flail type ATV mowers can be front mounted for a pusher style. Many have options to connect to a front winch so they can be raised when needed.

Several front mounted flail mowers have an option to offset the mower so it sits outside the track width of the ATV. This allows for closer edge trimming but it can make the four wheeler harder to steer.

Other pros for the front mount is being able to see what you’ll be cutting. You can also get a cleaner cut since the wheels of the ATV or UTV won’t mash the grass or weeds down before being cut like they would with a pull behind style mower.

Cons for the front mount flail mowers are that they usually are narrower for better handling. Wider front mount mowers tend to adversely affect turning of the ATV.

Pull Behind Mount. The simplest and most popular way to use a flail mower. Most can be pulled directly behind the UTV or ATV with options to offset the mower to either side.

Pull behinds can be wider without causing handling problems. They are favored for larger foliage or vegetation that can leave larger and stiffer stalks. Those stalks can cause tire punctures if you run over them after cutting as would happen with a front mount mower.

Cutting blades on the flail type mower.


The shredder style ATV mowers are based on the flail mower. They’re intended to have more of a mulching action. Many come with more and different style blades.

An extra stationary cutting bar can be added for more complete cutting. Most have some sort of flaps added to the deck to keep the cut material in the mower longer to promote more shredding action.

Like the flail mowers, they come in front and pull behind styles. The pull behind is by far the most popular for the shredder style.

Rotary Blade

Rough cut rotary mower at work.

The rotary style mowers are the more conventional type with deck mounted blades or blade that are mounted horizontally and rotate parallel to the ground.

Those designed for rough cutting tend to have heaver duty parts starting with the deck thickness, and continuing to the spindles that hold the blades, and the blades themselves.

Engines are usually more powerful to handle the increased load of cutting thicker and coarser material.


Rear mounted trimmer mower.

Trimmer mowers work on the same principle as lawn trimmers. Everything is just much heavier duty for the rough trimming they are expected to do.

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Instead of a single piece of cutting line, the ATV trimmer mowers use larger cutting line with individual pieces that are inserted into the head of the trimmer.

Most models are pull behind style with an offset to one side. They usually have a swinging action that allows them to contact objects like trees or posts and “kick back” to keep the trimmer close to the object.

Finish Mowers. Lawn Mowers

Rotary Blade

Rotary finish mower with deck height adjustable anti-scalping caster wheels.

The rotary blade finish mower, or ATV lawn mower, is designed for more accurate cutting than the rough cut mower. The main difference are much finer adjustment methods to accurately maintain grass cutting heights.

Almost all finish ATV mowers are deck style pull behind with some sort of anti-scalping feature and deck height adjusters.


Reel type ATV mowers mounted in a gang style.

Reel mowers are based on the classic style manual mower. They use several horizontal curved blades mounted directly to the wheels to provide the rotating cutting action.

The reel mower is intended for fine grass trimming to produce a manicured look. They’re the only type of mower that doesn’t need an onboard engine.

Since reel mowers tend to be smaller, most rigs for ATVs will use several mowers gang mounted together for more coverage.

Mounting Types for ATV Mowers

Front Mount

Flail type mower shown with an offset front mount.

Though not as popular as the pull behind models, front mount or pusher style mowers are offered by several manufacturers. Most have their own support frame that mounts to the ATV frame. The mower is then mounted to that support frame.

Flail style mowers are the most commonly seen front mount type. There are front mount deck type mowers, but their larger size has a few more disadvantages.

  • Better visibility for what the mower will be cutting.
  • Can be attached to a winch so the mower can be lifted to avoid obstacles, for transport to another work area, and to make maneuvering easier.
  • When used with a flail mower, much less overall length than pull behind styles.
  • Easier to transport ATV with mower mounted in place.
  • Added weight of the support frame.
  • Adverse effect on steering and handling in some situations.
  • Limits the size of the mower that can be used.
  • Mower can’t be offset to the side as far as tow behind.

Pull Behind

Pull behind mower with drawbar adjusted for side offset.

The pull behind style UTV and ATV mowers are basically what the name says. Most have a trailer type drawbar connected to the mower and a hitch that connects to the four wheeler.

  • Wider range of sizes than front mount. Common widths available from 40 to 66 inch wide decks.
  • left or right offset range by adjusting drawbar.
  • No extra support frame necessary.
  • Can perform same functions as zero turn mowers.
  • Quicker to attach and detach than other types of mowers.
  • Can mow more uneven terrain with addition of rotating hitch.
  • Greater overall length can make maneuvering in tight spaces more difficult.
  • Most models can’t be lifted, making it harder to transport or get around obstacles.
  • Control cables and wiring are longer and usually have to be mounted to rear of ATV or UTV.

Belly or Center Mount

Belly mount ATV mowers are the most compact systems.

The more traditional lawn tractor style belly mount is relatively rare for ATVs. Unlike the flail or deck type mowers that have their engines mounted directly on the mower, the belly mount requires a rear engine mount.

A separate support frame mounts the engine at the rear of the ATV and extends to the center of the machine to provide a mount for the mower deck.

  • Operates much like a conventional lawn tractor mower.
  • Most compact of all systems for ATV mowers.
  • Easier to transport with mower mounted in place.
  • Weight of engine, mower, and mounting frame are added directly to the ATV.
  • Mower size limited by wheel base of ATV.
  • Can’t be offset to the side.
  • Limited space mower can be lifted.
  • complex mounting system.
  • Harder to access for maintenance.

Options for UTV and ATV Mowers

Deck size. The deck width for most ATV mowers ranges from 40 to 66 inches. Width will vary with the number of blades and power of the engine.

Number of blades. The number of blades used usually depends on the width of the deck. Smaller deck widths many only use a single blade while the wider decks use up to 3 blades in either an offset or inline configuration.

Height adjustment. We’re talking about mowing deck height here. Adjustment options include setting the height at the caster wheels, a manual screw jack that can set the deck height, and some larger models have an optional electrically operated linear actuator.

Offset blade configuration with heavy duty spindles and vertical deck supports.

Engine size. Engine size and power ratings normally range from smaller engines with around 19hp to the larger models with up to about 27hp. Finish mowers may use slightly less powerful engines since they generally cut lighter material.

Pull start. Traditional pull cord style starter. Comes standard on most of the smaller engines.

Electric start. Needed on larger engines which can be difficult to start manually. You may also just want an electric start for the extra convenience.

Drive engagement. There are three main types of drive engagement used on most UTV and ATV mowers. The type used depends somewhat on the size of the mower, engine power, and type of use.

    Manual lever. Standard on most smaller mowers. Operates by moving a lever that engages an idler pulley with the drive belt. Similar to the way most lawn tractors operate.

Manual lever drive engagement moves an idler pulley against the drive belt which turns the blade shaft on a flail mower.

  • Anti-scalping wheels or roller. Prevents deck from contacting ground and digging in or allowing blades to hit the ground.
  • Rotating hitch. Allows the mower to move more freely over uneven terrain. Useful for mowing slopes by allowing mower to operate at steeper angles.
  • Flotation wheels. Deck wheels added to provide more support for deck so it can “float” over uneven ground without digging in.

Mower deck with anti-scalping caster wheels and center mounted rollers.

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