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Paddock Tow Behind Flail Mower

Current Price $4,499.00
Original Price $4,699.00
(inc GST)
SKU SPTBFM03

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To order, checkout online and a customer service representative will then contact you to discuss the delivery options.

You can also contact us for a freight quote prior to ordering.

For orders outside of Australia contact us for a quote.
Scintex can ship worldwide.

Description

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 Mowers & Slashers


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

Beware of imitations. Poor welding and design, paint application and inferior Chinese engines will cause problems! You get what you pay for. PADDOCK units are exceptional quality with thousands of units in use around Australia. Come and compare to spot the differences.

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.

Flail Mower Slasher

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.

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. B&S 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. 

 Tow Behind Mower Slasher Self Propelled Briggs Stratton Mower Lawn Mower Slasher Guards
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. 

 heavy duty flail mower

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 13.5hp 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.

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

This item can be shipped Australia wide and is also available for pick up from our Brisbane warehouse. This item has a shipping weight of 300kg. We advise contacting us for a freight quote to your location. A fork lift will be required at the receiver's location for unloading.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
89%
(16)
11%
(2)
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j
julz Wilson
Flail Mower.

Great service, paid & was here is great time.
Well crated. Easy of putting together.. (just need clear instructions where to hook Red wire for Auto start...).

Tows very well. (Tough going here - long old grass, ) but be good to see it on more suitable grass. So far, happy.

P
P.S.
Great to keep your paddocks clean

I researched flail mowers extensively and decided on the Scintex for their local quality, support and spare parts. I found a second hand mower less than 6 months old. The owner had wrong expectations and must have abused the heck out of it. Anyway I saved a lot of money and found the machine very sturdy built and simple enough for a mechanically minded person to maintain. In terms of performance, it is best suited for medium height grass. It is advisable to keep it short and mow more often rather than letting the mower work too hard. You will not get a manicured look as it is what it is - a paddock mower for slashing. Another tip I can give is : avoid tall and hardy grass as it can wrap around the cutting assembly and slow it down. This will lead to overheating and extreme wear of the clutch. Your drive belts will melt and the 2 bearings on the driveshaft will be destroyed. I had done some brush cutting and thought it might be a good idea to drive over the cut off vegetation to mulch it. I just replaced the clutch, bearings and belts which was about $300 in parts. Thankfully replacement parts are available through the Scintex website.
Other than that, a great mower. Starts easy and every time. Does incredible amounts of work and my horses love their grass short. Wished it had a flap to open the back when mowing so that grass is thrown out. Saw this on other mowers and think Scintex may have opted for a closed version for security reasons. Another thing I find annoying is the switch for the electric start. It was faulty when I bought it and I am unable to turn off the engine with the key, I have to starve the engine of petrol to get it to stop. I thought I could do a simple switch directing the ignition current to earth. I have not been successful with finding the correct wiring or an replacement switch. It is too much of an effort to bring the mower into a shop that deals with Briggs & Stratton parts. Further, be aware to regularly check the nuts holding the exhaust on the engine as they work themselves loose. One last thing, check everything after use. I lost an entire wheel while mowing without noticing due to a loose bolt.
I am towing the mower with an ATV and would buy it again without hesitation.

S
Steve Fox

What a great device , better than I could’ve expected

D
David Wilson
Flail mower Review

Purchased the Paddock Tow Behind Flail Mower 2 weeks ago now and have used it extensively to mower very overgrown paddocks. I have had to mow over each paddock 3 times to make them tidy and less of a fire hazard for this years fire season. The mower has performed very well has done a great job, albeit slow due to the thick and long grass. Very happy with Scintex and the mower.

C
Charlotte Hinwood
Impressed

We bought the flail to tow behind our ute and are very happy with its performance. We lost 4 out of 28 blades mowing for 4 hours straight in a pretty rough and over grown paddock which had some small rocks throughout. The paddock looked great after mowing. Our only problem was on delivery as the flail arrived in a steel cage. We needed to hire a mobile mechanic to cut it out of the frame and help assemble and service for us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
89%
(16)
11%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
j
julz Wilson
Flail Mower.

Great service, paid & was here is great time.
Well crated. Easy of putting together.. (just need clear instructions where to hook Red wire for Auto start...).

Tows very well. (Tough going here - long old grass, ) but be good to see it on more suitable grass. So far, happy.

P
P.S.
Great to keep your paddocks clean

I researched flail mowers extensively and decided on the Scintex for their local quality, support and spare parts. I found a second hand mower less than 6 months old. The owner had wrong expectations and must have abused the heck out of it. Anyway I saved a lot of money and found the machine very sturdy built and simple enough for a mechanically minded person to maintain. In terms of performance, it is best suited for medium height grass. It is advisable to keep it short and mow more often rather than letting the mower work too hard. You will not get a manicured look as it is what it is - a paddock mower for slashing. Another tip I can give is : avoid tall and hardy grass as it can wrap around the cutting assembly and slow it down. This will lead to overheating and extreme wear of the clutch. Your drive belts will melt and the 2 bearings on the driveshaft will be destroyed. I had done some brush cutting and thought it might be a good idea to drive over the cut off vegetation to mulch it. I just replaced the clutch, bearings and belts which was about $300 in parts. Thankfully replacement parts are available through the Scintex website.
Other than that, a great mower. Starts easy and every time. Does incredible amounts of work and my horses love their grass short. Wished it had a flap to open the back when mowing so that grass is thrown out. Saw this on other mowers and think Scintex may have opted for a closed version for security reasons. Another thing I find annoying is the switch for the electric start. It was faulty when I bought it and I am unable to turn off the engine with the key, I have to starve the engine of petrol to get it to stop. I thought I could do a simple switch directing the ignition current to earth. I have not been successful with finding the correct wiring or an replacement switch. It is too much of an effort to bring the mower into a shop that deals with Briggs & Stratton parts. Further, be aware to regularly check the nuts holding the exhaust on the engine as they work themselves loose. One last thing, check everything after use. I lost an entire wheel while mowing without noticing due to a loose bolt.
I am towing the mower with an ATV and would buy it again without hesitation.

S
Steve Fox

What a great device , better than I could’ve expected

D
David Wilson
Flail mower Review

Purchased the Paddock Tow Behind Flail Mower 2 weeks ago now and have used it extensively to mower very overgrown paddocks. I have had to mow over each paddock 3 times to make them tidy and less of a fire hazard for this years fire season. The mower has performed very well has done a great job, albeit slow due to the thick and long grass. Very happy with Scintex and the mower.

C
Charlotte Hinwood
Impressed

We bought the flail to tow behind our ute and are very happy with its performance. We lost 4 out of 28 blades mowing for 4 hours straight in a pretty rough and over grown paddock which had some small rocks throughout. The paddock looked great after mowing. Our only problem was on delivery as the flail arrived in a steel cage. We needed to hire a mobile mechanic to cut it out of the frame and help assemble and service for us.