68″ Medium Duty Flail Mower, VL-EFG175 (Used)


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SKU: VL-EFG175-U Category:


90 day warranty only. As is.

The EFG Series (Medium Duty) Flail Mower is an option if you are working on grass or brush. Ideal for an orchard, nursery, vineyard, in the greenhouse or for gardening. With its fast blade tip speed and interchangeable blades it is perfect for your groundskeeping tasks. By putting on the Grass Mulching Blades you can maintain the grass area around your home, plus cut and mulch small twigs. If you need to maintain more dense areas, install the Hammer Blades and you will be able to cut and mulch wooded material up to 2 inches in diameter.  This model is great for acreage of 15 or less. Flail Mowers are useful for jobs where you are cutting grass on uneven ground, high grass, weeds, brush, and wooded material. A flail mower doesn’t throw grass, instead it cuts finely and leaves the cuttings on the ground where it was cut making it an excellent choice for those places where you could cause damage by throwing debris. Highway mowing and park maintenance often use flail mowers because they are less likely to throw objects during cutting.
Key Features:

  • Comes with hammer Blades with precise blade overlap
  • Standard 3-Pt Category I Hitch Mount
  • Shear Bolt PTO Shaft for Standard 1-3/8” 6-Spline PTO
  • PTO Driveline Included Free of Charge
  • Adjustable finished cutting height (both Rear Roller & Skids)
  • Balanced Rotor and Shaft
  • Powder Coat Paint Finish
  • 2 Offset Positions



Spec VL-EFG175
Working Width 68”
Overall Width 75”
Min. HP Req. 28 HP
Hitch Cat I
Gear Box Rating 45 HP
Distance Right of Center Mount 39.25 inches or 43.5 inches
Std Hammer Blades 28 Hammer Blades
Housing Thickness Reinforced 8 Gauge
Side Plate Thickness 1/4” / 7mm
Rotor Dia. 4”
Rotor Shaft Dia. 4 1/2”
Blade Swing 13”
No. of Belts 3
Driveline Type Series 4 Quick Connect, Shear Bolt Std. 6-Spline
Weight 650 lbs
Crated Weight 710 lbs



Overall Width: The EFG 175 has a overall width of 75″.

Cutting Width: The EFG 175 has a cutting width of 68″.

Weight: The EFG 175 has a weight 650 lbs.

HP Requirements at PTO: The EFG 175 requires 28 – 45 PTO horsepower depending on the size of the unit.

Cutting Height: The EFG series has a 0″ – 6″ Adjustable to meet various height requirements

Housing Material Thickness: The EFG series has a housing of Reinforced 8 gauge.

Side Plate Thickness: The EFG series has a side plate thickness of 1/4″.

Blade Type: The EFG series uses standard hammer blade. Each hammer blade weighs 14 oz made of cast steel (cast steel is much more durable than cast iron).  Use the hammer blades for clearing saplings (2″ diameter or less), and for grasses.

Number of Blades: The EFG 175 uses 28  hammer blades.

Precision Blade Overlap: On the EFG series the blades are staggered precisely with no gap in the mowing area. Blade overlap is important to achieve an even cutting result.

Rotor Rotation – Reverse: The rotor spins in the opposite direction as the wheels of the tractor when traveling forward. This allows the blades to shear the material as it is folded forward by the mowers. The material is then thrown up and over the rotor.

Rotor Tube Diameter: 4 1/2″- Heavy duty steel tubing for long life.

Balanced Rotor Tube: The rotor tube is balanced to reduce vibration and ensures that the mower runs smooth, and reduces wear on the bearings.

Rotor Swing Diameter: 13″ Large swing so that the blades build required inertia.

Hitch Type: Category 1 standard 3-point.

Offset From Center Mount: This feature allows for offset from center to the right of the tractor. This feature is helpful for mowing around fences, buildings; walkways etc. From the center of the PTO the mower extends 39 1/4″or 43 1/2″.

Drive Belts: The EFG 175 uses 3 belts.

Gearbox Rating: Up to 45 hp. Heavy duty proven oil bath gearbox for long life.

Driveline / PTO Shaft: Shear Bolt PTO Shaft for Standard 1-3/8” 6-Spline PTO

Finish: Baked on powder coat, powder coat is superior to paint.

Support Before and After the Sale: At Betstco  our service department is staffed with professional technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble free machine from the get go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse. We keep a full line of replacement parts, and we can ship parts within 24 hours.

Additional information

Weight 756 kg
Working Width

68" Good for many applications

Overall Width

75" Good for many applications

Min. HP Req

28 HP Fits a large number of consumer, municipality & landscape tractors


Cat I Allowing you to utilize your Cat I toplink & lift Arm 5/8" connection or your Cat II 3/4" top link

PTO Speed

540 RPM is standard Cat I PTO Speed

Gearbox Rating

45 HP Maximum torque load that can be applied to the output shaft for continuous operation in ideal conditions. The service life may be compromised if the load exceeds this rate.

Heavy Duty Gearbox

Standard Cast iron gearbox 540 rpm with free wheel for added strength.

Knife Tip Speed

8,858 fpm This provides for a clean cut

Changeable Cutting Offset From Center

Right 4.75" or Right 8.75" from Center 3-Point Hitch may be attached in two positions allowing you to change mowers right offset when looking at the mower from operators seat

Optional Grass Blades

56 Blades Reversible "Y" Blades with precise blade overlap which is important to achieve an even cutting result

Hammer Blades

28 Hammer Allows you to cut & mulch wooded material up to 2"

Cutting Capacity

2" Diameter With Hammer blades

Optional Mulching Blades

28 Mulching Great for maintaining grassy areas or mulching small twigs

Cutting Height

0 – 6 Variable heights allow you to set correct height for your application

Housing Thickness

1/4" Resist; denting & wear

Side Plate Thickness

1/4"/7 mm Provides structural support

Reinforced Lift Point

Standard Allowing you to lift Mower without implement being attached to your tractor

Roller Diameter

4" Utilized to adjust cutting height, greasable bearings and rounded at the edges to prevent gouging during turns with mud scraper for positive height control.

Rotor Shaft Diameter

4 1/2" Allows you to cut & mulch wooded material up to 2"

Reverse Rotor Rotation

Standard Shaft rotation is forward. The knives cut down and back, picking up the bent over grass, pulling in the tall grass & weeds, cutting & shredding the material & discharging it to the rear.

Balanced Rotor & Shaft

Standard Increases the bearing life, minimizes vibrations, audible noise, power losses and finally it results in increased quality of product.

Front Flappers

Standard To prevent material from being thrown out from under the deck

Side Skids

Standard Replaceable; protects sides of the mowers

Adjustable Rear Panel

Standard Allows for easy inspection, cleaning, blade changing, and maintenance of your machine. The rear gate can also be left open for easier discharge in heavy conditions, or you can close the gate to greater mulching.

No. of Belts

4 Multiple belts ensure a positive transfer of power to your flail mowers blades

Belt Adjustment

Standard Loosen or tighten a few bolts to apply tension, loosen or change the belts

3-Pt Cat I Connection Width

26" Allows for easy connection to your tractor 20 HP to 45 HP

Driveline Type

Series 5 Quick Connect, Shear Bolt Std. 6-Spline The shear bolt protects the auger from damage if the auger becomes plugged or subjected to high loads. It is important to used the correct replacement bolt of proper size & strength to ensure that the shear device will function properly.


Standard/Greasable Great for ease of maintenance and availablity should you need to replace the bearings

Gearbox Lubracation/Capacity

1 Quart SAE 80W – 90 Gear Oil


2 Year Parts available through Betst Products Parts Department


726 lbs

Crated Weight

756 lbs