85″ 3-PT Flail Mower Cat.1 W/pto 0580LFB


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SKU: VL-MF220CM Category: Tags: ,


This unit is too large for home delivery. This unit must be picked up at the terminal or received by dock delivery only.

Rough duty flail mowers are useful for jobs where you are cutting grass on uneven ground, high grass, weeds, brush, and other debris. This “M” Series mower has a double re-enforced curved deck and stronger 3-pt connection that can handle the twisting forces that occur when only one side of your mower deck is on the ground. With its fast blade tip speed and interchangeable blades it is perfect for your groundskeeping tasks. If you need to maintain grass and cover crops, install the optional Grass blades. 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.The MFCM Series (Field & Brush) Flail Mower is an option if you are working on un-even ground, brush, stumps, and other items that your mower must handle.
Key Features:

  • Comes with 27 oz. Hammer Blades
  • Multiple Drive Belts Assure Power to the Blades
  • Under Deck Clump Busters
  • Standard 3-Pt Category I & II Hitch Mount
  • Shear Bolt PTO Shaft for Standard 1-3/8” 6-Spline PTO
  • Adjustable Finished Cutting Height (both Rear Roller & Skids)
  • Balanced Rotor and Shaft
  • Powder Coat Paint Finish


Spec VL-MF220CM
Working Width 85”
Overall Width 91”
Min. HP Req. 40 HP
Hitch Cat I or II
Gear Box Rating 65 HP
Cutting Offset 13” Offset
Deck Distance Right of Center Mount 55 Inches
Std Hammer Blades 36 Hammer Blades
Optl “Y”/Rock Blades 72 “Y”/Rock Blades
Housing Thickness Reinforced 6 Gauge
Side Plate Thickness 5/16”
Rotor Dia. 4”
Rotor Shaft Dia. 4 1/2” x 8mm
Blade Swing 15”
No. of Belts 4
3pt Conn. Width 27 1/2” – 40”
Driveline Type Series 5 Quick Connect Shear Bolt, 6-Spline
Weight 1185 lbs
Crated Weight 1216 lbs


Overall Width: The VL-MF220CM has a overall width of 91″.

Cutting Width: The VL-MF220CM has a tilling width of 85″.

Weight: The VL-MF220CM has a weight 1,185 lbs.

HP Requirements at PTO: The VL-MF200CM requires 40 – 65 PTO horsepower.

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

Housing Material Thickness: The VL-MFCM series has a housing thickness of reinforced 6 gauge.

Side Plate Thickness: The VL-MFCM series has a side plate thickness of 5/16″.

Blade Type: The VL-MFCM series uses standard hammer blade or reversible Y-blades. Each hammer blade weighs 1 lb. 11 oz made of cast steel (cast steel is much more durable than cast iron). The Y-blades weigh 10.9 oz. Use the hammer blades for clearing saplings (3″ diameter or less), and the Y-blades for grasses.

Number of Blades: The VL-MF220CM uses 36  hammer blades or 72  Y-blades.

Precision Blade Overlap: On the VL-MFCM 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″- 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: 15″ Large swing so that the blades build required inertia.

Hitch Type: Category 1 or 2 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 13″.

Drive Belts: The VL-MF220CM series uses 4 belts.

Gearbox Rating: Up to 65 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.

Warranty: 2 year parts warranty with an optional 2 year extension.

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 998 kg
Working Width


Overall Width


Min. HP Req

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


Cat I or Cat II Allowing you to utilize your Cat I toplink & lift Arm 5/8"   connection or your Cat II 3/4" top link & 7/8" Lift Arm connection

PTO Speed

540 RPM

Gearbox Rating

65 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

9,805 This provides for a clean cut & uplift you need to mulch pruning's, & cut down that underbrush or clear a path

3-pt Offset

16" 3-Point Hitch may be attached at a position allowing you to change mowers right offset when looking at the mower from operators seat

OPTIONAL Grass "Y" Blades (10 oz)

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

INSTALLED Hammer Blades (27 oz)

32 Hammers Allows you to cut & mulch wooded material up to 3"

Cutting Capacity

3" Diameter With Hammer blades

Cutting Height

1/4 – 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, greaseable bearings and rounded at the edges to prevent gouging during turns with mud scraper for positive height control

Rotor Shaft Diameter

4 1/2" x 12mm Large diameter protects against obstructions

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 

Blade Swing

14" Large swing so that the blades build the required force needed for cutting

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 mower

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

3-Pt Cat II Connection Width

32" Allows for easy connection to your tractor 55 HP to 95 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 insure that the shear device will function properly. 


Standard/Greaseable Great for ease of maintenance and availability should you need to replace the bearings

Gearbox Lubracation/Capacity

3 Quarts SAE 80W – 90 Gear Oil


2 Year Parts available through Betst Products Parts Department


960 lbs

Crated Weight

985 lbs