FM35: the walk-behind flail mower for tough environments

The FM35 walk-behind 48″ flail mower is designed to combat the most demanding environments and is ideal for mowing rough and overgrown areas. The strong welded steel construction houses a robust flail rotor of 122 cm cutting width with 34 independent flail blades which deliver excellent cutting action. This efficient flail mower is designed to excel in applications such as landscaping, agriculture, utility, maintenance, construction sites, road right-of ways, trails, and all other areas needing brush or overgrown area control. Cut, mulch and spread, leaving a fine finish, with the FM35 walk-behind flail mower.

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FM35 Flail Features

34 J-type flail cutters
34 J-type flail cutters, rotor bearing debris shields and flexible rubber debris guards.

Protective guards
Impact protective guards to avoid damage to rotor bearings and belt drive system.

Shaft driven construction
Strong shaft driven construction with gearbox and universal joint between engine and flail rotor.

Rotor design
Swept lug design which is more forgiving for accidental impacts.

Rotor bearing protection
Rotor bearing protection and adjustable hardened skid plates.

Over 180 degrees belt wrap
More than 180 degree belt wrap on drive system from shaft drive to flail rotor to ensure power transmission to rotor. Rotor drive powered by a bonded duplex belt.

FM35 Flail Specification


Make Vanguard – Petrol
Model 810cc
Horsepower 26 HP
Cylinders / Displacement 2 Cylinders V-Twin / 810 cc
Cooling Air cooled
PTO Electric PTO clutch
Starting Electric
Fuel Capacity 19 Litres
Cutting width (cm/inch) 122 cm / 48” Flail mower
Deck Configuration Up-milling flail rotor
Cutting Height (cm) 5,0 – 8,9 cm
Deck Construction 3,4 / 4,6 mm fabricated construction with secondary internal shroud
Mower Spindles Drum type 102 mm with 34 individual swinging cutters
Deck lift system 5 Individual spacers
Suspension & Drive Train
Suspension n.a.
Transmission Independent Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100™ transaxles
Drive Axles 25,4 mm Tapered with 4-bolt flange
Drive Tyres (inch) 20 x 8.00 – 10 (4 ply) chevron tread
Caster Tyres (inch) 9 x 3.50 – 4 (4 ply) flat free
Noise and Vibration
HAV < 2.9
Sound dB(A) 104
Ground Speed
Speed-fwd. (km/h) 0 – 11 km/h
Speed-rev. (km/h) 0 – 4,5 km/h
Overall length (cm) 210
Overall width (cm) 140
Dry weight (Kgs) 354
Operator Control & Comfort Systems
Roll-Over Protection Structure n.a.
Instrumentation Speed indicator, hour meter
Controls Operator presence, cruise control bar, independent forward and reverse levers, foot activated neutral
Parking Brake / Safety Circuit Integrated transaxle brake
Engine 3-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty
Deck Drive Belt 1-Year Limited/100 hours, whichever comes first, on parts & labour.
Balance of machine 2-Year Limited Warranty commercial use. Unlimited hours, front to rear, parts and labour. Belts, Tyres, Brake Pads, Battery, Blades: 90 days
Ferris MowersFM35 48″ Flail