After approximately 100 hours of use, our flail mower had a significant failure. We were in the field, so we had to hire a welder to repair it. Hopefully, it will last a couple hundred more hours now.
That attachment should certainly have been reinforced.
Not good. Can you show a photo or two of the repair? It's unfortunate that you had to pay somone to fix a poor design. I would have done it for free if I lived near you.
Good luck with that! This is Chinese made stuff you're talking about.Wow. I'm surprised they would weld such a thick linkage directly to such a thin plate, which is really just sheet metal. Definitely could use a stiffener plate there. If you send that to Titan, hopefully they'll update their design practices, since I'm sure that if they design like that on one implement, they probably do it on many others as well.
Bob, they were never called Titan Attachments! They were called Titan Implements. How hard is it to get it right? Titan Implements changed their name. Titan Attachments is still in business selling Chinese made stuff. Look at the top left corner of Titan Attachments' webpage sold through palletforks.com.Hello Billskeen66,
I agree with those who mentioned the lack of reinforcement in a high stress weldment.
It looks like you have a palletforks.com (Titan Industries) unit. I had a problem with one of their products and had to push really hard (even put in a complaint with the Better Business Bureau in their local area).
Kind of demonstrates why Titan Attachments ( a good company with a made in America product) has changed their name so as to not be confused with the other Titan.
I hope that you can get a satisfactory response from the factory, because that is just poor fabrication plain and simple.
Good luck with it.
That one is also china made...
Thank you for the correction.Bob, they were never called Titan Attachments! They were called Titan Implements. How hard is it to get it right? Titan Implements changed their name. Titan Attachments is still in business selling Chinese made stuff. Look at the top left corner of Titan Attachments' webpage sold through palletforks.com.
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Send an email to Courtney at Good Works Tractors and to Neal at Messicks and have them send you a copy of their invoices for the Del Morino flail mowers that are made in and shipped from Italy. They even make their own gear boxes in Italy. Not only does Del Morino manufacture all their mowers in Italy, they also manufacture flail mowers sold under other brand names.Del Morino makes some of their stuff china. Anything under $10k probably made in china. I'm 95% sure most of their flail mowers are made in china, including the centurion in the pic.
I was going through some photos and here's the ID plate from my flail mower. Pretty much says it all.Del Morino makes some of their stuff china. Anything under $10k probably made in china. I'm 95% sure most of their flail mowers are made in china, including the centurion in the pic.
It would be difficult to know where a particular Maschio product is made given their worldwide status. They're a big company making a lot of products for a lot of markets. Are all Maschio flail mowers sold in the US made in China? Hard to say. Maybe Neal Messick would know more.So actually I'm wrong and confusing DelMorino with Maschio brand. THOSE are made in china.
The bottom line is that if you want to buy a flail that is definitely made in Italy then buy a Del Morino or Ibex.
That's good information. Thanks very much.Another one is Ortolan:
Ortolan srl Agricultural Machinery for Soil Working Ortolan srl Agricultural Machinery Production & Services 01. Production Construction of agricultural machinery with high efficiency and robustness. Process performed by highly specialized labor with artisan care completely in Italy. 02...ortolan.net
Small company, single plant, no production facilities outside Italy. Great stuff though, built like the proverbial tank (I have their T10 with pickup).