New 120 Drawn Flail Shredder

Flail Shredders
Key Features
  • Front rubber deflectors
  • Heavy-duty gearbox
  • Steel rotor bearings
  • Convenient rear grease fittings

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Steel rotor bearings for increased bearing life
Rotor bearingsRotor bearings

The rotor bearings are now made of steel and have a three-lip seal to keep the dirt out and increase the life of the bearings.


The side and center bearings now have guards in order to avoid leaks and dust, increasing the life of the bearings.

Drawn tractor hookup
Drawn tractor hookupDrawn tractor hookup
The 100 Series Flail Shredder is available with a drawn tractor hookup.
Heavy-duty John Deere-designed gearbox

A heavy-duty gearbox transfers power to the power-band drive belts through cross shafts with intermediate bearing supports:

  • Gearbox has a constant-duty rating of 150 hp and a maximum rating of 225 hp.
Rubber deflectors will not dent or rust
Rubber deflectorsRubber deflectors
Front rubber deflectors keep debris and other materials under the shredder and away from the tractor and operator. Because they are made out of rubber, they will not dent or rust.


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John Deere120 Drawn Flail Shredder
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Power requirements
Tractor PTO hp range 67-200 kW
90-200 hp
Tractor RPM 1,000 rpm
Gear case
Number of knives 160
Knife dimensions
Knife mounting system 7.87 x 63.5 x 143 mm
0.31 x 2.5 x 5.63 in.
Type Heat-treated, reversible, side-slicer, hard-faced, tungsten-carbide knives optional
Knives overlap
Tip speed 171 km/h
106 mph
Rotor speed 1,500 rpm
Rotor diameter 139.7 mm
5.5 in.
Rotor bearing Sealed, self-aligning; piloted housing, auxiliary seals, and grease cavities
Bearing size 41.15 mm
1.62 in.
Belts Power-band, triple 5VX
PTO drivelines
Hitch Drawn
Hood thickness 6.35 mm
1/4 in.
Safety deflector Yes
Gauge wheels 7.60-15 infinitely adjustable row spaces
Warning lights
Cutting capacity
Cutting width 6.1 m
20 ft
Cutting height 7.6 to 25.4 cm
3 to 10 in.
Transport width 2.4 m
7.8 ft
Transport length 7.3 m
24.1 ft
Weight 2,100 kg
4,630 lb
Optional equipment
Easy transport Yes
Constant velocity joint driveline Yes
Skid shoes

Accessories and Attachments

Easy End Transport

Easy-End Transport - BP18092


Deflectors - Rubber - BP18050
Deflectors - Steel - BP16572
Steel deflectorsSteel deflectors
Rubber deflectorsRubber deflectors

Deflectors can be used on the front of the shredder to prevent cut material from being thrown forward. Rubber deflectors are recommended when shredding in rocky areas.

Driveline with Overrunning Clutch and Constant Velocity Joint, 1-3/4 In. Drive - AP40461
Driveline with Overrunning Clutch and Constant Velocity Joint, 1-3/8 In. Drive - AP40459
Driveline with Overrunning Clutch, 1-3/4 In. Drive - AP40460
Gauge Wheel Support - BP17320
Additional gauge wheelAdditional gauge wheel

Additional gauge wheels can be ordered, if needed, for improved cutting performance.

Lateral Skid Plate - AP40006
Safety Warning Light - BP18226
Wheel and Tire (7.60-15 6PR) - BP18208

Weed Separator

Weed Separator (Center Divider) - BP16573
Center divider Center divider

The center divider minimizes the center strip of uncut material when clipping grass, idle acres, or non-row-crop crops.

This bundle is for use on all shredders with the following serial numbers:

  • 115 Flail Shredder (serial numbers 002485 and above)
  • 118 Flail Shredder (serial numbers 002072 and above)
  • 120 Flail Shredder (serial numbers 002258 and above)

NOTE: Previous machines did not have center-cut knives. To install, order them from Parts.