Schulte Slasher & Rotary Cutter FX318

Unsurpassed Cutting Performance

  • Flex Wing mower.
  • Standard with 6 fork lift tyres, single blades and single safety chains front & rear with half rubber flaps.
  • Option: Shredder blade kit
  • Option: 540 RPM or 1000RPM (same price)
  • Legendary Strength & Quality & Economically Priced.
  • North America’s first 18’ Flex Wing mower.
  • An ultra narrow transport width makes moving this unit extremely safe and simple. 
  • Run with the same HP tractor as most 15’ flex wings, but gain the extra 3’ cutting width.
  • Excellent choice for mowing crop residue, pastures, weeds, orchards and roadsides.
  • Single 7 gauge domed deck sheds water and debris and increases life of the deck with this easy clean feature.
  • Available 540rpm or 1000rpm 80° CV drive or 540 equal angle non CV drive. 
  • Heavy duty gearboxes & drive system with spun formed 7 gauge stump jumpers ensures durability & perfect balance.




Schulte Cutters are legendary throughout the mowing industry for being the toughest and most dependable. The FX-318 continues this renowned tradition at an economical price.

Greaseable hingeline turnbuckles help to reduce wear and aid in long life of the cutter’s parallel lifting mechanism.

FX-318 side skirts are 13 5/8" deep. This additional room under the deck, along with high blade tip speeds, allows for a better cut and better material flow.

We use extemely strong and durable 517 hubs and spindles with built in metal seal guards on this cutter to tackle any type of terrain.

A one piece center shield allows for easy and full access to drivelines, clutches and gearboxes on the center section.

This cutter has replaceable skid shoes which are made out of 3/8" thick Abrasion Resistant steel.

The center and wing wheel standards are constructed from heavy duty large 5 9/16" O.D. x 3/8" thick HSS round tubing.

Schulte has many hitch options including clevis hitch, an adjustable clevis, precision hitch or solid tongue to help create a better fit & reduce wear on your tractor's drawbar.

Schulte Industries Super Suction 1/2" x 4” blades leave nothing behind. Schulte blades are strengthened through a hardening process which increases the impact strength of the blade. The blade is chamfered around the blade bolt hole to provide a smooth transition of surfaces around the high stress blade bolt area. The blades are also shot peened to induce beneficial compressive surface stresses over the entire length of the blade. 

This enhances the durability and extends the fatigue life of the blade. The cutting edge is forged giving it a stronger and tougher edge thereby extending the life of the blade.

Schulte Industries exclusive Pentagon Blade Bolt provides maximum anti rotational resistance where
the blade is fastened to the stump jumper pans.

All pivot points use 1" greaseable pins.

Deck rings are standard on the FX-318. Deck rings protect the cutter deck from the blades rising when obstacles are encountered.


Schulte Slasher & Rotary Cutter FX318 Specifications

Cutting width216” (5.5m)
Overall width228” maximum (5.8m)
Overall length208" maximum (5.3m)
Overall Transport width86” (2.2m)(Singles on wings) 96” (2.4m)(Duals on wings)
Overall Transport height109” (2.77m)
Deck Thickness7GA (3/16", 4.6mm)
Weight5800 lbs (2631kg) (Depends on configuration)
Hitch Weight2350 lbs (1066kg)(Depends on configuration)
Minium tractor HP75HP (56kW)
Recommended Tractor HP90HP (67kW)
Tractor PTO Speed540 or 1000rpm
Cutting Height1.75" to 16.75" (44.5mm to 425mm)
Ground Clearance14.75" (42.5mm)
Cutting Capacity3.5" (89mm)
Blade Overlap6" (152mm)
Divider Gearbox Rating260HP (194kw)
Center & Wing Gearbox Rating210HP (157kw)
Output Shaft2.38" (60.3mm)
Blade Tip Speed540 rpm
Center15980 ft/min (4871m/min)
Wing16319 ft/min (4974m/min)
Blade Tip Speed1000 rpm
Center15974 ft/min (4869m/min)
Wing16581 ft/min (5054m/min)
Wing Working Range25o down to 80o up 
Wing Floating Range25o down to 30o up
Drive Size MainCat.5CV(1000rpm), European Size 6 / Cat.6CV(540 rpm), European Size 8
Drive Size Center & WingsCategory 5, European Size 6
Side Skirt Depth & Thickness13.63" (346mm) 
SuspensionRubber 3 puck grommet

Schulte Slasher & Rotary Cutter FX318 Options

Option: Shredder blade kit