Ibex TS53E Drum Mower

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Product Overview

Our E Series drum mowers are designed for customers who need a sturdy, low maintenance machine, but at a more affordable price point. These mowers replace the more durable, but expensive, PTO shaft drive of our other models with a simple belt driven system. For the hobby farmer, this mower will still provide years of trouble-free service. With a 53” cutting width and fast cutting speeds, the Ibex TS53E mower will outperform other mower designs in the tough conditions of a hay field.


The Ibex TS53E drum mower is designed for the compact tractors so popular with today’s small farms. Designed with fewer moving parts than disc and sickle bar mowers, these machines will cut faster and with fewer problems than other options.

The design of a drum mower is mechanically much simpler than sickle bar and disc mowers. For nearly all hay cutting applications, it is a superior design that cuts faster with fewer problems. The drum mower design, which has been very prominent in Europe for decades, is finally gaining popularity here in the US, and rightly so.

A drum mower has only two large counter-rotating drums. These drums create a great deal of inertia, helping you to power through the thickest hay conditions. The drums are powered from above by a simple gearbox, not with multiple small gears from below like a disc mower. These drum mowers use only three inexpensive, reversible blades per drum. They can be easily sharpened or simply replaced when dull. Replacing a blade is a simple process. This simplicity in design makes them easier to use and maintain, while also making them more durable.

The Ibex TS53E also has a simple system for transport – no hydraulics required. Just release the breakaway system, manually swing the mower to the rear, and set the transport lock bar in place to hold it there.

This baler is manufactured in China under the watchful eye of Ibex Equipment, a US based equipment company.

PTO shaft included. For cutting instructions, click here.


Model TS53E Drum Mower

Cutting Width

4 ft 5 in (53 in)

Folding for Transport



665 lbs

No. of Blades

6 (3 per drum)

No. of Drums


Mowing Capacity (acres)

4 acres / hour

Break Away Protection


Min. Tractor Engine Power

25 HP

Max. Tractor Engine Power



540 RPM

Min. Tractor Width

4 ft (48 in)

Max. Tractor Width

5 ft 4 in (64 in)

Min. Tractor Weight

2500 lbs

Lift Kit


Tractor Hitch

Category 1, 3-Point

Gearbox Oil Type

80W90 EP Gear Oil

Cutting Height

Low = 1"

High = 2"

*Cutting heights are approximate and can vary based on ground conditions as well as point of measurement.


Crate Dimensions







Machine Weight

665 lbs

Ship Weight

985 lbs

Delivery Type Continental US

Pickup from Warehouse


Freight (Free Lift Gate Service)

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Machine requires assembly.

Tractor Compatibility

Great for the larger compact utility tractors, these implements still only require modest horsepower.


  • TYM TM354
  • Kubota L Series
  • John Deere 3 Family

*These are some examples of tractors. For implement compatibility check the product specifications. Call us to ensure that your tractor is a perfect fit:


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