Bomford adds two mowers to its range

23 February 2001

Bomford adds two mowers to its range

TWO new hedge/verge mowers now join the Bomford range.

The B52 and B61T offer reaches of 5.2m and 6.1m, respectively, and are said to include a number of design changes from previous machines.

The B52 has 105í power slew as standard and has an enlarged oil reservoir to supply the 65hp hydraulic system. The larger capacity is intended to improve oil cooling but for extreme operating conditions an oil cooler can be specified. A new twin pump layout for head and arm operation is also included.

The B61T has the same basic features but is equipped with a 95cm telescopic arm extension. Both machines have the option of mechanical parallel arm geometry. Cable control is standard with a Digital Control Unit (DCU) available as an option – the DCU has five proportional functions on a single joy stick and offers a "cruise control" arm float system for higher speed verge mowing.

At the business end, the B52 and B61T both employ a 1.2m flail head fitted with 32 flails which can be interchanged for grass- or hedge-type. Drive to the flail rotor is via belts with the drive pulley changeable to provide high speed, low torque for hedge cutting or low speed, high torque for grass cutting.

The flail head also has a new cowl profile which Bomford says speeds the flow of cut material.

Prices for the B52 and B61T have still to be announced. &#42

5.2m reach for Bomfords new B52 hedge/ verge mower. A sister model is equipped with a telescoping arm to provide a 6.1m reach.

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