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Lamma Show 2018: Land maintenance machinery

A couple of cheeky launches designed to keep your hedges, borders and fences in check.


James   Rickard

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Shelbourne Reynolds flail mower

Shelbourne Reynolds flail mower

Shelbourne Reynolds adds to its vegetation management machinery range with the launch of its own flail mower.

 

With a working width of 2.8m and transport width of 3.0m, the FBO 2800 flail mower complements the established range of hedge trimmers also built at its Suffolk base.

 

The mower can be either paired with a hedgecutter in a front/rear combination or rear mounted on its own.

 

Built to a heavy-duty specification, the FBO 2800 features a double-skinned shell comprising two layers of 4mm-thick steel. From the pto shaft, drive is transferred through a gearbox rated to take up to 235hp, followed by a series of five V-belts with large-diameter pulleys. By swapping pulleys, the mower can be run using either 540rpm or 1,000rpm pto speeds.

 

There is a choice of either 24 T-flails, which are 110mm-wide, or where finer mulching is required, 54 C-flails, which are 60mm-wide. Both types have 10mm of overlap. The FBO 2800 also has 600mm hydraulic side shift ability.

Vector Powerdrive Model-4 post driver

Vector Powerdrive Model-4 post driver

Incorporating a new swing arm design, Vector Powerdrive’s latest fencing machine features a post driver which can swing through 120 degrees. This sees the post driver swung from beside the tractor to the rear of the tractor.

 

Combined with a 600mm telescoping capability, the Model-4 Agri 120 is said to offer increased post driver manoeuvrability, with the ability to get into awkward spaces. In addition, the post driver can be tilted by 15 degrees in any direction, compensating for inclines.

 

The machine’s 300kg hammer has also been designed with a triple pulley system to achieve a greater impact than a single pulley system, says the manufacturer. A hydraulic support jack under the mast provides support while driving fence posts.

 

Suitable for tractors with 80hp and above, standard features include a ball hitch. Optional equipment includes a rock spike.

Bomford launches flagship hedgecutter

Bomford launches flagship hedgecutter

Completing a range of variable forward reach hedgecutters from 5.0m to 8.0m, Bomford launched its new flagship, the Buzzard Telescopic VFA.

 

The reach of the new machine can range from 7.25m to 8.0m, with a forward reach adjustment of up to 2.1m and 1.1m to the rear. This, says the manufacturer, allows it to work well in both long reach and close quarter situations with the ability to place the cutter head in behind the tractors’ rear wheel.

 

With a 125 litre per minute hydraulic system, 74hp is produced at the cutting head. Standard features include parallel linkage ,oil cooler, arm and head float, cutting head transport bracket, hydraulic breakout, and LED road lighting.

 

Various control options are available, including the top-spec ICS system with fully proportional controls.

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