Bobcat launches flail mowers for excavators

July 2, 2014 -  By



An E45 excavator uses a flail mower attachment to clear brush. Photo: Bobcat

Bobcat Co. introduced two new flail mowers for Bobcat excavators. These attachments provide safety, performance and protection in mowing or land clearing applications.

The Bobcat flail mower is ideal for use in ditches, hillsides, utility right-of-ways, riverbanks and hillsides upkeep as well as for maintenance of parks and recreational trails. The long reach and maneuverability of the excavator allows the flail mower to cut vegetation in hard-to-reach places like hillsides and riverbanks.

The Bobcat flail mowers are available in two sizes. The 30-inch flail mower is designed for use with Bobcat E32 and E35 excavators with hydraulic flows ranging from 12 gpm to 20.7 gpm. The 40-inch model can be used with the E42, E45, E50 and E55 excavators with hydraulic flows ranging from 14 gpm to 24.1 gpm.

Side safety chains help deflect and contain debris within the housing that could be thrown during the operation. A rotor brake will stop the mower from full speed in seven seconds or less when the flail mower hydraulics are deactivated.

The flail mowers’ triple-knife design helps deliver smooth cutting action to rip through hard and soft woods, vines, grass and brush. The compact deck allows the flail mower to manage varying ground contours, maintaining surface contact for efficient cutting. Equipped with a flail mower, Bobcat excavator operators can cut in hard-to-reach places—up to 21.6 feet tall when using an E55 configured with an extendable arm option.

The direct drive motor excels in cutting applications because it provides a balance between torque and rpm for optimal performance. Additionally, an operator’s work is enhanced with the exclusive pin and hook design of the Bobcat X-Change mounting system.

Reversible flails provide bidirectional rotation by switching the hydraulic hoses at the drive motor, which increases overall flail life. A rubber torsion disc also absorbs stress forces encountered during operation. Heavy duty flanges on both sides of the rotor protect the drive train from dust and debris. These flanges also prevent wire from damaging the drive train mechanism.

LM Staff

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