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Summer 2014

Increase excavator utilization with mowers

Two new flail mowers expand excavator offerings, easily clear unwanted brush and small trees

E45 with flail mower

E45 with flail mower

Available for the first time from Bobcat Company are two new flail mowers for Bobcat® compact excavators for mowing and land-clearing applications. Operators can efficiently clear overgrown grass, brush, vines or small trees in ditches, hillsides, utility rights-of-way and riverbanks with the new flail mower and excavator combination.

Compact excavator owners can choose between two models with working widths of 30 and 40 inches, respectively. The 30-inch flail mower is designed for use with Bobcat E32 and E35 excavators. The 40-inch model can be used with Bobcat E42, E45, E50 and E55 excavators.

Expanding the versatility of Bobcat excavators, the two new flail mowers provide users with three important benefits — performance, uptime protection and safety — for efficient operation. And the attachments are easy to connect to excavators via the Bobcat X-Change attachment mounting system.

Performance

Triple knife flails on the Bobcat mowers help deliver the smooth cutting action necessary to rip through hard and soft woods, vines, grass and brush. A direct-drive motor excels in these aggressive cutting applications because it provides an ideal balance between torque and rpm for optimal performance. For added ease of use, the compact deck allows the flail mowers to manage varying ground contours, maintaining surface contact for efficient cutting. And for operator comfort, a rubber torsion disc absorbs stress forces encountered during operation.

Uptime protection

The last thing an excavator operator wants is downtime, which is why Bobcat flail mower attachments have features to keep them working productively. Heavy-duty flanges on both sides of the rotor protect the drive train from dust and debris, and prevent wire from damaging the drive train mechanism. Reversible flails provide bi-directional rotation by switching the hydraulic hoses at the drive motor, increasing overall flail life.

Safety

There is nothing more important than keeping Bobcat excavator operators and bystanders safe. That’s why Bobcat offers side safety chains and a rotor brake for its flail mowers. Side safety chains help deflect and contain debris within the housing that could be thrown during operation. A rotor brake will stop the mower from full speed in seven seconds or less when the flail mower hydraulics are deactivated.