All Bomford hedge cutters attach to the tractor using 1 or 2 styles of mounting systems.
Three point linkage kits that allow quick and easy attachment to the tractor using the standard three point mounting and machine support frame. There are 3 types of three point mounting kits.
Heavy Duty Linkage
Heavy duty three point linkages provide maximum stability for larger arm mowers such as the Hawk 6.5T and the Falcon range when three point mounted.
This linkage is suitable for Cat II and Cat III, three point linkages and for machines up to 6.5m reach. This heavy-duty linkage can also be used in conjunction with a tractor’s Euro type hitch.
Three Point Linkage
This type of mounting frame is fitted to the machine before fitting to the tractor. The tractor’s 3 point linkage is then attached to the machine and the mounting frame.
The machine is then lifted to its working height and the telescopic support rods locked via pins to hold the machine at the correct height.
The machine is levelled using the top link and the lift arms lowered so that the machine is carried on the frame and not supported by the tractor’s hydraulic lift arms. The check chains are tightened to prevent sideways movement.
This type of mounting frame is fixed and fitted to the tractor’s top link clevis, the top link is then fitted between the frame and the machine, the lift arms fitted to the lower pins of the machine and the machine lifted to working height.
With the machine at the correct height the frame can be bolted to the machine using one of the series of attachment holes. The machine is levelled using the top link and the lift arms lowered so that the machine is carried on the frame and not supported by the tractor’s hydraulic lift arms. The check chains are tightened to prevent sideways movement.
Chain Stabilizer Kit
Simple to use, and cost effective solution to a stabiliser kit. Fitted using some “key hole” plates on the top link and lower link pins, the desired working height is selected on the tractor hydraulics, the chains are then slotted through the key hole plates, lower the weight from the tractor hydraulics, and the chains become tight, and control the lateral stability.
Axle brackets allow rigid mounting of the machine to the tractor with no sway or movement between tractor and machine. The axle brackets are attached to the underside of the tractor’s rear axle.
Axle brackets are incorporated, where necessary, with stabiliser and cab suspension mounting positions. The mounting forks of the machine then attach to the axle brackets and are locked
on using removable chocks that clamp around the axle bracket mounting pin.
The machine is held in position at its working height by means of a mounting yoke that is fitted to the tractor’s drop arms and the centre lower part of the machine’s mainframe. The tractor’s drop arms are lowered to their lowest position and the machine is levelled by the screw adjustment of the tractor’s drop arms.
On Kestrel S, Hawk and Falcon machines, the sub-frame and axle brackets may be specified as an alternative to the three point mounting system. On all Buzzard and Eagle machines axle mount is standard.
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Chain Stabiliser Kit
Telescopic 3 point linkage
Heavy Duty Linkage