Bomford ‘reaches’ out to the country…with a demo tour
The FTMTA (Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association) has announced that member firm IAM Agricultural Machinery will hold a demo tour to showcase the Bomford range of agricultural landscaping machinery.
The tour will take place next week. It will visit Rea’s of Finvoy, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, on Monday, September 4.
It will move to Ashbourne, Co. Meath (on the lands of Joe and Paul Finnegan at Rathfeigh Cross) on Wednesday, September 6, and then on to Co. Tipperary (on the lands of Mark and Eddie Hally at Racecourse Cross, Cashel) on Friday, September 8.
The demos, which are open to all farmers and agricultural contractors, will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm each day.
In other Bomford (and IAM) news, the company unveiled its innovative remote-control Flailbot here in Ireland earlier this year. It featured at the FTMTA show in Punchestown back in February.
It features an extendible track footprint; each of the two tracks can be independently extended. By widening the footprint to aid stability and grip, the mower can operate on inclines of up to 55º.
A 40hp Perkins engine provides the muscle. Buyers can opt for rubber or studded-steel tracks, depending on the likely conditions that the machine will face. According to the company, an automatic tensioning system ensures that the “tracks remain firmly on the machine”.
To maintain the “optimum cutting height and angle”, the 1500mm (59in) cutting head automatically floats over terrain.
The Flailbot can be coupled to a range of tools and accessories, to enable it to tackle all sorts of work.
The fact that it’s remotely controlled means that it’s suitable for very hilly or banked areas, with no risk of injury to the operator. The remote-control unit has a range of up to 150m. Joystick control allows “precise” control of forward or reverse track speeds, from 0-7kph (0-4.5mph). The remote-control unit also displays real-time data, including machine incline and speed.
List price is approximately €79,000 excluding VAT.