With the flexibility to fit to front or rear linkage, the uprated Maschio Bisonte flail mower is ideally suited for use on small- to medium-sized tractors, now from 60–140hp.
The double skinned, heavy duty Bisonte is already one of the most popular models in the Maschio range due to its strength and flexibility. It offers quick change from front to rear mounting thanks to a new double, fixed position three-point hitch, together with 2 x 1000rpm pto front and rear gearbox connections.
In addition, the Bisonte has had a style make-over that is more than just cosmetic. To assist hitching, the double, fixed position three-point headstock replaces the swing-over top link mount, plus side maintenance windows on the pto shaft make for easier maintenance. In terms of performance, a 25% increase in rotor speed to 2000rpm on the 280 model improves the quality of the cut and an additional third hole on the back roller has been added for more precise adjustment.
Available in four working widths of 2.26m, 2.57m, 2.76 and 2.98m the Bisonte can also be offset hydraulically by up to 50cm from its central position. The new models have rotor speeds of between 1600 and 2000rpm, meaning the Bisonte mulches grass, crop residues, small branches and twigs even more effortlessly to leave a tidy finish.
Dominic Burt, Maschio’s product manager in the UKsaid: “The additional hp rating makes this hardworking machine even more versatile. Even if 140hp is the maximum rated hp, the upgraded Bisonte can work with bigger tractors if it is used as part of a combination – for example with a Bisonte on the front and an offset Giraffa XXL flail at the back. This can extend the cutting width up to 5.5m in one pass.”
Prices start from £8606 RRP for the Bisonte 220 flail mower.