Bomford's latest gets thumbs-up at Wicklow stud farm
First buyer marvels at the reach of new machine
Launched just this year, the Bomford Falco Evo is the latest addition to the Bomford hedgecutter range. A total of eight models are available with the Evo 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 having maximum horizontal reaches of 5.5m, 6.0m and 6.5m respectively.
These are available in 'standard' or 'parallel' geometry versions, plus the Evo 5.5 and 6.5 are also available with forward arms. According to importers IAM in Kilkenny, the Evo is suitable for use with tractors of 80hp and above.
The first to buy one of the new models was Richard Woodroofe, who farms with his brother at Raheenmore Stud not far from Wicklow town.
From their base, they produce and sell haylage, and provide a hedgecutting service.
While the brothers don't keep a stallion any more they still like to keep a few horses, says Richard.
According to Richard, this is his fourth Bomford hedgecutter and sixth tractor combination over roughly 20 years.
"We generally keep the hedgecutter around five years," he said.
The specification of his new Bomford Falcon 6.0T Evo is quite unusual in that it's a non-parallel machine and bracket mounted on a relatively small tractor for this size of hedgecutter, a New Holland T5060.