Hedge Trimmer 550 & 556

The Shelbourne tractor hedge trimmer has been engineered to out perform other machines in tough conditions for a wide variety of users including farmers, contractors and councils.

Dyno testing has developed a more efficient high pressure, low flow hydraulic system. This gives reduced pressure drops through the system, which in turn generate less heat and provides more power to the cutting head. Two cast iron gear pumps are mated to the gearbox, one for the rotor drive and a secondary pump to provide fast responsive arm movements.

The Shelbourne range of tractor hedge trimmers can either be 3 point linkage or axle mounted and features a heavy duty frame and king post design, with folded steel tapered booms giving the strength where it is needed and saving weight where possible. The result is design with strength and weight in appropriate areas.

A range of 5m to 8m reach models are available.

The 500 series consists of a 5.0m and 5.6m fixed boom hedge trimmer. The overall design is simple and sturdy and is aimed at the middle cost section of the market. However due to the strength of the design, options can be fitted to make the machine desirable to both farmer, contractor and authority alike.

The 550 is surprisingly versatile for its size. The 5.0m reach is calculated from the centre line of the tractor to the outer cutting width of the head.

Standard features include power slew and parallel linkage. The standard 550 and 556 are configured as single pump machines where the tractor hydraulics are used to power the booms and the trimmer system used to power the rotor. This system can be easily upgraded to a twin pump system to make the machine fully independent.

A direct drive 1.2m flail head is fitted as standard with the option of a 1.2m belt drive head. As on the larger HD range the hydraulically operated roller is also available as an option.
The 500 range includes cable controls with an armrest mounted control console as standard, with optional electronic joystick controls available.

The 3 point linkage stabiliser frame provides stability on linkage mounted machines and means that the Powerblade can be fitted to the tractor in minutes. For ultimate stability or on smaller tractors, then axle bracket mounting is recommended.
The 500 range incorporates a top mounted slew ram for ultimate king post stability. All hydraulic valves are mounted on top of the tank for easy access under a hinged cover.

Head Width1.2m1.2m
Machine Weight inc head oils ( Kg)1350kgs1400kgs
Power Demand 6065