The BK lateral mowers are RIKO mowers, intended for mowing grass and undergrowth alongside roads, on water canal banks and elsewhere that ordinary mowers cannot successfully and safely mow the vegetation. By replacing the cutting head with one of the additional attachments, the mower can also clean roadside ditches, clear snow with a snow cutter, and cut branches.
As these mowers are mounted on the right side, between the first and last tractor axle, they are distinguished by excellent overview while mowing and therefore faster mowing.
The mower is protected from mechanical damage when encountering an obstacle between the first and second arm with a hydraulic cylinder and hydraulic battery. The cutting head attachment moves away from the obstacle and returns to the original position by itself. The RIKOSLED tracking system is possible between the second arm and the cutting head, enabling automated tracking of uneven terrain.
The BK mowers can be mounted on various tractors of an appropriate size and weight. In order to increase tractor stability when mowing, counterweights are mounted on the left side of the mounting frame or the rear rim of the tractor! Stability when mowing can also be increased by stabilizing (hydraulically) the first axle of the tractor.
When finished using the mower, it is set aside on suitable support legs or a trolley. In extreme cases, BK mowers can also be mounted on the back of a suitable vehicle.
BK mowers have a hydraulic generator, powered via a vehicle with a PTO shaft, to power the control system of levers and the rotor on the cutting head or other attachment. The mowers are controlled electro-hydraulically via a control lever and a control panel in the vehicle.
|Operating range from vehicle center||Width of mowing||Vehicle weight||Counterweight used|
|BK 5||5,6 m||0,6 or 1,2 m||Above 3500 kg||400 kg|
|BK 6||6,2 m||0,6 or 1,2 m||Above 4000 kg||500 kg|
|BK 6T||7,2 m||0,6 or 1,2 m||Above 5000 kg||600 kg|
|BK 8||8 m||0,6 or 1,2 m||Above 5500 kg||600 kg|