2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“We sell a lot of these to townships, municipalities and counties, but it’s built for anyone with a gravel, dirt or sand road,” says Joe Bonnell, Bonnell Industries. “Motorized road graders are great for building a road, but they don’t do as good a job grading them. Our 312 is built to do the job at less cost in one easy pass.”
The heart of the two-wheel, 3,100-lb., 22-ft. long machine is a set of 6 blades. They cut and mix the road surface in preparation for the finishing blade mounted at the rear. The finishing blade uses a turnbuckle system to adjust the angle. (An advanced model has hydraulic cylinders.)
“Material is mixed three times and then leveled off for a nearly perfect road surface,” says Bonnell. “It’s equally effective for grading parking areas and farmyards, as well as land leveling and drainage contouring.”
Bonnell recommends a minimum 60 hp tractor to pull the machine. Options include scarifier blades mounted ahead of the cutting and mixing blades, a light bar option and a spare tire mounted to the top of the frame.
The basic Bonnell 312 is priced at $13,500. With scarifier blades, HRLS rear blade, spare wheel, light bar and other options, the price increases to $23,000.
To see the Bonnell graders in action, check out the videos at www.farmshow.com.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bonnell Industries Inc., 1385 Franklin Grove Rd., Dixon, Ill. 61021 (ph 815 284-3819; toll free 800 851-9664; www.bonnell.com).
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