AL-KO BM 5001 R-II Scythe Mower

£1,599.00 inc VAT

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  • Universal, powerful scythe mower for natural gardens up to 2500 m²
  • For mowing meadows, natural gardens and thick wild herbs
  • Use in any terrain thanks to wide tyres and wheel drive
  • Good manoeuvrability thanks to short wheelbase, forward and reverse gears

Large working width, cutter bar with 102 cm ESM blade, optional: snow blade
Having unlimited control over large natural gardens, parks, open spaces and meadows and cultivate them in a highly professional manner. This is what the solo by AL-KO scythe mowers stand for – our powerful all-rounders with comfort features – developed in Germany, made in Austria.The 5001 R II Scythe Mower: the agile professional for nature gardens and meadows A powerful mowing machine for the rough tasks, which is made possible by its manoeuvrability on field edges or slopes and precise mowing capabilities – and thereby guarantees an ecological garden care, as it does not damage the microorganisms living in the area. The ergonomic, vibration-damped, adjustable handlebar as well as the ability to switch the wheel drive on or off guarantees the comfortable and particularly safe guiding of the powerful device. The mowing drive for the cutterbar can also be switched on and off separately for your safety at work.The universal all-rounder in every season – even in winter. With the right accessories, you can quickly equip the unit for every application: whether for mowing or snow clearing (snow blade art no. 113267). The solo by AL-KO 5001 R II is your robust and efficient partner for the care and management of all nature gardens and meadows as well as for winter use. Suitable for areas up to 2,500 m², the BM 5001 R II is a compact and agile alternative to a lawn tractor.Technical details of the solo by AL-KO 5001 R II:With its powerful 2.4kW petrol engine and a mower bar with a remarkable 102cm cutting width, this scythe mower provides you with superior performance. You can mow areas up to 2500 m² efficiently, quickly, effortlessly and thoroughly – in an ecological way when compared to a mower with rotating blades. Despite the large cutting width of the mower, the width between each tyre edge is only 55 cm and the low wheel-to-bar distance of only 45 cm enables unimaginably easy manoeuvrability.The strong 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine ensures fast and even work. It powers the drive to the blade which can be switched on and off (with the cutter bar mounted) as well as the wheel drive which has a forward and reverse gear, which can also be switched on and off as required. The mower shows its strengths in rough terrain where the forward and reverse gears can be used to safely navigate through challenging conditions. In conjunction with the height-adjustable, vibration-damped handlebar for the perfect, fatigue-free device guidance and the 13-inch, air-filled wide tyres with agricultural profile, optimal handling on any terrain and slopes up to about 20 ° is achievable – and all in comfort.Highly flexible – two devices in one: The basic device can be quickly and easily converted to the right job with suitable components. In winter, the 5001 R II mower is converted to a practical snow plough in an instant. Simply swap the cutter bar with the snow plough (art. No. 113267). When using on slopes, also attach the optionally available snow chains (item no. 112883) – and you’re ready to go!On the one hand, the powerful workhorse for the rough can cope with any scrub and terrain and on the other, its special design elements that ensure a very clean, residue-free mowing: The movable grass deflector and the short distance between wheel and cutterbar ensure perfect grass depositing without grass residue laying on the device cover or blades which minimises interruptions and cleaning effort.
Note: The details of mowing areas may vary depending on the nature of the crop being harvested (grass height, density, degree of humidity, etc.).


DriveForward / Reverse
Operating Typepetrol
Displacement in cc190.0
Power kW2.4
Blade Drive Can Be DisengagedYes
MotorB&S Series 625
Engine ManufacturerBriggs & Stratton
For Lawns (in m²)2,500
Cutting Width in cm102
Track Width55 cm
Weight in kg approx60





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