McConnel 85 Series

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McConnel’s flagship range of Power Arms is precision-engineered from super-strength Domex steel for the best in quality and durability – setting new standards for productivity, reliability and versatility.

Offering reach options from 6.0m to 9.0m and peak-performance 85hp hydraulics, the 85-series offers the most advanced feature set on the market – including: Variable Forward Reach; McConnel’s award-winning Easy Drive System; POWERBOOST; and the new Tele-VFR armset.

85-series Power Arms also come with a choice of next-generation control systems which enable precise and intuitive proportional control, programmable control sets, and a smooth learning curve.


Specifically designed for professional users, the 85-series delivers an exceptional performance and has been built to thrive on heavy workloads – making it ideal for large-scale farmers, professional contractors and highway verge-mowing teams.

85-series Power Arms are compatible with a comprehensive range of attachments, including Cutterbars, Rotary Heads, Multisaws, and Ditch and Grip Cleaners, – enhancing their functionality and enabling contractors to offer a broader range of green maintenance services.

Key Features
  • Choice of three advanced control systems, including REVOLUTION
  • Choice of three-point linkage (PA6085 and PA6585 only) or five-point axle mounting
  • 6.0m, 6.5m, 7.0m, 7.2m, 8.0m and 9.0m reach
  • High-performance 85hp hydraulics
  • Telecopic armset available
  • Variable Forward Reach
  • The new Tele-VFR armset
  • Tapered seam-welded arms for strength and lightness
  • Easy Drive System
  • Rugged Domex steel construction
  • SoftStart rotor engagement
  • Hydraulic Power Slew
  • Hydraulic safety breakaway
  • Choice of 18 flailheads
  • Choice of 14 attachments

Built from Domex steel, 85-series Power Arms are the toughest mainstream machines on the market, with a suite of advanced features to enhance durability. These include: SoftStart rotor engagement, hydraulic safety breakaway, cushioned top link, and tapered seam-welded arms.


Powered by 85-hp hydraulics, these machines can tackle even the toughest green-maintenance challenges. Performance-enhancing options include EDS, POWERBOOST, and TwinCut – the world’s first dual rotor flailhead. There is also a choice of more than 20 different flailheads and cutting attachments.

  • Work up to four and a half times faster with EDS
  • Arm extension speed is up to three times faster with POWERBOOST
  • Improved visibility and comfort with VFR and Tele-VFR
  • Improved fuel efficiency and protection with POWERMATCH
  • McConnel’s most powerful and durable Power Arm
  • Comprehensive choice of working attachments
  • Available with REVOLUTION, the most advanced Power Arm control system in the world
  • Ideal for both verge-mowing and hedge-cutting
  • Hundreds of personalised build configurations available
  • Heavy-duty transport stop for enhanced cab protection in transit


Model PA6085 PA6585 PA6585T PA6585T-VFR PA7085T PA7285T-VFR PA8085T PA8085T-VFR PA9085T
Reach 6.0m 6.5m 6.5m 6.5m 7.0m 7.2m 8.0m 8.0m 9.0m
Machine weight* 1340kg 1500kg 1650kg 1950kg 1700kg 2004kg 1800kg 2072kg 2293kg
Tractor hp requirement 120hp 120hp 120hp 120hp 120hp 140hp 120hp 140hp 150hp
Tractor weight requirement 5000kg 5000kg 5500kg 5500kg 5500kg 6000kg 5500kg 6000kg 6000kg