McConnel is a UK manufacturer of vegetation management equipment. The Power Arm range of hydraulically powered hedge cutting machines is a common sight in the countryside. As in any hydraulic machinery the oil cooler's performance is critical in ensuring uninterrupted service. Operating in a harsh environment both in terms of dust, debris and moisture the cooling fan for the oil cooler occasionally needs replacing. For most models the oil cooler including the fan is listed as a single part number and the cost to replace the otherwise working oil cooler Is high. At malpasAirflow we specialise in supplying replacement cooling products and can offer a direct replacement for the cooling fan only at a significantly lower cost.
Buying Aftermarket Cooling Fans for your McConnel Machine
I can't find my McConnel machine's model number listed on this page, how do I find the replacement fan that I need?
The best way to be sure of getting the correct replacement is to match by the fans SPAL TYPE or "VA" number. This is located on a sticker on the motor casing of the fan. Once you have found this number type it into the search box of this website. The video below takes you through the steps of searching for a suitable cooling fan.
Fans on this page appear to be the identical to the fan I find on my McConnel Power Arm Hedge Cutter, are these fans genuine McConnel parts?
The fans on this page are not marketed as genuine McConnel parts as we are sourcing these directly from SPAL Automotive - the manufacturer of these fans. SPAL is an Italian manufacturer and are the market leader in the design and manufacture of automotive HVAC blowers and radiator fans. Many OEMs specify SPAL quality products for their own cooling and ventilation requirements.
If these oil cooler fans have the same specification and quality as my OEM fitted one why is the price so much lower?
Again, this is because we are sourcing these directly from the fan manufacturer without going through McConnel (the OEM) and then the McConnel dealer. All fans sold on malpasAirflow are backed a sector leading 36 month manufacturer warranty - other aftermarket fans usually only have 12months warranty (or even less).
Can I upgrade my cooling fan to a more powerful one?
It depends. Assuming the physical dimensions are compatible, you need to make sure the more powerful fan's current draw does not exceed the amperage your machine's electrical system limits. You can find all the technical specifications on the fan's product page. Voltage, direction (blowing or suction) should also match your original fan. Please note airflow direction is not reversible on SPAL fans as the design is optimised for air flowing in the intended direction.
Quality, innovation and performance
From the world's first to the world's best, McConnel has blazed a trail for quality, innovation and technology since launching the first tractor-mounted hedgecutter back in the 1940s.
A multi-award winning company, McConnel offers the most comprehensive range of Power Arms, rotary and flail mowers and cultivation machinery in the business with more than 100 different models and thousands of different build options.
The vast majority of McConnel machines and components are designed, built and tested in-house at the company's two UK production facilities, making the company one of the few truly British manufacturing success stories.