Kuhn Farm Machinery included two new cultivator/drill combinations
and a versatile minimum tillage cultivator at the Tillage 2007
Kuhn’s new Cultimer 300 stubble cultivator
High-speed drill combination suitable for ploughed or
The latest addition to Kuhn’s Combiliner range, the pneumatic
Venta NC, is a high-speed combination designed with the versatility
to drill into ploughed or unploughed land.
Available in 3 and 4 metre working widths and combining the established
Venta pneumatic drill technology with the latest HR1003 series
power harrow, this new model is a significant departure from earlier
The Venta NC draws on direct drilling technology developed in the
successful SD range, with a coulter bar comprising steeply offset
double-discs on a parallelogram linkage providing the penetration
for high speed drilling into hard soil surfaces. A 35cm clearance
between the two rows of discs assists operations in cloddy or trashy
soil conditions. The relative position of the guide wheels and
the independent movement of each seeding unit ensure constant and
accurate seeding depth. Both seeding depth and the ground pressure
of the seeding units are centrally adjustable.
A substantial 2000 litre hopper with easy loading access complements
the Venta NC’s high-speed drilling capability, reducing down-time
for loading and potentially avoiding the need to transport seed
to the field on a separate trailer.
The combination is designed with the seed drill independent from
the power harrow. This assists drilling accuracy by avoiding vibrations
being transmitted from the cultivation tool to the coulter bar,
with the coulter bar remaining in a constant position even if the
roller setting is changed. The coulter bar can be lifted out of
work hydraulically, allowing the power harrow to operate independently.
The Venta NC combination has a compact design, to improve stability
both in work and in transport. This is achieved by positioning
both the hopper and the power harrow roller in relatively forward
positions, whilst seeding elements are constructed of treated steel
to reduce weight.
Seed distribution is operated via the Quantron S electronic control
box. This allows various functions, such as adjustment of seeding
rate on the move, monitoring of distribution cut-off, and field
management recording for up to 200 fields.
Tine drill offers higher output with reduced fuel use
A new tine coulter pneumatic seed drill from Kuhn offers higher
work rates and lower fuel consumption, and further expands the
choice within its UK range, says the company.
The Megant, which was first exhibited at SIMA 2007, comes in six
working widths from 4 – 6 metres (4.0, 4.5, 4.8, 5.0, 5.6,
and 6.0) and uses the highly successful Venta metering system with
a 1700 litre hopper as standard.
Suited to minimum cultivation or for rapid sowing in heavy and
rocky soil, the Megant incorporates a patented tine-fixing design
that ensures good penetration and a constant seeding depth. When
it meets a large obstacle, the tine has a vertical clearance of
almost 20cm, and tine placement in 4 rows makes drilling easier
even where there is heavy plant residue.
The blower is powered by the Megant’s independent hydraulic
circuit using a pump connected directly to the tractor. This facilitates
Kuhn’s Vario-Drive feature, which allows constant seeding
rate at varying PTO speeds (from 750 to 1000rpm), adding further
opportunities for fuel economy.
Three in one stubble cultivator offers broad-spectrum min till
Kuhn’s new Cultimer 300 stubble cultivator extends the company’s
minimum tillage range, offering soil loosening, levelling and pressing
across the full width of the machine in a single pass.
Currently available in a 3m working width format, the Cultimer
combines three rows of blade tines, a set of levelling discs, and
a roller press. Generous underbeam clearance of 80cm reduces the
risk of blockages and the machine has a broad working depth range,
from 5 – 30 cm.
Tines are fitted with deflectors to ensure soil is worked across
the full width of the machine, and it is possible to remove them
and/or modify tine spacing for deeper working, for example. Beam
protection is facilitated through a double spring safety system
on each tine.
Working depth is set by the combined adjustment of the levelling
discs and the 105kg/m T-ring roller.
Tillage 2007 events were held on Thursday 13 September at Landmead
Farm, Abingdon, Oxfordshire and on Tuesday 18 September at Stapleton
Darrington, North Yorkshire.
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