Kuhn Farm Machinery now offers a wider range of maize drilling
options following investment in new production facilities for its
established Maxima and Planter precision drills and development
of attachments for the new Moduliner and Speedliner combination
Moduliner maize drilling
Both the Maxima and the adapted Moduliner are available as 8-row
units. The Maxima GT, which is a pneumatic 8-row folding machine
with an integral 1,350-litre fertiliser hopper, is available from
the company from 2008. Additional versatility is afforded by the
option of using this machine with the company’s TF 702 front
tank. Due to volumetric distribution, fertiliser application rate
is precise, and is adjustable from 50 to 650 kg/ha.
The Maxima GT is the latest model in the Maxima range that has
been developed for robustness, accuracy, large working capacity
and adaptability to varying working conditions. In addition to
an 8-row folding format, the drill is also available as a 4 row
rigid toolbar and a 6 row telescopic model. Hoppers, with a good
capacity of 52 litres, are set low (1.1 metres) for easy loading.
Seeding units are based on a strong parallelogram and weigh 120kg
each, giving good stability in work and excellent ground following.
Trash wipers and rotating front disc coulters – as well as
the good weight and stability within each seeding unit – allows
Maxima to be used in minimally worked conditions. The distribution
unit is equipped with a 260mm seeding disc – the largest
on the market - giving accurate seed placement at high speeds.
Launched at Agritechnica 2008, Moduliner is a new combination seed
drill unit from Kuhn that will include the option of fitting an
8-row precision seed drill unit. The modular unit consists of a
rotary harrow that can be equipped with a choice of rollers plus
an undercarriage-mounted hopper of 2,800 litre capacity (extendible
to 3,500 litres).
Kuhn’s new Speedliner drill offers rapid and economical
drilling, having the capability of working on ploughed land, minimal
cultivated land, or as a direct drill on well-drained soils.
Lighter than Kuhn’s Fastliner minimum tillage drill, the
Speedliner has a lower horsepower requirement and is available
in 3, 4 and 6 metre formats, with the 4 and 6 metre machines being
hydraulically foldable to 3 metres. The Speedliner can also be
adapted to operate as a precision drill suitable for maize.
Kuhn Farm Machinery’s versatile Planter pneumatic precision
drill range includes rigid, telescopic and folding toolbar options
for maize, with 2.5m - 9.0m working width machines available and
up to 8 seeding units, depending on row widths.
The company’s TF 702 front mounted hopper gives further permutations
for the maize drill range, creating additional fertiliser carrying
capacity where required.
Strength and adaptability of the Planter range in general is characterised
in the “H” beam frame, which allows accessories to
be fitted to the front of the tool bar. Single bolt fixing to the
beam allows quick adjustment of inter-row spacing down to a minimum
For spreading herbicides, insecticides or slug pellets, a pneumatic
micro-granulator can be fitted to the “H” beam. In
addition, a fertilising unit that places the fertiliser well below
the seed can be added, complete with stainless steel hopper and
48 gear ratios to allow precise adjustment of rate.
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