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New from Kuhn at Cereals 2010

Megant with Quantron S electronic control

Kuhn's Megant tine coulter pneumatic seed drill is now available with Quantron S electronics, offering users versatile high-speed drilling with greater control and flexibility.

Kuhn Megant 480 tine coulter pneumatic seed drill

Kuhn Megant 480

Seed metering is orchestrated fully electronically, with a forward speed sensor and electric motor replacing a conventional land wheel system. This allows pre-metering in corners and at headlands, and early shut-off at the ends of rows, so overall accuracy and efficiency is greatly enhanced. Quantron S also allows seed rate adjustment on the move, and infinite seed rates within the machine’s range.  

The Megant is suitable for minimum cultivation or for rapid sowing in heavy and rocky soil. It 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 Megant 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.

EL 282 power tiller

EL 282 power tiller
Power tillers for larger tractors

Kuhn has added the EL 282 power tiller to its range, providing an option for higher horsepower tractors. Available in 4 and 4.5m working widths, the EL 282 is suitable for tractors in the 260 - 280hp bracket. Earlier EL power tiller models were suitable for tractors up to 200hp.

Extended hedgecutter range

Kuhn has added the compact yet high performance 5.5m long-reach Poly-Longer hedgecutter to its range.

Kuhn Poly-Longer 300 hedgecutter

Kuhn Poly-Longer 300 hedgecutter

The new model has been designed, says KUHN, to deliver the optimum combination of operator-friendly controls, reliability and clean cutting performance, and sits in between the company’s smaller Agri-Longer and larger Pro-Longer models as a mass-market machine.

Poly-Longer hedgecutters are available with a choice of single lever on/off electronic controls or electronic proportional control from a joy stick, with the latter providing the ultimate in operator-friendly operation. Overall, the Poly-Longer is robust and simple-to-operate with a 1.2m flail head that has a new compact design with a 57 hp motor. The head is fitted as standard with ‘T’ flails that operate at 2900 rpm rotor speed.

Square baler range extended

Kuhn's LSB large square baler range now features four models offering varying bale sizes. The latest addition is the LSB 870 (80cm x 70cm; 2 x 3) with the range extending up to the LSB 1290 (80 x 120 or 90 x 120; 3 x 4).

The Kuhn square baler range offers ISO 11783 compatibility and the highest levels of technological advancement. The LSB includes the OmniCut cutting technology and a new quick-change knife system as well as the option of a novel twine release system that reduces the load on the knotter and ensures reliable knotting with even the highest density bales.

link Kuhn Reinforces Sprayer Credentials at Cereals 2010
link New Appointments at John Deere
link John Deere Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Russia

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