Lemken has extended its mechanical weeding range with the Thulit. It comprises four beams, with eight rows of harrow tines, with hydraulic tine pressure adjustment to deliver consistent ground pressure across the full working width. Tine pressure of up to 5kg can be continuously adjusted from the cabin, enabling the machine to work at different crop growth stages.
Tines are spaced at 31.25mm, which the company states will ensure blockage-free operation. Wear-free, true-to-track bearings are used throughout the construction and each tine is fitted with a quick-change system to minimise maintenance times.
A ground contour following system is fitted as standard, while the clearance height and the lack of springs means that it is nearly impossible for plants to get caught in the machine, according to the company. The hydraulic system also allows the operator to use section control to avoid passing over the crop multiple times.
According to Lemken, minimising the frame weight was a key aim during the design process, achieved by reducing the number of moving parts across the machine. This enables the Thulit to be used with tractors that have a low lifting capacity. Notably, the operator also has a clear view of the harrow tines during work and these fold in automatically for transport to improve safety.
Limited quantities are expected in 6m and 9m working widths, with deliveries from spring 2024. For more information go to www.lemken.com