Kuhn Farm Machinery has announced a new 12m model to its Optimer minimum tillage stubble cultivator. It is the first machine at that width to feature the company’s Steady Control system, maintaining a uniform working depth even at higher speeds and on undulating ground.
Product specialist Edd Fanshawe explains: “Steady Control exerts equal pressure across the full width of the machine. This means the discs all cut to an equal depth even when the ground is undulating because the Optimer compensates for ground contours by adjusting the ground pressure across the machine’s five sections.”
Working speeds of up to 15kph are reportedly possible. “This will help larger farmers and contractors to cover the ground faster and more consistently with approximately 45 acres possible in an hour,” Mr Fanshawe added.
The Optimer range is available in working widths from 3-12m, all featuring independent 620mm diameter discs that can work at depths from 5cm down to 15cm. When folded, the new 12m model is just 3m wide and 4m high.
“With an Optimer XL operators can choose from a variety of models to suit tractors from 90 to 600 horsepower. All can improve the management of residues such as maize stalks, and green cover crops, and are available with five different roller options. On the smaller width machines, a Kuhn SH 600 small seed drill with a 600-litre capacity hopper can be added. This enables stubble cultivation and cover crops or cereals to be sown in just one pass,” he concluded.
For more information go to www.kuhn.co.uk