Pöttinger has introduced its new hitch-mounted reversible plough in the medium power class up to 200 hp. The Servo 3000 utilises many features of the 4000 model to allow for durability and easy operation.
The ploughs are available with three to five furrows, as well as various point-to-point spacings and underbeam clearances.
The Servomatic control centre with its four-joint linkage allows users to set up the plough and adjust it for different tractor geometries. The curved cast yoke means the front furrow width can be set to cover tractor inside track widths of 1,000 to 1,500 mm. The beam spindle is located inside the casing and protected from dirt, so it is ready for use at all times. Any adjustment that may be desired for special circumstances such as ploughing on a slope is performed using a spindle or a limit stop.
With the Nova hydraulic stone protection system the Servo 3000 N and PN models are equipped for stony ground. The stone protection system’s cylinders are arranged between the pressed mounting brackets where they are protected from dirt and damage and pressure is gently applied to them. The result is adjustable triggering pressure from 1,200 to 1,500 kg which increases during triggering, ensuring rapid re-penetration of the mouldboard. During triggering, the mouldboards can move 42 cm upwards and 20 cm to the side.
The heart of the turnover mechanism is the 110-mm-thick hollow shaft which runs on widely spaced bearings in the robust headstock. In addition, the large turnover unit ensures gentle reversing and reduces the forces exerted. For greater strength, the holes in the 120 x 120 x 10 mm frame have been reduced and the pivot points for furrow width adjustment have been placed outside the beam.
Economy and efficiency
To exploit the tractor’s pulling power to the full and increase power to the ground, the Traction Control pulling power booster can be integrated into the headstock of 5-furrow models. A hydraulic cylinder transfers more weight to the tractor’s rear axle. This can reduce slipping of the tractor’s rear wheels, lowering fuel consumption and increasing area output.
High-quality wear parts, gentle reversing and ploughing with a furrow press increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the model.
Pöttinger offers mouldboards in various shapes and with various material properties for all soil types and ploughing strategies. A wide range of additional tools such as skimmers and disc coulters are also available. Jockey wheels are available as pivot depth wheels, dual depth wheels and transport pivot wheels in various sizes to guarantee perfect depth control.