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Lamma 2016 Preview: Cultivators and ploughs

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Chit the seed bed, there’s more disc cultivators on display this year than you can shake a stick at.

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Amazone

Amazone

Amazone will show a 12m version of the Catros cultivator designed for quick, shallow stubble tillage to create the ideal conditions for grass weed seeds and volunteers to germinate.

 

The Catros 12003-2TS folds down to a transport width of 3m and features a braking system on the transport axle.

 

Four segments make up the working width and each segment is able to float independently from each other, using the new ContourFrame.

 

Hydraulic accumulators keep each segment firmly in contact with the ground, says the manufacturer.

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Kuhn

Kuhn

Kuhn Farm Machinery will be highlighting a new, folding version of its Optimer disc cultivator.

 

With a five metre working width and two rows of independently mounted discs, the new Optimer+ 503R is said to be ideal for shallow stubble cultivation at high forward speeds.

 

The Optimer+ 503R folds to three metres for transport and is equipped as standard with 40 curved cultivation discs measuring 510mm in diameter and 6mm in thickness.

 

The standard discs have deep notches for working at depths of 3-10cm, with optional small notch discs available for shallower (3-5cm), less intensive stubble clearing.


Weaving Machinery

Weaving Machinery

Weaving Machinery is to introduce an 8m trailed version of its Short Disc shallow cultivator.

 

The Short Disc 8000T features 64 scalloped boron discs followed by a full width 'V' ring roller. Transport lights, hydraulic brakes and BKT flotation tyres coupled with a compact three metre transport width make this machine fully road compatible.

 

Power requirement is 250hp and the 8000T can work at depths between 1.2-7.6cm.


Kverneland

Kverneland

Kverneland is to launch an all-new plough series called the KV 2500-series, which includes the top-spec i-Plough IsoBus controlled model.

 

The KV 2500 i-Plough enables in-cab adjustment of plough settings from an IsoBus screen. Operators can set left and right-hand turnover angle; straighten furrows to suit an A-B line; set the plough for marking out; and swap from transport to work modes - all at the touch of a button.

 

It also features a folding headstock design and a cross-shaft that can be unlocked for steering, allowing the plough to behave like a trailer on the road.

 

Available in five and six-furrow formats for tractors up to 280hp, the KV 2500 series uses an all-new Aero-profile hollow leg design that contributes to increased underbeam clearance; new skimmers; and a range of swivelling depth wheel designs, including a rubber tracked option that sits below the plough frame.


Tenmat

Tenmat will introduce a new, hard-wearing material for cultivation equipment wearing parts said to offer all the benefits of tungsten carbide, but none of the drawbacks.

Ferobide uses a reinforced steel matrix to bond the hard tungsten carbide particles together. This gives added toughness, but more importantly allows the product to be welded using standard methods.

 

The tiles simply need to be scored with a slitting wheel and then, using a hammer and vice, can be sheared along the score line. Wear resistance of Ferobide is said to be similar to that of standard tungsten carbides, but its ability to be welded now yields a secure attachment to the steel base material.

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