Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kuhn: Twin-disc trailed spreader to launch at Lamma 2017

By WniF editors

Kuhn Farm Machinery is launching a new, high-capacity trailed fertiliser spreader at the Lamma Show at Peterborough on January 18. Aimed at large scale arable and grassland operations, the new Axent 100.1 uses two spreading modules (one for granular products and a second for powdered material) and is the first trailed machine to offer variable-rate spreading and automatic section control.

The Axent 100.1 is capable of spreading a wide range of granular, pelleted or powdered fertilisers and soil conditioner products thanks to its inter-changeable Axis PowerPack and Lime PowerPack spreading modules. The hydraulically driven Axis PowerPack uses the same technology as Kuhn’s established Axis range of twin disc spreaders to precisely spread granular fertilisers across working widths of 18 to 50m.

The Axis PowerPack module uses Kuhn’s EMC (Electronic Mass Control) system to continuously adjust the spreading rate across the machine’s entire width: this is achieved by constantly measuring the torque on each spreading disc and adjusting the flow rate on a second-by-second basis to ensure ultimate spreading accuracy.

The Axis PowerPack also uses Kuhn’s CDA (Co-axial Distribution Adjustment) system which works in conjunction with GPS and variable rate mapping to reduce or close sections of the spread pattern.

A steering axle can be specified to keep crop damage to a minimum.

The Lime PowerPack uses larger spreading discs (700mm) that are specifically designed to spread powdered soil conditioners such as lime and pellet fertilisers to a distance of 15m. It’s capable of a much higher output of material and can spread several tonnes per hectare.

Switching the spreading modules is a simple procedure that can be completed in less than 10 minutes on the farm.

The Axent 100.1 has a hopper capacity of 9,400 litres and uses an 800mm conveyor to feed the spreading module. The Axent can be fitted with a steering axle to prevent crop damage and to ensure improved handling on sloping terrain. It can also be specified with four weigh cells to improve spreading calibration.

The Axent 100.1 is priced from £93,657 (correct January 2017).

Axent 100.1 – Technical Specifications:

Maximum capacity 9,400 litres
Maximum payload 10,400 kg
Gross weight 13,000 or 12,000 kg depending on drawbar type
Min power requirement 180hp
Filling height 2.90m
Transport width 3.15m
Overall length 7.70m
Drawbar Low or high options: 80mm ball or eye hitch
Wheels 520/85R42 AC 85 track 2.25m
Max. road speed 25 km/hr
Axle Rigid or steering (with gyroscope)
Brake system Hydraulic
Isobus As standard
Spreading module Axis PowerPack or Lime PowerPack
Weighing system Optional
Hydraulic unit As standard
Hopper cover As standard, with hydraulic control

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