Kuhn Farm Machinery reckons to have enhanced the versatility of its Performer range of deep tine-disc cultivators by adding a new Double-U roller to the options list. Already available on the firm’s Prolander seedbed cultivator, the new roller is available on all models Performer models, which are available in widths from 3.0 to 7.0m.
The Double-U uses two rows of offset 600mm diameter rollers to provide 175kg/m of downward force at 12.9cm spacings. Each U-shaped roller provides an inverted channel which fills with soil. Kuhn says this not only eliminates soil smearing but also reduces roller wear and tear and ensures good soil crumbling and even consolidation across the entire working width.
Suitable for working a range of soil types, from medium to heavy land, the Double-U and is said to be ideal for creating seedbeds where a shallow depth of consolidation is required. Kuhn says the roller’s inverted U-shaped channel is unaffected by plant residue clogging, making it ideal for use on soils with a high trash content.
The Performer is also available with the company’s HD-Liner 700 roller - a 700mm diameter heavy roller which uses V-shaped notched profile rollers to provide 225kg/m of downward force.