Tillage Equipment Buyers’ Guide

Published online: Aug 13, 2019 New Products
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This buyers' guide appears in the August/September 2019 issue of Sugar Producer.

Kuhn Krause, Inc.

(620) 663-6161

www.kuhnnorthamerica.com

Dominator 4856

The new Kuhn Krause Dominator 4856 boasts product features designed to provide optimal compaction removal and residue handling while reducing maintenance time. The double-rank subsoil shanks mounted on narrow 18-inch spacing deliver maximum subsoil fracture. The new reverse-tandem rear disc conditioner produces consistent soil leveling and residue incorporation for pass-to-pass uniformity.

Maintenance-free features are incorporated throughout the Dominator 4856, reducing required daily lubrication service time, placing operators in the field sooner and increasing productivity. Available in seven-, nine-, 11- and 13-shank configurations, the Dominator 4856 continues the proven process of 1) consistent residue sizing, 2) creating soil tilth with maximum subsoil fracture, 3) leveling the tilled soil, incorporating heavy residue prior to 4) final clod sizing and firming of the seedbed surface.

 

Landoll/Brillion

(855) 320-0373

www.brillionfarmeq.com

www.landoll.com

3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers

Landoll Corporation features the Brillion Farm Equipment’s 3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers. Wider working widths, increased trash clearance and reduced downtime were the design parameters used to develop two new models in the series, available in 30-foot and 36-foot, 6-inch working widths.

The new 36-6 model is 20 percent wider than Brillion’s current 30-foot WL Pulvi-Mulcher and is the widest and heaviest Pulvi-Mulcher ever produced in the company’s history. The new 30-foot model is 80 percent heavier than previous models, providing more clod-crushing power.

A minimum of 24 inches between shank rows and three rows of heavy-duty S-tine shanks featuring 25 inches of under-frame clearance result in improved trash flow. To ensure a smooth finish, a leveling bar is located in front of the rear roller to help level ridges left by the shanks. Large, 8-inch roller axles eliminate the traditional center bearing, improve reliability and reduce downtime.

 

T. G. Schmeiser Co.

(559) 268-8128

www.tgschmeiser.com

Till an’ Bedder TB4

The Schmeiser Till an’ Bedder’s once-over operation tills, mulches, cultivates and firms seedbeds for planting sugarbeets, potatoes, corn, silage, alfalfa, grains and much more.

S-tine spacing is designed so that trash will flow through the implement and reduce the chance of plugging. The hydraulic leveling bar comes standard with depth control indication and is located in front of the rear roller to knock down ridges left by the S-tines.

 

Lemken

(208) 715-0088

www.lemken.com

Lemken Karat

The heavy-duty Karat chisel plow is a multi-talent that can do several tillage jobs in one pass, including primary tillage, seedbed preparation and deep mixing or deep loosening. Various combinations of the point and an innovative guideboard allow the Karat to be equipped for different mixing and crumbling intensities at working depths from 2 to 13 inches. Switching between the share types is easier than ever thanks to Lemken’s quick-change system.

A robust, thick-walled square tube made of micro-alloyed, fine-grained, special steel provides the strong base for the frame with three rows of shanks. Their narrow spacing of 11 inches guarantees a complete fracturing of compaction zones. Leveling discs and an integrated roller provide a smooth, firm finish, leaving fields ready to plant.

Lemken Heliodor

The Heliodor compact disc harrow can be used for shallow stubble cultivation on light and medium soils as well as for seedbed preparation in various growing conditions and farming systems.

The Heliodor fits both conventional and minimum-tillage operations. High working speeds and a low power requirement guarantee high-performance at low costs. The open frame design lets the Heliodor handle residue where tines come to their limit. The dual cutting angle of the individually mounted 20-inch discs ensures excellent mixing over the entire soil profile to create a uniform seedbed that warms up evenly. Various rollers from Lemken’s wide range offer optimal crumbling, leveling and firming for different conditions and seedbed requirements.

 

Unverferth Manufacturing Company

(419) 532-3121

www.umequip.com

Cover Crop Seeder for Rolling Harrow Soil Conditioner

Unverferth introduces a mounted cover crop seeder for its Rolling Harrow soil conditioner for time-saving, one-pass planting of these profit-enhancing crops.

The new cover crop seeder option provides economical one-pass planting and incorporation with the Rolling Harrow soil conditioner by itself, or combined with a lead tillage tool for enhanced residue sizing and tillage. It features 40.5 cubic feet of capacity combined with hydraulic-powered air delivery for covering a larger area with greater productivity. The chevron-shaped, roller-style meter provides continuous flow of seed for an even stand. Application rate is determined by tractor speed and an electric-over-hydraulic meter setting. Operations are monitored with unit-mounted lights indicating air pressure, seed level and seed flow. Seed delivery pauses when the unit is raised, or with a cab-mounted foot switch. 

Additional features include side-mounted windows for easy monitoring of contents, a ladder and platform for easy filling, and a weather-tight roll tarp with ground-level operation. The seeder is available in implement-matching red or green.

The new cover crop seeder is available with new Rolling Harrow 1245 and 1245D models with flat- or stack-folding designs up to 37 feet. It can easily be mounted to most of these previous models in those sizes.