KUHN Farm Machinery has launched a 3m version of its popular non-powered, deep working disc and tine cultivator at this year’s Cereals event.
Originally launched in 2013, the Performer range is currently available in the UK in 4, 5, 6 and 7-metre versions. The new 3-metre version, the Performer 3000, makes the popular one-pass cultivator available to a wider customer base by meeting the requirements of lower horsepower tractors.
It can be equipped with two rows of 510mm independent and hydraulically adjustable discs (22 discs in total – spaced at 289mm centres), and four rows of non-stop hydraulic (900kg) tines capable of working to a maximum depth of 350mm (10 tines in total). Eight hydraulically adjustable levelling discs can also be used.
A choice of shares for mixing or loosening soil, including standard 80mm shares, 50mm subsoiling shares or wing shares, can be specified, and, in common with its larger siblings, the PERFORMER 3000 uses the same HD Liner 700 notched roller with up to 225kg/m of hydraulically adjustable pressure to provide effective soil consolidation.
It also offers an effective single-pass solution as well as the versatility of different modes to suit a range of soil conditions and cultivation requirements: it can be used with discs and a roller for surface cultivation or with tines and a roller for sub-soiling; it can also operate with discs and tines for more aggressive work, or in a roller-free configuration for non-consolidation work.
The Performer boasts low service requirements thanks to the use of maintenance-free hubs and bearings and drop-forged tines. It uses Kuhn’s signature central beam design for added robustness and has an under-frame clearance of 850mm.
The Performer 3000 is fitted with hydraulically or pneumatically operated transportation wheels and has an in-transit width of 2.95 metres. It has a maximum tractor power rating of 250kW (350hp) and weighs 5,000kg when fitted with the HD-Liner 700 roller.
Retail prices start at £46,320 for the standard version equipped with HD Liner 700 roller and non-stop hydraulic (NSH) safety tines.