Kverneland Group UK has taken the wraps off an all-new semi-mounted plough series called the PN/RN 100, available in eight- and nine-furrow builds.
Its No28 bodies are protected by shearbolt on RN 100 models, and auto-reset mechanism on PN 100 versions. The latter uses Kverneland’s proven multi-leaf spring design that affords non-stop ploughing.
Filling a gap in the range between the fully-mounted EO/LO seven-furrow and the flagship semi-mounted PW/RW from seven to 12 furrows, the new plough delivers the convenience of a small plough in a high-output package.
Available with manual vari-width from 14-20in, and using a single-wheel format, the PN/RN 100 offers in-furrow and on-land capability – the latter with enough offset to suit wheeled and tracked tractors up to 3.4m in width.
“This new plough has been developed for customers with 200-400hp tractors on wheels or tracks, who frequently swap between ploughing and cultivating,” explains Kverneland Group UK plough specialist Adam Burt.
“Those customers want to change implements quickly and easily, so it is more important to them to have a high-output plough that is mechanically simple to set-up and use,” he says. “Those customers also want the flexibility to use the plough on more than one tractor, and not be tied to one specific tractor for all the farm’s ploughing. The PN/RN 100 is that plough.”
“All it needs is three double-acting spool valves to operate,” he says. “Couple up, adjust the offset and front furrow, and away you go. It is that simple.”
Of heavy-duty construction, the PN/RN 100 uses a 200x200mm main beam, and comes with a generous 80cm of underbeam clearance and 100cm of inter-body clearance.
Headstock options include Cat III and Cat IV fittings, and wheel options extend to a 400/55 R22.5 or a wider section 500/55 R22.5 tyre. Prices start from £31,953 for the RN 100 shear bolt version, while the PN 100 auto-reset model is priced from £35,496. Both versions will be available from August.