Lemken will have its Diamant 16 semi mounted plough at this year’s Tillage Live on 28 September in Dunbar, Scotland.
This machine includes some enhanced features to complement the larger tracked tractors now available on the market, with the Opti-track settings. This provides for flexibility of settings, particularly with units such as Fendt 1159MT as per the demonstration , which had 900mm wide tracks.
The Opti-line feature which has been available on the Diamant 12 is now included in the Diamant 16 specification. Lemken put a significant amount of research into understanding the draught lines when pulling ploughs, and this combined with Opti-track has resulted in 10% fuel savings in field trials.
The Diamant 16 has a new rear depth wheel with hydraulic ram adjustment which replaces the previous quadrant and pin arrangement. The distance between the depth wheel and the main frame has been increased to prevent build-up of material when soil conditions turn wet, with high levels of surface trash.
Bigger diameter ball bearings are employed in the depth wheel and other principal load bearing components. The multi-directional forces applied throughout the plough are magnified significantly by momentum when turning on headlands. These upgraded bearings provide an increased surface area to take the loads.
The front furrow wheel has been repositioned nearer the outer frame section to provide greater stability and maintain forward speeds when operating on lighter topsoil profiles.
Karat 12 6m has been in the Lemken range for 1 year and is a 4 row cultivator with levelling discs and rear roller of your choice. For primary use from shallow to 30cm deep, has quick change feet so cultivator feet can be changed from wide winged feet to narrow feet depending on the work you are carrying out. The Karat 12 comes in 4,5,6 & 7m versions.
The drill is still to be confirmed but will most likely be the new Solitair 25.