KUHN’s range of mounted ploughs has been extended with the addition of the VARI-MASTER L series of on-land ploughs. Available in 4, 5 or 6 plough body versions, the new range is designed for use with 200 to 300hp tractors and is compatible with tracked tractors or those equipped with wide flotation tyres, thereby helping to reduce the effects of soil compaction.
The VARI-MASTER L’s on-land design reduces the effects of drift caused by a change in offset or when working in-furrow: the plough always remains perfectly aligned with the direction of travel, not only ensuring greater ploughing accuracy, but also reducing fuel consumption and wear and tear.
The new ploughs feature manually adjustable skimmers which enable easy, tool-free set-up and adjustment of each individual skimmer to ensure total furrow closure and improved residue burial. Each skimmer is sheath mounted to reduce the risk of the skimmer being twisted out of alignment and can be adjusted in three dimensions for complete control. A shear-bolt safety system – which breaks at a force of 1800kg – protects each skimmer leg in the event of the skimmer coming into contact with an immovable object.
Each of the four models within the VARI-MASTER L range is equipped as standard with hydraulic front furrow adjustment and can be specified with hydraulic depth adjustment. Each model also features KUHN’s NSH (Non-Stop Hydraulic) safety system as standard: this auto-reset protection system can be upgraded with the addition of KUHN’s Varibar and Maxibar systems which enable share point release pressure to be adjusted on-the-go.
A range of skimmer and deflector options are available enabling users to customise their plough according to soil type and cropping conditions. Forged and heat treated points and bodies ensure exceptional wear resistance and longevity, with tungsten carbide tipped points and shares also available to further extend the service life of these key wearing parts and to reduce the amount of maintenance required.