KUHN Farm Machinery will demonstrate a wide selection of hay and silage making equipment at this year’s ScotGrass event. Being held at SRUC Acrehead, Dumfries on 18th May 2016, KUHN will have the following machines, amongst others, on display:
FC 3125 DF-FF – FRONT MOUNTED MOWER CONDITIONER
KUHN’s new front-mounted disc mower conditioner – the FC 3125 DF-FF – has a 3.10 m working width and features improved terrain following capabilities and variable conditioning speeds, making it ideal for use as part of a high power, high output, triple-gang setup.
The FC 3125 DF-FF uses a re-designed twin-linkage headstock and shark fin inspired-design which houses an innovative suspension set-up enabling the mower to oscillate at angles of up to 30 degrees. This improved ground contouring capability prevents crop contamination and preserves the quality of the remaining grass sward.
The mower’s suspension is controlled by KUHN’s LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic ground pressure system which minimises crop damage and reduces wear and tear of the cutter bar by allowing the mowing unit to travel by up to 0.75 m. Two large pivoting connecting rods provide additional structural strength and stability.
The conditioning unit is fitted with KUHN’s pivoting steel fingers which adapt easily to different types of forage. Conditioning intensity is controlled by a single gear lever which selects one of two speeds: 1000 min-1 for most forage grasses or 755 min-1 for more delicate crops.
The FC 3125 DF-FF uses KUHN’s reliable OPTIDISC cutter bar and PROTECTADRIVE safety system and is fitted with FAST-FIT knives.
When used in combination with a rear mounted twin mower conditioner – either the FC 8830 D or FC 9530 D – a total working width of 8.73 to 9.53 metres is possible.
GA 6501 P – MOUNTED TWIN ROTOR GRASS RAKE
KUHN’s new fully-mounted twin rotor grass rake – the GA 6501 P – is a high output, central delivery Gyrorake with a variable working width of 5.55 to 6.40 metres. The width of the central windrow can be adjusted between 1.00 and 2.00 metres and is formed by two 2.65 m diameter rotors, each of which are equipped with 10 tines arms and three tines per arm.
The new machine sits alongside KUHN’s existing range of semi-mounted Gyrorakes (available in working widths from 5.50 to 14.70 metres) but is the first KUHN twin-rotor rake to be made available in a fully mounted format.
The GA 6501 P uses KUHN’s double curved tine arms which have been designed to produce an airy, well-structured, regular and arrow-straight windrow, even when operating at high forward speeds. The raking height of the rotors can be adjusted by operating a single crank mechanism.
Each rotor is mounted on four pivoting, large diameter wheels for excellent ground contouring, with the new machine also using KUHN’s 3D rotor articulation system to provide additional stability and close ground following even on the roughest terrain.
The GA 6501 P has excellent manoeuverability in tight field corners, whilst the integrated rotor lift hydraulics allow high ground clearance at field headlands and enable the fully mounted machine to be folded into its 2.5 m wide transport position without the need to leave the tractor cab.
The GA 6501 P operates at a PTO speed of 540 rpm and can be used on tractors with a minimum PTO power of 40hp. It requires one DA hydraulic valve to operate the lift cylinders and is fitted as standard with road lights and turning indicators.
FBP 3135 – FIXED CHAMBER ROUND BALER-WRAPPER COMBINATION
The latest version of Kuhn’s fixed chamber round baler-wrapper combination – the FBP 3135 BalePack machine – delivers high output productivity in conjunction with consistent bale formation and a reliable wrapping mechanism.
The FBP 3135 is available with two different intake rotors – the OptiCut 14 or OptiCut 23 – both with Hardox tines. Each version shares the same 2.30 m pick-up which features cam-track technology to enable improved contour following for cleaner, more efficient grass collection.
The OptiCut 14 is fitted with 14 knives to provide a minimum cutting length of 70 mm. Group selection enables the knives to be used in five formations (0, 4, 7, 7 or 14) to produce the desired chop length.
The OptiCut 23 offers a minimum cutting length of 45 mm, with its 23 knives used in a 0, 7, 11, 12 or 23 arrangement. Each knife is individually spring-protected against damage from foreign objects. A drop-floor intake system enables blockages to be cleared easily and quickly by hydraulically lowering the floor and knives from the comfort of the tractor cab. After the blockage is cleared they can easily be moved back into their working position.
The FBP’s baling chamber consists of 18 PowerTrack rollers which produce round bales 1.25 m in diameter and 1.22 m in width. The 18 rollers have symmetrical profiles which generate exceptionally high density and reliable bale rotation in all crop conditions. Net binding is available as standard, with twine binding available as an option.
The FBP uses KUHN’s IntelliWrap system which uses vertically mounted film pre-stretchers to prevent grass being deposited between layers of film for a tighter, better sealed and more consistent finish. The wrapping unit is also fitted as standard with KUHN’s film break sensor, and can be specified with the company’s 3D wrapping system for perfectly sealed bales which maintain their shape well and are better protected compared to conventionally wrapped bales.
Overall dimensions for the FBP 3135 are 6.25 m (length), 2.70 m (height) and 2.99 m (width). The machine’s net weight is from 5,400 kg depending on options selected.