Kuhn has launched two mower-conditioners for use in delicate crops like lucerne or alfalfa, where leaf loss can be a major problem if conditioning is done by traditional flail type designs.
Designed to meet the needs of medium to large-size farms, the GF 10812 with its 10 rotors is the widest mounted machine in the Kuhn range but is still designed to work with a 90-100hp tractor as is commonly used on dairy or livestock farms.
The HLC rotor-lift system should also ensure that the tight turns common on smaller paddocks should not be a problem, with hydraulic valve operation resulting in a rotor lift of 50cm above ground level for easy manoeuvres and good crop clearance.
The GF 8712 and 10812’s folding geometry sees transport wheels positioned in front of the rotors on the larger, trailed models and a patented connecting system between the headstock and frame on mounted units, making the machines compact, stable, well dampened and safe for transport, while also offering easy access into paddocks.
Both machines, as well as the rest of the range, come with the patented Digidrive system for reduced maintenance costs, individual rotor pivots, asymmetrical tines for parallel ground contact and small diameter rotors with closely positioned wheels for clean spreading, and the option of in-cab controlled border spreading adjustment.