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.
Said to be ideal for fine and regular tilth seedbed preparation, the machine uses a 550mm diameter rotor and 144 carbide coated blades to mix and turn large volumes of crop residues at high daily outputs.
Moving between jobs is easy with a transport width of only 3.0m and the inclusion of a transport support wheel assembly.
In outdoor market gardening, plot flood-irrigation is common, requiring paddocks that are perfectly flat and level. So the design of the EL402R includes rollers wider than the cultivation width to achieve a clean finish at the machine sides that eliminates ridges and creates a level finish between passes.
Likewise, at the centre of the machine there is an offset between the link of the two rotors and the two rollers, resulting in a flat, level finish after the machine’s passage.
Component reliability is seen in the machine’s cast iron gearboxes with built-in oil circulation, reinforced drive shafts, cut-out clutches, metal face seals and reinforced rotors.
The power tiller is also equipped with a monitoring unit installed in the cab, to inform the driver if a torque limiter or oil temperature device is activated in one of the machine’s three gearboxes.