Product Focus: Kuhn cultivator makes a big statement

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The introduction of Kuhn’s Optimer XL 12000 onto Australian shores has stepped up the competition in the tillage industry.

Designed for stubble cultivation, trash management, soil levelling and the destruction of green covercrops, Kuhn's Optimer XL 12000 offers a host of new and innovative features designed to improve the efficiency and quality of work it performs.

Offering mounted or trailed models 12m wide, it caters to large scale operators.

With a variable working depth of 50-150mm, the Optimer XL 12000 is ideal for shallow stubble cultivation even when working with heavy crop residue.


The Optimer XL 5000 is part of Kuhn's XL range

There are 96 discs on the Optimer XL 12000, each with a diameter of 620mm. Each disc is 6mm thick, which prolongs its life by 20 per cent compared to discs 5mm thick. This helps to ensure quality, durability and therefore time efficiency.

Taking into consideration the variation in distance off the ground across the 12m span, Kuhn has assured a consistent working depth by incorporating a 'Steady Control' system. This system controls each of the five segments independently across the machine.

The Optimer XL 12000 has been designed to increase material flow by limiting one disc per arm. The design also reduces the risk of blockages with greater clearances under the disc train and underbeam and between disc trains.

With a variety of rollers available, Kuhn allows the operator to choose the best roller for their desired result, making it adaptable to each user. 


The Optimer L is another model in Kuhn’s range

Weighing in at 13.7 tonnes, the Optimer XL 12000 requires a minimum of 480hp to operate. The ideal operating speed is 15km/h that has the potential to cover up to 18 hectares per hour.

Kuhn's design has also taken into consideration the need for transport, and the Optimer XL 12000’s design allows for it to be folded 3m wide and 4m high for road transport, with a hydraulic lock for extensions to ensure safety.

The innovative design and quality of the Optimer XL 12000 allows it to stand out as an efficient, low-maintenance machine that will deliver consistent results to the operator.

Kuhn’s Optimer XL range is available in mounted and trailed models starting from 3m wide.

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