Kverneland Group reveals new products ahead of Agritechnica 2019

By: Chris McCullogh

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Kverneland has announced a swathe of new launches, planned for Agritechnica in November

Kverneland has expanded its mower offering as well as adding a new generation of mounted reversible ploughs

Mowers, hayrakes, balers and seed drills are among the new products that Kverneland Group will be launching at this year’s Agritechnica machinery show, to be held in November.

The event, held every two years in Hannover, Germany, sees many machines launched, but there is no guarantee that all will make it around the world.

Local distributors PFG Australia say that much of what is shown at Agritechnica will not be available to the market until 2021 – meaning that keen customers will need to wait.

That said, the140-year old business has been hard at work developing changes to its triple mower segment – according to what was unveiled at a media preview in August.

Built up, mown down

Kverneland has expanded its triple mower segment offering with the new heavy-duty build 5387MT, an 8.75m combination with the innovative QuattroLink suspension concept specifically designed for productive working days.

The 5387MT is based on the 5300 series platform and includes well-established features like SemiSwing steel tine conditioning and dual adjustment of conditioner plate.

Consisting of two 3.2m mowing units, each with eight round discs, this combination runs on tractors starting from 180hp.

The machine is available with simple mechanical controls as standard, or with added comfort from the optional ComfortControl joystick with electro hydraulic folding and unfolding.

In addition to the durable SemiSwing steel tines, the 5387MT also features dual adjustment of conditioner plate, a well-known feature on the complete 5300 series.

The conditioner plate can be adjusted at both front and rear ends to provide full adaptability of the conditioner to crop intensity.

The machine folds into a safe transport position, above 90 degrees for stable weight distribution and, not least, to keep the mowing units away from treetops during transport.

The equivalent model under the Vicon brand is known as the Vicon Extra 787T.

Raking it in

Sticking with grass Kverneland also launched its new Kverneland 9670S Evo + Vario, a 6.65m -7.85m trailed side delivery twin rotor rake.

Starting with comfortable connecting of the machine and continues with for example an automatic folding of the swath board and an optional hydraulic transport locking.

Further, the standard 380/55-17 wheels secure a ground protecting operation.

Ploughing ahead

But the most eagerly anticipated launch was the new generation of Kverneland 2300S, 3300S and 3400S mounted reversible ploughs, designed to behave more like a trailer than a plough when in transport.

The new range has a tractor plough pivot point located in the middle as well as higher legs to optimise ploughing in any conditions.

Plus, to optimise ploughing in any conditions, the aero-profile design of the legs and the 80cm under-beam clearance improve the soil flow in high residues conditions.

These robust legs are pre-shaped to limit welding that could weaken plough parts. As with any Kverneland auto-reset legs, these remain hollow as to optimise the plough weight, pulling forces and hence fuel consumption.  

The leaf springs of the auto-reset legs are specially designed to withstand the toughest conditions. They are easy to add or remove in order to adapt to specific necessary release forces. 

The three new models feature the Variomat for easy ploughing working width changes from the tractor cabin which not only increases output but also saves time, fuel and money.

The Variomat allows easy adjustments to the preferred working widths which can easily be done either mechanically or hydraulically. Depending on models, it can be adjusted from 30 to 55cm. The auto-line system guarantees the correct pulling line at any time. When changing the working width, both front furrow width and pulling line adjust accordingly, automatically.

The Kverneland 2300 three to five furrow ploughs are recommended for tractors up to 240hp and the 3300 model three to six furrows are recommended up to 330hp.

All these plough models can be ordered in Europe from fourth quarter 2019 for delivery by the second quarter of 2020.

Farms & Farm Machinery was unable to confirm whether the range will be sold locally. 

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