3 March 2000

Rotary tiller for the mid-sized grower

A ROTARY tiller for the medium scale grower has been introduced by Kuhn Farm Machinery.

Designated the EL 102, the tiller is available in 2.3, 2.5 and 3m (7.5, 8.2 and 9.8ft) working widths and can be operated in either 540 or 1000 rpm pto speeds.

PTO drive to a central gearbox is protected by a friction slip clutch, while a rear pto spline is included as standard to provide drive for a pneumatic drill unit.

After the central gearbox, drive is transmitted via two side shafts to an oil-immersed drop gearbox on each side of the implement.

For the rotor unit, angled tines are mounted in a helical pattern – an arrangement which is claimed to create an even loading on the implements driveshafts.

Behind the rotor, the tiller features a two-part articulated hood which can be adjusted by crank handles to vary the level of soil crumbling. The rear hood also acts as a levelling bar to further reduce tilth and increase the machines stability in work.

Depth control is achieved using front wheels or optional skid shoes and a choice of crumbler and packer rollers is available. The standard 2.3m machine is priced at £5190.

lFor power harrows, Kuhn has introduced a fast-fit tine holder system which can be fitted to its latest 1000 series machines or retrofitted to earlier models. Designed to ensure a safe and secure fit, the tine holder system is available in kits and priced at £780 and £1015 for 3m and 4m (13ft) machines, respectively. &#42

Kuhns new mid-range EL 102 rotary tiller is available in 2.3 to 3m working widths, and can be operated in either 540 or 1000rpm speeds.