3 August 2001

Versatile power tiller

JOINING the range of power tillers from Kuhn Farm Machinery is the EL 142, which is designed for operation with tractors up to 140hp.

Available in working widths of 2.5m and 3m, Kuhn says the machine is more structurally robust than earlier mid-range models and has a reinforced box-tube headstock and a heavy-duty box-section main frame.

The units gearbox incorporates a friction slip clutch and interchangeable gears. The two sets supplied as standard allow four rotor speeds from the 1000 rpm pto input (there is an option for a 540 pto speed). A rear pto stub can be used for combination work.

The EL 142 is designed to be adaptable for a number of different cultivation situations by fitting different rotor and blade combinations. This allows the unit to be used as a cultirotor, cultitiller or a cultiplow.

The rear rotor hood can be adjusted manually to allow varying degrees of crumbling to be achieved and also acts as a levelling bar.

Price of the basic 2.5m EL 142 in cultirotor mode is £6075. &#42