Kuhn adds Suffolk coulter option to small Venta air drills

Kuhn has added the option of Suffolk coulters to its Venta pneumatic seed drill range.

The new models will be badged 1010 and are otherwise the same as before, with a HR power-harrow underneath and either 1,500-litre or 1,800-litre hopper on top.

The power-harrow unit can be uncoupled in less than 10 minutes, says Kuhn.

The drills are available in 3m, 3.5m and 4m working widths and the 1010 Suffolk coulter versions join the 1020 series with double-disc coulters and 1030 series machines with the firm’s Seedflex precision coulter bar.

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All come with a volumetric fluted metering unit with large splines for larger seeds (wheat, barley, peas and beans) and small splines for smaller seeds such as oilseed rape.

Seeding rates can be set from the tractor cab at between 1kg/ha and 430 kg/ha and down pressure of each coulter unit is 35kg.

Starting price for the Venta 1010 series is £21,947.