Kuhn goes large with new 12.5m Optimer cultivator

Growers with serious horsepower at their disposal can potentially cut down on tractor wheelings with Kuhn’s biggest Optimer stubble cultivator.

As such, the 12.5m-wide 12500 L is most likely to appeal to the controlled-traffic fraternity and comes armed with 510mm discs – 100 of them in total – across two rows.

These are designed to work between 3cm and 10cm deep, with their work consolidated by a 550mm “double U” roller that should cope with a wide range of soil types.

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The company suggests matching it with a tractor of at least 350hp.

The new model sits alongside the 9m 9000 and 12m 12000 as part of a refreshed range of Optimer cultivators.

Updates across the board include a hydraulic stand to replace the manual version, a reworked folding/unfolding sequence operated via a single spool, and a “steady control” feature to maintain uniform disc depth across the full width.

List price of the 12500 L is £131,736.

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