Accurate placement from Kuhn’s Maxima drills

Kuhn recently chose the Lamma show to preview its new Maxima 3 range of precision drills.

The 12-model line-up is available in six- to 12-row format and is capable of drilling crops with row spacings from 37.5cm to 80cm.

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Central to the design is an improved seed selection and ejection system that offers accurate seed placement at working speeds of up to 10kph. The seeding unit parallelogram linkage has also been beefed up at hinges and linkages to improve the longevity of components.

The coulter pressure system is capable of producing up to 180kg of downward pressure and is fed by an electrically driven seed metering system with the option of GPS or manually controlled row shut-off.

Optional equipment includes angle-adjustable rear closing wheels with a furrow closing pressure of up to 45kg, fertiliser hoppers, press wheels, clod cleaners and trash wipers.

Prices for the new range start at £23,345 for the Maxima 3 TS six-row machine in maize drilling configuration.