Norwegian maker Kverneland has extended its latest 150 plough range to include hydraulic vari-width adjustment on both types.
Called the 150 Variomat, the new version brings hydraulic furrow width adjustment from 30-50cm (12-20in), for those who frequently adjust furrow widths to get the best output from available tractor horsepower and soil conditions.
“A simple shift from 12in to 18in furrow widths will yield a 30% increase in working width,” explains Kverneland plough specialist Adam Burt. “Fuel consumption is not proportional, which brings greater efficiency to ploughing. And a wider furrow width generates more clearance too, for those dealing with stripped or chopped straw.”
The 150 Variomat plough comes in three- four- and five-furrow versions, with a 150mm x 150mm main frame used on all models. Despite the bigger frame than the non-Variomat models, the plough doesn’t need vast amounts of horsepower to be handled or lifted. Kverneland says the 150 Variomat is suitable for tractors up to a maximum of 150hp.
The plough gets a one-piece headstock design that keeps the implement as close to the tractor as possible to reduce lift requirement.
A 70/75cm underbeam clearance is used for the 150 S Variomat, while the B Variomat has 80cm. Both share an 85/100cm interbody clearance for good performance in differing soil and surface conditions. Front furrow width adjustment can either be done via the standard turnbuckle or optional hydraulic adjustment. Prices start at £13,057.
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