New tech shapes machinery

KUHN’s FC 9330 RA mower conditioner with swath grouper.

KUHN Group recently announced it would introduce more than 80 new features to the market in 2022.

KUHN’s EL 162-300 biomulch power tiller, FC 9330 RA and FC 13640 RA mower conditioners with swath groupers are new products that showcase some of the new features that have been developed.

The new tiller has been designed to cater for organic farming operations, eliminating the need for herbicides to reduce the organic matter in crops.

With a working width of 3m and working depth of 3cm to 6cm, the rotary tiller is ideal for mixing fresh residues, cover crops or organic fertiliser into the soil.

KUHN’s new mower conditioners, the FC 9330 RA and FC 13640 RA, have been designed to optimise output and quality with an integrated swath grouper.

The FC 9330 RA mower conditioner has been designed to adapt its swath delivery from 1.80m to 3.60m. The adaptability of the FC 9330 RA positions the machine to suit a variety of balers, particularly those with wide pick-ups where the forage density is high.

The most common actions of the FC 9330 RA can be controlled by the CCI A3 joystick handle. It also has an integrated inclinometer that controls the belt speed according to the slope of the paddock.

The FC 13640 RA mower conditioner offers its operators a higher working output and has been designed with the goal of preserving the soil from compaction. With a working width of 12.4m to 13.4m (the largest mowing width in the KUHN mower range), the FC 13640 can form a swath 1.8m to 3m wide.

Its telescopic axle makes the FC13640 suitable for controlled traffic farming and increases the clearance, making it easier to form wider, more evenly shaped swaths to encourage a consistent drying process.

To ensure high quality conditioning, the mower has been designed with the pivoting steel finger conditioner. The rotors are driven by a selector lever gearbox, allowing operators to adapt their conditioning depending on the type of forage.

“One of our most exciting developments has been the KUHN CCI (competence centre isobus) connect technology,” KUHN Australia’s Bruno Fetiveau said.

“The technology continues to evolve and the isobus CCI Connect or CCI Connect Pro released into the KUHN Group in late 2020 will soon reach Australian shores.

“Australian operators were introduced to the CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals last season, reducing their downtime and increasing precision.

“The technological advances that are shaping the agricultural industry are pushing machine manufacturers and operators to think outside of the box.

“To be involved in an industry that is moving in leaps and bounds is exciting and KUHN is certainly stepping up to the challenge.”