Two new versions of Kuhn’s Performer have been added to the company’s range of non-powered, deep tine-disc cultivators: new 6 metre and 7 metre models join the existing line-up of 4 and 5 metre Performer machines.
The Performer quickly became Kuhn’s most popular non-powered cultivator range after its launch in 2013. Originally only available in 4 and 5 metre working widths, the single-pass, multi-mode machine is now also available in 6 and 7 metre working width versions.
The Performer offers great cultivation versatility thanks to its ability to operate with discs only with a roller for surface cultivation or with tines only with a roller for sub-soiling; it can also operate roller-free for non-consolidation work.
The new 6 and 7 metre machines are suited for use with tractors in the 360 to 700hp power range, and use twin independent disc gangs (10cm working depth), four rows of tines (35cm working depth), levelling discs and Kuhn’s latest 700mm diameter HD-Liner roller.
The disc gangs function independently of each other and comprise 510mm diameter serrated discs, mounted to afford 560mm underbeam clearance, allowing free flow of crop residues.
Tines are arranged in four rows with 280mm inter-tine spacing and 850mm underbeam clearance. A choice of shares is available for different functionality.
Levelling discs are mounted on curved arms and have elastomer protection and there are height adjustable border discs. The HD-Liner roller is notched for better rotation and provides 225kg/m downward pressure. The roller can be lifted out of work when not required, for example when carrying out non-consolidation work.
Robust in construction, the Performer is designed for low maintenance in the toughest conditions. All discs are mounted on maintenance-free hubs and the tines are drop-forged for added strength. The machine is fully hydraulically adjustable and folds to a transport width of 3 metres.
The Performer is designed for the toughest conditions and is fitted with a 900kg adjustable non-stop hydraulic tine safety system. It can also be used in conjunction with Kuhn’s SH 600 seed drill which offers a capacity of 600 litres and is equipped with Kuhn’s VENTA seed metering unit: in this configuration, the Performer and SH 600 are the perfect combination for sowing oilseed rape and cover crops.