Striger strip-till cultivator on display at Groundswell

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Kuhn Farm Machinery will highlight its Striger 600R strip-till cultivator at this year’s Groundswell, showing how growers can reduce soil movement and lower operating costs.

It works in narrow bands to match seed placement, leaving the rest of the field undisturbed. Row units are independent of the frame, with a depth gauge wheel at the front, followed by an opening disc to cut through trash.

Debris cleaners clear surface residue before the cultivating leg moves through at depths between 70mm and 300mm. Deflector discs prevent soil from leaving the strip before press wheels reconsolidate.

Edd Fanshawe, arable and connected services product specialist, said that Groundswell is a key show for a growing market.

“An increasing number of growers are looking to reduce soil movements through innovative cultivation techniques and models we are displaying highlight the versatility of the Kuhn range and how it can be adapted to different field techniques.

“During a recent maize trial, the Striger was compared to a conventional establishment system. Key outcomes included significantly lower diesel use on the strip-till area to achieve the same end yield and improved plant establishment and early crop growth. Machine travel at harvest was also noticeably better, with fewer ruts, and water filtration had improved with less water remaining on the soil surface.”

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