KUHN Farm Machinery will demonstrate its multi-purpose Aurock triple disc seed drill, the Striger strip-till cultivator, and their versatile TF front hopper at Groundswell 2021.
Aurock 6000 RC
KUHN’s Aurock has the versatility to drill in no-till conditions, including into standing cover crops, and is equally effective in minimal cultivation systems. At Groundswell, the company will demonstrate the 6 metre Aurock 6000 RC, with dual metering and a 5,000 litre capacity split hopper.
This drill is designed for a low horsepower requirement, needing a modest 180hp to operate. The ability to work in varying field conditions starts at the front with two rows of opening discs. There is the option of 460mm diameter corrugated discs, for working in prepared soil or soil mixing, or a 430mm diameter embossed disc for cutting residues efficiently and minimising soil ejection.
Seed placement is carried out by the double disc seeding unit mounted on a parallelogram for optimum delivery accuracy and perfect ground following. Alignment with the opening discs is maintained by a central pivot point between the coulter bar and the chassis. This ensures that seeds drop accurately into the furrow, whether the drill is operating on a slope or around a bend. The opener discs and seeding unit assembly form the triple disc that has underpinned KUHN’s success in drill manufacture for forty years.
With its dual metering capability, the Aurock 6000 RC offers numerous possibilities, including dual cropping or alternate row drilling with independent management of seeding depth. These options are increasingly relevant for farmers seeking more innovative cropping solutions, whether for pest control or improving soil health.
The modular design of the Aurock allows the option of an integrated cutter roller with adjustable pressure to enable efficient operation in all cover types. The transport wheels are positioned between the opening disc and the coulter bar. The machine can also be equipped with a whole-width wheel train for seeding within a minimum tillage cropping system. The offset press wheels prevent soil from building up at the front and extend the versatility beyond direct seeding. They allow the passage of plant residues and reduce pull power requirement. The large 900mm diameter reduces rolling resistance.
The Aurock is ISOBUS compatible, available with CCI 1200 or CCI 800 terminals (ISOBUS certified by the AEF). For enhanced ergonomics, a joystick is also available as optional equipment. Regardless of the selected control terminal, the operator has a user-friendly and intuitive interface developed by KUHN. A simple press of a button at the headland allows successive lifting of the front tools, then the stop of the metering units, ensuring perfect seeding to the edge of the field.