KUHN has announced new technologies that will shape the Agricultural industry moving forward as the company secures its position as a market leader
KUHN Group looks to the future with the release of three machines that carry class leading technology, all capable of improving farm production in 2022.
Models carrying the KUHN stamp of a technology leader and available now, include the EL 162-300 BIOMULCH Power Tiller, and the FC 9330 RA and FC 13640 RA Mower Conditioners.
These models are armed with Swath Groupers and ISOBUS CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals designed to greatly improve operator efficiency.
KUHN is embracing the emergence of new technology, adding to its models whenever practical, and this is how the badge is continuing to secure their position as a leader in the Agricultural industry.
Keeping ahead of the pack and developing and refining their machines to meet the needs of operators, KUHN Group has announced there will be more than 80 new features introduced 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 models that showcase some of the functions that have been developed for advanced farming.
In addition to the functional aspect, there have been new features designed to optimise operator output. KUHN has also enhanced their connected solutions with the introduction of the ISOBUS CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals to increase operator efficiency.
KUHN Australia Managing Director Bruno Fetiveau said, “KUHN Australia are always looking for new innovative technologies that will enhance our local products and optimise the results for Australian farmers.
“We’ve seen this previously in Australia with the availability of KUHN’s extra-large machines to suit the scale and diversity of the local landscape. It is an exciting prospect to know that the new technology released by KUHN Group will also benefit Australian farmers in the coming seasons,” Bruno added.
KUHN EL 162-300 BIOMULCH rotary tiller
The EL 162-300 BIOMULCH rotary 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 3 to 6cm, the EL BIOMULCH rotary tiller is ideal for mixing fresh residues, cover crops or organic fertiliser into the soil.
“With a growing organic industry, KUHN is developing new technology to meet the needs of organic operators allowing them to optimise their results without compromising their organic accreditation,” Bruno explained.
KUHN FC 9330 RA and FC 13640 RA
KUHN’s latest release mower conditioners, the FC 9330 RA and FC 13640 RA have been designed to optimise output and quality with an integrated swath grouper. Both mowing units are fitted with some smart design advantages that include:
· KUHN’s OPTIDISC ELITE cutter bar that has been recognised for its robustness and cutting quality
· The ISOBUS control interface, that allows operators to connect with the CCI 800 or CCI 1200 terminals.
· LIFT-CONTROL suspension, that can adjust the ground pressure through ISOBUS control protecting the plant cover and ensuring a good ground following.
KUHN’s FC 9330 RA mower conditioner has been designed with the versatility to adapt its swath delivery from 1.8 to 3.6m.
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 12.4 to 13.4m, the largest mowing width in the KUHN mower range, the FC 13640 RA can form a swath 1.8 to 3m wide.
Its telescopic axel makes the FC 13640 RA 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.
KUHN CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals
“One of our most exciting developments has been the KUHN CCI (Competence Centre ISOBUS) Connect technology. 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,” Bruno Fetiveau said.
“Australian operators were introduced to the CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals last season, reducing their downtime and increasing precision,” Bruno added.
The KUHN CCI Connect and CCI Connect Pro both connect to the ISOBUS CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals using a 3G/4G connection, giving the operator access to a variety of functions via their MyKUHN account.
These functions include:
· Remote view; allowing the operator to view the work in progress remotely, providing assistance or training to the machine operator.
· Online CCI Update; automatic notifications when the ISOBUS CCI 800 and 1200 terminals require an update
· KUHN Easy Transfer; easily transfer different files including modulation maps, tasks, missions, contours etc. from a computer to a smart phone via the Agrirouter data exchange platform. The files can also be sent back to an operator’s office and processed into their agricultural management software.
· Agrirouter Ready; ISOBUS CCI 800 and 1200 terminals are compatible to receive and transmit data with all agricultural software connected to Agrirouter.
Managing Director, Bruno Fetiveau said, “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,” Bruno concluded.
Since its inception in 1828, KUHN has been a leader in the Agricultural industry worldwide and will continue to do so with the emergence of its these latest technologies.
To find out more about KUHN’s EL 162-300 BIOMULCH Power Tiller, FC 9330 RA, FC 13640 RA Mower Conditioners with Swath Groupers, and the ISOBUS CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals go to this link.