Lemken has released the Karat 12 four-bar cultivator to handle intensive stubble work.
The Karat 12 has been developed to handle both shallow and deep no-tillage cultivation up to a 300mm (12-inch) depth, and is especially suited to work through heavier soils.
This model is built for hard work, with four rows of tines with a line distance of about 230mm (9-inches). This design can deliver the desired loosening effect as well as effective mixing.
There are eight different share types available so there will always be just the perfect combination of tools for any required soil mixing conditions.
An optional quick-change system ensures that shares can be easily and quickly swapped.
The fitting of Lemken’s new carbide coated K8H share points is recommended for operators seeking an edge to create an above average finish.
With an underframe clearance of 800mm (2.6ft) and an interbody clearance of 900mm (3.0ft) the Karat 12 can easily work its way through large volumes of organic materials.
The Karat 12 runs concave discs for optimal levelling, as do Lemken’s other cultivator models, the Kristall and Karat 9.
The discs and trailing roller fitted to the Karat series are designed as a single unit to ensure the discs don’t need to be adjusted, even when the working depth is changed.
The carriage of Lemken’s Karat 12 cultivator is integrated between the tines and concave discs, and this results in a highly compact and stable cultivator.
At the same time is makes the Karat 12 extremely agile at headlands and during road transport.
The favourable weight distribution also helps during transport as this allows the heavy trailing rollers to achieve good balance.
Standard equipment on the Karat 12 includes maintenance-free automatic overload protection.
The tines are able to deflect vertically by up to 200mm (8-inches) and this provides operator confident with disruption-free work even in stony soils.
Trigger forces in excess of 550kg ensure that the tines remain firmly engaged with the soil.
The hydraulic depth adjustment allows operators to adjust the working depth continuously via the trailing rollers, during operation, and all from the safety of the tractor cabin.
Each roller/concave disc unit is equipped with a self-levelling system for precise and constant depth control to allow for smooth operation.
Hydraulic traction enhancement is available as an option on the Karat 12 to reduce slip and save on fuel consumption.
The ContourTrack option is worth considering for operators working in hilly terrain. It provides electro-hydraulic adaptation to surface contours via depth control wheels.
The result is a consistent working depth, even for the largest cultivators.
The semi-mounted Karat 12 is available in working widths from four to seven metres.
Contact the local Lemken division for model availability or your nearest dealer on mobile 0410 445 952, or see the website at: www.lemken.com.