When it comes to primary tillage, you could say Kuhn Krause takes a lead with its Dominator line. The products are designed to reduce subsoil compaction, provide residue management and maintain a level field finish.
The company has rolled out the new Dominator 4855 lineup including models with 7-, 9-, 11- and 13-shank configurations. The system continues to use the company's 5-step system for residue management, but adds more product improvements.
With a focus on serviceability and productivity while minimizing downtime, 2 ¾” diameter slip-in spindles and 8-bolt wheel hubs (rated at 10,000 pounds each) are used on all walking beam weldments. New 360/65R x 17.5 metrics are standard on the 4855-11 and 4855-13 (optional on the 4855-7 and 4855-9). This new tire size maintains flotation capabilities while increasing the weight capacity by 2,200 pounds per tire to improve transport reliability. Hardened bushings and heat-treated pins replace grease zerks and standard pivot pins in the parallel mount for the rear disc conditioner’s lower links, eliminating the need for daily grease maintenance.
A new angular contact bearing cartridge is now used on each rear disk conditioner blade assembly. The new bearing uses a heavy-duty, multi-lip bearing seal and a machined hub spindle. Each disc conditioner blade is secured to the hub spindle and bearing assembly with a 5-bolt blade pattern, which will make changing blades quick and simple. The 24/7 Soil Conditioning Reel option will consist of a new heavy-duty round bar reel with maintenance-free bearing assemblies (no daily grease required) mounted on heavy-duty ductile cast bearing arms.Learn more by visiting kuhnnorthamerica.com.