New spreader and mechanical weeding solutions
2nd December 2023
KRM (Keith Rennie Machinery Ltd) will be showing a new model of fertiliser spreader alongside an expanded range of mechanical weeding solutions at the LAMMA show.
The new fertiliser spreader from KRM, the L15W, brings the benefits of weigh-cell technology to orchards, vineyards, the amenity sector, and smaller farms.
It has been developed with the same parallel frame weighing system as all other weigh cell machines in the range. These machines are fully automatic and self-calibrating ‘on the move’, meaning that the spreader constantly adapts to the flow characteristics of the fertiliser, ensuring that the target application rate is always achieved, KRM says.
The new machine is fully GPS compatible, allowing variable rate application, auto on/off and section control. It can be delivered either with its own Totz control box or as an Isobus machine, ready to connect to the customer’s tractor.
The L15W comes in two hopper widths: 1.25m and 2.10m, with capacities from 500–1,600 litres. The narrower ‘Base’ hoppers are suited to vineyards and orchards, especially in combination with the two-row equipment, while the wider ‘Plus’ hopper machines suit smaller farms and amenity applications.
KRM has also expanded its range of mechanical weeding solutions from Carré, with the addition of the Klinea, a mechanical inter-row hoe purely dedicated to cereals, and the new Kipline camera guidance system for SGI inter-row hoe models.
The high-precision Klinea SGI hoe comes as standard with direct integration of the Kipline system for even greater compactness. The Klinea features parallel linkage mounted elements, guaranteeing a constant working depth over the whole width of the hoe. It includes two rows of comb harrows at the rear of the hoeing element for a “perfect finish” and to ensure that the roots of weeds are exposed on the soil surface. As an option, it can be ordered with hydraulic lifting elements and Isobus control for automatic management at headlands.
The Klinea tines and plough shares have been designed to ensure that the surface of the soil is scalped at a constant depth. An innovative joint system supporting the tines incorporates a non-stop spring safety system and enables efficient and precise adjustment of the plough share angle, important for penetration in tough conditions.
The Kipline Camera and Weed Pilot control box aims to offer a camera that performs better where there is a high density of weeds and where work is carried out at narrow row spacings. A second Kipline Camera can be combined with the main camera to ensure that the hoe is properly guided in conditions of low emergence or irregularly shaped fields. LED lights extend the range of use in poor lighting or night-time conditions.
The Kipline has high-definition optics and can analyse the entire colour spectrum for detecting the difference between crop rows and weeds.
The Weed Pilot display is a touch sensitive screen that includes a real-time video display of the area being analysed by the camera. The operator can select standard settings for quick setup or individually adjust many settings to fine tune the system.
Stand number: Hall 18, Stand 470