Kuhn unveils new and improved lightweight drill

Kuhn has recently launched an improved, lightweight Megant drill featuring new tine coulters, an updated terminal, and the option to add a second hopper so farmers can drill two crops in one go.

The lightweight design of the new Megant 602R allows the drill to be operated by tractors as small as 150 horsepower, making it an attractive option for many farmers. The machine is similar in functionality to the previous 600 model, but features half-width shut off and can be equipped with an additional 110-litre SH1120 hopper.

The three types of tines compatible with the Megant include straight, reversible forward action, and a new narrow 12mm straight tine coulter featuring carbide plated points to reduce wear and improved soil penetration.

The Megant is also suitable for tractors with or without Isobus thanks to its new VT 30 terminal, which comes with a shockproof casing, large buttons, and an ergonomic design to improve durability and ease of use.

What’s more, the machine is compatible with both Kuhn CC1 800-1200 and other ISOBUS terminals, making the drill more accessible and economical for all users.

The 602R model retains some features from the larger Espro drill designed for dry conditions, such as spring-loaded nonstop track eradicators and side markers. Moreover, the riveted hopper on the previous model has been replaced by an improved 1800-litre hopper with the capacity of holding 1,200kg of wheat and drilling 60 hectares per day.

The new hopper also features internal steps to improve access to the distribution head and a shut off door that allows operators to separate the two compartments. This leaves room for the metering unit to be adjusted when the hopper is full and helps eliminate residual seed in the unit when the machine is in transit.

Lastly, the new Megant has been fitted with Kuhn Vistaflow valves that can be configured and controlled from the terminal, allowing operators to determine the rate of seed flow and save settings for the future. Vistaflow even records tramlining configurations to enable more accurate use of sprayers and fertiliser spreaders and ultimately reduce input costs.

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