17th & 18th January 2018

East of England showground, Peterborough

HORSCH expands the Express KR range

HORSCH expands the Express KR range

08 December 2015

HORSCH’s new 3m Express KR power harrow and drill combination, on show a LAMMA 2016, is the first model in an already expanding range. Shown for the first time in the summer, Horsch has recently announced an expansion of the range at Agritechnica 2015 with 3.5m and 4m working width models now also available, and has added a new simple and safe calibration system.

 

Ideal for intensive seedbed preparation

The 3m, mounted machine features the proven drill components of Horsch’s renowned Pronto model integrated with a powerful 10-disc Kredo rotary harrow. The machine is ideal for intensive seedbed preparation even in very difficult and stony soil conditions.

 

The Express KR features hydraulic rams to control working and sowing depth allowing it to be easily adjusted from the tractor cab. The drill is controlled by the Horsch terminal, which is ISOBUS compatible. The frame of the Express KR is designed in such a way that the working depth of the rotary harrow does not influence the sowing depth.

 

Proven Pronto’s drill technology

Built with Pronto’s drill technology, the Express KR uses the TurboDisc 2 seed coulters to precisely follow the soil surface for consistent seed depth. These where launched on all Pronto drills for 2015. Four rubber dampers per coulter transfer a coulter pressure of up to 120 kg and guarantee a smooth coulter control even at high speeds. The TurboDisc seed coulters can be lifted completely on the hydraulic rams allowing the Kredo rotary harrow to work on its own or even uncoupled completely from the drill via four fixing points.

 

New calibration mechanism

To carry out the calibration test, the operator can stand behind the machine and push the calibration bag with the integrated mechanism under the calibration flap. The mechanism opens and closes the flap without the operator putting their hands inside the machine.

 

The compact and stable design sees the 1500 litre seed hopper located close to the tractor enabling tractors from 150hp to handle the machine with ease. A number of packer options are available.

 

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Notes to Editors

  • More information on the company and its products can be found at www.horsch.com
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How to get there

East of England showground

Peterborough, PE2 6XE, UK

A free Shuttle bus service will run between Peterborough train station and the East of England Showground.  The service starts at 7am on both days, with the final bus leaving the showground at 5pm to return to the station, subject to local traffic conditions.

 

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