1992 - Volume #16, Issue #3, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Quick adjust high residue cultivatorNew "high residue" row crop cultivator from Krause makes it easy to adjust coulter and sweep depth independently without wrenches.
Each row unit of the Krause 4700 cultivator is equipped with a gauge wheel in front followed by double coulters and a sweep at rear. One hand-activated lever is used to adjust sweep depth by moving the gauge wheel and double coulters up or down as a unit. A second lever controls relative position of the coulters and gauge wheel. Pulling back on the handle moves the gauge wheel up and lowers the coulter. Pushing forward on the handle moves the gauge wheel down and raises the coulter.
"Quick adjust controls let you fine tune the cultivator according to field conditions with very little effort," says Pete Lysthauge, district manager. "Our double coulters slice through trash better than a single coulter and they improve soil flow around the cultivator shank.
"Another advantage of our design is that it's compact and close-coupled to the toolbar making it easy to lift. A lot of farmers have automatic guidance systems that weigh 500 lbs. and push the toolbar back about 1 ft. so you lose a lot of lifting capacity."
The cultivator is available with a rolling open top shield that lets you cultivate tall corn in heavy trash. Flip-up ridging blades can be mounted behind sweeps and optional "fixed position" disc hillers can be mounted ahead of and to the side of double coulters. The cultivator has sealed bearings and replaceable bushings at all pivot points.
Available in 4, 6, or 8-row rigid and 6, 8, 12, and 16 flat fold models. A basic 6-row narrow rigid model sells for $6,570 and $9,390 with all options.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Krause Plow Corp., 305 S. Monroe, Box 2707, Hutchinson, Kan. 67504-2707 (ph 316 663-6161).
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