KUHN has launched a shallow soil cultivator, the EL Biomulch. It is designed specifically for the mechanical breakdown and incorporation of cover crops, plant residues and organic manures into soils.
The EL Biomulch is currently only available in a three-metre working width. It’s designed to work at up to 10km/h and is suitable for tractors up to 160hp. KUHN says it can be particularly effective in combination with a front mounted shredder when working in tall and dense cover crops.
The rotor on the unit is equipped with 72 angled blades which have a 95° angle. According to KUHN, this is to maximise the effectiveness of root and plant residue destruction whilst avoiding soil smearing and crust formation.
The hood is hydraulically adjustable from the tractors cab, and can be used with the hood fully closed for increased safety
The EL Biomulch is designed to operate within the top 3-5cm of the soil, with the working depth controlled by four adjustable wheels at the front of the machine. Adjustments can be made from either side of the machine and depth gauges are fitted to ensure level operation. The hood is hydraulically adjustable from the tractors cab, and can be used with the hood fully closed for increased safety.
KUHN says the unit is designed to the same mechanical specification as its established EL Cultitillers range, with a heavy duty Duplex gearbox and adjustable rotor speeds to allow adaption for different applications.