New Product: Kuhn Krause Interceptor 8050

Published online: Aug 30, 2017 New Products
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The Interceptor 8050 is Kuhn Krause’s high-speed tillage solution for controlling troublesome, chemical-resistant weeds and a whole lot more. Developed to provide a clean width of cut, the Interceptor 8050 provides growers with a smooth seedbed floor and a level surface for accurate seeding. A single row of heavy-duty, adjustable, 30-inch tines are mounted directly behind the front row of 32-flute Excalibur CT (conservation tillage) blades, forcing airborne material downward toward the field surface. This begins the soil leveling process and aids in evenly distributing residue ahead of the transport wheels, rear blades and the proven Star Wheel treader rear attachment. No necessary daily grease maintenance features, along with speed of operation, can improve operator productivity.  The Interceptor 8050 is designed for growers who prefer a high-speed tillage product with a more aggressive nature.

Two parallel rows of 22-inch-diameter, 32-flute Excalibur CT shallow concavity blades evenly distribute tough residue into the worked soil profile. A six-bolt hub mount secures each Excalibur CT blade to individual blade arms formed with compound angles to direct soil and residue flow from the Excalibur CT blades. A high-speed tillage pass with the Interceptor controls stubborn, chemical-resistant, young weed growth.

The Interceptor high-speed tillage system has the potential to increase the adoption of higher planting speeds in both conventional and conservation tillage systems. Adjustable, constant-flow hydraulic wing down pressure allows the Interceptor to maintain consistent soil penetration across the working width, while operating at higher field speeds, a first step toward accurate planter seed placement.

Additional standard features include: no daily grease maintenance bearings for the Excalibur CT blades, walking beam pivots, wing fold and wheel lift pivots, Star Wheel treader gangs and 24/7 HD conditioning reels. The Interceptor is available in 20-, 25-, and 30-foot sizes.

Contact Kuhn North America at (608) 897 2131 or www.kuhnnorthamerica.com.