Kuhn Krause has introduced the new 3-point mounted Gladiator 1205M that offers strip tillage performance and incorporates new features that increase productivity and decrease machine maintenance.
Now available in 4- to 16-row configurations, the Gladiator 1205M Strip Tillage System features a new toolbar designed to reduce maintenance, facilitate serviceability and improve transport dimensions. Hardened pins and bushings at pivot points on the folding toolbars and the lift assist option eliminate daily greasing, while hydraulic cylinders and hoses are now mounted externally allowing easy access for service or replacement.
Folding toolbars use a specially designed hinge (patent pending) allowing the wings to fold slightly forward when folding over-center improving transport dimensions. This angled hinge also causes wings to resist upward movement in field working position, thereby helping to maintain target depth.
An optional lift assist system is available for 6- to 16-row units. This system has been designed to provide ground adaptation in transport and when entering or exiting fields while at the same time allowing the Gladiator to remain fully mounted to the tractor’s 3-point linkage.
The ST-PRO™ row unit continues with its industry leading design as used on the Gladiator for many years. Zero maintenance and the ability to make adjustments quickly and without using tools make these units simple to setup and run. The Drop Zone™ nutrient placement system ensures fertilizer is placed exactly where it is needed and the patented Strik’r® soil conditioner breaks clods while at the same time preserving the berm and resisting plugging.