Kuhn Krause recently introduced its new Gladiator 1205M strip-till system.The new 3-point mounted Kuhn Krause Gladiator 1205M strip-till system incorporates several new features that increase productivity and decrease machine maintenance, while improving agronomic performance.
Now available in 4-16 row configurations, the Gladiator 1205M features a brand 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 6-16 row units. This system has been designed to provide excellent ground adaptation in transport and when entering/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 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.