Diamant semi-mounted ploughs now with OptiLine adjustment
LEMKEN recently introduced an adjustment system for semi-mounted ploughs to improve lateral plough guidance and thus reduce fuel consumption. This is achieved via an additional hydraulic cylinder provided at the plough pivot point.
While adjustment systems such as LEMKEN's Optiquick adjustment centre are commonly available for mounted reversible ploughs, lateral pull is systemic and therefore unavoidable in conventional semi-mounted reversible ploughs. The traction points of the tractor and semi-mounted reversible plough are fixed. An additional, pressure-controlled cylinder serves to transfer additional torque to the tractor to compensate for lateral pull. This shifts the tractor/plough traction line further towards the centre of the rear axle and thus reduces lateral pull in the Diamant. Measurements have confirmed that the new OptiLine adjustment system allows fuel savings of up to 10% to be achieved. Ploughing without lateral pull also means considerably less strain for operators, as they do not need to counter-steer. Operators are able to optimise the plough's landside pressure and the tractor's lateral pull by adjusting the hydraulic pressure.
Optimum landside pressure additionally achieves consistent front furrow widths and even results, while allowing the depth and intensity of seedbed preparation to be reduced.
LEMKEN, a specialist for professional arable farming with annual sales of EUR 344 million, and a global company employing more than 1,200 staff, is one of Europe's leading suppliers. Founded as a blacksmith's shop in 1780, this family-operated company produces high-quality, high-performance agricultural implements for soil cultivation, seeding and plant protection at its German headquarters in Alpen and its two production plants in Föhren and Haren. Innovation in the best interest of our customers guides our thoughts and actions. For additional information on LEMKEN please visit our homepage at www.lemken.com