6 furrow mounted plough

Landrover

Member
Am I daft to consider a 6 furrow mounted plough (Kuhn varimaster auto reset) are they to big for carrying on the arms ? I would have a semi mounted but awkward shaped fields put me off ! Any advice would be good !
 

nick...

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Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
I’m sure you will be fine.plenty for f people carry 7 on the linkage.i hope you got a good tractor.the Kuhn is heavy without the varimaster part and auto reset.
Nick...
 

puntabrava

Member
Location
Wiltshire
Crichel estate in Dorset used to have some mounted 7 furrow Dowdeswells on a brace of TW 25’s back in the day, you would think these modern things would cope better.
 

Bob lincs

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Arable Farmer
We have a 7f mounted KV on an JD 8360R and have had no problems with the tractor or plough . Does look a huge lump hung on the back though .
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Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
I have a mounted 6 furrow. Kv LD85 so nothing fancy no auto reset or vari width. Run it on either a Fendt 724 or a JD 6250r. Need plenty of weight to balance it especially on our steep banks. Works very well and I wouldn’t go back to a 5. The plough started here as a 5 new and we bolted the 6th furrow on, I know it sounds odd but I have always felt it ploughs better as a 6 furrow.

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We’ve got a 6F Kuhn, variwidth, trip leg on slats- new last year - very nice plough - run on 720 Fendt with a lot of weight up front and can be a bit tricky turning on steep headlands - could do with another 300-400kg. I would have been happier with a 5F but the output on the flat is good.
 

GJG

Member
Location
The Keys Hfd
I have the same plough , Kuhn 6f hyd variwidth & auto reset , Heavy plough but on 300hp massey no problems.
All depends on the size of your tractor.
 

Sals dad

Member
Location
Wrexham
We have 2 Kuhn 153 varimaster auto reset 6 furrow ploughs , use them behind t7 230 , t7 315 , jd 215 , the 230 is a bit light but pulls ok , had a 260 last year which was a good match, good ploughs but keep the turnover bearings adjusted.
Just had a varimaster L on land/ in furrow on demo , it has a stronger headstock , bigger turnover bearings but I wouldn’t really want anything smaller than a nh315 .
 

Finn farmer

Member
Am I daft to consider a 6 furrow mounted plough (Kuhn varimaster auto reset) are they to big for carrying on the arms ? I would have a semi mounted but awkward shaped fields put me off ! Any advice would be good !
Depends on yor tractor. Friend has 7 furrow Kuhn varimaster and said it is a bit uncomfortable to run it with Fendt 936 due to the weight.
 

Wheatland

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Arable Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I swapped a 6f kv eg85 mounted for a 7f pg100 semi mounted for the reasons listed above. It can’t be good for the tractor or the land under the tyres during headland turning
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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