Kuhn plough bodies

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by mf7480, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. mf7480

    mf7480 Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I ordered a new kuhn plough with lp66 bodies. Could anyone confirm that these are them? I expected them to look longer than this, being used to overum Xl bodies. Just want to make sure they aren't the standard h4's as there are no markings on them to tell and I want to make sure they are right before I use it and it's too late.

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  2. Jon

    Jon Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Use it, if they're not what you ordered they should be replaced anyway
    Looks a lovely plough, I was impressed by the one I tried
     
  3. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    There is now way they are h4 bodies.they are too short and will take a bit more pulling.look like a digger body for deep work.you wont be dissapointed with your plough but you may not like the price of parts
    Nick...
     
  4. mf7480

    mf7480 Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Thanks for that. I don't know much about the kuhn bodies, the brochure was very limited with info, but was told these are equivalent of kv no 28's. I don't tend to plough deeper than 8-9 inches. Will these do the job well or is there a shallower L body I should have had?
     
  5. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Depends what depth you want to go.i generally work about 9/10 inches deep with h4 bodies.what you appear to have are L bodies suited to leave a wide furrow bottom according to the kuhn brochure
    Nick...
     
  6. devonshire farmer

    Location:
    Devon
    we are on h4 you can plough from about 7 inches or go mining with it if you wish, lovely plough, little tip for you though the pin in the bottom of the turnover ram has no bushing on it so don't let it wear to bad, we have just took ours apart and had it machined out and a bush fited.
     
  7. mf7480

    mf7480 Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Do these look like they will push the soil over further than your h4's? Are the h4's as deep as these in the body? Handy tip there- I will keep an eye on it.
     
  8. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    H4 bodies are longer than those in the pictures so will turn the soil at a slower rate.
    Nick...
     
  9. devonshire farmer

    Location:
    Devon
    I don't really study the moleboard really just know whats fitted, if it aint matching then snotch her up a couple cogs, many will criticise this but brown side up is fine for us if you are harrowing in front of an air drill anyway, don't get me wrong the Kuhn does a nice job!
    @mf7480 you will probably soon find that the scraper on the depth wheel will want chucking in the back of the shed
     
  10. mf7480

    mf7480 Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
  11. devonshire farmer

    Location:
    Devon
    I would think the h4 is a more general purpose body, but the ones you have may well be more suited to your area, your dealer should know really!(y)
     
  12. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
  13. devonshire farmer

    Location:
    Devon
    Very much the same, maybe a little longer if anything but maybe the angle of the photo.
     
  14. YELROM

    YELROM Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    http://www.wilfredscruton.co.uk/cat...ivation/ploughs/kuhn-vari-master-182-11013491

    The one in the link above is on LP66D bodies and look similar to you
    Have spoke to our dealer about kuhn ploughs and he recommends the LP body as we are looking to plough with 650's,but they look a very deep body and we are only ploughing for cereals so am not convinced on them.
    I would rather have a body like the H4 but with a longer throw,but the dealer says that is the LP66.
    I agree that the brochure is very limited on body information,but i think the numbers on the body type relates to depth so can you get a LP4 or LP44:scratchhead:
     
  15. devonshire farmer

    Location:
    Devon
    We find the h4 in corn stubbles excellent, in maize stubbles excellent but ability to bury a sprayed of ley field limited
     
  16. mf7480

    mf7480 Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Would you agree they don't look the same as mine? I need to speak to the dealer on Monday and get him to check the built sheet. The plough came very quickly so I'm worried it's just one that was in stock somewhere but doesn't have the bodies I'm after.
     
  17. devonshire farmer

    Location:
    Devon
    They look nothing like the ones you have IMO, if you plough much ley ground look into a second set if skimmers too, the ones we have which look the same as the ones on your plough are designed for arable IMO and through ley on to the top edge of the last furrow or even right on top, result is either turfs on top ploughing or very shallow, anyone with any ideas greatly received!
     
  18. YELROM

    YELROM Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I have bought a multi master 123. It's only a shearbolt model as I don't have any stones. I have gone for hydraulic front furrow and hydraulic alignment, big land wheel and lp66 bodies. I also went for a 5f straight instead of a 4+1, it was £1500 extra but hopefully worth it with the bigger headstock and turnover shaft. I'd have loved a vari master but it was £3k extra.

    I have pasted your post off the machinery thread above.
    Sorry for so many questions but i thought that the 4+1 and the 5 furrow 123 plough both had the 175 hp headstock,did your dealer tell you different?
    Also i was quote £1250 more for a vari master over a multi master:scratchhead:
     
  19. Martin Holden

    Martin Holden Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Is that you Biggin or are you someone else?
     
  20. mf7480

    mf7480 Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Hi, the straight 5 definitely has a bigger headstock, if you look at the spec it is a bit heavier. I have seen both next to each other and the straight 5 headstock is taller and has a bigger turnover shaft. The vari master was definitely £3k extra, I'm disappointed if it should have only been £1250 because id have gone for it at that.
     

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