Kverneland ctc can I pull it?

Rob5150

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Will I my puma 160 cvx manage a 5m kverneland ctc with the tines set to about 3-4”? Rolling ground not stupidly steep though.
 
Kverneland recommend a minimum of 180Hp (max of 350!) in standard form for the 5m and they really do take a lot of pulling, we got on better without the wings on the tines. Mine did have the extra discs in front though. It is basically a 5m set of discs with about twenty winged tines in between the gangs of discs and a press behind. It moves all of the ground several times and we could drill directly behind it in one pass but it was like an anchor to pull.

The main reason to use this type of machine for me was to mix in straw and that did not work if you could not maintain a good speed as well.

It was a great machine till it started to crack headstocks. I wouldn't buy another because it wasn't built strong enough for the Hp needed to pull it .
 

Rob5150

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This one has the extra discs in front of the tines too, however no wings on the tines.
my puma weighs 8+ tons with wheel weights on and I have a 1250kg front weight too, and she’s 650 42s so quite a bit of rubber on the ground.
 
This one has the extra discs in front of the tines too, however no wings on the tines.
my puma weighs 8+ tons with wheel weights on and I have a 1250kg front weight too, and she’s 650 42s so quite a bit of rubber on the ground.
Pulled mine with a ballasted 9 plus tonne Magnum on 710s with 1100 kg front weights. The CTC is not that far from a Top Down in that configuration and look at the power requirement for that. Vaderstad say "from" 250 Hp for a 5m. Without the front discs and only 17 tines Kverneland say 180Hp minimum. I know it was a shock to me too to find out how much power the thing needed. We put it on a smaller magnum and gave up without ever finishing one pass of the field.
 

Brisel

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No. I have a 5m CTC and it can bring 370hp to its knees at times. Used to pull it with a JD 7930 220 hp but it really struggled. Of course tine width, depth, slope and soil type make a big difference. Removing the outer 2 legs and corresponding discs helped a lot. You do need speed for this to work well and a lack of power just won't do a decent job.
 

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