Which 5 furrow plough?

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
Why is it stronger?
Es is plated and bolted inside on top and clamped around the beam from the big pin that it all hangs off right back to the bolt on the picture in the middle of the blue circle .

The eg has a lot more moving parts at the front and the whole plough hangs off 8 bolts through the side of the beam with nothing inside or around it to strengthen it
 

Attachments

  • 20220114_085646.jpg
    20220114_085646.jpg
    225.5 KB · Views: 0

Sandy

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Es is plated and bolted inside on top and clamped around the beam from the big pin that it all hangs off right back to the bolt on the picture in the middle of the blue circle .

The eg has a lot more moving parts at the front and the whole plough hangs off 8 bolts through the side of the beam with nothing inside or around it to strengthen it
Our Es is the same as yours but it’s 13yrs old
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
Our Es is the same as yours but it’s 13yrs old
This is an 09 but we got it in 10

I can't remember when they changed them to the double plate where the garish width ram goes on we had an 2001 which was single then an 06 which I think was still a single but not sure this has been the best one we've had yet .

The eg is a 2017 and it's well worn in places this one doesn't even move in .
 

jh.

Member
Location
fife
@Chae1 Would it be £10k more for the equivalent KV?
When I've priced overum to KV , I've usually got a 5 furr overum for less than a 4 furr KV.

If you want a just drop and go plough that makes a job, it's KV every time . Overums can make as good a job but need a lot more spannering ime.

For stony going I rate overum better . KVs don't like heavy soils unless they get extra springs fitted and then the shares snap . Both will need chassis bolts occasionally. KV skimmers are a lot better than overum too . Again it just works the overum needs tweaks.

I'd also take wheel track in to consideration . I find the KV more forgiving of not just wider tyres but wider track . Overum , old tractor on 710s at about 74" coped better than more recent tractor on 650s but out near 80"
 

Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
So by the sounds of it as a multi user beginner plough I'd be better with a kv.

And unless you're going new stick with manual variwidth!

Used to do a lot more ploughing than I do now. Having bought a couple of hydraulic variwidth ploughs second hand over the years the last one was fixed and new. Once the variwidth wears it’s a pain and value drops quickly. Now have a 6 furrow but without springs as most of my land doesn’t need it. May break 3 or 4 shearbolts a year.

Do have an old 6 furrow semi mounted with springs in the shed just in case 😁

Bg
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
I dont know what is wrong with Kuhn, I was always KV, got fed up with the things wearing the balls out on our stoney soils, then went shearbolt which was better but just fell apart. I tried a Kuhn 123, vari width and autoreset and bought it. A lot heavier than a KV and also a lot cheaper.
I do however maintain that the perfect plough would be a Kuhn frame with KV bodies on it, I find the Kuhn bodies are a bit deep for our soils here (ie we dont have a lot of topsoil)
But have got on very well indeed with it, nice plough
 

Latest Poll on TFF

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 14.9%
  • No

    Votes: 126 85.1%

JCB launches Fastrac ‘iCon’

  • 159
  • 0
Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...
Top