September 11, 2015
Clogged rollers in wet sticky soils has been solved by the launch the Speedtiller Powerflex, an entrant in the Henty Machine of the Year Award.
Officially launched on September 4, the Powerflex has been developed after extensive research and testing by the K-Line research and development team.
The Powerflex is a direct response to rollers clogging in wet sticky soils, and sinking in sandy plain soil types.
Forward placement of the wheels gives the operator the ability to take weight off the rollers, without affecting the Powerflex’s ability to flex and follow the contours of the ground evenly.
The wheel placement also allows harrows to be used in place of rollers to suit a wider range of applications.
In addition, the front wheels enable superior “on the go’’ depth control which is especially useful in soft and sandy soils.
The Powerflex features wider spacing between front and rear discs which allows for increased trash flow and reduces the plugging effect of wet sticky soil.
Adjustable wing pressure is a unique feature to the K-Line Powerflex, introducing the ability to transfer the weight of the centre of the machine to the wings to provide even digging pressure across the total width.
This allows the operator to adjust depending on the soil type they are working in.
Rollers can be floated to reduce sticking in wet soil conditions to ensure a level seedbed is achieved.
The frame of the machine can also be floated, fore and aft, as well as sideways, for exceptional ground working ability in uneven terrain.
The Powerflex is designed to fold for narrow transport width and easy road travel.
It is designed and manufactured by K-Line Agriculture, Cowra, NSW, with one unit in operation in the US already showing excellent results.
The Powerflex will be sold through the K-Line reseller network and represented by Norwood Farm Machinery Centre at the Henty Machinery Field Days.
Caption (image supplied) The new Speedtiller Powerflex has been entered in the Henty Machine of the Year Award.