Kuhn has launched the EL Biomulch, a shallow working rotovator designed for the mechanical breakdown and incorporation into soils of cover crops, plant residues and organic manures.
As part of the firm’s EL Cultitiller range, the company says it has the potential to reduce the need for plant desiccating chemicals and can aid incorporation for bio-fumigation, as well as cultivating grassland for renewal or following crops.
Currently it is available in a three-metre working width, with forward speeds of up to 10kph and is suitable for tractors up to 160hp. The manufacturer says it is most effective when working in combination with a front mounted flail topper, especially in tall and dense crops.
The rotor is fitted with 72 angled blades that complete the mulching operation across the working width. These blades have a 95-degree angle to maximise the effectiveness of root and plant residue destruction and are designed to work within the top 30 to 50mm of the soil.
The machine costs £17,345.