As a result of growing farms and shorter weather periods, time has become a valuable factor. Therefore, the DTX combines different operations in one pass to save time.
Designed as a mounted one-pass stubble incorporator/soil loosener for tractors in the 200-360hp range, the DTX is extremely versatile. It can be used for first entry with non-inversion tillage or to knock down ploughing whilst loosening down to 40cm. It is also ideally suited to establish oilseed rape straight into stubble as it leaves a very levelled, fine and consolidated seedbed. The DTX also offers very good trash clearance. The front tines are staggered and the rear discs allow a full cut and mix from 2 to 10cm deep.
The Kverneland DTX combines the tines (Pro-Lift or LD) with the proven disc section of the short disc harrow Qualidisc Farmer (Ø 520mm). Soil can be loosened with the Pro-Lift or LD tines down to 40cm while the top soil layer up to 10cm is incorporated with the disc sections. Tines and disc segment as well as the roller DD600 are connected in a high quality frame box which allows the operation even in heavy conditions. The DTX is equipped with side deflectors which are well-known from the Qualidisc range. This ensure perfect levelling in all types of conditions
|Model||DTX 300 SB (Shearbolt)||DTX 300 AR (Auto-reset)|
|Working width (m)||3.00||3.00|
|Frame size (mm)||180 x 180 x 10||180 x 180 x 10|
|No of tines||5||5|
|Tine spacing (cm)||60||60|
|Average power requirement (HP)||200 - 300||200 - 300|
|Max. power requirement (HP)||350||350|
The Pro-Lift tine and point provide a very effective soil conditioning action with prolonged wear rates. The DTX proposes 2 different tine options: shear-bolt or autoreset
version. On models with hydraulic auto-reset, the point pressure can easily be adjusted from 1700kg to 2925kg for the hardest soils.
LD (Low Disturbance) tines reduce the impact on the different layers without smearing at depth. The soil flow closes directly behind the tine. The tip is protected by carbide to extend the life time.
Effective consolidation plays a crucial, but often under-appreciated part in modern arable farming. As part of a reduced tillage system, it can save valuable time, reduce costs and increase yields. Fundamentally, it plays a key role in combating the problem of compaction, which is a barrier to root growth and water infiltration and a major factor in poor soil structure leading to run-off and erosion.
The well-proven 600mm diameter DD rear roller provides positive depth control and leaves a high quality corrugated, weatherproof surface. Rollers are equipped with heavy-duty scrapers and sealed-for-life ‘non-grease’ bearings.