Kverneland 150 S Variomat

Light to medium soils, stony conditions

3 - 5 Furrows

Perfect choice for High performance
in light to medium stony soils
"On the Move" working width variation

This mounted reversible plough aims at intensive ploughing for small to medium size farms. 

The new design of the 150 serie induces low operating costs to the farmer. The unique steel heat treatment applied to the complete plough guarantees Kverneland’s values: high performance, long working life even in the toughest of soil conditions.
Light, robust, easy to handle: Kverneland Technology!

The benefits:

  • Low lift requirements, easy to pull, low fuel consumption
  • Easy furrow width adjustments: Variomat®
  • Simple to adjust and to operate. For instance, the 1rst furrow adjustment via the parallelogram system automatically corrects the alignment of the plough
  • Unrivalled Auto-reset system for non-stop ploughing. Bodies release independently one to another. No maintenance!
  • Choice of cross shaft, category II and III or quick coupling option.
  • Wide range of accessories

Kverneland Variomat®:

  • For Optimal match between tractor, implement and soil conditions
  • Increases capacity by more than 40% (12-20”)
  • Cost efficient : when output increases by 40 %, fuel consumption/ha reduces significantly
  • Easier to work straight and close to obstacles like fences…
  • Smart working width adjustments from tractor seat  (optional memory system)
  • Self adjusting pulling line

Technical Specifications:

  150 S Variomat    
Number of furrows 3 4  5
Headstock (max. hp) 150 150  150
Ø mm axle of headstock 110 110  110
Main frame mm 150x150 150x150  150x150
Interbody clearance 85/100 85/100  85
Working width
(85/100 cm interbody clearance)
12-20" 12-20"  12-20"
Underbeam clearance cm 70 or 75 70 or 75  70 or 75
Weight Kg 1050 1275  1400
Protection Auto-Reset Auto-Reset  Auto-reset
Min./max. hp (recommended) 85/150 105/150  125/150

Depth wheel, frame or rear mounted to suit customer requirement.
Available sizes :
6,00 x 9,00
200 x 14,5
320/60-12TT
500 x 165 (steel)

Highlights

Unique frame robustness 150 S Variomat

Importance of heat treatment

  • The frame is an essential part of the plough construction. For Kverneland quality standards, a non heat treated part is a weak part!
  • Kverneland frames are heat treated by induction twice. The temperature transfer to the steel is closely monitored. The frame gains 3 times as much strength. This unique Kverneland induction processes provides robustness and flexibility while ensuring an outstanding durability.

Stronger but not heavier

  • For the equivalent Kverneland robustness, competitors would use more steel in thickness or in dimensions, therefore producing a heavier frame.
  • Heavier frame impacts negatively pulling forces, wearing of parts, lifting capacities, tractor life time, and fuel consumption.

Long lasting

  • Weldings are also a critical weakness for a plough frame. Kverneland frames are supplied as one sole part!

Frame availability

  • 150 x 150mm for 3, 4 furrows, extendable by 1 furrow max. 4 F. plough. 

Vari-Width® (Variomat) System

Stepless Vari-width® system for infinite adjustments of working width, from 30 to 50 cm (12 to 20”) depending on models. Kverneland’s world patented system is available either with hydraulic or mechanical furrow adjustments.

Benefits:

  • Easy variation of ploughing capacity
  • Perfect match at all time between tractor capacity, implement and soil conditions
  • Time saving: up to 30% more capacity
  • Cost saving: up to 18% reduction in fuel consumption in relation with increased ploughing capacity
  • Better work: plough up to the hedges, fences, trees and ditches
  • Minimum wear: unique non-wearing linkage joint between the beams and the mainframe section
  • Perfect line of pull at all time. Kverneland’s Vari-width offers the correct parallel linkage along the whole plough. Therefore, lower draft requirement, minimum wear and tear.

 

Plough Bodies

Excellent Ploughing Quality

They are renowned all over the world for their:

  • excellent ploughing quality
  • outstanding wear resistance
  • low draft requirements

Bodies of a unique steel.

Kverneland Technology: 12 hours carburising heat treatment process for:

  • optimum wear resistance (sharp as a diamond)
  • the necessary flexibility to absorb impacts

Body No. 8 – “Universal body”
for light to heavy soils
good trash burial
easy pulling
Depth: 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12”)
Width: 30 to 55 cm (12 to 22”)

Body No. 9 – “Deep Universal body” 
for heavier soils and deeper ploughing
well turned and packed furrows
easy pulling
Depth: 15 to 35 cm (6 to 14”)
Width: 30 to 55 cm (12 to 22”)

Body No. 14 – “Stickless body”
plastic Body
for sticky and non-abrasive soils, without stones
good crumbling
wide furrow bottom
longer life-time in non-abrasive soils
Depth: 15 to 35 cm (6 to 14”)
Width: 30 to 55 cm (12 to 22”)

Body No. 28 – “Wide tyre body”
suits all soils; even heavier soils than body 8
very wide empty furrow for tractor wheels up to 710 mm
good turning and well packed
easy pulling
suitable for Depth: 15 to 30 cm ( 6 to 12”)
Width: 30 to 55 cm (12 to 22”)
 
Body No. 30 – “Finger body”
for sticky-stony soil and abrasive soils
good work in heavier soils
best crumbling effect
wide furrow bottom,
Depth: 20 to 35 cm (8 to 14”)
Width: 30 to 55 cm (12 to 22”)

Body No. 34 – Plastic mouldboard
Long and slim shape (similar to body 28)
For soils with high humus content without stones
Advised for tactors with large tyres
Easy pulling
Working depth: 12-5cm
Working width: 30-55cm
Landside / mouldboard: 40 degree

Auto-reset

Unbeatable in stony conditions !

Kvernelands fully automatic non-stop Auto-Reset System is unbeatable when it comes to trouble-free ploughing in stony conditions. The clever multi-leaf spring system allows the plough legs to release over stones and other solid objects in a smooth and efficient manner. This avoids sudden jolts and possible damage. Once the obstruction is passed, the plough body automatically returns to the correct ploughing depth.

Safety compliance

With today's demands for higher output, both tractor and plough are expected to perform quicker than ever. This makes more arduous demands on the equipment, particularly on the safety systems designed to protect tractors, ploughs and drivers against the dangers encountered whenever the plough meets hidden obstructions in the ground. The Kverneland Auto-Reset system guaranties this safety high standars requirements.

Adaptable to varying soil conditions

Depending of the type of soil all Kverneland ploughs can be equipped with different leaf springs packages. For soft soils, a normal spring with 5 leaves is the best choice to obtain the perfect ploughing in stony conditions. Today, most Kverneland ploughs are delivered with the Heavy Duty springs package (HD) with 7 leaves. This will perform well in most conditions. If the soil is very hard and stony - a double leaf spring package is recommended.

Extra leaves when needed

The standard Auto-Reset system includes 7 Kverneland heat treated springs (640Kp).
For heavier to extreme soil conditions, extra leaf springs are added for up to 1400kp.
The leaves are easily fixed with one central bolt only.

Individual body release !

The Kverneland mechanical Auto-Reset system enables very plough body to release independently. A quality ploughing is therefore guaranteed. 

Minimum wear and high second hand value

Kverneland's Auto-Reset System is a quite simple construction that withstands the punishing forces year in, year out, with a minimum of maintenance. Save time and money !
Moreover, the Kverneland auto-reset system guarantees a longer life to the plough. When hitting an obstacle, the pressure on the point, frame, plough parts, decreases. The stress on Kverneland ploughs is therefore reduced. Consequently, second hand Kverneland ploughs  sell at  a higher value than competitors ploughs.
*by using an Hydraulic system, pressure would increase

Heat Treatment

Kverneland Heat Treatment Technology:

  • more than 130 years of experience
  • steels that withstand the toughest of conditions
  • best robustness/weight ratio on the market
  • for equivalent robustness, competitors would add more steel and therefore more weight, quicker wear, dissappointing ploughing results

Kverneland Steels:

  • Benefits from less weight:
    easier to pull/lower fuel consumption/lower lift requirement/reduced wear and stress for the tractor/more economical …
  • Benefits from more resistance:
    minimum breakage/less maintenance/lower rotation for wearing parts/time saving/highest 2nd hand plough value/longer life for the plough/more economical…

Problems always happen when the plough is being used, when the work must be done!

A Kverneland plough is a peace mind!

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