Plough furrow press with flexible working width
Distance from farm to field, often increases with farm size. This means furrow presses fully-mounted on the plough, offer a practical and time-saving solution by avoiding the need for a separate transport tractor. With its FlexPack, LEMKEN is presenting just such an integrated packer, which can deal easily with variable working widths for mounted and semi-mounted ploughs.
In contrast to previous packers, with their fixed working widths, the new FlexPack automatically adapts to the working width of the plough, because the packer frame runs parallel to the plough frame. This avoids strips of land being double pressed when the plough does not utilise its maximum working width. Only the new FlexPack guarantees uniform reconsolidation of the soil. Another advantage is the fact that the FlexPack is also used during ploughing of the first furrow, and the packer can be used both at the headland and side edges of the field.
Packer ring arrangements offset in pairs, with a diameter of 60 cm V-profile, ensure that work is performed without any clogging. This ensures an excellent pressing effect whilst preventing them sinking too deeply into the soil. The load, transferred to the FlexPack, can be adjusted hydraulically to provide the optimum level of consolidation for the conditions.
The FlexPack for the Juwel 8 mounted ploughs and Diamant 12 semi-mounted ploughs will be available from the summer of 2012 onwards.