Kuhn’s new Aero GT 60.1 boom spreader offers higher application rates and greater precision-farming capabilities than its predecessor.

Kuhn Farm Machinery has launched the Aero GT 60.1, a trailed pneumatic boom spreader that’s available in 30m, 32m and 36m formats.

The Aero GT replaces the AGT 6036 in Kuhn’s range, with upgrades on its predecessor including a significant 25 per cent increase in the maximum application rate, greater precision in section control and improvements in the control unit, calibration and maintenance.

Higher application rates are possible due to increased mass flow characteristics brought about by a bigger air intake and larger capacity pipes. For example, when spreading urea to 36m, application rates of up to 320kg/ha are possible for the Aero GT when travelling at 15km/hr, compared with 250kg/ha from the AGT.

A new metering system on the Aero GT incorporates six individual units that can be shut off independently when using automatic section control (Kuhn MultiRate 6). When used in combination with a variable rate map, each individual unit can also apply a different fertiliser rate. The possibility of applying a different application rate every 6.0m across the width of the machine is ideally suited to those farmers who’re looking to maximise the control of their inputs.

An upgrade in the Aero GT’s control unit creates greater compatibilities with ISObus terminals. The Aero GT can be controlled by the CCI 800 or CCI 1200, or the tractor’s own ISObus terminal.

Other improvements include improved kinematics, with calibration being significantly simpler for the operator. In addition, the fan units are fitted with maintenance-free bearings and the material thickness has been increased on the wearing elements, improving the machine’s durability and reducing the running costs.

Retail prices start at £141,950 for the 36m machine (correct at November 2020).

For more information visit: www.kuhn.co.uk.