The new Pöttinger Lion 503C power harrow being used in combination with an Aerosem 5002FFD drill.

Pöttinger has introduced the new Lion 403C and Lion 503C folding power harrows. With working widths of 4.0m and 5.0m, they can be used with tractors of up to 320hp and are equipped for the toughest jobs.

During the development of the new machines, special attention has been paid to current and future requirements in terms of ease of operation and flexibility. All settings and adjustments can be made very ergonomically from the side of the machine. Feedback from the field has shown that settings are only optimised if they’re easy to use and can be continuously monitored on clearly visible scales.

Combined with folding coulter rails, this machine becomes an extremely efficient tool. It has definitely earned its place as a universal seed drill.

The folding frame concept has been optimised to meet the latest requirements; the headstock and the entire folding frame are mounted on the machine. The result is an extremely short and compact power harrow that’s up to 30cm shorter than similar models. As a result, the centre of gravity is closer to the rear axle and the weight acting on the front axle is noticeably more positive. Both models fold to an outer width of 2.55m so that transport on the road is no problem.

As tractor power continues to increase, so does the range of applications. While power harrows can be used solo for seedbed preparation, now more flexibility is needed. The answer is to make it possible to combine the power harrow with a coulter rail and front seed hopper. Thanks to its compact and short design, the weight of the coulter rail also acts further forward. This has an extremely positive effect on the steering performance of the tractor.

Both Lion models operate with four rotors per metre of working width. This makes it possible to provide wide working widths with smaller power tractors.

The new power harrows can be used with tractors up to 320hp.

Handling and accessibility are essential on power harrows. By not working unnecessarily deep you can save fuel. With the Lion 3C series, it’s easy to quickly set the ideal working depth from the side of the machine to obtain the correct seedbed structure. All you need to do is pull out a lynch pin and adjust the control rod to set the working depth as required. This system allows the working depth to be adjusted at intervals of about 1.0cm.

An impressive and much appreciated advantage is offered by the levelling board that is automatically height adjusted by the rear roller. This is completely independent of working depth setting. The levelling board is guided at a consistent pre-defined distance above the soil without changing its distance from the tines or its pre-set height. This patented solution delivers the most level and uniform tilth structure for the seedbed, even in varying soil conditions.

Seedbed preparation is concluded by one of a wide range of rear rollers. Choose from tooth packer rollers, prism packer rollers and rubber packer rollers. On tooth packer rollers and prism packer rollers there is the additional criteria of two different diameters to chose from.

Combined with a Pöttinger Aerosem FDD seed drill, this machine becomes a high-output and cost-effective combination delivering perfect sowing results. Featuring easy attachment, this is the perfect solution for farmers with high expectations for today and into the future.

For more information visit: www.poettinger.at.