Kuhn Krause has recently announced the introduction of the CCX 9000 Cover Crop Seeder, which is designed for use on its Excelerator vertical tillage implements. It gives producers the ability to seed a cover crop while performing a tillage pass.
The Quantron S2 control monitor inside the tractor cab, which includes what the brand describes as a simplified calibration process, controls CCX 9000. It allows for a total setup time of just a couple of minutes. The settings can be saved for future use.
The seeder can handle application rates from one to 385 pounds per acre. It can also handle a wide range of seed sizes. The electrically-driven meter relies an electronic speed signal from the tractor determine application rates. Seeding depth is set by just angling the seed distributor plates toward the Star Wheels for deeper placement or toward the reel for shallower placement. No wrenches are required to make the changes.
Producers can order a CCX 9000 for 14- to 25-foot Excelerator 8000 models or 11- to 25-foot Excelerator 8005 models beginning in July.