Excalibur® CT Blade
Two parallel rows of individually mounted 22” x 32-flute Excalibur CT shallow concavity blades are on 9 inch spacing. Each blade arm uses a horizontal and vertical compound angle to maximize soil movement and blade penetration. Four isolator torsion cord mounts cushion the assembly during operation. Excalibur CT blades use a 6-bolt mounting pattern for each maintenance-free bearing hub.
Center-mounted tines force cut soil and residue created by the front blades downward during high speed tillage. Tines remain in contact with the cut soil and residue, resulting in a more uniform distribution of material prior to contact with the rear blades and 24/7® soil conditioning reel.
Star Wheel™ Treaders
Exclusive to KUHN Krause, rotary Star Wheel treaders aggressively mix soil and residue, pulverize large clods, remove soil from disturbed root balls and anchor residue into the soil surface. This action protects residue from blowing winds or washing rains, and begins the decomposition of residue into valuable organic matter.
This critical component also assists in providing an even, worked surface for planter row units to place seeds consistently in the seed zone. Star Wheel™ gangs are spring cushioned to contour over varying field conditions, provide a consistent finish, and evenly distribute residue across the soil surface.
24/7® Soil Conditioning Reel
The proven heavy-duty 24/7® soil conditioning reel delivers clod sizing and firming. Available with heavy-duty flat blades for maximum clod sizing in hard soil conditions or heavy-duty round bars for increased soil firming in loamy soil conditions, this effective component produces a superior finish in any field.
The 24/7 reel also has the ability to ‘float’ with a simple in-field adjustment, allowing continued operation in wetter soil moisture conditions.
Decreased daily maintenance and increased operator productivity
No daily grease maintenance required for the NSK Agri Hub bearings used for the Excalibur® CT blades, Peer® TillXtreme™ maintenance-free bearings incorporated into Star Wheel™ treaders and 24/7® conditioning reels or the spherical pivot bearing in each walking beam weldment.
Clevis Options – Interceptor™ 8050 models are equipped with a CAT IV power pin articulating ball cast clevis.
Guardian Hitch – This exclusive option for 8050-30 guards against stress on the implement tongue weldment and frame.
Constant Flow, Hydraulic Wing Down Pressure – Standard on all Interceptor® 8050 models, this feature can add up to 500 pounds of downforce per wing via the wing fold cylinders. This feature also contributes to an even depth of cut and positive residue cutting action across the full width of the Interceptor 8050, especially at a shallower depth of operation.
Star WheelTM Hydraulics – Constant flow, hydraulic down pressure on the Star Wheel treader allows the attachment to maintain even working pressure across a varying field surface, resulting in a consistent, uniform finish.
Tires and Walking Beams – The 8050-20 and 8050-25 use 340/60 R16.5 metrics on the center frame with 280/70 R15 metrics on wing. The 8050-30 features 380/60 x 16.5 metrics on the center section and 280/70 R15 metrics on each wing. All Interceptor 8050’s feature walking beam wheel transport and wing assemblies.