Kuhn EXCELERATOR 8005-40

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Excalibur Blade

With their distinctive scalloped edge, Excalibur® blades capture and slice residue into planter-manageable sizes. This exclusive 32-flute design easily penetrates soil, creates small clod size and begins the mixing process of soil and residue.

Adjustable Gang Angle

Varying soil movement and residue mixing is attained by adjusting the gangs from 1 degree (maximum residue retention) to 5 degrees (maximum soil movement, leveling and residue mixing). These shallow angle settings prevent soil smearing, distinguishing the Excelerator’s performance from competitive units based on older disc harrow technology with gang angles typically from 10 degrees to 22 degrees.

Star Wheel Treaders

Exclusive to Kuhn Krause, rotary Star Wheels™ 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 breaking out any remaining uncut soil between blade paths, providing a smooth, even 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 uniform 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.

Maintenance-free Bearings

Decreased daily maintenance and increased operator productivity

No daily grease maintenance required for the new Peer TillXtreme maintenance-free bearings, now incorporated into the Excalibur gang assemblies, Star Wheel treaders and 24/7 conditioning reels.


Working width (m) 12,2
Working width (feet) 40'
Number of wheels 12
Number of bearing arms 32
Number of blades 121
Blade size (cm) 55.88
Blade size (in) 22"
Transport width (m) 5.8
Transport width (feet) 19'
Transport Height (m) 3.8
Transport Height (feet) 12' 5"
Number of sections 5
Frame type Folding
Weight (kg) 14203
Weight (lb) 31313
Maximum working depth (cm) 8.9
Working depth (max.) (inches) 3.5"
Tractor Power (kW) between 238 and 298
Tractor Power (hp) between 320 and 400