KUHN GF 1012 Series mounted rotary tedders, with working widths of 28’6” or 35’5”, are ideal for both custom operators and large acreage hay producers. These machines provide exceptional tedding quality, resulting in a crop that is fully tedded over the entire width, and is efficiently and uniformly spread to maximize drying. Reduced drying times result in higher quality and nutritional value in hay and haylage.
The small rotors are the secret to rapid drying, excellent ground following and low incorporation of impurities in the crop, helping maintain maximum forage quality. The exclusive DigiDrive® coupling system provides low maintenance, long life and increased safety. These machines feature KUHN’s Headland Lift Control system, making them easy to lift and maneuver on headlands, while limiting the introduction of foreign materials like dust into the forage. Despite the wide dimensions at work, these machines are incredibly compact in transport. Their 9’10” transport width is a considerable asset when accessing the narrowest fields and also provides safety and comfort during over-the-road travel.
Features may include:Small-Diameter Rotors
For those whose goal is to harvest the highest quality crop – Small rotors are the key to success! Due to the steep pitch angle, small rotors offer many advantages, including a wide angle of attack while turning all of the crop, fast and uniform drying, complete crop inversion, even crop distribution, exceptional ground adaptation, minimum distance to the center of gravity on mounted tedders for reduced lift requirements, and reduced horsepower requirements.High-Quality Tines
When it comes to tines that actually engage the crop, KUHN leaves nothing to chance: top-quality raw material has been wound into four coils with long tine fingers, giving you exceptional reliability. A defined attachment system to the arms results in an unmatched design life of at least 180,000 cycles. This provides several hundred hours of work before tine replacement is necessary. Asymmetrical tine finger length means both fingers engage the crop equally for a more consistent pickup. The tine guards prevent accumulation of debris around the coils.Asymmetrical Tine Length
The asymmetrical tine length with longer outer fingers has several advantage to bring the machine’s tedding quality to perfection. This allows the outer finger to touch the crop earlier compared to symmetrical tines. It also ensures more complete tedding, along borders and between the rotors, where the tines overlap more in this sensitive area. Contacting the crop sooner means that the actual working width of each rotor is expanded and as a result, the entire machine working width is expanded.Headland Lift Control
Headland Lift Control makes tedders easy to lift and maneuver on headlands while limiting the introduction of foreign materials like dust into the forage. This is beneficial because the headlands do not need to be tedded twice. One hydraulic valve in the cab lifts all the rotors from the ground providing high ground clearance to pass over windrows (approx. 20”) and allows operators to easily turn on headlands or narrow areas.