Powerful and efficient performance - that is what the Turbo offers. The machine can operate at high forward speeds whilst maintaining a consistent working depth. With the Turbo, Kverneland provides a cultivator which is the right choice for all seasons, all kind of conditions and for a wide field of applications.
In fact, the Turbo range is dedicated for the following seasonal jobs:
• Opening the soil after frost or winter rainfalls, enhancing the air flow for quicker warming up
• Seedbed preparation in front of spring seeding, for example maize crops that need deeper cultivation for a good root development
In the summer :
• Stubble cultivation right after harvest
• Second or third pass to destroy weeds and volunteers saving herbicide
In the autumn:
• Peparing the soil for a fine crumbled seedbed able to enhance germination even for fine seeds like rape, grass etc.
The Turbo is a versatile cultivator to carry out cultivation from 3cm to 20cm.
Kverneland proposes different configurations:
• Turbo: 2 rigid models in 3.00m and 3.50m - up to 175hp
• Turbo F: 3 folding models in 4.00m, 5.00m and 6.00m - up to 300hp
• Turbo T: 2 trailed models in 6.50m and 8.00m - up to 450hp
|Model||Frame||No. of tines||No. of tine rows||Working width / transport width (m)|
|Turbo 3000||mounted rigid||15||4||2.82 / 3.00|
|Turbo 3500||mounted rigid||17||4||3.19 / 3.50|
|Turbo 4000F||mounted fold||21||4||3.94 / 2.90|
|Turbo 5000F||mounted fold||27||4||5.07 / 2.90|
|Turbo 6000F||mounted fold||31||4||5.81 / 2.90|
|Turbo 6500T||trailed fold||33||5||6.18 / 3.00|
|Turbo 8000T||trailed fold||41||5||7.68 / 3.00|
3 steps to get a fine seedbed ready
Advanced testing program
Before the Turbo was launched into the market, it had passed a whole series of tests to ensure the impeccable quality of the product.
• Sophisticated technologies are used for each development such as static load test, finite elements method (FEM) and shake-lifetime tests.
• Finally the machines are tested in the field under different conditions to reconfirm that the requirements to all functions and strength are met. A strict LOR is defined to meet all kind of soil conditions.
The frame is a result of a long study made by FEM (Finite Element Method) calculation to optimise the steel over the working width and proposing a strong structure able to resist to tractors up to 450hp for the trailed model, up to 300hp for the Turbo F and up to 175hp for the rigid frame.
The complete Turbo range has been designed to be combined with the Actipack roller, which is the heaviest roller in the range. All the most agressive scenarios (deep working when turning, headland turns, transport tests, ...) have been considered to make the different frames as strong as possible and thus guaranteeing the proven Kverneland quality.
User comfort is key
Kverneland always focuses on safe operation and user comfort. With all the adjustments being done without the need for tools, a lot of precious time is saved!
Adjusting the Turbo for each seasons is easily done. The depth is adjusted by hydraulic cylinders and spacers; and the levelling equipment by spindle. If the working depth is changed, there is almost no need to change the position of the levelling equipment thanks to the well-studied cinematic which acts like a parallelogram.
In addition, there is hardly any maintenance to be done on the Turbo apart from changing wearing parts. For farmers with small fields, narrow roads and who want to save time, the rigid Turbo can be equipped with a hydraulic folding system of the lateral levelling tines.
Automatic Load Transfer (ALT) on Turbo T
With the Turbo T, Kverneland provides a cultivator which is easy to pull at low operating costs. A top feature of the Turbo T is the Automatic Load transfer (ALT) system. With the front depth wheels acting like detectors, a sensor activates the load transfer system which transfers up to 1,800kg onto the drawbar. The benefit is up to 5% reduced slippage and savings of almost 900€ per year (calculated on 1000ha acreage).
Additional weight on the tractor (e.g. inside the rim wheels) becomes obsolete – reducing fuel consumption and wearing. The wheel wagon is placed inside the machine to ensure very short headland turnings of less than 10m. This also supports the positive weight transfer on the drawbar even when reversing with the heaviest rollers.
High vibration for intensive mixing and crumbling
Reflex tine: versatile for all conditions
The Reflex tine benefits from high vibration effect: the large coil and the high tine clearance of 725mm gives a high flexibility whilst ensuring a high vibration effect to crack the clods and mix the soil. The working depth of the share stays even when the tine release to the back thanks to its stable design. The narrow tine spacing ensures active crumbling and perfect levelling. Thus the pressure applied on the coil is reduced to extend its life time.
The Reflex tine is the perfect solution for using the Turbo in first/second stubble pass or for seedbed preparation. Also for the incorporation of slurry or manure the Reflex tine is the best choice. To make it even more versatile three different shares are available
For stony condition and high penetration
C-tine: High stability at deep operations
The auto-reset C-tine uses the well known Kverneland leaf spring system to ensure a high point pressure of 270kg in work and a smooth release curve when the tine hits an obstacle. The C-tine with narrow design and special shape reduces the pulling forces while ensuring a perfect penetration in most compacted soil. It is the perfect choice for deep loosening and working on heavier soil types strewn with stones.
The C-tine can be equipped with different shares to adapt to different working depths and tasks. 3 types of shares are available with the patented Knock-on® system. It is the easiest way of changing parts on a cultivator, either to adapt the machine to the job to be done or to change wearing parts.
Leaving an even surface
In order to create an even surface for a fine seedbed, Kverneland offers two options of levelling tools for the Turbo.
There are levelling tines which are a very easy and economic way of levelling and to handle normal straw conditions on light to medium soil types.
When it comes to heavy amounts of residues and also more clay or loamy soils the levelling discs are more suitable.
Both versions are overload protected by a spring to avoid damages in stony or other difficult conditions. Individual springs ensure individual release of tines or discs and keep levelling quality even in stony conditions. The pressure on this spring and also the angle of the levelling discs/tines can be adjusted for a perfect results.
To respect the transport width on the Turbo mounted versions with 3.00 and 3.50m working width the outer tines/discs can be hydraulically or mechanically folded in.
There is a full range of levelling equipment and rear rollers available:
Cage roller ø 550mm - 90 kg/m
Double cage roller ø 400mm (tube/flat) - 160 kg/m
Actipack ø 560mm - 220 kg/m
Actiring ø 540mm - 160 kg/m
Actiflex roller ø 580mm - 160 kg/m
Easy conversion from working to transport position.
The three-part hydraulic folding gives a transport width of 3.00m and ensures smooth running and safe road transport.
The Turbo T models are homologated* at 40km/h in Germany and 25km/h in France. The EU homologation is in progress for a release in January 2018.