THE plough plays a major role in modern arable farming. On no other machine is the bandwidth of individual requirements – dictated by widely varying soil conditions worldwide – as varied as for the plough.
Pöttinger, the arable farming specialist, is equipped for the future with the new generation of semi-mounted ploughs. The Servo T 6000 is the result of many years of ploughing experience and intensive development work. The main beam section and the NOVA stone protection system have been revised from the ground up to optimise reliability.
The new semi-mounted ploughs are offered as Standard and Plus versions (six to nine furrows) as well as Nova and Plus Nova versions (six to eight furrows). Nova and Plus Nova ploughs feature hydraulic stone protection with an adjustable triggering pressure of up to 2,200kg to prevent damage to the plough and enable ploughing without interruption. The new series is available with a point-to-point spacing of 102cm and an underframe clearance of 80cm, or 90cm as an option.
The Traction Control system on the Servo T 6000 actively transfers weight from the plough to the tractor. This means that up to 1,100kg more load can be applied to the rear wheels while at the same time allowing the plough to track the ground perfectly.
As a result, wheel slip is minimised and fuel consumption is reduced by up to 3.5 litres per hectare. That is pure efficiency. In addition, harmful smearing of the rear wheels is reduced and the soil is conserved.
Additional ballasting of the rear axle is not required. Front ballast is sufficient because the weight of the plough is transmitted so that the rear tractor wheels are under constant load.
The new Servo T 6000 has fewer greasing points – all easily accessible – to minimise maintenance requirements. In addition, all reversible points are Durastar quality as standard. This contributes to a significant increase in durability and cost effectiveness.