The Advance™ .1 Series fertilizer spreaders utilize the proven technology of the Axis PowerPack with EMC rate control, section control, headland control and border control. Standard weighing system, 304 stainless steel hopper and ISOBUS compatibility add to the machine’s impressive features.
The KUHN Advance™.1 Series trailed fertilizer spreaders offer fertilizer cost savings and environmental benefits through industry-leading control of application rate and spread pattern. With adjustable axle spacing, high ground clearance and multiple tire options, the Advance is capable of in-season fertilizer application as well as pre- or post-season spreading. The optional Universal PowerPack allows high-volume spreading of lime, increasing the machine’s versatility. Two models offer capacities of 300 and 350 cubic feet and working widths of up to 164’.
Working widths of up to 164’ mean fewer passes across the field, saving you valuable time, conserving fuel, and reducing soil compaction.
Electronic Mass Flow Control (EMC) System
Electronic Mass Flow Control (EMC) is a unique technology, well-established and proven after years of experience. This pioneering, torque-based system measures and continuously adjusts the application rate on each disc separately for complete flexibility and high precision. EMC technology maintains the difference between the set rate and actual as applied rate to 2% or lower.
Border spreading is accomplished on the Advance™ fertilizer spreader by reducing disc speed and/or drop point so fertilizer stays within the boundaries of your fields. Border spreading can be engaged on either the left- or right-hand side via the ISOBUS control terminal, creating a more trapezoidal spread pattern on the selected side.
Vari-Spread and Opti-Point
The Vari-Spread Pro section control system saves fertilizer by shutting off sections in point rows and oddly shaped fields to decrease overlap and reduce input costs. In manual mode, four sections per side are selectable (eight total). In automatic GPS mode, the system adjusts the drop point and disc speed constantly, resulting in a continuously variable spread width. Opti-Point takes the guesswork out of headland turns, starting or stopping the discs at just the right moment to reduce overlap.
Coaxial Distribution Adjustment (CDA) System
The Coaxial Distribution Adjustment (CDA) system has two important features that make it unique:
The pivoting hopper base enables quick adaptation to various fertilizers and working widths by adjusting the drop point of the fertilizer onto the spreading discs.
Specially designed metering outlets close to the center of the discs allow multiple supply points to the paddles. This helps ensure constant fertilizer flow and an even spread pattern.
The Axis® PowerPack is the hydraulically driven module for high-precision spreading of granulated fertilizer. Based off the well-proven Axis H-EMC model design, the fertilizer system allows granulated fertilizer and seeds to be spread with ultimate precision from 60’ to 164’ depending on material.
The Universal PowerPack allows for accurate spreading of ag lime as well some organic material. The Universal PowerPack contains larger and heavier spinning discs to spread the heavy and wet material up to 60’. The Universal PowerPack can be used for variable rate application as standard.
All Advance .1 models feature adjustable axle spacing from 80” - 90” - 120” as standard equipment. Combined with the high ground clearance and available tire options, operators can set the machine for in-season nutrient application in both 20” and 30” rows.
Premium Features In Every Machine
The main hopper is constructed from 304 stainless steel for outstanding corrosion resistance. Wires and hoses are routed through the enclosed horizontal side channels to prevent water and fertilizer infiltration.
A belt-over-chain conveyor moves the product from the main hopper to the PowerPack in the rear. This durable design provides a positive drive to eliminate slippage in heavy lime conditions. The conveyor runs “uphill” toward the rear-mounted PowerPack, which improves balance and tongue weight by keeping the majority of the load toward the front of the machine.
Four weigh cells located between the hopper and frame to inform the operator of the quantity remaining in the hopper. This helps the operator anticipate the appropriate reloading points and avoid running out of product mid-pass. The weighing system also aids in regulatory documentation and record keeping.
Operators have the ability to “plug and play” with existing ISOBUS virtual terminals for ultimate simplicity. The Advance™ is variable rate ready without needing an additional rate controller. The KUHN CCI 800 and the CCI 1200 ISOBUS terminals are available as optional equipment.
Hydraulic disc brakes are available to improve stopping power.
Both the 300.1 and 350.1 come standard with 480/70R54 tires, which provide a balance between flotation and the ability to fit between 30” rows for in-season spreading. Operators working in narrow 20” rows should order the optional 380/105R50 tires, while those seeking the ultimate flotation for pre- and post-season work can specify wide, 800/70R38 tires.