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Old 25-01-2011, 01:42 PM
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probably just get the normal packer - the one i have has never done me any harm.
amazone man been today and come back with the best price by far out of the three makes and he's the shortest distance away so looks like i could be going green going to look at one later so we'll see then
Just check what diameter their tooth packer roller is. I am nearly certain that Kuhn increased the size over the years which would help it to keep rolling.
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Old 25-01-2011, 07:01 PM
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probably just get the normal packer - the one i have has never done me any harm.
amazone man been today and come back with the best price by far out of the three makes and he's the shortest distance away so looks like i could be going green going to look at one later so we'll see then
funny, id of thought the amazone would be the dearest.
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Old 25-01-2011, 07:23 PM
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Just check what diameter their tooth packer roller is. I am nearly certain that Kuhn increased the size over the years which would help it to keep rolling.
I think there are 2 sizes of packer for the Kuhn.

We run a Lely at the mo, have a retired Kuhn 301 which came from a monastery somewhere. Used to do 250 odd acres twice every spring & 80 of that 3 times for beet on all sorts of ground & never gave any bother in 10 years of use. Wore the crumbler roller out & put a S/H packer on it, was for the scrap a couple of years ago, but got to stay....toying with the idea of making a cultivator with the packer for the front links .
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funny, id of thought the amazone would be the dearest.
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so would i but says he is very keen to deal with us, is local and plenty running them nearby and the one's i've spoken to reckon they'd by one again
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Old 25-01-2011, 07:27 PM
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I think there are 2 sizes of packer for the Kuhn.

We run a Lely at the mo, have a retired Kuhn 301 which came from a monastery somewhere. Used to do 250 odd acres twice every spring & 80 of that 3 times for beet on all sorts of ground & never gave any bother in 10 years of use. Wore the crumbler roller out & put a S/H packer on it, was for the scrap a couple of years ago, but got to stay....toying with the idea of making a cultivator with the packer for the front links .
there is according to the brochure although we were only offered the larger one
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I'm not the world's expert by any length but I like the Amazone over the Kuhn.

Might be worth pricing up a set of metal for it though. A few hundred saved on purchase could easily be lost on 4 or five sets of tines.
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Old 25-01-2011, 07:49 PM
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You wont be disappointed with the Amazone James but if you have a choice go for the wedge ring roller,works very well with grain and even better in grass seed :thumbup1:
Adds a little weight but nothing a few extra wafers up front wont sort
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done the deal
amazone should be coming next week:thumbup1:
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done the deal
amazone should be coming next week:thumbup1:
whey hey, best of luck hi, well chosen i must say.
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anyone tryed mounting a power harrow onto the front looks like ive been volunteered to make up a frame to mount our onto the front linkage , kuhn and amazon do 1 for the front but both are lighter weight than ours , it will need to b strong enough that it doesnt fall of on the road and i think it will need an adjustable top link as well as the top link going to 3 point linkage . its not as straight forward as we first thought as it will need to be long enogh to clear the roller plus not fowl the drive shaft . had a look on tinternet but only came up with a couple of pics



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