KUHN was recently awarded two AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
The OptiSense belt stall indicator is a new system found on the KUHN MM 890 Merge Maxx hay merger. The indicator alerts the operator when the belts start to slow down when approaching the maximum capacity of the machine. This gives the operator a chance to react before the machine plugs. If the belts stop, the sensor will stop the pickup to avoid damage to the belts and further plugging of the machine. An audible alarm alerts the operator of a stalled conveyor and the conveyor direction arrow changes to red to identify the stalled conveyor. This feature helps operators increase performance, while also keeping the merger moving across the field for improved productivity.
Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select innovative products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
Kuhn North America, Inc., of Brodhead, Wisconsin, is a leading innovator in agricultural and industrial equipment, specializing in spreaders, mixers, hay tools, and tillage tools. KUHN, KUHN Knight, and KUHN Krause products are sold by farm equipment dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.