Heavy-Duty Components for an Increased Machine Life
When a field obstacle is met, a rapid breakaway of the plow leg occurs. Once the obstacle is passed there is an increase in pressure, bringing the bottom quickly and firmly back into working position. The system also acts as a shock absorber in rocky ground, increasing plow life.
Headstock and Frame
For added reliability, the structure is made using a large, machine-welded frame measuring approximately 7” x 7”.
Moldboards are made of unequal layer, heat-treated Triplex steel that have an increased working life up to 40% over standard steel and a hard wearing surface over 1/8” thick.
Moldboard Choices to Match Your Needs
The H4, helicoidal, Scandinavian-type moldboard provides well-formed plowing to a normal depth range of 7-12”. The share is fitted with a reversible/replaceable point that greatly increases the life of the share. Recommended for fall plowing, the H4 moldboard is especially suited for heavy and damp clays. Furrow passes are well defined and trash burial is excellent.
The helico-cylindrical N moldboard plows to a depth of 14”. Designed to be highly versatile, it is cylindrical at front, helicoidal at rear. A low draft ensures a partly broken furrow with excellent trash burial. Recommended for spring plowing, this moldboard is versatile and works well in sandy or clay soils.
VP Slatted Moldboard
VP Slatted Moldboard: The VP slatted moldboard composed of independent and interchangeable slats. Reduces pulling power, due to a lower moldboard surface area. Designed for use in extremely sticky muck and clay soils. Not for use in sand or loam soils or in soils with rocks or stones. The multiple slats allow individual replacement from wear.
Enhance Your Productivity in the Field
On-land offset is available to enhance productivity. The soil sometimes requires wide or dual tires that cannot be used for in-furrow plowing. If the tractor is setup for other applications that require duals or wide tires, if equipped with the on-land kit it is no longer necessary to dismount the wheels in order to use the tractor for plowing.
Hydraulic sequencing comes standard meaning fewer valves to operate during headland turns. Ease of use is always important when handling large machinery. With this system, there are fewer hydraulic valves to operate on headlands. Hydraulic sequencing also allows for automatic folding of the offset when the plow is being lifted.
Each skimmer is independent of another and firmly held in a sheath-like support. The skimmers are shear bolt protected and are adjustable in three directions.
- Forward and backward-with a choice of three positions, the sheath bolts to the leg support via countersunk holes to avoid any risk of free play.
- Up and down-rapid and precise height adjustments (8” of adjustment) with countersunk holes in the skimmer leg for easy locking of the leg for the desired height.
- Side to side-for correct adjustment in relation to the disc coulter (where fitted).
Depth and Transport Wheels
The 20” steel or 24” rubber wheel follows any change of plowing widths and features simple depth adjustment by screw adjuster, with the possibility of setting left and right sides differently. It can be placed in many locations on the frame to ensure optimum positioning for all conditions.
|Number of bottoms per side|
|Extendable by one bottom|
|Hydraulic rollover with 2 cylinders|
|Minimum allowable power|
|Maximum tractor power|
|Approximate machine weight for NSH version|
|Point to point clearance|
|On-land hitch kit|
|Sequencing valve - combines lift and rollover functions|
|Offset and angling adjustment|
|Side transport and depth wheel|
|VARI-LEADER 6E||VARI-LEADER 7E||VARI-LEADER 8||VARI-LEADER OL 6E||VARI-LEADER OL 7E||VARI-LEADER OL 8|
|L : Wide helicoidal||L : Wide helicoidal||L : Wide helicoidal||L : Wide helicoidal||L : Wide helicoidal||L : Wide helicoidal|
|135 hp (101 kW)||158 hp (116 kW)||180 hp (132 kW)||135 hp (101 kW)||158 hp (116 kW)||180 hp (132 kW)|
|270 hp (198 kW)||315 hp (235 kW)||360 hp (268 kW)||270 hp (198 kW)||315 hp (235 kW)||360 hp (268 kW)|
|8,487 lbs (3,850 kg)||9,402 lbs (4,265 kg)||10,273 lbs (4,660 kg)||8,487 lbs (3,850 kg)||9,402 lbs (4,265 kg)||10,273 lbs (4,660 kg)|
|14’’ - 22’’ (35 - 56 cm) hydraulically adjustable||14’’ - 22’’ (35 - 56 cm) hydraulically adjustable||14’’ - 22’’ (35 - 56 cm) hydraulically adjustable||14’’ - 22’’ (35 - 56 cm) hydraulically adjustable||14’’ - 22’’ (35 - 56 cm) hydraulically adjustable||14’’ - 22’’ (35 - 56 cm) hydraulically adjustable|
|31.5” (80 cm)||31.5” (80 cm)||31.5” (80 cm)||31.5” (80 cm)||31.5” (80 cm)||31.5” (80 cm)|
|40” (102 cm)||40” (102 cm)||40” (102 cm)||40” (102 cm)||40” (102 cm)||40” (102 cm)|
|Cat. 3 with cross-shaft||Cat. 3 with cross-shaft||Cat. 3 with cross-shaft||Cat. 3 with cross-shaft||Cat. 3 with cross-shaft||Cat. 3 with cross-shaft|
|7.1” x 7.1” (180 x 180 mm)||7.1” x 7.1” (180 x 180 mm)||7.1” x 7.1” (180 x 180 mm)||7.1” x 7.1” (180 x 180 mm)||7.1” x 7.1” (180 x 180 mm)||7.1” x 7.1” (180 x 180 mm)|
Customer Spotlight: Vari-Leader
Peter Hendriks Listowel, Ontario, CanadaRead this review
“I’m happy with the plow (KUHN Vari-Leader Semi-Mounted Rollover Plow) and our neighbors are saying it did a good job for them too. They are really impressed with the little tractor pulling the plow in such heavy ground.”