Interceptor® 8055

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High-Speed Conservation Tillage

Your high-speed solution for residue management, weed control and seedbed creation, the Interceptor 8055 was developed to provide growers with a conservation tillage tool capable of leaving a well-structured, level seedbed in fall or spring.  Working Widths: 30’ – 40’.

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The KUHN Krause Interceptor 8055 delivers high-speed conservation tillage to control stubborn, chemical resistant weed growth, while sizing and evenly distributing tough residue throughout the worked soil profile. This action kills weeds, limits potential movement of wind driven residue, builds soil organic matter by contributing to residue breakdown, and helps prevent formation of a residue mat on or below the soil surface which could inhibit seed soil contact and movement of moisture and nutrients throughout the profile. The proven Star Wheel™ treaders with 24/7® finishing attachments provide a consistent, uniform field finish.
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Your benefits

Residue Incorporation

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Excalibur® CT Blades

Higher residue quantities from increased planting populations, tougher stover from GMO hybrids with stay-green traits, varying soil moisture and volatile weather conditions: these are all examples of challenges North American producers face during the tillage season every year. Designed to maintain a sharp cutting edge throughout service, Excalibur CT blades cut and size residue. These 22” diameter blades are mounted on 9” spacing to achieve a full cut of soil across the machine, and each blade features 32 flutes to reduce clod size. The Excalibur CT blades are configured in a tandem layout to prevent tracking and ensure a more uniform distribution of soil and residue across the field compared to machines utilizing an offset design. The Interceptor’s depth of frame provides ample distance for residue and soil to flow, allowing it to settle between the two parallel rows of blades and reduce the risk of plugging compared to short-coupled designs.

Angle of Attack

Excalibur® CT blades are mounted on a shallow compound angle to ensure optimum soil penetration while limiting weight carried on the backside of the blade. This reduces compaction and smearing of soil, especially in wet conditions and helps ensure that residue is distributed throughout the soil profile and not simply buried at the bottom of the seedbed.
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Center-Mounted HD Tines

Center-mounted HD tines are fitted directly behind the first rank of Excalibur® CT blades and maintain full contact with the soil surface to initiate residue redistribution and soil leveling. This single row of heavy-duty tines is on 12” spacing to help capture all material flow from the front blades and force it downward, settling loose material before contacting the rear row of blades and finishing attachment, and reducing the quantity of material blowing over the rear of the machine. This ensures that as much residue as possible is sized, incorporated, and anchored rather than left on the field surface where it will be susceptible to blowing or washing off the field.
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Quality Finishing

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Star Wheel™ Treaders

Star Wheel treader gangs, mounted on 6-degree angles, level the seedbed and size clods, while mixing and anchoring residue into the loose soil. Constant-flow hydraulic down pressure on the Star Wheel treader allows the attachment to maintain even working pressure across a varying field surface, resulting in a consistent, uniform finish. Many competitive units depend upon their rear attachment to control machine operating depth and thereby transmit significant weight to their rear attachment, which can result in a tight, compressed seedbed.

24/7® Conditioning Reels

Available with flat blades for maximum clod sizing in hard soil conditions or round bars for increased soil firming in loamy soil conditions, this effective component contributes a superior finish in any field. The reel may also be raised hydraulically using the tractor SCV to increase field run time in wet conditions.
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Quick and Easy Adjustments

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Single Point Depth Control

Working depth is adjusted from a single point at the front of the machine and controlled using the walking beam mounted tires in the middle of the frame. With this configuration, front/rear levelling is not affected during depth changes and so changing machine depth is quick and easy and does not necessitate additional adjustments.

Gauge Wheel Down Pressure

The Interceptor 8055 uses gauge wheels with a constant hydraulic down pressure system rather than a fixed position system which work in combination with the mechanically sprung leveling linkage. In effect, this provides the machine with a suspension system that dampens machine bounce and helps to ensure a level field finish. Because the gauge wheels are not set in a fixed position, they do not normally need to be adjusted when changing working depth, further reducing the number of potential adjustment points. When Gauge wheel down pressure adjustment is necessary, it is set using a single valve block at the front of the machine.
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Wing and Star Wheel Down Pressure

Down pressure on wings and Star Wheel treaders is adjusted using valve blocks at the front of the machine. Varying wing pressure helps ensure even penetration across the width of the machine and will not normally require additional adjustment between seasons unless moving between extremely hard and soft conditions. Similarly, Star Wheel pressure is set to give the desired degree of residue anchoring and clod sizing and will not normally require additional adjustment unless moving between residue types.
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Equipment

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Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS
 
Transport Width
Transport Height
Number of Blades
Working Width
Blade Spacing
Weight
INTERCEPTOR® 8055-30 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-36 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-40
16'6" (5 m) 18'11" (5.8 m) 18'11" (5.8 m)
14'5" (4.4 m) 14' (4.3 m) 14' (4.3 m)
82 98 110
29' (8.9 m) 35' (10.7 m) 39'6" (12 m)
9" (22.9 cm) 9" (22.9 cm) 9" (22.9 cm)
31,200 lb (14 153 kg) 37,500 lb (17 010 kg) 39,150 lb (17 758 kg)
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
 
Hitch Type
Tongue Type
Fore / Aft Leveling
Hydraulics
Wing Fold Cylinders
Lift Cylinders
Depth Control
Blades
Bearing Arms
Blade Hub Bearing
Mid-Mount Tines
Center Section Wheels
Wing Section Wheels
Finishing Attachments
INTERCEPTOR® 8055-30 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-36 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-40
CAT IV, 3-Hole Mount CAT IV, 3-Hole Mount CAT V, 3-Hole Mount
Guardian Hitch™ (Cushion Tongue) Adjustable Level-Lift Tongue Guardian Hitch™ (Cushion Tongue) Adjustable Level-Lift Tongue Guardian Hitch™ (Cushion Tongue) Adjustable Level-Lift Tongue
Mechanical Fore / Aft Adjustment Mechanical Fore / Aft Adjustment Mechanical Fore / Aft Adjustment
Cylinders, Color-Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses Cylinders, Color-Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses Cylinders, Color-Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses
(4) 4" x 40" Cylinders" (4) 5" x 40" Cylinders, (2) 4" x 24" Cylinders, & (2) 5" x 24" Cylinders" (4) 5" x 40" Cylinders & (4) 5" x 24" Cylinders"
(2) 4.5" x 12" Cylinders & (2) 4.25" x 12" Cylinders (2) 4.5" x 12" Cylinders & (2) 4.25" x 12" Cylinders (2) 4.5" x 12" Cylinders & (2) 4.25" x 12" Cylinders
Single-Point Hydraulic Single-Point Hydraulic Single-Point Hydraulic
Excalibur ® CT Blades - 22" 5mm, 32-Flute Shallow Concavity Excalibur ® CT Blades - 22" 5mm, 32-Flute Shallow Concavity Excalibur ® CT Blades - 22" 5mm, 32-Flute Shallow Concavity
Compound Angle with Isolator Torsion Cord Individual Mount Compound Angle with Isolator Torsion Cord Individual Mount Compound Angle with Isolator Torsion Cord Individual Mount
Maintenance-Free, Double Angular Contact Bearing, 6-Bolt Hub for Blade Maintenance-Free, Double Angular Contact Bearing, 6-Bolt Hub for Blade Maintenance-Free, Double Angular Contact Bearing, 6-Bolt Hub for Blade
Single Row Adjustable Angle Tine Bar with 5/8" x 30" Tines on 9" Spacing Single Row Adjustable Angle Tine Bar with 5/8" x 30" Tines on 9" Spacing Single Row Adjustable Angle Tine Bar with 5/8" x 30" Tines on 9" Spacing
Walking Beams with Spherical Pivot Bearings, Slip-In Spindles, 8-Bolt Heavy-Duty Regreaseable Hubs, (4) 480/45R17 Walking Beams with Spherical Pivot Bearings, Slip-In Spindles, 8-Bolt Heavy-Duty Regreaseable Hubs, (4) 480/45R17 Walking Beams with Spherical Pivot Bearings, Slip-In Spindles, 8-Bolt Heavy-Duty Regreaseable Hubs, (4) 480/45R17
Walking Beams with Spherical Pivot Bearings, Slip-In Spindles, 8-Bolt Heavy-Duty Regreaseable Hubs, (4) 480/45R17 Walking Beams with Spherical Pivot Bearings, Slip-In Spindles, 8-Bolt Heavy-Duty Regreaseable Hubs, (4) 480/45R17 Walking Beams with Spherical Pivot Bearings, Slip-In Spindles, 8-Bolt Heavy-Duty Regreaseable Hubs, (4) 480/45R17
25" Rubber Roller with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings, Adjustable Scrapers 25" Rubber Roller with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings, Adjustable Scrapers 25" Rubber Roller with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings, Adjustable Scrapers
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
 
Fore / Aft Leveling
Hitch Type
Tongue Type
Finishing Attachments
Finishing Attachments
INTERCEPTOR® 8055-30 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-36 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-40
Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
CAT V, 3-Hole Mount CAT V, 3-Hole Mount CAT IV, 3-Hole Mount
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 Degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant-Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Round Rod Reel with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 Degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant-Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Round Rod Reel with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 Degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant-Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Round Rod Reel with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings
Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 Degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant-Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Flat Bar Reel with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 Degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant-Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Flat Bar Reel with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 Degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant-Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Flat Bar Reel with Hydraulic Lift Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings
OPERATING INFORMATION
 
Recommended Operating Speed
Working Depth Range
Recommended Tractor Power
INTERCEPTOR® 8055-30 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-36 INTERCEPTOR® 8055-40
8 - 10 mph (12 - 16 km/h) Rocky Conditions: 6 - 8 mph (9 - 13 km/h) 8 - 10 mph (12 - 16 km/h) Rocky Conditions: 6 - 8 mph (9 - 13 km/h) 8 - 10 mph (12 - 16 km/h) Rocky Conditions: 6 - 8 mph (9 - 13 km/h)
2" - 5" (5 - 12.7 cm) 2" - 5" (5 - 12.7 cm) 2" - 5" (5 - 12.7 cm)
15 - 20 ENG HP/ft (37 - 49 kW/m) 15 - 20 ENG HP/ft (37 - 49 kW/m) 15 - 20 ENG HP/ft (37 - 49 kW/m)

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