KUHN and RAUCH Open New Test Facility in Germany
As a proud partner of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program, KUHN is excited to announce it will soon be opening the ag industry’s most advanced fertilizer application testing facility, in conjunction with our fertilizer spreader manufacturing partner, RAUCH.
Known for accuracy and precision, KUHN fertilizer spreaders will benefit from this new facility and continue to showcase our commitment to the 4R nutrient stewardship program. The 4R program provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals such as increased production, greater profitability, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability.
With the new test facility, KUHN will be able to focus even more closely on the right source, rate, time and placement of product to ensure safe and sustainable farming. These 4Rs will be achieved by using a test robot which pulls data from 90 fully automatic weigh cells to create a three-dimensional image of an entire spread pattern for all types of granular, spreadable materials.
The new facility will play an integral part in ensuring KUHN precision fertilizer spreaders provide an accurate spread pattern, putting the right product in the right place. Over 3,100 products have been evaluated for their spreading properties by KUHN and RAUCH personnel. This information has been incorporated into fertilizer identification cards that come with every KUHN fertilizer spreader. The information is also available for download on the KUHN SpreadSet app (available on either the Apple Store or Google Play). The app allows users to select their fertilizer spreader, chose the materials they typically spread, and then calibrate for maximum accuracy.
The new $2.85 million facility will be located in Rheinmunster, Germany and have over 13,000 sq. ft. of area to spread. It will be the largest facility of its kind in Europe featuring the latest equipment created to test and analyze fertilizer spreaders.
The new fertilizer spreader test building is expected to be completed and open in the first half of 2019.
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KUHN was recently awarded two AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).Read