The direct drill range
SD Liner 3000 - SD 4000R - SD 6000R
The art of good drilling!
A complete range
of minimum tillage
and no-till (direct)
to meet your
The future of farming relies today on
being competitive and profitable.
The FASTLINER with its innovative
modular design will allow quick returns
on your investment.
The range of FASTLINER drills will allow:
• To benefit from tried and tested
machine features ensuring un-interrupted
drilling throughout the season.
• Excellent quality drilling combined
with a substantial reduction in crop
establishment costs and in seed purchase
costs due to the precision
and reliability of the seed metering
• Increased overall drilling efficiency
due to rapid work rates and high
working autonomy. Quick hopper
filling and simple precise seed metering
adjustments along with a rapid
hopper emptying system contribute
to this efficiency.
Choosing a SD means choosing the
drill designed to meet your every
requirement in all drilling conditions
and most importantly to achieve your
primary objective: to obtain the best
possible quality of drilling.
KUHN offers solutions for soil preparation while meeting your requirements in terms of:
Comfort - Quality
Proximity - Advice Peace of mind -
Pioneers of the triple disc system the Kuhn direct drill is the result of many
In an effort to produce a
machine corresponding to
the new economic demands
in world agriculture, Kuhn has
been producing and developing
for the last 30 years a direct
drill range with a triple disc
The direct drill principle meets
two main objectives
- to reduce crop establishment
- to increase work productivity
Today, direct drilling is
recognized by many official
organisations and has been
used for many years by
thousands of farmers
throughout the world.
30 years ago, the SD300.
Today the SD 3000/4000/4500/F 6000 SD.
The five factors which help to reduce
costs as a result of direct drilling:
1. The time spent on crop establishment
(tillage and drilling) is
reduced by 2/3 when compared to
traditional plough cultivation systems.
2. A reduced number of passes
- the whole crop planting operation is
carried out in one pass reducing
3. Reduced tractor power
requirement for the farm as a
whole - one tractor will suffice for the
complete crop establishment procedure.
4. A reduction in fuel consumption
per hectare - due to the
reduced number of passes and the
low volume of soil worked.
5. A substantial reduction in the
consumption of wearing parts
- the triple disc system works the soil
in the line of drilling only, reducing
to the maximum possible the wear
years of experience in the field of direct drilling
of optimizing soil
potential and the establishment
1. Increased micro-organism and
the soil thus conserves a good structural
porosity allowing in turn good crop root
development, an improved availability of
water, air and nutritive elements.
2. Improved stability of the top soil
with the increase in top soil organic matter
the problems associated with capping,
leaching and compaction are reduced.
Eight factors to be adhered to
for success with direct drilling:
1. Adapt the crop rotation.
2. Adjust the seed rate to soil and weather
3. Respect the soil structure - avoid passes
with heavy machines and inappropriate
tyres especially in wet conditions and
4. Sow into soil which is well drained and
has a good structure.
5. Ensure a relatively level field surface.
6. Evolve onto soils which are quick draining.
7. Always start with a clean soil.
8. Closely monitor crops - whereas ploughing
limits weed emergence in the
short term, direct drilling will amplify the
effects of poor weed control.
3. Improved soil weight bearing
capacity allowing spraying, fertiliser
spreading and harvesting operations as
well as the putting out to grass of stock. The
farmer thus benefits from a greater flexibility
for field operations.
4. Soil moisture is better conserved
giving better germination for small grain
crops in dry conditions.
5. The potential yields are identical
to other crops till/drill systems. Direct
drilling performance is proven throughout
Europe and the rest of the world.
Cost reductions by reduced working time
Ploughing (4 furrow, 16’’) 1.62 6 km/h
Combination (power harrow + drill) 3 5 km/h
Minimum cultivation equipment 3 4 km/h 1.2 ha/h
SD 4000 R Direct Drill 4 12 km/h 4 ha/h
SD 6000 R Direct Drill 6 12 km/h 6 ha/h
* Concerns combined driven tools working directly on stubble
** Time savings are obtained through reduced passes and higher Direct Seeding tool groundspeed resulting in significant labour cost
SD liner 3000
COMPACT TRIPLE DISC SYSTEM: more than 30 years experience
The SD LINER is a seed drill equipped with the tried and tested triple disc principle. This version
is compact, manoeuvrable, simple and reliable.
This machine is characterized by the simplicity of its design and the strength of its seeding
units, which can be used to sow all types of seeds and adapts to even the toughest seeding
1 Opening discs:
- They prepare the seeding line,
under all conditions, with a penetration
capacity of 250 kg per
- Serrated discs Ø 430 mm for difficult
conditions in covered seeding.
- Wavy discs Ø 460 mm to ensure
2 Double seeding disc:
The double disc system (Ø 400 mm)
places the seed accurately in the
furrow formed by the opening disc.
The units are mounted on a parallelogram
to ensure regular seeding
depth with 80 kg of pressure.
3 Tamping wheel:
With its easy individual adjustment
of each wheel, it ensures:
- regular depth in spite of changes
in ground level
- firm tamping of the seeding line
to promote contact between seed
and soil for optimum seed germination
3 strong points
1 - Flexibility in use
The hydraulic drawbar A is used to adjust
the depth of the opening discs according to
the type of soil.
- Compact seed drill
- Simple adjustment B using spacers and
2 - Versatility
Work on stubble cultivation, direct and under cover drilling.
3 - Large operating range
This compact seed drill has great autonomy owing to its 2500 l
hopper which produces a high work output (over 20 ha).
The rigid cover opens easily and keeps the hopper sealed to avoid
any problems during seeding.
The low height of the hopper (less than 2 m) facilitates loading.
SD 4000 R - SD 6000 R
The central pivot
A pivoting articulation is situated mid-way
between the opener discs and the drilling
discs. When turning or negotiating an
obstacle the drilling discs will always
follow the line of the opener discs.
Regular seeding with the independent double
seeding disc of 400 mm diameter that follow
ground contours even in large quantities of
plant residues. Each seeding unit is mounted on
an independent parallelogram for optimized
ground hugging. Ground pressure of 70 to
Tamping for increased
The levelled soil is pressed by a roller
with large diameter wheels (as option) and
featuring hydraulic ground pressure adjustment.
Positioned in front of the seeding discs,
it contributes to preparing the seedbed by
distributing the machine weight over the
whole working width.
The hydraulic drawbar allows modifying
the opening disc working depth as from
the tractor cab. This adjustment optimizes
soil preparation in uneven conditions.
The opener discs
These prepare a “seebed row” in line with the
rear drilling discs and work effectively in even
the most difficult of conditions. Each unit has a
ground penetration capacity of 250 kg with a
mechanical spring safety system.
SD liner 3000 - Sd 4000 R - SD
Precision and safety at all times
A precise and reliable adjustment
of seed rate with an even distribution
The centrally mounted seed meter allows reliable calibration
from 0.8 kg to 400 kg/ha depending on the type of seed whilst
withstanding the effects of any steep slopes, jolts or vibration.
Perfect drilling is ensured down to very low seed rates. The agitator
can be disengaged for use with fragile seed.
Metering unit nonslip access
An easy access hatch allows quick emptying
of the seed hopper down to the last grain.
Optional equipment for easy adaptation to all soil conditions
1. Wavy opener discs
Slightly more aggressive than the serrated
disc, the wavy disc cuts a wider slot and is
best suited to clean soils.
2. Depth control wheels
These ensure a precise control of the drilling
depth as well as a good seed to soil contact
for faster germination.
3. Hydraulic marker discs
Heavy duty hydraulically folding discs allow
bout marking in even the most difficult
4. Following harrow
The harrow improves soil cover over the
grain. The angle of attack and the working
pressure can be adjusted for all working
conditions to avoid any risk of blocking up.
5. Load sensing option
for hydraulic fan drive
The fan can be driven direct from the
tractor hydraulic circuit instead of by the
SD’s own pump. This set-up requires a
tractor hydraulic circuit fitted with load
sensing and adjustable oil flow. The system
allows the fan speed to be closely monitored
in the tractor cab.
S p e c i f i c a t i o n SD Liner 3000 SD 4000 R SD 6000 R
Working width (m/ft) 3 /9’10“ 4 /13’1“ 6 /19’8“
Transport width (m/ft) 3 /9’10“
Number of rows 18/20 22/26 32/38
Triple disc system
Opener disc pressure (kg) 250
Distance between rows (cm) 16.6 15 18.2/15.4 18.7/15.8
Unladen weight (kg) 3300* 3450* 6260 7900*
8 to 15 km/h
Seed hopper capacity (litres) 2500 2600 3200
Seed distribution system
Pneumatic “Venta system”
Length (m/ft) 6.17/20’2“ 8.20/26’10“
4 wheels - 400/60/15.5 4 optional 2 (550/50/22.5) 2 (700/50/26.5)
Weight* varies according to the equipment
Options: shut-off valve (the pair) - Half-width shut-off - Application rate adjustment - Dividing covers - Microgranulator for anti-slug
Where rows are shut-off for tramlining, all unused seed is automatically diverted back
to the hopper. Equipped with the Hector 3000 control box the following functions can
be displayed or adjusted: forward speed of drilling, hectare counter (partial and total),
tramlining, control of the minimum seed level in the hopper and control of the rotation
speed of the seed distribution shaft.
KUHN Support Services*: maximize the use and productivity of your Kuhn
The KUHN Support Services provide you with the benefits of...
- Dealer personnel trained in the latest product developments to aid you in
selecting the right machine to suit your present & future needs
- Readily available technical documentation throughout a Kuhn machine’s
service life to take advantage of new knowledge and advancements
- Round the clock, 7 day a week, parts availability at competitive prices
- Planning for the unexpected with warranty extensions
- Advanced technical assistance at your dealer from
- Financial purchase support through .
* Full Support Services not available in all countries. For details of Kuhn Support Services available in your location please contact your local Kuhn dealer.
Some machines have a considerable weight. Respect the tractor gross vehicle weight rating, its lift capacity and maximum load per axle. The tractor front axle load must always reach minimum 20 % of the
tractor net weight. Our material is produced in accordance with the European Machinery Directive in the member states of the European Union. In countries outside the E.U., our machinery complies with the safety
regulations set by the country concerned. Some safety devices may have been removed from our leaflets in order to clarify the illustration. Under no circumstances should the machine be operated without the
necessary safety devices in place (as specified by the assembly instructions and operators manual). We reserve the right to change any designs, specifications or materials listed without further notice. Our models and
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