Lemken expands its line of Rubin 12 high-speed discs with 26- and 31-foot (8- and 9-meter) working widths. As with the original 9.8- to 23-foot (3- to 7-meter) models, the new implements are designed for intense residue incorporation in all soil types. This enables efficient, cost-effective tillage in all areas, even those previously reserved for cultivators. With the largest discs on the market and operating speeds of up to 10 mph, the 26- and 31-foot models increase efficiency and productivity for larger operations in both spring and fall tillage applications.
Jim Balstad, vice president of sales and marketing for Lemken USA, said:
“Regardless of their operation size, farmers have a small window of opportunity to get their work done. The new Rubin 12 models were designed to allow larger operations to get more done in that short timeframe. The 26-foot and 31-foot working widths can cover more acres per hour and do it all in one pass, saving time and money.”
All Rubin 12 models feature the largest-diameter discs of any high-speed implement on the market. The 29-inch (73.6-centimeter) serrated, concave discs provide an industry-leading working depth of up to 8 inches (20 centimeters), incorporating crop residue deep into the soil for faster nutrient release and compaction alleviation. This results in smoother, more uniform seedbed preparation and higher yields.
The wider 26-foot and 31-foot models are ideal for use with higher horsepower tractors for large operations with more ground to cover in a short timeframe. Operating at peak speeds, the 26-foot model can till up to 25 acres per hour, while the 31-foot is capable of up to 30 acres.
The new Rubin 12 models also feature all of the implement’s key design elements. This includes the company’s patented symmetrical disc arrangement, which provides precise directional stability and eliminates side-draft — even when working on an incline — for consistent cultivation and optimal penetration over the whole working width. The new models also incorporate quality-engineered design elements, such as maintenance-free angular ball bearings, to tackle tough soils and large volumes of crop residue with minimal maintenance. These features, in conjunction with the wider working widths, greatly improve overall productivity, allowing larger operations to maximize efficiency.
“Lemken has been a leader in tillage implement evolution for more than 200 years. Producers have come to appreciate our equipment because of the ability to prepare the seedbed in one pass without the need for multiple machines for additional soil cultivation. This is especially important in years when we have very wet conditions limiting field time.”
All Lemken implements come with access to the company’s knowledgeable customer service technicians and genuine replacement parts, available 24/7 through the website.