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Kuhn EL 162-250 power tillers fit in the middle range segment of Kuhn rotary tools with a horizontal axis. They are intended for tractors rated at up to 125 horsepower and are used for mixed farming and open field market gardening. These EL power tillers perform exceptionally well for producers with crop applications where proper seedbed preparation is essential.

As with all Kuhn implements intended for soil preparation, the EL 162 power tillers feature a particularly sturdy design. The EL 162 power tillers feature dependable gearboxes with reinforced drivelines, heavy-duty frame construction, larger diameter rotors, new hood profile and double articulated rear hood for improved tilling action. Quick change rotors are easily removed when exchanging rotors to match different soil conditions. This also simplifies tine replacement. The duplex gearbox allows for multiple rotor speeds to best match field conditions, providing the proper seedbed needed for your crop. Due to the perfectly regulated soil flow, the machine operates smoothly, providing reliability and long life.


Duplex Gearbox

Designed for heavy-duty applications, the gearbox is capable of handling powerful tractors. Thanks to the invertible gear sets, the rotor speed can be quickly adapted to obtain the required result: an adequate crumbling whatever the soil type is, light or hard. To offer a larger range of speeds, standard gear sets as well as optional gears are available. A rear PTO stub shaft is available as standard, which enables power to be transmitted to other implements fitted to the tiller.

Rotor Drive

The power is transmitted to the large-diameter rotor through an all gear drive. Gears are made from case-hardened steel and run in an oil bath for an extremely long service life. The advantage: drive pinions are held in place by bearings on both sides, which provide improved support to the input pinion and maintain proper gear lash for excellent reliability. The rotor drive seal utilizes the most advanced sealing method available, a two-piece metallic face seal for superior performance in difficult service applications.

Duplex Gearbox

The EL 162 power tiller can be equipped with one of three different rotors including the Cultirotor (C-blade), Cultiplow or Cultitiller versions. The Cultirotor is efficient in incorporation of plant residues, pasture reclamation, and seedbed preparation. The Cultiplow rotor provides intensive crumbling for demanding cultivations and excels particularly in fine tilth preparations when cultivating hard soils. The Cultitiller rotor, with Fast-Fit® blades is the ideal rotor for seedbed preparation in minimum tillage work and incorporation of plant residues.

Adjustable Two-Piece Rear Hood

The wide range of hood adjustment options provides for precise tuning of the degree of soil crumbling and smoother operation, as well as better adaptation to various working needs and conditions due to the two-piece hinged lower hood section. Crank handles provide adjustment and are easily accessible from the front of the tiller. This eliminates the challenge of adjusting the rear hoods when the rear roller and an integrated drill are mounted on the rear. The robust design of the hinges and hoods ensures a long life.

Several Depth Control Options

The EL power tillers come with several different roller options for different conditions and efficient regulation of depth control. Roller options available include the Crumbler, Maxicrumbler, Packer 2, Maxipacker, Packliner and Steelliner rollers. When fitted with a roller, depth adjustment is easily performed using pins inserted into a multi-hole quadrant. The roller is free to drop, maintaining maximum contact with the soil in any condition. This provides optimum firming of the seedbed and helps level the cultivated surface.


Working width (m) 2.5
Working width (feet) 8'2"
Speed of rotor/s at 540 min-1 (min-1) 235/277
Speed of rotor/s at 1000 min-1 (min-1) 258/361/236/296/160
Maximum authorised tractor power (kW) 121
Maximum Authorised Tractor Power (hp) 165
Lateral drive mechanism Gearwheels
Working depth (mini) (inches) 3"/8
Working depth (max.) (inches) 10"/25
Weight with Maxicrumbler roller (kg) 1285
Weight with Maxicrumbler roller (lb) 2690/1220
Weight with packer roller (lb) 3086/1400
Weight with Maxipacker roller (lb) 3219/1460
Weight with cage roller (lb) 2778/1260
Weight with skids/wheels (lb) 2414/1095


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