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Kuhn 282-450 power tillers are a part of the Kuhn EL 282 power tiller series, which are designed to conquer the need for the increased horsepower output of today’s powerful tractors. These heavy-duty machines can be operated by tractors up to 270 horsepower. The heavy-duty power tillers are offered in working widths of 10', 13' and 15'. The EL 282 is tailored for arable and field vegetable farms, but also for cooperate uses by machinery cooperatives or contractors. These machines are designed for intensive work applications and provide superior reliability for long life and reduced operating costs.

The EL 282 series reduces power-robbing soil buildup under the hood. A set-back main gearbox reduces PTO angles, decreasing vibration and increasing service life, and an upgraded PTO shaft offers lower maintenance. An oil cooling system reduces gearbox operating temperatures for outstanding reliability under heavy use. The multi-speed main gearbox offers a choice of rotor speeds to better match varying field conditions. The EL’s robust frame and chassis, innovative drive train and easy adjustments and maintenance are outstanding features which make it an all-purpose tool. These EL power tillers perform exceptionally well for producers with crop applications where proper seedbed preparation is essential.


Side Gearbox

Particular care has been taken with the rotor drive design: All pinions in the gearbox are supported on both sides by tapered roller bearings. The large geartooth profile used is unrivalled in the industry. The double drive (design similar to the planetary gear train) ensures a smoother and more efficient drive than with two individual gearboxes. An integrated pump for oil circulation ensures both gearwheel lubrication and gearbox cooling. The large oil tank surface allows efficient evacuation of calories without requiring a delicate radiator and fan system that could easily become clogged. High performance sealing: The rotor drive flange is fitted with the best sealing system available, a metallic face seal for unequalled performance 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.

Duplex Gearbox

The EL 122 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.

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.

Rotor Drive

On the larger EL models the rotor is driven by case hardened, forged steel gears, which are mounted on conical or double row roller bearings for maximum capacity. They run in an oil bath. The heavy-duty sealing of the lower gearcase is fitted with a metallic face seal, which provides the highest possible resistance to leaking and contamination in abrasive soil conditions


Working width (m) 4.5
Working width (feet) 15'
Rotor diameter (mm) 600
Speed of rotor/s at 1000 min-1 (min-1) 244 - 287/208 - 337/192 - 366
Maximum authorised tractor power (kW) 201
Maximum Authorised Tractor Power (hp) 270
Lateral drive mechanism Gearwheels
Type of tools L-blades or straight. angled tines or C-blades
Working depth (min.) (cm) 8
Working depth (max.) (cm) 26
Control of working depth With front wheels. rear wheels or rollers
Weight with Maxicrumbler roller (kg) 2400
Weight with Maxipacker roller (kg) 2790


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