GLADIATOR 1205M Strip-Tillage System


Precision Nutrient and Seedbed Management

The 3-point mounted GLADIATOR is available with 4 to 16 rows, with 76 cm to 1 m spacing. The innovative folding toolbar increases transport stability and reduces folded dimensions. A variety of fertiliser options are available to suit a wide range of strip-till nutrient programs.

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The KUHN GLADIATOR 1205M mounted strip-tillage system offers on-row conservation tillage, precise nutrient placement and non-stop seedbed conditioning to help progressive producers manage input costs. The innovative fixed-frame toolbar and ST-PRO row units are easy to adjust and require no daily maintenance. They contour to the ground’s surface conditions allowing the shanks to consistently operate at your predetermined depth. A variety of dry and/or liquid fertiliser options are available. This is more than just strip-till, this is precision nutrient and seedbed management.

Your benefits

ST-PRO Value


ST-PRO™ Value

The row unit is the heart of the machine. ST-PRO row units are easily adjusted without tools in a matter of minutes, allowing them to be quickly setup to suit field conditions and ensure continued superior strip formation from field to field. KUHN ST-PRO row units have no grease zerks, therefore require no daily maintenance further saving time and increasing productivity throughout the working day.


  • 63.5 cm independent coulters offer continuous residue cutting
  • Adjustable down pressure from 460 pounds to 660 pounds
  • Adjustable coulter scrapers remove sticky soil from the coulter blade

Floating Row Cleaners

  • Floating 40.64 cm notched disc blades consistently clear residue from the strip
  • Automatically adjusts to the contour of the field eliminating the need for field-to-field adjustment
  • Weights can be added or removed to ensure consistent residue management and flow


  • Wrench-free depth adjustment
  • Remove root zone compaction
  • Promote water infiltration, deep root growth and early seedling development
  • Drop Zone nutrient placement system
  • Shank depth range of 6" to 12" in 1" increments

Strik’R Nonstop Soil Conditioner

  • Patented chain reel technology to break clods without destroying the berm
  • 45,7 cm reel with 10 individual chain sections
  • Chains shed wet soil and residue, achieving a uniform seedbed without plugging

Fertiliser Solutions


Precision Nutrient Management

The Gladiator product line features one of the most complete fertilizer application offerings in the industry. These systems are easy to operate and provide precision nutrient placement options for growers with the desire to apply dry or liquid fertilizer with or without anhydrous ammonia.

Gladiator 1205M 3-point mounted models are available with either 1700-gallon or 9-ton (8- to 16-row models) and 1200-gallon or 6-ton (6- to 16-row models) tanks mounted on steerable carts and pulled behind the toolbar.

Trail Hitch for Anhydrous

Gladiator 1205M and 1205 pull-type models are available with a trail hitch, typically used for towing an anhydrous cart. All hitches feature an extendable tongue allowing the operator to position the Gladiator close to the cart and then maneuver the trail hitch to make the connection. A strap and winch is also fitted to assist with lifting the tongue of the anhydrous cart. Trail hitches are also available on Montag steerable carts for maximum fertilizer flexibility.

The Montag System

Montag dry fertilizer systems are designed so that the fertilizer for each row is metered separately. Only in this fashion can consistency across the machine be ensured. An air release is used close to the row unit to disperse air and prevent fertilizer from being blown forcefully down into the strip and bouncing out. Diffusing the air also prevents back-pressure building up in the hoses which would lead to blockages and inaccurate application rates.  

Any Gladiator which may be fitted with a 9-ton dry fertilizer hopper may be equipped with the Montag Gen II system. Two 4.5-ton tanks allows the operator to blend two different types of fertilizer together for placement in the strip. Although a different design compared to the single tank system, metering still takes place on a per row basis to ensure consistent application rate across the width of the machine. Rates of the two fertilizer products are controlled independently for total control. Also available as a Montag steerable cart on 1205M mounted models.

When trailing a tank behind a mounted strip-till toolbar it is imperative that the tires remain in the zones between strips. The Montag steerable cart uses a double ball linkage to ensure that not only do the tires remain between the strips in the field, but that they also line up following turns on end rows so that no part of the strip is driven on.

Variable Rate & Section Control

The Montag Gen II twin-tank system is compatible with GPS variable rate and section control*. Use your mapping system to automatically vary the rate of either fertilizer product as you work the field. Minimize over application and wastage at point rows by dividing the machine into sections and letting the GPS switch off either half of the machine automatically.

*Compatible control system required for full functionality.

Fertilizer Blockage Monitor

Fertilizer hose blockages waste expensive nutrients and jeopardize your crop. Wireless blockage monitors alert you the moment a blockage occurs. Discreet in cab monitor provides an audible alarm and tells you which row is blocked. Monitor offers wireless technology for quick and easy installation.

The Angled Hinge Advantage


The Angled Hinge Advantage

Allows wing sections to fold forward, reducing transport height for machines equipped with spring reset row units.

When folded, the center of gravity is moved forward reducing need for additional tractor ballast and increasing stability. The hinge resists upward movement in the field working position, thereby helping to maintain target depth, reducing pivot pin wear.
GLADIATOR 1205M in action


B Transport height
A Transport width
11 ' 9" / 3.6"
13' 9" / 4.2
Frame type
Number of row units
Row spacing
Approximate working width
Approximate weight (lb /kg)
30 / 76
20' / 6.1
8,884 / 4 030
Standard equipment
ST-PRO row unit
Depth control
Gauge wheels
Safety features
CAT 3 / CAT 3N
3-PT Mounted, 7" x 7" Double Beam Toolbar Frame
See Row Specification Table for Additional Information
Fixed Frame with Adjustable Shanks
Two 3.5" x 20" Cylinders
Male ISO Couplers on Hydraulic Hoses"
Two Adjustable 20.5 x 8" Load Range E
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign, Transport Light Kit
Wing gauge wheels
Rear hitch
DROP ZONE® nutrient placement system (Single or dual configuration)
Two Adjustable 20.5" x 8" Load Range E
Hitch for Liquid or NH³ Tank or Steerable Cart
2 inch Chromium Carbide with Shank Wear Bar
Adapter without NH3 Style Knives
Fertilizer Systems
Montag manufacturing
Steerable Cart
1,200 or 1,700 Gallon Liquid Tank
6- or 9- Ton Dry Fertilizer System
Recommended operating speed
Recommended tractor power range
5 - 8 / 6-12
20 - 23 PTO Horsepower per shank at 8" (20 cm depth)
Row Unit - Standard Equipment
Row cleaners
Berm conditioner
Integral 4-Bar Link Design
25", 6 gauge"
Floating 16" Notched Disc Blades"
5/8" x 4-7/16"
Adjustable 6" to 12" Depth
STRIK'R® Chain Reel
2 inch Rock Point with Shank Wear Bar
3/8 inch Liquid - Stainless Steel
3/8 inch NH3 - Stainless Steel
1-1/2 inch Dry Tube - Stainless Steel
18" Wavy Coulter Blades
16" Notched Reversed Disc Blades
Adjustable Angle (2, 10, 18 Degrees)


GLADIATOR 1205M in action
GLADIATOR 1205M in action