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Designed for TRUE Vertical Tillage

With 8 models ranging in working widths, between 11’-50’, the Excelerator® 8005 provides exceptional residue cutting, soil and residue mixing and seedbed preparation in one pass, utilizing an exclusive 4-step process.

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The KUHN Krause Excelerator® vertical tillage system provides exceptional residue cutting, soil and residue mixing and seed bed preparation in one pass, utilizing an exclusive 4-step process. True vertical tillage delivers residue cutting and soil mixing without soil shearing or smearing in the critical zone for seed placement and young seedling root development. With its unique Excalibur® blades, designed to meet the challenges of cutting tough GMO residue, you can be confident that the residue management achieved during fall operation will allow maximum residue decomposition over winter. In addition, spring operation will accomplish your goals of superior seedbed preparation in high residue situations. 

The KUHN Krause CCX 9000 cover crop seeder, for use on Excelerator models (11’-34’), provides you with the ability to establish a cover crop while performing vertical tillage – saving you time and money!
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Your benefits

Exclusive 4-Step Process

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Exclusive 4-Step Process

  1. Capture and Slice
    Excalibur® VT (Vertical Tillage) blades, with their distinctive scalloped edge, capture and slice residue into planter-manageable sizes. This exclusive, 32-flute design easily penetrates soil, creates small clod size and begins the soil and residue mixing process.
  2. Cut and Remove
    In this high-speed process, adjustable gang angles with Excalibur VT blades (on 8” spacing), remove the maximum amount of uncut soil at shallow depth settings, while minimizing furrowing and ridging for a smooth field finish. The adjustable gang angle gives you the choice to move soil laterally or to leave more residue.
  3. Mix and Anchor
    Exclusive to KUHN Krause, rotary Star Wheel™ treaders aggressively mix soil and residue, pulverize large clods, remove soil from disturbed root balls and anchor residue into the soil surface.
  4. Size and Firm
    The proven 24/7® soil conditioning reel delivers clod sizing and firming for this high-speed operation.

Manage Residue

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Adjustable Gang Angles

Soil movement and residue mixing are varied by adjusting the gangs from 1° (maximum residue retention) to 5° (maximum soil movement, leveling and residue mixing). Hydraulic gang angle adjustment is available as an option. Excalibur VT blades are designed to wear on both sides of the blade at these settings, maintaining a sharp edge over time. These shallow angles prevent soil roll and inversion, distinguishing the Excelerator’s performance from competitive units based on older disc harrow technology with typical gang angles from 10° to 22°.

Excalibur® VT Blade Spacing

The second gang of Excalibur VT blades are indexed to the front 8” spaced blades to remove the maximum amount of uncut soil at shallow depth settings. This provides uniform tillage without smearing or compacting the critical seed zone required for consistent seedling root development. During this process, soil and residue are lifted above the surface and propelled by the fluted blades into the next step of this exceptional vertical tillage process. The unique design of the Excalibur VT blades minimizes furrowing and ridging, leaving a smooth field pass-to-pass.
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Quality Finishing

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Exclusive Star Wheel™ Treaders

Aggressively mix soil and residue, pulverize large clods, level and anchor residue into the soil surface. This action protects residue from blowing winds or washing rains, and begins the decomposition of residue into valuable organic matter.

 

The Star Wheel treaders assist in breaking out any remaining uncut soil between blade paths providing a smooth, even surface for planter row units to place seeds consistently in the seed zone. Constant flow hydraulic-adjustable gangs are spring cushioned to contour over varying field conditions, evenly distributing residue across the soil surface for a uniform finish.

Heavy-Duty 24/7® Conditioning Reel

The proven 24/7 soil conditioning reel delivers clod sizing and firming for this high-speed operation. The 24/7 reel also offers the convenience of “floating” with a simple in-field adjustment, allowing continued operation in higher soil moisture conditions. Two heavy-duty reel options are available. Choose flat blades for maximum clod sizing in hard soil conditions or round bars for increased soil firming in loamy soil conditions, this effective component completes a superior finish to any field.
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Equipment

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Specifications

DIMENSIONS
 
B Transport Height
A Transport Width
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
6'5" / 2.0 6'5" / 2.0 10'9" / 3.2 12'9" / 3.8
12'9" / 3.8 15'3" / 4.7 12'2" / 3.7 12'2" / 3.7
SPECIFICATIONS
 
Blade spacing
Number of blades
Working width
Approximate weight (lb /kg)
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
8" / 20.3 8" / 20.3 8" / 20.3 8" / 20.3
37 45 65 77
11' / 3.6 14' / 4.3 20' / 6.1 25' / 7.6
9,300 / 4,218 11,264 / 5,109 17,063 / 7,740 19,091 / 8,659
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
 
Gang angle
Hitch
Excalibur blades
24/7 conditioning reel
Gauge wheels
Star wheel treaders
Rear hitch
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
Hydraulic Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees Hydraulic Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees Hydraulic Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees Hydraulic Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
22" Diameter, 6 mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center 22" Diameter, 6 mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center 22" Diameter, 6 mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center 22" Diameter, 6 mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center
Round or Flat Spiral HD Reels Round or Flat Spiral HD Reels Round or Flat Spiral HD Reels Round or Flat Spiral HD Reels
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Two Front Castering 20.5" x 8 Load Range E
Hydraulic Adjustment Hydraulic Adjustment Hydraulic Adjustment Hydraulic Adjustment
Extendable Tongue Rear Hitch with Hydraulic Remotes and Lighting Receptacle Extendable Tongue Rear Hitch with Hydraulic Remotes and Lighting Receptacle Extendable Tongue Rear Hitch with Hydraulic Remotes and Lighting Receptacle Extendable Tongue Rear Hitch with Hydraulic Remotes and Lighting Receptacle
Standard equipment
 
Hitch
Hydraulics
Transport locks and safety
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
Ductile Tongue 1-1/2" Pin Hole Ductile Tongue 1-1/2" Pin Hole Ductile Tongue-Type 2" Pin Hole, Mechanical Level Lift Ductile Tongue-Type 2" Pin Hole, Mechanical Level Lift
Cylinders with Royal Plate Plus®, Color Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses Cylinders with Royal Plate Plus®, Color Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses Cylinders with Royal Plate Plus®, Color Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses Cylinders with Royal Plate Plus®, Color Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses
Hydraulic Vales, Lift and Wing Fold, Slow Moving Sign, High Visibility LED Lighting Hydraulic Vales, Lift and Wing Fold, Slow Moving Sign, High Visibility LED Lighting Hydraulic Vales, Lift and Wing Fold, Slow Moving Sign, High Visibility LED Lighting Hydraulic Vales, Lift and Wing Fold, Slow Moving Sign, High Visibility LED Lighting
Excalibur Gangs
 
Gangs
Gang angle
Excalibur blades
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
1-3/4" Round Diameter Alloy Tie Rod, Rock-Flex® Bearing Arms - C-Type 1-1/4" x 2-1/2", 6 Diameter Ductile Iron Spools, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings Encased in Rubber, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench 1-3/4" Round Diameter Alloy Tie Rod, Rock-Flex® Bearing Arms - C-Type 1-1/4" x 2-1/2", 6 Diameter Ductile Iron Spools, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings Encased in Rubber, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench 1-3/4" Round Diameter Alloy Tie Rod, Rock-Flex® Bearing Arms - C-Type 1-1/4" x 2-1/2", 6 Diameter Ductile Iron Spools, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings Encased in Rubber, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench 1-3/4" Round Diameter Alloy Tie Rod, Rock-Flex® Bearing Arms - C-Type 1-1/4" x 2-1/2", 6 Diameter Ductile Iron Spools, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings Encased in Rubber, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench
Mechanical Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees Mechanical Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees Mechanical Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees Mechanical Adjustment 1 to 5 Degrees
Excalibur® Blades - 22" Diameter, 5mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench Excalibur® Blades - 22" Diameter, 5mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench Excalibur® Blades - 22" Diameter, 5mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench Excalibur® Blades - 22" Diameter, 5mm, 32 Flute, Reversed Crimped Center, Trash Bars, Tie Rod Wrench
Tires/Wheels
 
Main frame
Wing frame
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
Walking Beams, Slip-In Spindles, 6 Bolt Heavy-Duty Hubs, Four 2.5L x 15" 12-ply Walking Beams, Slip-In Spindles, 6 Bolt Heavy-Duty Hubs, Four 12.5L x 15" 12-ply Four 340/65 X 16.5 Four 340/65 X 16.5
Not Applicable Not Applicable Two 280/70R15 per Wing Two 280/70R15 per Wing
Cylinders
 
Wing fold
Depth control
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
Not Applicable Not Applicable Two 4" x 40 Two 4" x 40
Two 4" x 10 Two 4" x 10 Center: Two 4" x 10"
Wings: Two 3-3/4" x 10
Center: Two 4" x 10"
Wings: Two 3-3/4" x 10
Star Wheel Treaders
 
Gang
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
1-1/2" Round Diameter Alloy, Rigid Bearing Arms, 8" Spacing, 6 Degree Angle, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings, Spring Cushion Gangs 1-1/2" Round Diameter Alloy, Rigid Bearing Arms, 8" Spacing, 6 Degree Angle, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings, Spring Cushion Gangs 1-1/2" Round Diameter Alloy, Rigid Bearing Arms, 8" Spacing, 6 Degree Angle, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings, Spring Cushion Gangs 1-1/2" Round Diameter Alloy, Rigid Bearing Arms, 8" Spacing, 6 Degree Angle, Regreasable SuperSeal Bearings, Spring Cushion Gangs
OPERATING INFORMATION
 
Recommended operating speed
Recommended working depth
Recommended tractor power range
EXCELERATOR 8005-11 EXCELERATOR 8005-14 EXCELERATOR 8005-20 EXCELERATOR 8005-25 EXCELERATOR 8005-30 EXCELERATOR 8005-34 EXCELERATOR 8005-40
8-10 mph / 12-16 km/h
(Rocky Conditions: 6-8 mph / 9-13 km/h)
8-10 mph / 12-16 km/h
(Rocky Conditions: 6-8 mph / 9-13 km/h)
8-10 mph / 12-16 km/h
(Rocky Conditions: 6-8 mph / 9-13 km/h)
8-10 mph / 12-16 km/h
(Rocky Conditions: 6-8 mph / 9-13 km/h)
3.5" / 8.9 cm 3.5" / 8.9 cm 3.5" / 8.9 cm 3.5" / 8.9 cm
8-10 PTO Horsepower per Foot 8-10 PTO Horsepower per Foot 8-10 PTO Horsepower per Foot 8-10 PTO Horsepower per Foot

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