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Pöttinger, an agriculture equipment and agri-tech manufacturer based in Austria, unveils its new plough series, the Servo T 6000

Pottinger servoThe frame construction of the SERVO T 6000 delivers performance in all operating conditions. (Image source: Pöttinger)

According to the company, the ServoT 6000 is the result of many years of ploughing experience and intensive development work. The main beam section and the NOVA stone protection system have been revised from the ground up to optimise reliability.

The new semi-mounted ploughs are offered as standard and 'Plus' versions (six to nine furrows) as well as 'Nova' and 'Plus Nova' versions (six to eight furrows). Nova and Plus Nova ploughs feature hydraulic stone protection with an adjustable triggering pressure of up to 2200 kg to prevent damage to the plough and enable ploughing without interruption. The new series is available with a point-to-point spacing of 102 cm and an underframe clearance of 80 cm, or 90 cm as an option.

Focus on efficiency

Pöttinger said that the traction control system on the ServoT 6000 actively transfers weight from the plough to the tractor. This means that up to 1,100 kg more load can be applied to the rear wheels while at the same time allowing the plough to track the ground perfectly.

As a result, wheel slip is minimised and fuel consumption is reduced by up to 3.5 litres per ha. In addition, harmful smearing of the rear wheels is reduced and the soil is conserved. Additional ballasting of the rear axle is not required and front ballast is sufficient because the weight of the plough is transmitted so that the rear tractor wheels are under constant load. The new ServoT 6000 has fewer greasing points which are said to be accessible to minimise maintenance requirements. In addition, all reversible points are ‘DURASTAR’ quality as standard. 

Quick and flexible mounting

Pöttinger said that it has adapted and optimised the geometry of the new Servo T 6000 to precisely match the dimensions of new tractors.  The semi-mounted plough is attached to the tractor using double-sided linkage lugs. This configuration covers every possible geometry of the mounting system. A long drawbar provides more space for turning manoeuvres and narrow entrances.

The SERVOMATIC control centre

The settings that need to be made on the new semi-mounted plough can be made easily and intuitively in just a few steps. The working depth is set using swing clips on the support wheel. The front furrow width can be adjusted using the turnbuckle on the stabiliser - or hydraulically as an option. If required, the working width on the Plus and Plus Nova versions can be hydraulically adjusted to the site conditions, the application and the tractor power. This way, the best working results are always ensured. The triggering pressure of the Nova stone protection system can be conveniently changed using a spool valve on the tractor - the maximum triggering force is 2,200 kg.

Strength and durability

The plough beam has been engineered to absorb the loads acting on it during operation even better. The forces act in straight lines because deflections have been reduced to a minimum. In addition, the newly designed construction protects all bearing points and mounted components. 

According to the company, the robust frame construction and Nova stone protection system aims to ensure relentless operation in all conditions. Easy adjustment of all the relevant settings is assisted by hydraulic systems and accessibility. The tilth and the incorporation of plant residues and straw ensure a clean and tidy ploughing pattern.