Kem­per StalkBuster

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Kem­per has won an Agritech­nica in­no­va­tion gold medal for its StalkBuster – the first stub­ble-de­stroy­ing tech­nol­ogy that forms an in­te­gral part of a maize header.

De­vel­oped jointly with John Deere, the StalkBuster is the only ma­chine on the mar­ket that de­stroys all the stub­ble be­fore it is driven on by the for­ager or the trac­tor and trailer.

Usu­ally about 30 per cent of the stub­ble re­mains in­tact and, as the corn borer win­ters in­side it, a high per­cent­age of un­de­stroyed stub­ble of­fers them a haven so they can in­fest the area again the fol­low­ing year.

The new top­per is in­te­grated in the header, is rel­a­tively light­weight, and has a rel­a­tively low power in­put re­quire­ment. This means no ex­tra lim­i­ta­tions ap­ply for le­gal road trans­port.

A sec­ond in­no­va­tion gold medal was awarded to Claas for its Ce­mos Auto Thresh­ing sys­tem, and a fur­ther 29 sil­ver medals were awarded to a host of dif­fer­ent en­tries from smart tech­nol­ogy to prac­ti­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

Ce­mos Auto Thresh­ing is the first sys­tem that au­to­mat­i­cally sets the tan­gen­tial thresh­ing sys­tem on straw walker and hy­brid ma­chines.

The im­por­tant fact is that all con­trollers com­mu­ni­cate with each other. For ex­am­ple, the through­put con­troller op­er­ates via a spe­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion mod­ule to con­trol the through­put rel­a­tive to the thresh­ing con­troller, as well as the sep­a­ra­tion and clean­ing con­trollers.

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