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Excalibur® CT Blades
North American agronomy practices, like increased seeding rates, GMO hybrids and even varying soil moisture conditions must be reliably managed. The Interceptor’s depth-of-frame design provides ample distance for residue and soil flow between two parallel rows of 22-inch diameter, 32-flute Excalibur CT shallow concavity blades on 9” spacing. Each blade assembly is individually mounted on a compound angle with 6-bolt hubs and configured into a tandem design. The tandem blade configuration provides a consistent and uniform line of draft for high-speed implement tracking. This tandem design also contributes to a more uniform distribution of soil and residue verses competitive “offset disc” designs that can move residue and soil in a single direction.
Angle of Attack
Compound blade angles have been developed and incorporated to provide optimum soil penetration without applying excessive backside blade pressure to the soil. Ample fore-to-aft space exists between the front and rear rows of blades to allow high-speed soil and residue flow to settle before contacting the rear row of blades. Heavy soil and residue flow from the front blades of close-coupled competitive designs can potentially slow or stall the rotation of the rear blades, causing a “plug” or unevenness in the finished seedbed.
Center-Mounted HD Tines
Center-mounted HD tines incorporated into the frame area immediately behind the first rank of Excalibur® CT blades maintain full contact with the soil surface to initiate residue redistribution and soil leveling. The single row of 5/8” diameter x 30” length x 12” spaced tines feature adjustable angles to force residue and soil flow from the front blades downward, settling loose material before contacting the rear row of blades and finishing attachment.
Star Wheel™ Treaders
Star Wheel™ treader gangs, mounted on 6-degree angles, level the seedbed and size clods, while mixing and anchoring residue into the loose soil. Constant-flow hydraulic down pressure on the Star Wheel treader allows the attachment to maintain even working pressure across a varying field surface, resulting in a consistent, uniform finish. Many competitive units depend upon their rear attachment to control machine operating depth and thereby transmit significant weight to their rear attachment, which can result in a tight, compressed seedbed.
24/7® Conditioning Reels
Available with 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.
No daily grease maintenance required for the maintenance free bearings, incorporated into the Excalibur® CT gang assemblies, Star Wheel™ treaders and 24/7® conditioning reels. Spherical pivot bearing for each walking beam assembly requires no grease, along with rocker and wing hinge pivots.
|Transport Width (ft/m)||13'5" / 4.1|
|Transport Height (ft/m)||11'5" / 3.5|
|Number of Blades||54|
|Cut Width (ft/m)||20' / 6.1|
|Working Width (ft/m)||19' / 5.8|
|Blade Spacing (in/cm)||9 / 22.9|
|Approximate Weight (lb/kg)||18,407 / 8 349|
|Hitch Type||CAT IV, Articulating Ball Cast Hitch, 2" Pin Hole|
|Tongue Type||Adjustable Level-Lift Tongue|
|Standard Leveling||Mechanical Fore-Aft Leveling|
|Hydraulics||All Cylinders with Royal Plate Plus®, Color Coded Hydraulic Hose Grips, All Hydraulic Hoses|
|Wing Fold Cylinders||(4) 4 x 40 Cylinders|
|Lift Cylinders||Rephasing, 12" Stroke Cylinders|
|Depth Control||Single-Point Hydraulic|
|Excalibur® CT Blades||22", 5 mm, 32-Flute Shallow Concavity|
|Bearing Arms||Compound Angle with Isolator Torsion Cord Individual Mount|
|Blade Hub Bearing||Maintenance Free, Double Angular Contact Bearing, 6-Bolt Hub for Blade|
|Center Frame HD Tine Bar||Single Row Adjustable Angle Tine Bar with 5/8" x 30" Tines on 12" Spacing|
|Center Section Wheels||Four 340/60 R16.5 Tires, Walking Beams with Slip-In Spindles, Maintenance-Free Spherical Pivot Bearings, 8-Bolt Heavy Duty Hubs|
|Wing Section Wheels||Two 280/70 R15 Metric Tires per Wing, Walking Beams with Slip-In Spindles, Maintenance-Free Spherical Pivot Bearings, 6-Bolt Heavy-Duty Hubs|
|Wing Gauge Wheels||One Adjustable, Front Mounted, Pivoting Gauge Wheel Per Wing, 240/80 R15 Tire|
|Attachment||Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Round Rod Reel Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings|
|Tongue Type||Not Applicable|
|Attachment||Star Wheel™ Gangs Mounted on 6 degree Angles with Hydraulic Constant Flow 24/7® Heavy-Duty Flat Bar Reel Featuring PEER® TILLXTREME™ Maintenance-Free Bearings|
|Attachment||HD 24/7® 3 Row Tine, 5/8" x 30" tines, 12" spacing, Adjustable Tine Bar Angles, 14" Spacing Between Tine Bar Rows|
|Attachment||Dual HD 24/7® Round Rod Reel with Hydraulics|
|Attachment||Dual HD 24/7® Flat Bar Reel with Hydraulics|
|Attachment||Combination HD 24/7® Round Reel and Flat Bar Reel with Hydraulics|
|Rear Hitch||Rear Hitch with Attachment; Rear Hitch without Attachment; None|
|Recommended Speed of Operation (mph/km/h)||8 - 10 / 12 - 16
Rocky Conditions: 6 - 8 / 9 - 13
|Recommended Maximum Working Depth (in/cm)||5/13|
|Recommended Tractor Power Range (PTO hp / kW)||13 to 17 PTO Horsepower Per Foot|
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