Bednar introduces a new generation of the Fenix FO Profi universal cultivator. The series includes four models with a working span from 4 to 7.9 m suitable for intense soil cultivation in one pass with the maximum working depth of 35 centimeters.
Bednar developed the new generation of the Fenix FO Profi based on their experience of many years and findings from various markets. “After two years of intense testing under various conditions, we are introducing a new product that excels in many technical and structural components. The Fenix FO Profi is a multi-purpose machine that can do most of the operations in almost any weather,” says sales director Jan Bednář.
Four-row tine configuration
The new generation cultivator has a four-row configuration of the main working parts – the tines. The individual tines are sufficiently spaced, both inside the row and between the individual rows. The new structural design offers high throughput when processing large quantities of organic matter thanks to the high clearance of 80 cm of the main frame.
The arrangement of the individual tines into a V-shape contributes to minimal draft resistance of the machine. The suitable arrangement and shape of the working parts provides intense soil cultivation, including even mixing of organic matter up to the depth of 35 centimeters. The tines can be fitted with chisels with a width of 80 and 60 mm, or Long-Life chisels with a width of 80 and 40 mm, fitted with carbide plates for higher durability. The cultivating chisels can also be fitted with wings, 125 and 185 mm; the 185 mm version also comes in the Long-Life configuration. The basic equipment of the machine includes hydraulic working depth regulation; or customers can also choose electric-hydraulic regulation. The machine is comfortably controlled from the tractor cabin.
New working parts protection
The working parts of the cultivator can be fitted with three different types of overload protection. The basic one is the shear bolt protection, suitable for very light soils. The horizontal spring protection with a release force of 480 kg is the most frequently used protection in these machines. It is suitable for most regular soil conditions.
The novel hydraulic protection offers a release force of up to 550 kg. The robust construction makes this type of protection ideal for medium-heavy and heavy soils.
The new generation of the Fenix includes the proven design of the integrated transport axle. The fourth, single row of tines is mounted behind the transport axle for a better quality of work. When it is wet, the packers can easily be deactivated, and soil is cultivated without compaction. Moreover, the integrated axle reduces the radius diameter at headlands and improves maneuverability of the machine during transport.
The Fenix FO 6004 model offers the option to adjust the working width from 6.7 to 7.9 meters by easy installation of the set for additional side sections. The working width can then easily be adjusted to the current requirements, also for 8004 model.
Wide range of optional equipment
The design of the machine enables deep soil cultivation, including quality levelling and soil re-compaction in one pass. The four rows of tines are followed with a levelling section that can be equipped with the levelling back fillers or levelling discs, conveniently controlled, mechanically or hydraulically from the tractor cabin.
Moreover, the Crushbar leveler can be installed in front of the rear packer for the final soil levelling. There is a wide range of packers available, both single-row (tubular packer, V-RING) and double-row (double V-RING, double U-RING). Moreover, an extra leveler can be mounted behind the rear packer.
The packers are equipped with a parallelogram that provides perfect terrain tracing and maintains the set working depth.