Invitation to the Zürn Meeting of Innovation 2018

November 20th and 21st 2018, Former Hege Factory Hohebuch

Latest information about our field research technology and a lively exchange of ideas are waiting for you at this year‘s Zürn meeting of innovations.

We would like to invite you to visit us: November 20th and 21st 2018, each day starting at 9 a.m. at the former Hege factory in Hohebuch, Domäne Hohebuch Nr. 5, D-74638 Waldenburg.

The entire Zürn team will be at your disposal on both days for your questions, wishes and suggestions. We are looking forward to your visit.

Please register here until the 5th of November 2018.

The better choice

The ZÜRN D62-SF is the powerful and cost-effective alternative solution to self-propelled seeders.
The ZÜRN D62-SF is the powerful and cost-effective alternative solution to self-propelled seeders.

ZÜRN D62-SF: Manoeuvrable sowing combination with John Deere tractor

As powerful and cost-effective alternative solution to self-propelled seeders, we offer the ZÜRN D62-SF seeder. With a mounting frame, the mechanically driven ZÜRN D62 is rigidly coupled to a standard tractor. To ensure operator comfort and occupational safety, only the coulter bar is lifted hydraulically while the platform and all other functional components are not moved around.

With its modular design, the flexible concept builds a basis that can equally be used for the mechanical single-row seeder ZÜRN D90 and the plot fertiliser spreader ZÜRN D50.

The manoeuvrable and compact John Deere 3038E tractor is part of the economic efficiency. With special adaptions and the desired track width, it is perfectly build for your trials. Using tested series-production technology reduces acquisition and maintenance costs, and the tractor can be used throughout the whole year for other tasks.

Brand new dry-matter sensor for grain moisture analysis

The brand new dry-matter sensor is fully integrated in the ZÜRn WieSEL weighing system and ensures grain moisture analysis of the highest accuracy.
The brand new dry-matter sensor is fully integrated in the ZÜRn WieSEL weighing system and ensures grain moisture analysis of the highest accuracy.

Grain moisture analysis of the highest accuracy

In our business, the season doesn’t end with the harvest. It’s the result data which we are looking for. Collecting this data already in the field enhances efficiency and increases process reliability. Zürn plot combine harvesters can be individually equipped with comprehensive weighing and analysis technology.

Besides the whole NIRS content analysis, we now offer another optical measuring device. The brand new sensor technology is extremely robust and ensures grain moisture analysis of the highest accuracy.

The technology behind this new device is a compact-photometer on a LED basis. The contact sensor head collects the data of numerous measurements and directly calculates the average moisture with the integrated references.

The great advantage over existing systems is the measurement right in the crop flow which ensures an average moisture value of the whole plot yield. The measurement does not require the correction with the specific weight as an additional factor. Therefore, a volumetric box is not necessary.

The sensor operating terminal is fully integrated in the ZÜRN WieSEL weighing system menu structure. Choosing the crop type and storing the result data is done directly in the reliable and tough operating screen.

Celebrating the 90th birthday of Dr. Hans-Ulrich Hege

The ZÜRN team Hohebuch, together with the jubuilee Dr. Hans-Ulrich Hege, in front of historic HEGE and current ZÜRN combine harvesters.
The ZÜRN team Hohebuch, together with the jubuilee Dr. Hans-Ulrich Hege, in front of historic HEGE and current ZÜRN combine harvesters.

In 1963, an invention by Dr. Hans-Ulrich Hege revolutionized the world of agricultural field research. The first viable plot combine harvester to ensure seed purity left Hohebuch and conquered every continent. Nearly 60 years on from the first Hege unit Zürn is again developing and manufacturing machines at this historical site. So the Hohebuch estate continues to be a reliable partner for research technicians all over the world.

Great birthday parade for the anniversary

Recently, the ZÜRN employees celebrated the 90th birthday of Dr. Hans-Ulrich Hege, the inventor of the plot combine. With a historical machine parade and barbecue, they honored his life’s work at the place where he once laid the foundation for modern field research.

Watch the birthday parade in the video.

ZÜRN 130-ST: The new Stationary Thresher

The redesigned stationary thresher ZÜRN 130-ST can be individually equipped. The threshing and cleaning units are easy to adjust.
The redesigned stationary thresher ZÜRN 130-ST can be individually equipped. The threshing and cleaning units are easy to adjust.

Stationary thresher now available with weighing system

We have redesigned our stationary thresher in many details. The new ZÜRN 130-ST is of a modular design which allows us to customize the stationary thresher easily to your specific needs. The threshing and cleaning units now are identical to those of the proven plot combine ZÜRN 130. The single-sieve cleaning system is easy to adjust - a fast clean out of the machine and a clean sample are guaranteed.

In order to increase the ergonomics, the stationary thresher can be equipped with a flexible bagging platform. Weighing systems are available now as option: Customers can select between a ZÜRN WieSEL weighing system or the HarvestMaster weighing system.

With the integrated chassis, the stationary thresher is flexible and offers a high level of mobility. The drawbar can be removed quickly to guarantee a neat straw discharge. The long in-feed table, various safety devices and the central operating terminal grant a high level of occupational safety and ease of use.

Learn more about the ZÜRN 130-ST.

Agritechnica impressions 2017

 
 

ZÜRN 540: New versatile tool carrier

The light tool carrier ZÜRN 540 can be used flexible for dividing and swathing plots and many other applications.
The light tool carrier ZÜRN 540 can be used flexible for dividing and swathing plots and many other applications.

For various applications

The high clearance tool carrier ZÜRN 540 expands our versatile tool carrier fleet. The new multi-functional tool carrier can be used in combination with a plot divider, fertilizer spreader, sprayer and other various applications in order to be in use all year round. The large tires reduce the ground pressure and offers enough traction in tough conditions. The ground clearance (1,30 m for cereals; 1,60 m for higher crops like rape seed) can be adjusted to your requests.

Find out more about the ZÜRN 540.

IHK awards the cooperation project Zürn i-Flow

Die Preisträger des Forschungstransferpreises 2017 in Gold
v. l. n. r.: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Harald Unkelbach, Präsident der IHK Heilbronn-Franken; Rolf Zürn, Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co. KG, Schöntal; Kirsten Hirschmann, IHK-Vizepräsidentin und Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG; Tim Bögel in Vertretung von Steffen Wöbcke, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Technischen Universität Dresden; Elke Döring, Hauptgeschäftsführerin der IHK Heilbronn-Franken.
Die Preisträger des Forschungstransferpreises 2017 in Gold
v. l. n. r.: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Harald Unkelbach, Präsident der IHK Heilbronn-Franken; Rolf Zürn, Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co. KG, Schöntal; Kirsten Hirschmann, IHK-Vizepräsidentin und Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG; Tim Bögel in Vertretung von Steffen Wöbcke, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Technischen Universität Dresden; Elke Döring, Hauptgeschäftsführerin der IHK Heilbronn-Franken.

Research Transfer Prize from IHK Heilbronn-Franken conferred

On April 3, 2017, Chamber of Industry and Commerce IHK Heilbronn-Franken held its sixth “IHK Research Transfer Prize” awards ceremony. Three outstanding cooperation projects merging science and business were chosen to receive the prestigious award.

The gold award was given to Zürn i-Flow project, a result of cooperation between Rolf Zürn, Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co.KG, Schöntal and Steffen Wöbcke, Institute for Natural Product Technology at the Dresden University of Technology. Under this project, an intelligent and automated cutting platform for combines was developed wherein all components can inter-communicate and adapt to the individual conditions and needs of the harvested materials.

Kirsten Hirschmann, Managing Partner of Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG, vice president of the IHK Heilbronn-Franken and jury member, congratulated the project partners on their success. He also highlighted the intensive cooperation between project partners and the innovation of self-optimizing technologies, as they relate to the theme of knowledge-transfer. The resulting intelligent control allows between 10-15% of additional power.

To encourage cooperation between research institutes and companies, IHK offers special “Research Transfer Prize” to 3 successful projects each year. All submitted projects are evaluated on the basis of their innovation level, transfer of knowledge, application potential and economic impact potential.

New Plot Combine Harvester ZÜRN 110

Due to its short wheel base the compact ZÜRN 110 is very maneuverable and therefore ideal for micro plots.
Due to its short wheel base the compact ZÜRN 110 is very maneuverable and therefore ideal for micro plots.

The strong basic machine for plot trials

Zürn Harvesting is expanding its proven range of plot combine harvesters by a powerful basic machine for smaller research companies and plant breeders. The new ZÜRN 110 is a very simple and compact plot combine harvester for clean and mix free harvesting of research plots.

Simple equipped. Simple to operate. Simple to service.

This plot combine harvester is very easy to operate and extremely service friendly. Driving forward and reverse is controlled directly by a hydraulic foot pedal. All header and threshing settings are operated directly from the driver’s seat by hydraulic valves.

All threshing components are designed very efficiently. The largest concave area in its class assures best threshing results also under tough conditions.

Learn more about the new plot combine harvester ZÜRN 110.

Together with the customers from the idea to the machine

11th Zürn Meeting of Innovations at Hohebuch

To find out more about the newest innovations of Zürn field research technology, field research technicians from all over the world met from November 30 to December 1, 2016, again at Hohebuch.

The historic walls of the old seed farmhouse proved itself once again to be the perfect scenery for the presentation of our modern machines. The entire Zürn product range for the mechanisation of field research was shown to our customers at the machinery exhibition.

The focus was on the presentation of our innovations. Including the modular weighing system ZÜRN WieSEL, the new high-clearance tool-carrier ZÜRN 540 and the newly designed plot combine ZÜRN 110. The new Yanmar engines for the plot combines ZÜRN 150 with proven diesel-only technology already meet the requirements of the future EU Stage 5 emission standard.

We would like to thank all our customers for the great exchange of ideas and the good cooperation in the last year and wish them all the best for the coming season.

Successful DLG Field Days in Haßfurt

At DLG Field Days Zürn Harvesting presented its innovative field research technology again to a broad expert audience. Shortly before the start of the harvest season, station managers, breeders and field research technicians from Germany and abroad visited our booth to get informed about the latest innovations in plot technology.

The new ZÜRN WieSEL is a modular expandable weighing system with intuitive touchscreen control for a reliable data-harvest with all Zürn plot combine harvesters.

Thank your for visiting us at DLG Field Days!

Despite adverse weather conditions some 22,000 visitors came to the DLG Field Days. The international crop production exhibition was held from 14 to 16 June 2016 at the estate Maria Burghausen in Hassfurt (Lower Franconia).

“BreedVision” – World´s first field phenotyping platform for crops successfully tested

ZÜRN 550-GT high-clearance multifunctional-carrier - The mobile platform "BreedVision" non-destructively collects data via modern sensor technology.
ZÜRN 550-GT high-clearance multifunctional-carrier - The mobile platform "BreedVision" non-destructively collects data via modern sensor technology.

Since 2012 several institutions joined forces in the research project PredBreed. They developed a system based on modern sensor technology enabling the rapid, non-invasive and accurate phenotyping of plants in the field.

On behalf of the joined institutions Zürn developed a mobile sensor platfrom. The modular designed high-clearance multifunctional-carrier vehicle ZÜRN 550-GT is continously adjustable in height and width. Now the self-propelled platform, equipped with various sensor systems, is ready for use and first test runs in the field have been successfully completed. The mobile platform "BreedVision" non-destructively collects data via modern sensor technology.

Mobile platform non-destructively collects data via modern sensor technology

This development represents the world's first vehicle of this kind and it is expected that it substantially accelerates and improves the phenotyping of plants under field conditions. This precision phenotyping holds the potential to advance knowledge-based breeding of many crops. In the PredBreed project in particular, the researchers plan to use the platform for the breeding of triticale as bioenergy crop.

Read the complete press release of Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (FNR).

ZURN Harvesting in Canada – a story of success

Local Service and Harvesting Support - through our partners all over Canada

Thanks to our Service Partners in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatoon and Alberta ZURN Harvesting ensures a flexible and fast support during harvest and a local Service for all customers. Next to our main Spar Parts Depot at John Deere Cervus Equipment in Saskatoon we will also provide spare parts to each of our partners.

ZURN Harvesting Mechanic Training 2016 – Saskatoon

In February 2016, ZURN Harvesting invited mechanics from all over Canada for a one week training on ZURN plot combines in Saskatoon. Thorsten Wirth (CTO) and Benedikt Hofferek (After Sales Manager) from the German headquarter made sure that each participant is able to do Harvesting support as well as the annual service of the combines.

Agritechnica Silver Medal

Zürn PremiumFlow headers represent the highest level of innovation and performance worldwide.

This was confirmed again by the independent Innovations Commission of Agritechnica, the world's biggest agricultural fair. They awarded Zürn for its advanced technology again a silver medal.

Innovative Zürn i-Flow header awarded

Zürn i-Flow is a newly developed intelligent cutting platform generation to improve performance of large combines. For the first time all rotating drives are electrified, flexible in speed and torque and communicate with each other. Field trials confirm that harvesting performance, ease of use and durability rise significantly.

Learn more about the project Zürn i-Flow.

50 Years of Plot Combine Production at Hohebuch

Since 50 years the domain of Hohebuch is a strong partner in field research technology.
Since 50 years the domain of Hohebuch is a strong partner in field research technology.

50 years ago a invention of Dr. Hans-Ulrich Hege revolutionized the world of agricultural field research. The first usable plot combine left Hohebuch and conquered all continents.

Even today, the Hege System is found again in the equally powerful and reliable plot combine ZÜRN 150, developed further and equipped with all technical possibilities of today.

50 years after the first Hege machine Zürn Harvesting develops and manufactures the plot combine ZÜRN 150 again at this historical site. So the domain of Hohebuch continues to be a reliable partner for research technicians all over the world.