“Pulse crop” specialist is universal

The longer header with special knife geometry is perfectly adapted to cut close to the ground in pulse crops. Field experience confirms lower header losses even compared to special row-crop headers. Moreover, our customers all around the world verified that this concept performs excellent in cereals and oilseeds as well. We will therefore make this header our standard solution on our plot combines ZÜRN 110 to ZÜRN 150 with cutting width ranging from 1.25 to 2.0 m.

Optional gauge wheels right next to the cutterbar allow precise floating and perfect ground following. An underbody protection prevents feeding belt damage when cutting low. It can be opened with quick-locks for cleaning to ensure hygiene.

Mechanical weeding in field trials

Zürn and Garford offer precision-guided hoes tailored to the specific needs of field research.
Zürn and Garford offer precision-guided hoes tailored to the specific needs of field research.

The trend towards more mechanical weed control in agricultural practice also has an impact on field research. New experimental questions on chemical-free arable farming strategies or in the context of organic farming require field trials that can be compared in practice. There’s a growing need for alternative solutions to herbicides not only when they lose their acceptance in society but even in new crops that are intended to extend the crop rotation.

Camera-guided precision hoes

Garford machines are generally acknowledged to be some of the most precise hoes on the market. Advanced camera technology is the heart of Garford hoeing technology. The Garford camera can detect rows or individual plants in the field. But it is the perfect balance of optoelectronics, mechanics and hydraulics that creates a high-precision machine. Philip Garford and his team have been working on this for more than 20 years.

The cutting platform and field research technology specialist Zürn Harvesting has acquired a majority stake in the English hoeing technology manufacturer Garford Farm Machinery Ltd. Research companies benefit from the close cooperation between the hoeing technology and the field research technology specialists. For the first time, these two companies bring together the expertise from both worlds and can now offer precision-guided hoes specially tailored to agricultural field research.

Agritechnica impressions 2019

Invitation to Agritechnica 2019

See the fascinating technology of Zürn and Garford live at our booth!
See the fascinating technology of Zürn and Garford live at our booth!

Welcome to Hall 13, Stand C26

Agritechnica is about to start shortly in Hanover. The world‘s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery
will be held on 10-16 November 2019.

Never before we had this many new products to be presented. Some of our existing products are improved substantially while others are newly added to our product range. Moreover, some developments are not only new for us but even for the whole industry: entirely new product categories that cannot be found in any other manufacturer‘s portfolio.

Visit us at Agritechnica and meet the passionate people from various countries of the world who are
deeply rooted in agriculture and who have worked with us to bring these products into the field.

A whole range of new products is launched by Zürn and Garford at Agritechnica 2019: Come an see our innovations in mechanical weed control, precision hoes, cutting platforms and field research technology.

We are curious about the discussions with you and look forward to your visit in Hall 13, Stand C26.

Our Innovations at Agritechnica

Innovation 1 | Keeping fields clean: The ZÜRN TOP CUT COLLECT cuts off the top of weed plants and collects the seeds in a bin. This improves field hygiene significantly.
Innovation 1 | Keeping fields clean: The ZÜRN TOP CUT COLLECT cuts off the top of weed plants and collects the seeds in a bin. This improves field hygiene significantly.
Innovation 2 | Hoes for contractors and large area farming: The new ROBOCROP CONTRACTOR hoe is made for large area farming and flexibly adapts to different seed drill widths and row crops.
Innovation 2 | Hoes for contractors and large area farming: The new ROBOCROP CONTRACTOR hoe is made for large area farming and flexibly adapts to different seed drill widths and row crops.
Innovation 3 | Cutting herbicide use with the combine: The SEED TERMINATOR is a simple attachment to the combine harvester that destroys weed seeds before they become weeds. Two multistage hammer mills kill weed seeds mechanically.
Innovation 3 | Cutting herbicide use with the combine: The SEED TERMINATOR is a simple attachment to the combine harvester that destroys weed seeds before they become weeds. Two multistage hammer mills kill weed seeds mechanically.
Innovation 4 | Side knives for Draper and Flex Draper: the mechanical driven COMPACT side knives are now available for the Draper and FlexDraper headers of John Deere, Case IH, New Holland and MacDon.
Innovation 4 | Side knives for Draper and Flex Draper: the mechanical driven COMPACT side knives are now available for the Draper and FlexDraper headers of John Deere, Case IH, New Holland and MacDon.
Innovation 5 | PROFI CUT with a Jaguar: As of now, all operators of the Claas forage harvester can benefit of the icreased performance with the ZÜRN whole crop header and its 5.3 or 7.0m working width.
Innovation 5 | PROFI CUT with a Jaguar: As of now, all operators of the Claas forage harvester can benefit of the icreased performance with the ZÜRN whole crop header and its 5.3 or 7.0m working width.
Innovation 6 | More comfort for the plot combine: The new comfort cab of the ZÜRN 150 provides a completely
new workspace. All control elements and the multifunction lever are now ergonomically integrated in the armrest.
Innovation 6 | More comfort for the plot combine: The new comfort cab of the ZÜRN 150 provides a completely
new workspace. All control elements and the multifunction lever are now ergonomically integrated in the armrest.

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.

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.

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.

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.