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The tungsten carbide plates are made from several chemical components including tungsten and carbon are compressed and heated to create a hard and highly wear resistant material.
Durakarb features four plates with a height of 136mm and a rounded frontal profile that allows earth flow to be split in such a way as to limit wear of the tine sides. The specific “V” shape of the plate brazed in the tine allows a large area of contact between the tine and the plate, greatly reducing the risk of breakage or loss of the plate in the event of a heavy impact.
The profile does not add any material thickness, meaning the tines retain a low power requirement.
The Kuhn Durakarb option is available on the HR 103 / 104, 1003 / 1004 FAST-FIT 2 generation series, as well as on the new HR 1020 / 1030 and 1040 series, for mounting in place of standard, or blades with Durakuhn carbide coating.