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KUHN was recently awarded two AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

AE50 awards were given to the KUHN IntelliMix™ advanced mixer control system and the KUHN MM 1300 Merge Maxx® hay merger, deeming each one of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products for the food and agriculture industries. Both machines will be featured in the January/February 2019 special issue of ASABE’s magazine, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.

The IntelliMix advanced mixer control system includes the first continuously variable transmission (CVT) available for a TMR mixer. This ISOBUS compatible system automatically transitions between multiple auger speed setpoints throughout the mixing and feeding cycles. Farm managers now have full control over auger speeds to provide the best feed mix quality, without being limited to a select set of predetermined gear ratios. Tractor input speed can be reduced while independently maintaining auger speed leading to significant fuel savings.

With 42’ of pickup in a single pass, the KUHN MM 1300 hay merger is the largest continuous-pickup merger in the industry and unmatched in its simplicity of operation, durability and merging capabilities. Unique features like the merger’s floating windguard, crop netting and ISOBUS compatibility create clean, consistent windrows providing maximum efficiency for the harvester while maintaining high feed value and low ash content setting it apart from other models.

Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select innovative products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.

To learn more about KUHN’s 2019 AE50 award winners, visit
Kuhn North America, Inc., of Brodhead, Wisconsin, is a leading innovator in agricultural and industrial equipment, specializing in spreaders, mixers, hay tools, and tillage tools. KUHN, KUHN Knight, and KUHN Krause products are sold by farm equipment dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.