K.U.L.T. Fingerweeder

K.U.L.T. Fingerweeder

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For mechanical weed control in the row, Kress developed the Fingerweeder. The fingerweeder is constructed around a rotating disc with polyurethane fingers.

The fingers are driven by a cast iron sprocket that drives through the soil. The flexible fingers move in between the plants in the row and make the young weeds loose so they dry out.

The machine is successfully applied in leeks, maize, sunflowers, sugar beet and iceberg lettuce. For row distances between 25 and 40 cm, smaller Finger Weeder sets are available as can be seen in the pictures below.

Range of Uses

Maize (corn), Tobacco, Sunflowers, Sugar beets, Soybeans , Cabbage, Lettuce, Beans, Leek, Tomatoes, Artichokes, Lavender, Kitchen and medical herbs, Strawberries, Pumpkins, Tree-nurseries, Roses and more.

The large K.U.L.T.-Kress Fingerweeder

Working width from 19.7”/ 50 cm

  • 3 different degrees of hardness for different crops and soil conditions
  • Replaceable , hardened steel driving plate
  • stone resistant plastic fingers
  • double ball bearings
  • (Ø 14.6”/ Ø 370 mm) is recommended for row distances from 19.69”/ 50 cm, for strawberries, brassicas, maize (corn), tobacco and tree nurseries

Medium K.U.L.T.-Kress Fingerweeder:
Working width from 13.8-21.7”/ 35-55 cm

  • 3 different degrees of hardness for different crops and soil conditions
  • Replacable , hardened steel driving plate
  • stone resistant plastic fingers
  • double ball bearings
  • (Ø 11.4” /Ø 290 mm) is recommended for row distances from 15.75-21.65”/ 40-55 mm for sugar beets, soybeans, leeks and vegetables

The small K.U.L.T.-Kress Fingerweeder:
Working width from 9.8-13.8”/ 25-35 cm

  • 3 different degrees of hardness for different crops and soil conditions
  • (Ø 9.84”/ Ø 250 mm) is recommended for row distances from 9.84 – 13.78”/ 25 - 35 cm for salad, vegetables and tree nursery cuttings.
Argus 3 point toolbar with hand steering provides very precise steering. Shown in single row tomatoes.

Soft orange fingers for use in light soils or for sensitive crops such as Pumpkin, shown here in maize (corn).

The K.U.L.T.-Kress Fingerweeder can be attached to most common steered cultivators. Here mounted on a French system in artichokes.

K.U.L.T. Fingerweeder

Objective of use Weeding inside the plant row to avoid manual labour.
Range of use
  • vegetable gardening (transplanted and seeded rows )
  • tree nurseries
  • fruit tree cultures
  • potatoes
  • production of maize (corn) and beets
  • tobacco
  • strawberries
Operating principle Rubber fingers grip from the side around the plant and there they hoe the weeds. The area that no other mechanical hoe can reach will be treated.
Time of use About 10 days after planting
Mounting Front, rear , tool carrier, horse drawn
Row width Small = ø 25 cm: 25 – 35 cm/ 10-14”

Medium = ø 29 cm: 35 – 55 cm/ 14-21,7”

Large = ø 37 cm: from 50 cm/ 20”

Clearance 19.69 – 31.5”/50 – 80 cm (can be higher on request)
Working depth 0.8 – 1.6”/2 - 4 cm
Working speed 4 - 15 km/h / 2.48-9.32 m/h
Possibilities of combinations Can be attached to most common cultivators with steering
Recommendation To achieve the maximum weed-control, the Fingerweeder should be used when the weeds are just emerging.