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Kuhn EL 53-190

Model EL 53-190 for sale at Rusler Implement, Colorado

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Strong Durability for a Long Lasting Machine

High Clearance Rotor

The rotor and hood design maximizes the efficiency of smaller tractors. Soil and clods flow freely to effectively work the ground without producing unnecessary drag that robs horsepower from the tractor.

Long Service Life and Minimal Maintenance

The rotor is driven by tempered steel sprockets, located in a side case with thick walls on the EL 53. The oversized chain with automatic tension adjustment is much more resistant to fatigue than competitive models. The drive is immersed in an oil bath for consistent lubrication.

Central Cast Iron Gearbox

The central cast iron gearbox of the smaller models is mounted directly on the tiller frame with hardened forged steel gears that run in an oil bath. It can be offset with the 3-point frame to avoid an awkward angle on the transmission. This allows it to work easily under trees and on field edges. The drive is protected as standard by a friction slip clutch.


Providing High Work Quality and Versatility

Progressive Lateral Offset

Offset hitch capability normally allows a tiller that is narrower than the tractor to erase the tractor wheel track on its right side. Offsetting the hitch is easily accomplished by sliding the three yokes of the tiller frame. Thanks to this continuous manual offset, the machine can be adapted according to the situation to ensure stability.

Quick Hitch Compatibility

With the optional adapter, the hitches on the EL 23, 43 and 53 are compatible with a Cat. 1 quick hitch for faster attachment and removal.

Compact Design

The compact design and low profile of these small power tillers allows the tiller to work safely under overhanging branches and close to greenhouses.


Cut and Incorporate Plant Debris


The Cultirotor (C-blades) of KUHN power tillers provide exceptional cutting of plant material and provide a better overall structure before working it into the soil. The blades are able to do field cutting of annual shoots, incorporating mulch and cover plants into the soil or can plow up a permanent vegetation cover.


Model  EL 53-190
Maximum PTO power 50 hp (37 kW)
Minimum PTO power 32 hp (24 kW)
PTO shaft Standard 1 3/8'' - 6-spline
PTO protection Slip clutch
PTO speed (RPM)  
Rotor drive #80H chain
PTO speed 540 rpm
Rotor speed 244 rpm
Rotor diameter 17" (43 cm)
Number of flanges 8
Number of blades per flange 6
Number of blades 48
Maximum working depth 6" (15.2 cm)
Depth control Depth wheels
Rear hood adjustable Springs
Progressive offset to the right -
Hitch Cat. 1 and 1N
Supporting frame Standard
Working width 74" (1.88 m)
Approximate machine weight 726 lbs (330 kg)