Kuhn PS 242

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Built To Last

All-Steel, Welded Construction

An all-steel construction provides the backbone and solid framework for these spreaders. This simple, yet effective design keeps the sides and beater panels aligned for the life of the machine. The side of the box is constructed using 10-gauge steel, creating a seamless construction which reduces wear and increases protection against side rust through. The all-welded construction includes a reinforced tongue that pulls directly from the axle for added strength and durability.

Two-Piece Poly Floor

A two-piece, ⅝” solid poly floor provides more strength and durability than individual tongue and groove boards while reducing friction. This means that less power is required for unloading versus alternative steel or wooden floors. The two-piece design allows for expansion or contraction with changing temperatures, and provides greater impact resistance when dropping heavy loads into the spreader. The plastic floor also reduces winter freeze-down issues to provide trouble-free service and long life.

Dual-Apron Design

A dual apron provides consistent and reliable material flow to the beaters. This design also results in greater rigidity and longevity for both the apron chains and slats. You have the choice of T-bar or 667X pintle apron chain.

Hydraulic Apron Drive

A hydraulically driven apron means fewer moving parts to worry about. This system provides independent operation of the beaters and apron, resulting in even, controlled spreading of many different types of solid materials and allows you to easily achieve targeted application rates. An overload relief valve is mounted directly to the hydraulic motor for built-in protection of the apron drive.

Center-Mounted Driveline

This simple design eliminates the need for extra chains and sprockets that are necessary for a side-mounted driveline. This design also provides extra protection against accidental damage during use.

Choice of Beaters to Match Your Spreading Needs

Horizontal Beaters

Horizontal beaters continue the classic design from KUHN Knight’s beginning. Horizontal beaters work well with a variety of materials and allow heavy application rates at higher speeds since the spread pattern is narrower. Standard with one 26” beater. An additional 14” upper beater and 10” lower beater are available for increased material breakup.

VertiSpread® Vertical Beaters

VertiSpread® vertical beaters provide quality spreading performance for a wider variety of dry materials, from tough materials like pen pack, to finer materials like dry dirt compost. They can provide the same fast unloading and high application rates as horizontal beaters, but with a wider spread pattern and more consistent material breakup.

Heavy-duty, 3/8” thick beaters provide a wide, consistent spread pattern. All beaters are equipped with bolt-on teeth which makes maintenance and replacement easy. Beater teeth can be upgraded to heavy-duty, heat-treated teeth to increase durability and longevity. Power to the beaters is routed through a fully enclosed, integral gearbox, providing a strong and reliable power supply with low maintenance requirements. For greater machine versatility, VertiSpread vertical beater modules are removable for safe storage while stockpiling or for other use.

Tailor Your Machine

Swinging & Guillotine Endgates

A traditional swinging endgate provides material control, ensuring that no material is lost during loading or travel. The guillotine endgate provides excellent metering capability for operators who want better control over their manure application. Guillotine endgate only available on PS 242 units ordered with VertiSpread Module.

Axle & Tire Options

A wide selection of axle and tire options allows purchasers to specifically tailor a unit to their operational needs. The PS 235 has an 8-bolt single, 10-bolt single and an 8-bolt tandem axle available. The PS 242 comes standard with an 8-bolt tandem axle.


Model PS 242 TRAILER Horizontal/Vertical/Spinner
Struck Level 220 ft³ (6.2 m³)
Heaped 360 ft³ (10.2 m³)
Maximum Net Load Tandem 8-Bolt: 23,100 lbs (10,478 kg)
Overall Length 272"/287"/298" (691/729/757 cm)
Inside Box Length 195" (495 cm)
Inside Box Depth 30" (76 cm)
Inside Box Width 72" (183 cm)
Overall Height - Top of Beaters 83"/91"/93" (211/231/236 cm)
Overall Height - Top of Thrown Object Shield -/109" (-/277 cm)
Loading Height 68" (173 cm)
Overall Tread Width 121" (307 cm)
Ground Clearance 16" (41 cm)
Unit Weight 7,400/8,300/9,300 lbs (3,357/3,765/4,218 kg)
Minimum PTO Power Requirement 90/100/100 hp (67/75/75 kW)
Standard Number of Beaters 1/2/2002
Number of Paddles or Teeth 14 Paddles/18 Teeth/24 Teeth
Beater Diameter 26"/37.5"/19.25" (66/95/49 cm
Upper Beater Diameter Optional 14" (36 cm)/-/-
Lower Beater Diameter Optional 10" (25 cm)/-/-
Overload Protection Shear-Bolt/Torque-Disconnect/Torque-Disconnect
Removable Beater Assembly No/Yes/Yes
PTO Drive Speed 540-1,000/540-1,000/1,000 rpm
Number of Aprons 2
Shaft Diameter 2" (5 cm)
Sprockets 6-Tooth
Chain T-bar or Pintle/Pintle/Pintle
Slat Size 0.25"x1.5"x2.0" (0.6x 3.8x5 cm)
Drive Hydraulic
Front Panel and Sides 10 GA
Floor 0.6" (1 cm) poly
Endgate Standard swinging/Guillotine/Guillotine
Trailer Axle Tandem 8-Bolt
Spindle Diameter 3.0" (7.6 cm)