BioDrill on Swift offer new possibilities

By equipping Väderstad Swift with the mountable small seeder BioDrill BDA 360, the effective tine cultivator become a seed drill for small seeded crops. With the machine, the farmer Per Pålsson is able to save both time and money when establishing oil seed rape.

– We have noticed an increased focus on catch crops and cover crops, as well as easy establishment of oil seeds. BioDrill BDA 360 on Swift opens new possibilities where this kind of seeding can be carried out in the same pass as the cultivation, says Bernt Mårtensson, Concept Developer at Väderstad.

Swift 560 BioDrill BDA 360
BioDrill BDA 360 turns the tine cultivator Swift into a seeder for small seeded crops, such as cover crops, catch crops and oil seeds

The pneumatic BioDrill BDA 360 can establish small seeds with precision down to a rate of 1kg/ha. To ensure an even distribution over the whole working width, BioDrill BDA 360 is equipped with the proven Fenix metering system, a powerful fan and very effective spreader plates.

Cultivation with Swift and seeding with BioDrill
The farmer Per Pålsson is one of the first to test drive Swift with BioDrill BDA 360

The farmer Per Pålsson is one of the first to test drive BioDrill BDA 360 together with the tine cultivator Swift. After harvest Per Pålsson spread slurry on the field, and then cultivated it at 20cm working depth with the 5.6m wide Swift.

– Thereby the field was ready for seeding, and all I had to do was to look at the weather reports. When the time came, we only needed one pass with our Swift 560 with BioDrill BDA 360 to complete the seeding, says the farmer Per Pålsson.

With BioDrill BDA 360 mounted on his Swift 560, Per thereby save both time and money when establishing the oil seed rape. This year the seeding was completed august 3rd, at a working depth of 15cm and a working speed of 10km/h.

Spreader plate on BioDrill
The effective spreader plates ensures an even distribution over the entire working width

The mountable small seeder BioDrill BDA 360 is available for Swift year model 2017.

Emergence oil seed rape
A good emergence on the field, a couple of weeks after seeding