Väderstad Rapid seed drill in field

Rapid 300-400C/S

Rapid is a seed drill that carries out seedbed preparation, levelling, drilling and reconsolidation in one pass. It offers a reliable seeding result at high working speed. The simplicity in construction, paired with a high machine quality ensures a long working life and low operating costs. Direct drilling, reduced tillage or conventional tillage – Rapid creates perfect seeding results in all conditions. 

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Versatility is key

The 3 or 4m wide box seed drill Rapid 300-400, is available either as the seed-only version Rapid 300-400S or as the combi version Rapid 300-400C.

Thanks to its versatility the machine is able to handle multiple crops, grass leys and cover crops, as well as micro granulates or slug pellets.

You benefit from reliable results and a modern design, allowing easy access throughout the machine.

Rapid 400c with Crossboard heavy and Systemdisc aggressive
Rapid seed drill hydraulic metering
Rapid seed drill large hopper equals high capacity

Hydraulic metering

Rapid 300-400C/S is equipped with hydraulic metering, powered from the tractor. To match the pre-set seed rate, the metering system constantly communicates with a ground radar, measuring the forward speed.

This very reliable system secures high precision metering, resistant to vibrations and irregularities on the field. Further, the system is very easy to set and calibrate.

Large hopper - high capacity

To reduce filling downtime, the box seed drills Rapid 300-400C/S have high capacity hoppers. The hopper is designed with a large opening, allowing for fast and easy filling.

The combi models Rapid 300-400C are equipped with an adjustable wall that separates the seed and fertiliser in the hopper, thereby allowing the user to maximise capacity at all times.

Väderstad Rapid driver alongside adjusting seedingrate with iPad

The driver in focus

The modern design of Rapid 300-400C/S is focused on simplicity and ease of access throughout the machine.

With large platforms accessible from all sides of the machine, the driver get full access to the hopper, the metering system, as well as other important components on the machine. With the iPad-based control system Väderstad E-Control, calibration is simple. Thanks to the large hopper opening filling is fast and convenient.

Save money on irregular fields

As standard Rapid 300-400C/S is equipped with half machine shut-off. Using on irregular fields offers the potential for great savings.

Farmers who regularly use half machine shut-off appreciate the fact that they can save up to 5 % seed and fertiliser, whilst at the same time ensuring the crop get the best start possible.

Väderstad Rapid saves money on irregular fields
Top modern control system iPad

Modern control system

The iPad-based control system Väderstad E-Control wirelessly delivers an extensive control and monitoring of the seeding process, while driving on the field. Additionally, you benefit from user-friendly remote set up and calibration

With the iPad you can upload the most recent program software which allows you to benefit from future developments.

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One machine - multiple products

An important feature of Rapid 300-400C/S is the versatility it brings to the farm. Equipped with the mountable small-seeder BioDrill, an additional product is added. This enables grass leys, small-seeded crops, cover crops, slug pellets or micro granules to be drilled with precision at the same time as the main crop. Thanks to the unique metering system, Rapid provide impressive results in all conditions.

Farmer behind a Rapid 400C in field

Product concept

Zone 1 - Consolidation

Before drilling, the soil is consolidated by the tractor wheels. The pivot packer on Rapid ensures that the same reconsolidation is exerted on areas between tractor wheels.

Pivot packer

Extra pivot packer

Zone 2 - Seedbed preparation

To fit different farming needs and tillage practices, Rapid comes with a wide choice of front tools. The intensity can be set hydraulically from the driving seat on the move, depending on what the conditions require.

CrossBoard Heavy

CrossBoard Heavy System Disc Aggressive

CrossBoard Heavy System Agrilla

System Disc Aggressive

System Disc CrossBoard Light

System Disc CrossBoard Heavy

Zone 3 - Drilling

Rapid has an amazing ability to keep the seed depth under the most difficult conditions. Each packer wheel controls the drilling depth of two coulters by a unique mechanical linkage. The coulters are rubber suspended which ensures a calm operation also at high speed. Depending on model, Rapid 300-400C/S has a coulter pressure up to 245kg, thus enabling an exact seed depth also under the toughest conditions.

Zone 4 - Consolidation

Each packer wheel presses the soil down over two rows of seed and one row of fertiliser. This beds the seed in thoroughly and provides optimum conditions for germination.

Zone 5 - Finishing

The following harrow creats a loose evaporation barrier that prevents surface crusting after heavy rain.

Mechanic following harrow

Hydraulic following harrow

Technical data

Rapid 300S 400S 300C 400C
Metering Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Working width (m) 3,0 4,0 3,0 4,0
Transport width (m) 3,0 4,05 3,0 4,05
Transport height (m) 2,7 3,2 2,7 3,2
Transport length min/max (m) 6,0/7,8 6,0/7,8 6,35/8,3 6,35/8,3
Weight min/max (kg) 2400/6700 3400/9300 2900/8200 3800/10800
Volume seed hopper (l) 3000 4100 3150 4350
Number of seed coulters 24 32 24 32
Row spacing seed (mm) 125 125 125 125
Number of fertiliser coulters  -  - 12 16
Row spacing fertiliser (mm)  -  - 250 250
Seed coulter pressure min/max (kg) 70/210 75/215 85/245 90/230
Disc diameter front tool SDA (mm) 450 450 450 450
Seed disc diameter (mm) 410 410 410 410
Brakes P  - P  -
Recommended working speed (km/h) 10-14 10-14 10-14 10-14
Wheel dimension (transport wheels) 195/95x15 195/95x15 195/95x15 195/95x15
Hydraulic requirement 2-4 DA + 1 FR 2-4 DA + 1 FR 2-4 DA + 1 FR 2-4 DA + 1 FR
Draught requirement from (hp) 90 120 100 130
Väderstad has made every attempt to accurately portray our product lineup. However, due to our commitment to continually innovate our technologies to provide our customers the best possible products, some products may not be manufactured as shown on this site. Exact specifications for each product will be confirmed at the time of ordering.
 
LS = Load sensing   FR = Free return   DA = Double acting
H = Hydraulic   P = Pneumatic   SDA = System disc aggressive

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