Väderstad CarrierDrill is two machines in one. With CarrierDrill, all soil tillage and drilling can be carried out with only one machine. Few other systems on the market can compare in terms of capital binding and versatility. CarrierDrill is equally suitable in a shallow cultivation system or in a system with ploughing.
For shallow cultivation
In a shallow cultivation system, one or two passes are made with CarrierDrill directly after harvest to start straw decomposition and to encourage spilled seeds and weeds to germinate. At the two-leaf stage, these can be controlled by spraying, e.g. with glyphosate, or another pass with the cultivator. The soil is then ready for drilling with CarrierDrill.
CrossBoard clears the way
CrossBoard with double-acting stabiliser bar is an option for CarrierDrill. The bar ensures that all CrossBoard tines work at the pre-set depth and carry out maximum cultivation, without the individual tines moving forwards and backwards. CrossBoard efficiently crushes furrows and levels the soil surface ahead of the intensive cultivating work of the discs. During stubble cultivation, CrossBoard can be folded up completely.
With the SingleKnife tool fitted on CrossBoard, the cultivation effect is upgraded further. These tools are easy to fit, without the need for tools, using the Väderstad QuickChange System.
The disc arms are forged and all cylinder mountings are fitted with the anti-long hole solution, which greatly extends the life and the precision. The shape of the disc arm and the placement of the disc bearing are designed to cope with high flows of material.
The discs are made from Swedish V-55 quality steel for maximum endurance and long life. The machine exerts a weight of up to 167 kg per disc, which keeps the discs at the pre-set depth. The conical shape of the discs means that the angle of attack on the soil remains the same throughout the life of the machine.
Seed hopper with reliable metering
CarrierDrill has a 1100-litre seed hopper, which means that 4-6 ha can be drilled per refill. The metering system is the well-tested system also used on Rapid. A large drive wheel follows the soil surface and drives a gearbox. This gearbox can be set steplessly for all seed sizes, at rates from 2 to 300 kg/ha. Exact seed metering is essential for uniform emergence.
The seed is placed in a strip in the wake of every disc and is covered by the flow of soil from the neighbouring disc. The seed nozzles are made completely from steel and are easy to replace.
CarrierDrill exerts a weight of 850 kg/m working width, paving the way for good penetration and good contact between seed and soil. The packer is 600 mm in diameter and has either a rubber body or more aggressive steel rings.
The dangling scrapers efficiently clear the packer of soil.
Spring-loaded following harrow
The following harrow, which is spring-loaded and easily adjustable, leaves a loose surface layer.