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TopDown

A combination cultivator for maximum flexibility

Versatility in soil cultivation and the possibility to adapt to different conditions make the combination cultivator TopDown an excellent choice of cultivator. TopDown both slices and mixes large amounts of harvest trash into the cultivated soil profile, thereby increasing the rate of decomposition. The reconsolidation effect can be adjusted according to requirements and it is also possible to choose different types of packer. The machine can work at shallow depth or down 40 cm, in either case creating a seedbed in a single pass, which saves time and fuel.

 

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TopDown from top

 

Robust solutions for long life

Discs, levellers and packer have rubber cushioning, which extends the life of the main frame.  
The welded tine fittings mean that the tine keeps its place, eliminating the need for after-tightening. The tine is attached to the frame by a specially designed bolt with conical bushing, which makes it maintenance-free and extends the life. The hydraulic stone release can be adjusted steplessly up to 700 kg, which increases the life of the frame. Set to the maximum, it maintains the working depth even in difficult conditions. The spring unit is fitted horizontally, which extends the life of the tine and allows it to rebound back quickly to the right depth.

 

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TopDown in work

 


Three machines in one

The combination cultivator TopDown is designed to slice up the entire soil surface, mix in harvest trash and loosen to depth, all in a single pass.
The front discs are suitable for shallow cultivation directly behind the harvester in order to mix in harvest trash and encourage volunteer and weed seeds to germinate. The cultivator tines are raised during this operation.
To use TopDown as a classical cultivator, the discs are lifted and the tines do the work. This type of operation can be used to break up a plough pan or hardened soil layer. To work deeper into the subsoil, DeepLoosening points can be fitted on the rear tines.

 

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High quality discs

The conical discs (450 mm) of specialist hardened Swedish V-55 steel are positioned at the front to maximise their slicing effect. Their diameter means that the discs leave a fine tilth behind, an essential for good results. The conical shape of the discs allows them to maintain the same working angle relative to the soil irrespective of wear or working depth. The greaseless bearings are fitted on the rear of the disc, thus allowing increased throughflow, while also extending their working life. Each disc is mounted on its own rubber-cushioned arm, which also helps to increase the throughflow and maximise the precision in cultivation.

 

   

 

TrueCut 470 discs works deeper and handles more residue

TopDown can also be equipped with TrueCut 470 millimetre disc that offers aggressive, deeper and more homogenous cultivation. With an improved soil grip it gains the added power to handle more plant trash. The distinctive and slightly larger “TrueCut-cutouts” of the 470 mm disc, penetrate the ground and crush and mix crop residues efficiently; leading to faster decomposition and thus a better field hygiene.

 

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Tine distribution for optimal results

The 27 cm tine spacing allows good mixing and leaves a level surface. The distribution of tines on the frame and the frame height of 80 cm ensure good throughflow. A tine is positioned behind each wheel, so there are never any wheel tracks left behind the machine.

 


 

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Shins and points create many possibilities 

The various possibilities for cultivation in combination with the range of shins and points mean that TopDown can carry out many different tasks without a change of tractor. 
By using the range of points available to the optimum, it is easy e.g. to cultivate the surface to shallow depth while also breaking up deeper layers with the help of DeepLoosening and LowDisturbance points. It is also possible to achieve complete slicing across the entire working width. By fitting TopDown with folding tines and thinning out the tine distribution, it is possible to reduce the draught requirement.
The working angle of the tines is designed to give the lowest possible clod formation.

 


 

 

Effective mixing

The tines in standard form are fitted with a split point and a MixIn shin. Since the ordinary point wears many times faster than the shin, the split point ensures a constant mixing action. This construction allows effective mixing and incorporation of harvest residues, since the soil is mixed several times in the same pass. 

 


 

 

Rotating levelling discs

TopDown is fitted with hydraulically adjustable rotating levellers that can be altered as required. Rotating levelling discs are better than cheaper tine solutions on heavy soils. The levelling discs are maintenance-free.

 


 

Match packer to requirements

In dry conditions on heavy soils, strong reconsolidation is needed to crush clods, get decomposition underway and encourage weeds and volunteers to germinate rapidly. In that case, the entire weight of the machine can be carried on the packer rings. On lighter soils, the packer should not work too deep and then it can be set so that it just runs on the surface using only its own weight. In wet conditions on heavy soils, e.g. in autumn tillage before spring drilling, the packer can be removed completely. In cases where there are only wet patches within a field, the packer can be raised in those areas so that it does not compress the soil.

 


 

Choice of packer

SoilRunner is a U-profile packer in which soil acts on soil, leaving an open cultivated surface. Its construction means that SoilRunner does not clog up and when the U-profile is filled with soil the degree of wear is lower. The soil also adds additional weight to the packer, increasing the reconsolidation effect. Available as single or double packer. The latter has a greater contact area and a lower draught requirement.  
SteelRunner is a cultivating steel packer with enormous resistance to wear. It crushes clods efficiently and presses down stones. The deep profile makes it best qualified for medium to heavy soils. The shape results in the packer not only working the surface but also pressing plant residues into the soil and thus increasing the decomposition rate. Hanging scrapers keep the packer clean even in wet conditions.
TopDown is designed so that the packer type can be changed if required.

 

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Make TopDown a seed drill with BioDrill

TopDown has a depth of variation and a range of uses covering most functions that could be required from a modern soil cultivation implement. Equipped with BioDrill it can also become an efficient seed drill, allowing fast establishment of crops such as winter rape and catch crops.

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TopDown movies

Product family TopDown

TopDown 900

TopDown & Rapid concept

TopDown in maize stubble

TopDown 500 with BioDrill

TopDown versatility including. BioDrill

New results with our new 50/80 point (English version)

TopDown concept zones

1. Cut and mix

In the front of TopDown there are two rows of conical discs, System Disc Aggressive, that give a full cut-out of the surface. As soon as the harvest residues are mixed in, biological processes set to work and the decomposition rate increases. The working depth of the discs can be adjusted steplessly during work.


2. Loosening and mixing

The cultivator section of TopDown consists of hydraulically suspended rigid tines with 27 cm distance developed to loosen and mix the soil down to 40 cm depth. The division into point and shin maintains the same mixing ability at all times. There is an exceptionally wide range of points and shins to fit every soil type.
A tine after the wheels ensures that the surface is always loosened.


3. Levelling

The levelling discs on TopDown even out any ridges left by the final row of tines. The levelling discs are mounted on rubber suspension, which ensures good contour following and high stone tolerance. The levellers can be steplessly controlled from the cab during work. In this way it is easy to suit the degree of levelling to the conditions in individual fields and the amount of coarse material on the surface.


4. Reconsolidation

Soil consolidation is an important part of thorough soil cultivation. A good reconsolidation is the key to getting volunteer seeds to germinate as well as preserving the soil moisture. Reconsolidation is also good for preserving moisture in the soil. The packer pressure is adjustable and the packer can be removed. There are two different packers that are interchangeable.

The SteelRunner has an aggressive profile, crushing clods, pressing down stones and working straw into the soil surface layer. The double SoilRunner has a u-profile shape where soil runs against soil leaving an open surface. It has a higher carrying capacity and works fine also on the lightest soils.

Standard Features

TopDown V-55 conical disc
One disc - one arm One disc - one arm
TopDown Tines
Levelling discs TopDown Levelling discs
TopDown in field Pending scrapers
Maintenance-free fastening Maintenance free fastening
Stenutlösning td 700px 700 kg release pressure

Point options

Point TD 50mm Point 50 mm
Point TD 80mm Point 80 mm
Point 120 mm Point 120 mm
Point 210 mm Point 210 mm
Low Disturbance point LowDisturbance point
Deep loosening point DeepLoosening point
Marathon point 80 mm Marathon points 80 mm and wing shares
Wing share Wing shares 300 mm
MixIn shin 50 mm MixIn shin for 50 mm
MixIn shin 80 mm MixIn shin for 80 mm
Twisted shin Twisted shin 80 mm
Inward throwing shin Inward throwing shin
Raised tine Kit for raised tine

Packer options

SoilRunner Double Double SoilRunner
SteelRunner 180x110px SteelRunner

Options

Towing eyes Flexible drawbar couplings
BioDrill BioDrill
470 mm disc for TD and CRX Disc 470 mm

Models

300

400

500

600

700

900

Effective working width (m) 2,65 3,75 4,80 5,75 6,75 9,10
Packer width (m) 3,0 4,0 5,0 6,0 7,0 9,0
Transport width (m) 3,0 3,0 3,0 3,0 3,0 5,0
Transport height (m) 1,9 2,7 3,2 3,6 4,0 4,0
Weight with SteelRunner (kg) 4400 6200 7000 9100 9900 13200
Weight with double SoilRunner (kg) 4000 5800 6500 8100 8700 -
Number of tines 10 14 18 22 26 35
Tine spacing (cm) 27 27 27 27 27 27
Brakes H/P H/P H/P H/P H/P -
Recommended working speed (km/h) 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-12  8-12
Wheel dimension (support wheels)
- - - 400/60-15,5 400/60-15,5 400/60-15,5
Wheels dimension (transport wheels) 520/50-17 520/50-17 520/50-17 560/45-R22,5 560/45-R22,5 620/50-R22,5
Hydraulic requirement (DA) 4 4 4 4 4 4
Draught requirement from (hp) 150 200 250 300 350 400

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Hydraulic
P = Pneumatic
DA = Double acting

 

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