Modern design and new engineering in the new Spirit R
An innovative, modern design and new engineering characterise the new pneumatic seed drill Spirit R 300S, which gives the same strong and established results as the bigger Spirit models. E-Control system, wireless communication that is easy to operate and gives clear information about the machine’s function and settings.
A responsive pneumatic seed drill with impressive precision in seed placement, even at high speeds. The System Disc Aggressive front tool makes the machine very adaptable to different soil types and cultivation needs. Its large easy-to-fill seed hopper allows a high capacity. The large, broad OffSet-positioned gauge wheels reconsolidate the soil and greatly reduce the draught requirement. The seed coulters have a row spacing of 12.5cm
System Disc Aggressive in x-shape ensures that the machine runs straight behind the tractor
Works in stubble and ploughed soil
With its two distinct front tools, which are both easy to operate from the tractor cab, Spirit R can adapt to different conditions. For farms which plough the majority of their soils, the CrossBoard Heavy toolbar is recommended. CrossBoard Heavy effectively crushes clods and levels the soil, while still keeping the draught requirement low.
On farms where tillage is carried out with a cultivator or disc implement, the System Disc Aggressive front tool is the most appropriate choice. Its 45 cm individually mounted discs with strong bearings provide high precision and an accurate working depth. The disc’s conical form ensure the same cultivating angle, regardless of wear or working depth. The positioning of the discs in an X-shape ensures that the machine runs straight behind the tractor.
|System Disc Aggressive
||CrossBoard Heavy System Disc Aggressive
New modern frame construction with central frame beam
The frame is optimised for machines with a 3–4 metre working width. The central beam provides easy access for service and adjustments.
The centrally placed OffSet-positioned gauge wheels have tractor pattern radial tyres, 820 mm in diameter and 400 mm in width. This gives outstanding reconsolidation and levelling of soil and a smooth, stable passage in the field, even at high speeds. Each wheel is individually mounted, making it easy to repair, e.g. when a puncture occurs.
The OffSet positioning of the tyres reduces the draught requirement, gives a high throughflow of soil and plant residues and decreases the risk of soil drag.
The tread pattern also gives the tyres even better self-cleaning capacity. In difficult conditions this gives the tyres even more traction and a better result overall. Apart from in the support wheels, the air pressure can be reduced slightly compared to the level required in the old tyres. This means that the tyres have even better self-cleaning properties.
Spirit R in transport
Seed hopper with integrated fan
The HDPE-plastic seed hopper holds up to 2,800 litres and does not corrode. The seed hopper’s design provides a low filling height, a large opening and good angles of repose. The working platform is positioned on the side of the seed hopper for easy access when filling.
The fan is located high up and integrated into the front of the seed hopper to minimise the intake of dust, while protecting all sensitive components at the same time. This solution gives the metering system enhanced durability. The air distribution system has low oil requirements and is adapted to smaller tractors.
Newly developed high-class metering system
The new electrical Fenix III metering system is incredibly precise and can drill everything from 1 kg up to 500 kg of seed per hectare up to 15 km/h. The metering roller is made of an elastic material, which prevents damage in the case that an object of some kind becomes stuck in the metering system. This also protects the motor effectively.
The metering is distributed between two distributor heads, which enables half of the machine to be switched off from the driver’s seat. The metering system is connected to an optimised air supply with low pressure requirements, which reduces fuel consumption.
|Settings from cab
||Two distributor heads enables half machine shut-off
The triangular rubber cushioning, TriForce, ensures consistent downward force
TriForce coulter mounting gives good flexibility
The hydraulically adjustable coulter pressure means that the depth placement easily can be optimised for a range of different conditions, with lower pressure on light soils to full coulter pressure on heavier soils. The coulter pressure can be adjusted easily from the cab through the activation of pre-installed adjustment values.
Through its shape, the triangular rubber cushioning, TriForce, ensures consistent downward force even at high impact and high speed. This radically improves seed placement on varying soil types and uneven fields. The large diameter of the seed disc allows the drill to work stably, together with the specially hardened steal V-55 which ensures a very long service life time.
The discs are firmly mounted by a single bolt which reduces the time it takes to change them. The width and depressurised tyres of the packer wheels allow them to maintain the same flat shape against the seedbed regardless of pressure. This ensures that the coulters maintain their depth and that the seed furrows are (finished) closed even on very light soils.
The tyres are in continuous movement, which keeps them free from soil, while being tubeless with no risk of punctures. The spokes prevent soil from clogging between the wheel arch and the scraper.
Smooth and stabile operation
All parts that enter the soil are suspended, which means that the frame remains very stable and that the depth precision is maintained.
All of Spirit R’s moving parts are unique Väderstad solutions to ensure a long service life with unaltered precision.
|Following harrow light
||Following harrow heavy
Flexible following harrow solutions
Following harrows are available in two versions. A light version with harrow tines on each seed unit or a heavy version which is a centrally suspended following harrow. The heavy following harrow can be operated easily from the driver’s seat through the activation of pre-installed adjustment values.
The Spirit R 300S is available for delivery from January 2017.