In autumn 2010 the agricultural service association Riestedt, in northern Germany bought a Väderstad Cultus with steel roller. This cultivator leaves a slightly looser surface than a rubber roller, which improves infiltration of water and allows the surface to dry out faster. This is their second Cultus, the first purchase was with a rubber roller and the second one with a steel roller.
Torsten Wagner by the CS 500, which was used on 1700 hectares in 2011
Torsten Wagner farms 2000 hectares in northern Germany and most of his soils are heavy clays. He is impressed by the work the steel roller can do even on wet, heavy soils.
"We had good experiences with Väderstad in the past, so when we were searching for a new cultivator we looked at Väderstad's offering. Seeing a demonstration of a Cultus with a rubber roller in 2005 convinced us. A year later we invested in a Väderstad Cultus 500. Its main use is a few weeks after shallow cultivation with a Carrier, typically at 15-20 cm depth", says Torsten Wagner.
"Väderstad Cultus is a multi-tool that is suitable for our needs thanks to the high frame clearance”, explains Torsten Wagner.
"Väderstad Cultus is a multi-tool that is suitable for our needs thanks to the high frame clearance. The advantage are that Väderstad Cultus stubble-cultivates and mixes plant trash into the entire soil profile directly after harvest", explains Torsten Wagner.
"Our arable land mainly consists of sloping fields on heavy soils, with an average field size of 17 hectares. With a fuel consumption of 12-15 litres per hectare we are happy with 20cm row spacing. We cultivate 5-6 hectares per hour, which ideally suits ready for our 6-metre Rapid", conclude Torsten Wagner.
Other Väderstad machines used on the farm are Rapid 600 and Carrier 650.