Väderstad launches its SoilRunner packer for Carrier 300-400

In time for the autumn season, the hydraulically mounted Carrier 300/350/400 can be delivered with SoilRunner - Väderstad’s latest packer.  A compacting packer with Ø 575 mm U-profile, well-adapted to hydraulically mounted Carrier. The U-profile fills directly with soil and uses it to work soil to soil

The SoilRunner has been developed alongside the production of Väderstad’s Carrier L & Carrier XL 425-825. It is a U-profile packer which uses soil to act against soil, leaving an open cultivated surface. Owing to its design, the SoilRunner does not clog, as the U-profile is filled with soil and this reduces wear.  

Close up packer SoilRunner
The U-profile fills directly with soil and uses it to work soil to soil


This approach leaves an open cultivated surface and also works very well in wet conditions.

- The principle of the packer - soil-to-soil, is grounded in significant customer demand for a packer that works on both light soils and in wet conditions, without the need to push, and which leaves a good structure after the machine, says Bernt Mårtensson, concept developer at Väderstad.

Carrier 350 with SoilRunner

30% lighter

The new compacting packer on Carrier 300/350/400 is more than 30% lighter than SteelRunner, which considerably reduces lift requirements. 

- With this packer, even smaller tractors of less than 150 hk can handle the Carriers. Although we have designed them with a larger diameter in order to optimise functionality, we have reduced the weight by up to 30%, says Bernt Mårtensson.

Result after cultivation with SoilRunner
Result after cultivating with a SoilRunner packer