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Carrier

Flexibility, capacity, quality – a machine for stubble as well as ploughed/tilled conditions

Soil cultivation multi-implement

Carrier is a unique implement with an enormous range of abilities. Stubble cultivation, seedbed preparation, reconsolidation, straw harrowing and furrow levelling are the primary options. Due to the superior mixing ability it is perfect for false seedbed establishment as well as residue mixing. An optimal working speed of 12-15 km/h ensures a very high capacity.

The X-shaped positioning of the discs eliminates lateral forces and allows Carrier to run precisely behind the tractor, a must when using GPS-assisted steering.

Carrier is available in many versions in order to provide optimal functions based on conditions on each individual farm. Carrier is a quality tool that can resolve soil cultivation tasks flexibly and economically, while also having enormous capacity.

CrosscutterFor increased flexibility, Carrier can be equipped with different toolbars. Crossboard is used for crushing clods and levelling furrows. The straw harrow distributes crop residues evenly over the field and ensures that all plants have similar conditions. Crosscutter can be used to create an effective false seedbed for rape, to mix in a catch crop very economically or to crush stubble more thoroughly for faster decomposition.

More rational cropping

Thousands of farmers have discovered the Carrier benefits. For them, Carrier has more or less revolutionised cropping. They have been able to rationalise their businesses since Carrier has a huge potential to perform soil tillage faster and cheaper. The hours spent in the field can be reduced and tillage costs are lower as diesel consumption is decreased. Crop production is simply more rational.

Working widths

Carrier versions are available for all sizes of tractor, with working widths from 3 m up to 12.25 m.
Straight models for the three-point linkage and trailed models are available in 3, 3.5 and 4 m working width. Folding three-point linkage versions with X-shape disc placement are available in 4.25, 5.25 and 6.25 m working width.

Trailed models with between 4.2 and 12.25 m working width are available.

All machines are designed to achieve even weight distribution across the entire working width.

Tested in very tough conditions

No chain is stronger than its weakest link and therefore quality is the motto at Väderstad. Materials and constructions must be able to withstand hard work on thousands of hectares. Our own harsh testing mercilessly uncovers any weaknesses. Therefore, investing in a Carrier brings long term benefits and low lifetime costs. Carrier rubber roller Kimme

Shock proof machine

Both discs and rollers have rubber suspensions eliminating shocks to reach the main frame. This ensures a long life time and a high second hand value.

Väderstad has been making Carrier since 1999, a true winner's choice saving diesel and time for the modern farmer!

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Carrier 300-400

 

Carrier X 425-625

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Carrier 420-820

 

Carrier 925-1225

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Product family Carrier

Carrier 300-400

Carrier 420-1225

Carrier 925

Carrier 1225

CrossCutter Disc

Carrier with CrossCutter Knife in cover crops

Carrier with CrossCutter Knife in stubble

Unfolding of Carrier

Folding of Carrier

The Carrier concept

 

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1. Front tools

a) Straw distribution

Uniform distribution of straw is a requirement in shallow tillage, in order to create equal germination conditions for all seeds. A straw harrow in front of Carrier helps to distribute the straw over a greater area, particularly when the operation is carried out at a slight angle to the driving direction of the combine.

b) Ultrashallow cultivation

CrossCutter Knife slices the material at a 90 degree angle to the working direction of the discs and helps increase the intensity of cultivation. CrossCutter Knife is suitable for stubble cultivation and for breaking up an intercrop. When used on stubble, it further improves the breakdown of straw. In oilseed rape stubble, germination of leftover seed can be improved by working to shallower depth, thus improving field hygiene. In intercrops, all straw is fractured and simultaneously incorporated to a suitable working depth.

 


2. Cultivation

a) With discs

Two rows of special V55 hardened Swedish steel discs aggressively slice the soil and mix harvest trash down to 10-12cm depth. The conical shape of the discs ensures good crumbling of the soil which gives perfect germination conditions for the false seedbed. Another benefit of the conical shaped disc is a constant working angle despite of wear. The 450mm discs provide a high rotation speed with exceptional high disc pressure which effectively chops straw and create a fine tilth structure.

The disc X-shape eliminates side forces ensuring a straight operation behind the tractor. The X dividing discs are placed behind the tractor wheels for an optimum even result.

b) With discs and CrossBoard

An option for most Carrier models is the CrossBoard. CrossBoard is used mainly for crushing, pulverising and levelling ploughed land and for seedbed preparation.

 


3. Consolidation

In shallow cultivation it is important to leave the soil surface well consolidated, in order to create optimal conditions for germination of volunteer and weed seeds and decomposition of straw. Carrier is equipped with a steel or rubber packer that efficiently compresses the surface and finishes off the task. The diameter of the packer is 550 or 600 mm depending on model. For lighter soils with lower need for reconsolidation a cage packer can be fitted on Carrier 300 and 350.

Standard Features

V-55 conical disc
Rubber suspension
One disc - one arm One disc - one arm
Maintenance free bearings
Carrier folding Unique folding
Feature X-disc X-shape

Tools

CrossBoard Heavy CrossBoard Heavy
Straw harrow
CrossCutter CrossCutter Knife

Rollers

SteelRunner
Carrier RubberRunner RubberRunner
CageRunner CageRunner

Options

Towing eyes Flexible drawbar coupling
BioDrill BioDrill
Ballast weights
Carrier Brakes

Carrier 300-400 (3-point linkage models)

Technical specification Carrier 300-400 mounted


Carrier 300-400 (Trailed models)

Technical specification Carrier 300-400 trailed


Carrier X 425-625

Carrier X 425-625


Carrier 420-1225 (System Disc Aggressive)

Technical specification Carrier 420-1225


Carrier 420-925 (System Disc Aggressive Crossboard Heavy)

Technical specification Carrier 420-925 Crossboard