Cultus is the cultivator for those looking for power, performance and durability. The construction of Cultus, with its close tine spacing and MixIn deflectors, means that soil and harvest trash are worked down to 30 cm depth and mixed several times in a single pass. The field is ready for drilling after one pass. The depth setting can be changed from the cab on the go.
Seedbed ready in one pass
Cultus is a winning combination of performance and reliability. Cultus combines the efficiency needed for reliable soil cultivation with a simple but robust construction. The results are convincing, as farmers who have seen Cultus transform newly harvested fields with heavy crop trash into a finished seedbed in only one or two passes can testify.
Built to last
The main frame on Cultus 420-500 is made from square-profile steel with dimensions 200 x 100 x 10 mm. That gives it great durability and the ability to withstand stresses over many hectares of tough work.
Four axles are positioned 80 cm apart and the distance between the tines on each axle is 80 cm for maximum throughflow. The 85 cm frame clearance ensures there is sufficient space even at maximum working depth.
The durability of the springs and tines has been tested over many tens of thousands of impacts in the test rig and on countless hectares in the field on working farms before being released onto the market. For stable, gap-free attachment, the tine is held in place by a maintenance-free Väderstad solution based on a sleeve with conical ends, against which two concave sleeves are tightened with a bolt. The double springs on the tines give better depth control and extend the life, since the vibrations from the two springs cancel each other out. The horizontal positioning of the spring unit increases the ability of the tine to absorb strong impacts without deformation, a great advantage on stony soils.
The point breaks up soil and with the help of the tine shape and curve, this flow of soil is directed up along the tine and then along the shin until it breaks up in a cascade of finely distributed soil and trash.
The bowed shape of the MixIn shin makes it a phenomenal soil cultivator. The soil is lifted up, thrown forward in a circular movement and mixed once again when it lands, as the tine reaches it and throws it up once more. This means that a single pass with Cultus actually has a double cultivation effect.
For Cultus, a very wide range of shins and points are available to satisfy widely varying cultivation requirements.
Working depth is set from the cab
The maximum working depth for Cultus is 30 cm, but the machine also works very well in shallow cultivation. The working depth is controlled hydraulically from the cab, which makes Cultus a flexible precision cultivator on varying soil types.
Support wheels give excellent depth control
The broad front support wheels give Cultus excellent depth control. The large diameter of the wheels ensures a smooth passage and lowers the draught requirement. The reconsolidation packer is hydraulically linked with the support wheels, so no separate adjustments of the support wheels are needed for support wheels or packer when the depth is being changed.
Rotating levelling discs with maintenance-free bearings leave an even surface.
Reconsolidation in stubble cultivation is important in encouraging weed and volunteer seeds to germinate. For subsequent cultivations it restores capillarity and speeds up the decomposition of harvest trash.
For Cultus 420-500 there are two packer options, RubberRunner and SteelRunner. RubberRunner (800 mm diameter) gives good consolidation and is suitable for most conditions. On light soils RubberRunner is greatly superior thanks to its large diameter. The packer has very low inertia and the risk of drag is practically non-existent. It has high durability and has been tested in 6000 km of road transport.
SteelRunner (600 mm diameter) is the best option when more aggressive consolidation is required, for example on heavy soils. SteelRunner has a good ability to run clean, even in wet conditions.
BioDrill turns Cultus into a seed drill
BioDrill 360 with pneumatic seed hopper is designed to be installed on the larger Cultus models.
The efficient cultivation action of Cultus mixes in harvest trash and creates a fine finish, which provides good conditions for sowing oilseed rape and other small-seeded crops. With BioDrill, all this can be done in one pass. The seeds are released in front of the packer and well covered during rolling. Cultus leaves a smooth, fine surface in which the seeds can germinate in a seedbed that saves soil moisture