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Carrier Drill

One machine for both soil preparation and seed drilling, easy to operate

Two machines in one - a flexible low cost system

For the small to medium sized farm, Carrier Drill 300 can carry out all the soil preparation and seed drilling required to establish a new crop. Directly after harvest, one or two cultivation passes with Carrier Drill are carried out to initiate straw decomposition and to create a false seedbed. Later, weeds seeds can be destroyed either mechanically or chemically. The only thing left to do is fill the seed hopper and start drilling on the next pass.

The machine is a perfect solution that can save capital cost by replacing several machines on the farm. Carrier Drill is flexible and can work at high speed either directly in the stubble (min tillage) or on cultivated/ploughed land.

The key considerations when developing the Carrier Drill were strong cultivation, good seed placement at high working speed and long lifetime.

Cultivation and drilling in a single pass

Carrier Drill works with 125 mm row distance for full cut out and narrow seed spacing. Two rows of conical and serrated 450 mm discs give very intensive cultivation and mix the soil together with harvest trash. The discs are made of special Swedish steel hardened to HRC 55 - the Väderstad V-55 for superior lifetime. Each disc is suspended individually on one coulter arm to enable perfect through flow and depth precision. Carrier Drill is a good choice in stony conditions as discs do not pull up stones.

The seed is broadcast in a band behind each disc and is covered by soil from the neighbouring discs. The soil is reconsolidated by a steel- or rubber roller with a diameter of 600 mm.

The generous 1100 l hopper is positioned close to the tractor to reduce the lifting requirements.

Options

Carrier Drill is available in a 3 m mounted or a trailed version. All models use the proven distribution system from Rapid which is user friendly and precise.

The trailed version can be equipped with a Crossboard that levels the soil and crushes clods.

Carrier Drill is available in different versions. There are two types of packers - steel (mounted version) or a rubber roller (mounted or trailed).

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1. Levelling (option)

The Crossboard levels the soil and crushes clods efficiently. A removable stabilising bar makes the Crossboard even tougher.


2. Cultivation and Drilling

Carrier Drill works with 125 mm row distance for full cut out and narrow seed spacing. Two rows of conical and serrated 450 mm discs give very intensive cultivation and mix the soil together with harvest trash. Each disc is suspended individually on one coulter arm to enable perfect through flow and depth precision. The disc size and shape works with a high rotation velocity resulting in smaller particles and thus a better seed bed.

The seed is broadcasted by a maintenance free steel seed tube in a band behind each disc. The seeds are covered by soil from the neighbouring discs.


3. Consolidation

The rubber or steel packer consolidates the soil to ensure a good seed-to-soil contact when drilling. During cultivation the packer will aggressively crush clods and achieve an evaporation barrier. Pending scrapers keep the packer clean also during difficult conditions.


4. Loosening (option)

The following harrow creates a loose evaporation barrier that prevents the surface from crusting after heavy rain. The harrow is positioned to run in-between the seed rows. The working angle and pressure can be adjusted.

 

Standard Features

System Disc Aggressive System Disc Aggressive
Rubber suspension
One disc - one arm
Sealed bearings
Seed coulters
Metering system Carrier Drill Metering system
Hopper Hopper
Carrier Drill with half-machine shut-off Half machine shut off
User friendly depth setting User friendly depth setting

Rollers

Steel packer Steel roller (mounted version)
Rubber packer Rubber roller (mounted or trailed)

Options

Carrier Drill Crossboard Drawbar
Crossboard
Single-Knife
Carrier Drill marker arm Marker arms
Following harrow
Carrier Drill ControlStation-Bio Control-Station Bio
Tramline system