Seed Hawk seeding into stubble

Seed Hawk Air Drills

Combining precision, capacity and flexibility.

Väderstad Air Seeders deliver unparalleled accuracy in all soil conditions. The Seed Hawk Air Drill + Precision Delivery Air Carts combine precision, capacity and flexibility, allowing the grower to use it to its full potential for their specific growing needs. The innovative Väderstad Air Seeder delivers exceptional seed and fertilizer placement in one pass. The result is quick, uniform crop emergence, better quality and higher yields for a better return on investment on your farm.

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The evolution of precision

For more than thirty years, Vaderstad’s innovative air seeder  line-up has been a leader in ground-breaking innovations, like the Seed Hawk opener, Sectional Control® Technology, the iCon® Wireless Control System, and Fenix III metering. The seeding systems are designed with Precision Delivery Air Carts and Seed Hawk Air Drills that work together to provide precise seed and fertilizer placement resulting in a higher quality crop and more grain in the bin.

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It starts with sound agronomics

Väderstad Air Seeders are built on and inspired by precision agronomy. Producing the best crop starts with precise, accurate seeding with optimum fertilizer placement.

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Efficiency in one pass

At the heart of all Seed Hawk Air Drills is the opener assembly. Each Seed Hawk Opener follows the ground independently by pivoting at the frame.

The knife in front aerates and warms the soil, placing the fertilizer. The trailing seed knife buries the fertilizer band before placing the seed on a separate shelf above and to the side of the fertilizer.

The packer wheel acts as a depth gauge and seals the soil surface. A hydraulic cylinder provides adjustable packing and penetration pressure for the seed and fertilizer knives, all in one pass.

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Accurate seed depth, every time

Accurate seed depth results in greater seedling vigour which produces quick, even crop emergence. The uniform depth of planting improves timing for pesticide application and harvest operations which results in superior grain quality and higher yields. 

At an optimal ¾” (19 mm) depth, the seed is shallow enough to allow the crop to emerge before the weeds, but deep enough to be placed in moisture required for germination.  

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Optimal fertilizer placement

The second pillar of precision agronomics is precision fertilizer placement. Feeding the crop, not the weeds, makes more nutrients readily available to plants when they need it most.

Reaching full yield potential requires early-season access to nutrients, which is compromised when nutrients are placed too far from, or too close to the seed row.

Fertilizer placed 19mm (¾") deeper and 38mm (1½") to the side of the seed guarantees the ideal separation between seed and fertilizer for seedling safety.

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Results in higher yields

The seed and fertilizer placement you can expect from Seed Hawk openers are part of a complete precision seeding system that will get your crops off to a safe, quick start and a high-yielding finish.


In a wide range of crops and conditions, Seed Hawk customers report superior yield and quality results when comparing a competitor drill with a Seed Hawk Air Drills.

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