Spirit 600-900C is a pneumatic seed drill for both seed and fertiliser, available in 6, 8 or 9 metre working widths. The 5000 litre hopper with large opening, result in fewer fills. Both the fertiliser and seed metering have impressive capacity. Spirit 600-900C is equipped with innovative solutions that increases the precision and simplifies the operations at the farm.
The pneumatic seed drill Spirit carries out levelling, seedbed preparation, reconsolidation, seeding and pressing in one pass. It is known to provide impressive precision at high working speeds on the field. Thanks to the individual row depth control, Spirit always places the seed at the intended seeding depth. You benefit from an even emergence over the entire field.
Spirit 600-900C is equipped with two Fenix II metering systems that provides a constant and reliable seed metering. The strong motor permits high seed rates at high speed.
Due to the high location of the integrated fan, the dust intake is minimised, thereby increasing drilling accuracy.
To optimise the air distribution according to the respective seed and fertiliser type, all airflows are adjusted with the integrated AirBalance system.
The fertiliser is metered out via a distributor auger located at the front of the hopper. A hydraulic motor drives the auger and provides limitless fertiliser capacity.
Due to a dividing wall in the hopper, the relation between the seed and fertiliser sections can easily be adjusted. If needed the whole hopper can be used for seed.
To ensure an even seed depth in hilly terrain and at varying soil types, Spirit 600-900C is equipped with an active seed coulter pressure.
Sensors in the hydraulic system immediately registers if Spirit is located on a crest or a trough. If so, automatic valves directly compensates for an increased or decreased pressure. Thereby the seed coulter pressure is kept at a constant pre-set value, irrespective of which working angle the seed coulters are in, relative to the rest of the machine.
The result is an impressive seed placement and an even emergence over the entire field.
The distributor heads are placed in a high position. This keeps the seed hoses at the perfect angle even in hilly terrain, this ensures a perfect distribution over the entire working width.
When lifting or lowering the seed drill at the headland, the automatic sequence control lifts or lowers the working zones one by one. When entering the field the system makes sure the front tool is lowered into the soil before the seed coulters and the following harrow.
By optimising this automatic lifting and lowering sequence, the seeding and fertiliser accuracy is enhanced at the headlands.
This system makes it possible to drill the headland first, without disrupting the result when drilling the rest of the field.
To offer the ability to optimise the output on the field, Spirit 600-900C is equipped with half machine shut-off for both the seed and fertiliser which helps avoid double drilling and uneven crops.
On irregular fields, this section shut-off offers great opportunities for extra savings.
Farmers who regularly use half machine shut-off appreciate the fact that they can save up to 5 % seed and fertiliser, at the same time allowing the crop the best start possible.
By equipping Spirit 600-900C with SeedEye blockage monitoring, the seeding can be visualised in real time.
SeedEye registers each individual seed and fertiliser passing through the tubes. If a deviation should occur, the SeedEye system gives an immediate warning so that any impact on the drilling can be quickly remedied.
The FIX-version have fertiliser coulters mounted in the front tool, eliminating an additional power requirement. The fertiliser is placed in 5cm wide strips at 125mm row spacing, in front of every seed row. The fertiliser depth can be adjusted from the cab according to the soil condition.
Spirit 600-900C FIX is available in 6, 8 and 9 metre working widths. The seed benefits from a fast and effective nutrient uptake.
The Nordic-version has aggressive disc fertiliser coulters that places fertiliser with a very high coulter pressure between the seed rows at 10" (250 mm) row spacing. A benefit in conventional tillage spring drilling in dry conditions.
Spirit 600-900C Nordic is available in 20', 26' and 30'(6, 8 and 9 metre) working widths.
Spirit is equipped with the iPad-based control system Väderstad E-Control.
In addition to an extensive control and monitoring of the seeding process, the control system offers the possibility to adjust the working depth of the front tool, the seed coulters as well as the hydraulic following harrow, while driving on the field.
User-friendliness, cost-effectiveness and an easy to update system are some of the major advantages.
By equipping Spirit 600-900C with the mountable small seeder BioDrill, a small seeded crop such as cover crops or ley, can be drilled together with the main crop.
The spreader plates distribute the seed evenly in front of the drill aggregates, where it is covered by the flow of soil around the seed discs and by the press wheel. Alternatively, on the Spirit 600C, a micro granulate fertilizer can be applied together with the seeds in the seed coulter.
BioDrill provides an accurate seeding at the same time as saving passes on the field.
To ensure a firm seedbed prior to seed placement, large packer wheels consolidates the soil between the front tool and seed coulters. This offers great advantages in lighter soil, as well as in fields where the soil is loose as an effect of a deep cultivation or a cultivation with insufficient reconsolidation.
Spirit has 380mm large discs for high speed accuracy. The OffSet discs move the soil to the side and place the seed in the bottom of the seed furrow. The soil falls back behind the discs and covers the seed with fine soil. The seed coulter pressure is up to 80kg to ensure a good penetration. The unique TriForce rubber suspension gives a supreme ability to follow ground contour.
Each individual seed coulter has a wide coulter press wheel. This allows the seed coulters to respond to any irregularities or soil variations on the field, thereby ensuring the working depth is constantly maintained. The generous diameter of the coulter press wheel, further results in a smooth ride with minimal impacts from vibrations, thereby increasing precision at high speed.
The following harrow is positioned to run in-between the seed rows, so there is no risk of disturbing shallow-drilled seeds.The following harrow creates a loose evaporation barrier to preserve moisture and prevents capping after heavy rain.
|Spirit||600C FIX||600C Nordic||800C FIX||800C Nordic||900C FIX||900C Nordic|
|Working width feet (m)||20' (6.0)||20' (6.0)||26' (8.0)||26' (8.0)||9,0||9,0|
|Transport width feet (m)||10' (3.0)||10' (3.0)||10' (3.0)||10' (3.0)||3,0||3,0|
|Transport height feet (m)||11.5 (3.56)||11.5 (3.56)||12.5 (3.85)||12.5 (3.85)||4,0||4,0|
|Transport length feet (m)||27.5 (8.4)||27.5 (8.4)||27.5 (8.4)||27.5 (8.4)||8,4||8,4|
|Basic weight lb (kg)||16755 (7600)||16100 (7300)||22350 (10160)||20100 (9140)||10860||10900|
|Volume seed hopper bu (l)||140 (5000)||140 (5000)||140 (5000)||140 (5000)||5000||5000|
|Number of seed coulters||48||48||64||64||72||72|
|Row spacing seed inch (mm)||5" (125)||5" (125)||5" (125)||5" (125)||125||125|
|Number of fertilizer coulters||48||24||64||32||72||36|
|Row spacing fertilizer inch (mm)||5" (125)||10" (250)||5" (125)||10" (250)||125||250|
|Seed coulter pressure max lb (kg)||175 (80)||175 (80)||175 (80)||175 (80)||80||80|
|Seed disc diameter inch (mm)||15" (380)||15" (380)||15" (380)||15" (380)||380||380|
|Recommended working speed mph (km/h)||5-9 (8-14)||5-9 (8-14)||5-9 (8-14)||5-9 (8-14)||8-14||8-14|
|Wheel dimension (transport wheels)||400/55x15,5||400/55x15,5||400/55x15,5||400/55x15,5||400/55x15,5||400/55x15,5|
|Hydraulic requirement||4 DA + FR||4 DA + FR||4 DA + FR||4 DA + FR||4 DA + FR||4 DA + FR|
|Draught requirement from (hp)||200||170||270||220||290||240|
|Oil flow requirement (l/min)||115||115||130||130||130||130|
|Väderstad has made every attempt to accurately portray our product lineup. However, due to our commitment to continually innovate our technologies to provide our customers the best possible products, some products may not be manufactured as shown on this site. Exact specifications for each product will be confirmed at the time of ordering.|
|LS = Load sensing||FR = Free return||DA = Double acting|
|H = Hydraulic||P = Pneumatic||N/A = Not available|
* Depending on row spacing - 167/125mm