Seed Hawk Toolbar XL

Toolbar 45-XL

Unparalleled accuracy

The Seed Hawk toolbar provides the most precise seeding technology on the market. Delivering unmatched seed and fertilizer placement in one pass, it is perfect for zero-till or minimum tillage operations in all soil conditions. The Seed Hawk toolbar comes in two models, the 45 or XL, with widths ranging from 40’ (12.2 m) to 84’ (25.6 m). Both toolbar styles can be configurated for 10” (254 mm) or 12” (305 mm) row spacing.

Part of the Seed Hawk concept

A seed’s greatest potential is at the time it is placed in the ground. For over a quarter century, Seed Hawk’s innovative opener design has provided the precision seed-to-fertilizer placement required for the plant to produce a quality, high-yielding crop in all soil types and conditions.  Seed Hawk toolbars are offered in a variety of sizes, enabling you to choose the right fit for your operation.

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Seed Hawk precision opener in field

Precision openers

Seed Hawk’s industry-leading opener assemblies operate independently for superior shallow seeding, depth accuracy, and optimal fertilizer placement. The result is quick, uniform germination, even packing, and consistent performance in all soil conditions. 

Each opener assembly follows the ground independently by pivoting at the frame, controlled by its own adjustable hydraulic cylinder. A range of seed and fertilizer knives are available to suit every seeding style.

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Big machines that follow the contour

Seed Hawk Toolbars come in 5 or 7-plex frame sections, allowing them to follow the contours of the land. With a contour following range of 18” (46 cm), the independent opener assemblies deliver consistent seed depth regardless of the terrain. 

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Sectional Control Technology™

Sectional control works in conjunction with an independent, toolbar-mounted GPS system to eliminate overlap, save on input costs, and reduce ground disturbance of already seeded areas.

The system controls the meters on your Seed Hawk air cart and the openers on your Seed Hawk toolbar to instantly stop roller rotation and product flow when encountering previously seeded ground. It also lifts the openers so you do not disturb the precision seed and fertilizer placement already completed.

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Wireless blockage monitoring

Now you can watch for blockages from the cab as the wireless blockage system monitors product flow on your Seed Hawk seeding system. If a blockage is detected, it immediately delivers quick, accurate notification of the exact location to your iCon wireless control system. 

Product leaving the manifold bounces off a stainless-steel membrane as it enters the seed or fertilizer run, creating a small sound wave. If there is any change in the sound wave, it is picked up by acoustic sensors that detect the blockage to trigger audio and visual alerts on your tablet. 

When a blockage location is identified, you can take your tablet out of the tractor cab and carry it with you as you locate the blockage and fix the issue. No more misses. 

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Seed Between the Rows (SBR)

SBR technology uses a curved paddle sensor that floats above the ground to detect nearby stubble rows. It is connected to hydraulic cylinders that move the hitch and keep the openers between the rows, improving seed and fertilizer placement even more.

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Technical data

Toolbar  45  45  45 
Toolbar size/width 40' (12.2 m)  50' (15.2 m) 60' (18.3 m) 
Row spacing (in) 10”/12” (254/305 mm)  10”/12” (254/305 mm)  10”/12” (254/305 mm) 
Number of rows at 10” (254 mm) spacing 48 60 72
Number of rows at 12” (305 mm) spacing 40 50 60
Transport width (ft) 15’7” (4.75 m) 15’5” (4.7 m) 15’5” (4.7 m)
Transport length (ft)* 35’2” ( 10.7 m) 35’2” ( 10.7 m) 35’2” ( 10.7 m)
Transport height (ft) 16’1” (4.9 m) 16’9” (5.1 m) 16’9” (5.1 m)
Ground clearance (in) 12” (305 mm) 12” (305 mm) 12” (305 mm)
Frame sections 5-plex 5-plex 5-plex
Recommended working speed (mph) 4.5-5 (7-8 km/h) 4.5-5 (7-8 km/h) 4.5-5 (7-8 km/h)
Hydraulic Circuits Required 2 2 2
* Assumes clevis style hitch. If equiped with SBR hitch, add 34 cm (13.5")
Toolbar  XL   XL  XL
Toolbar size/width 70' (21.3 m) 80' (24.4 m) 84' 25.6 m)
Row spacing (in) 10”/12” (254/305 mm) 10”/12” (254/305 mm) 10”/12” (254/305 mm)
Number of rows at 10” (254 mm) spacing 84 96 N/A
Number of rows at 12” (305 mm) spacing 70 80 84 
Transport width (ft) 29’ (8.84 m) 29’ (8.84 m) 29’5” (8.96 m)
Transport length (ft)* 36’11” (11.25 m) 36’11” (11.25 m) 36’11” (11.25 m)
Transport height (ft) 17’11” (5.5 m) 17’11” (5.5 m) 17’11” (5.5 m)
Ground clearance (in) 12” (305 mm) 12” (305 mm) 12” (305 mm)
Frame sections 7-plex 7-plex 7-plex
Recommended working speed (mph) 4.5-5 (7-8 km/h) 4.5-5 (7-8 km/h) 4.5-5 (7-8 km/h)
Hydraulic Circuits required 2 2 2

*Assumes clevis style hitch. If equipped with SBR hitch, add 34 cm (13.5”)

Väderstad has made every attempt to accurately portray our product line-up. 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.

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