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Rapid A 600-800C/J

Extreme capacity

The seed drills in the product family Rapid A 600-800C/J has pneumatic seed transport with a very high drilling capacity. The machine is available either as the combi-version Rapid A 600-800C, or as the seed-only version Rapid A 600-800J. All models have an extensive hopper capacity of 6000 litres. Rapid A 600-800C/J combine an impressive capacity with easy manoeuvring and great results.

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Part of the Rapid concept

Rapid is a seed drill that carries out seedbed preparation, levelling, drilling and reconsolidation in one pass. It offers a reliable seeding result at high working speed. The simplicity in construction, paired with a high machine quality ensures a long working life and low operating costs. Direct drilling, reduced tillage or conventional tillage – Rapid creates perfect seeding results in all conditions.

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Selected features

Väderstad Rapid A is designed for high output rates

Designed for high output rates

The high capacity hydraulically driven metering system Fenix is able to handle all seed sizes in application rates from 1.5kg/ha up to 500kg/ha, without having to change any parts.
This means that the metering system will never be a limiting factor for high rates and high speed drilling on the field.

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Väderstad Rapid A 600-800C/J has a high versatile hopper

Highly versatile hopper

The big hopper has an adjustable dividing wall that separates its two sections.

On the combi-version, Rapid A 600-800C, an integrated hydraulic auger meters the fertiliser from the back of the hopper, directly into the airflow of the fertiliser distributor head. On the seed-only version Rapid A 600-800J the auger is reversed so that all seeds are transported to the front of the hopper, where it is metered out by the Fenix metering system.

To offer full versatility, the combi-version Rapid A 600-800C may use this technique to enable seed-only application.

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Väderstad Rapid A depth setting from cab

Adjust seeding depth on the move

To be able to instantly adapt to varying soil structure or differing conditions in the field, Rapid A 600-800C/J can be equipped with the unique depth control system Interactive Depth Control (IDC).
The system enables fine-tuning of the seeding depth with 1mm accuracy on the move.
Combined with the possibility to alter the seed rate, the driver is constantly in full control of the seeding operation.

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Väderstad Rapid A 600-800C/J an easy machine to manouvre

Easy to manoeuvre

The pivot packer carries part of the load, and thanks to the quick-turn linkage, the machine is incredibly responsive.

Because of this design, the turning radius is impressively small despite the size of the machine. This allows for shorter headlands and maximised utilisation of the full potential of the field.

The narrow transport width of 3m further allows fast and safe transport.

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Väderstad Rapid A combi - Large opening for fast filling

Huge opening for fast filling

For maximised uptime in the field, the hopper has a very big opening, resulting in fast filling.
The large side-platform provides full access to the entire hopper. The hopper cover is quickly opened from the ground, thereby saving time in hectic periods on the farm.

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Väderstad Rapid saves money on irregular fields

Save money on irregular fields

As standard the wider models Rapid A 600S and Rapid A 800S are equipped with half-machine shut-off. The system is activated from the cab.

Using on irregular fields offers the potential for great savings.

Farmers who regularly use half machine shut-off appreciate the fact that they can save up to 5% seed and fertiliser, whilst at the same time ensuring the crop get the best start possible.

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Full control with Väderstad SeedEye

Väderstad SeedEye is a unique system for seed counting and seed monitoring. With SeedEye farmers can easily set the number of seeds per square metre, without the need for calibration. SeedEye ensures excellent seeding results with full control.

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Modern control system

Modern control system

The modern iPad-based control system, Väderstad E-Control wirelessly connects to the Väderstad machine enabling full access to its functions and data.
You benefit from user-friendly remote set up and calibration as well as real-time monitoring and control.

With the iPad you can upload the most recent program software which allows you to benefit from future developments.

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Rapid 600C with BioDrill 360

Multiple operations in one pass

By equipping Rapid A 600-800C/J with the mountable small seeder BioDrill 360, 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 packer wheels, thereby securing a good seed-to-soil contact.

BioDrill provides an accurate seeding at the same time as saving passes on the field.

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Product concept

Zone 1 - Consolidation

Before drilling, the soil is consolidated by the tractor wheels. The pivot packer on Rapid ensures that the same reconsolidation is exerted on areas between tractor wheels.

Wing packer

Zone 2 - Seedbed preparation

To fit different farming needs and tillage practices, Rapid comes with a wide choice of front tools.The intensity can be set hydraulically from the driving seat on the move, depending on what the conditions require.

CrossBoard Heavy

System Agrilla CrossBoard Heavy

System Disc

System Disc CrossBoard Heavy

Zone 3 - Drilling

Rapid has an amazing ability to keep the seed depth under the most difficult conditions. Each packer wheel controls the drilling depth of two coulters by a unique mechanical linkage. The coulters are rubber suspended which ensures a calm operation also at high speed. Depending on model, Rapid A 600-800C/J has a coulter pressure up to 195kg, thus enabling an exact seed depth also under the toughest conditions.

Zone 4 - Consolidation

Each packer wheel presses the soil down over two rows of seed and one row of fertiliser. This beds the seed in thoroughly and provides optimum conditions for germination.

Zone 5 - Finishing

The following harrow creats a loose evaporation barrier that prevents surface crusting after heavy rain.

Slug pellet spreader plates

Technical data

Rapid A 600C 800C 600J 800J
Metering Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Working width (m) 6,0 8,0 6,0 8,0
Transport width (m) 3,0 3,0 3,0 3,0
Transport height (m) 3,5 4,0 3,5 4,0
Transport length (m) 9,6 10,3 9,6 10,3
Basic weight (kg) 7300 8700 6950 7600
Volume hopper (l) 6000 * 6000 * 6000 6000
Number of seed coulters 48 64 48 64
Row spacing seed (mm) 125 125 125 125
Number of fertiliser coulters 24 32  -  -
Row spacing fertiliser (mm) 250 250  -  -
Seed coulter pressure min/max (kg) 95/195 85/165 90/190 75/155
Disc diameter front tool SDA (mm)        
Seed disc diameter (mm) 410 410 410 410
Brakes P P P P
Recommended working speed (km/h) 10-14 10-14 10-14 10-14
Wheel dimension (transport wheels) 190/95x15 190/95x15 190/95x15 190/95x15
Wheel dimension (support wheels) 195/95x15 195/95x15  -  -
Hydraulic requirement 5 DA + FR 5 DA + FR 5 DA + FR 5 DA + FR
Draught requirement from (hp) 240 260 190 250
Oil capacity for hydraulic fan (l/min) 40 40 40 40
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    SDA = System disc aggressive 

* The hopper can be divided 50/50% seed/fertiliser, 60/40% fertiliser/seed or 100% seed

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