Väderstad Carrier in field

Carrier 420-820

The multitasking implement

Carrier 420-820 is a trailed disc cultivator, available in working widths between 13.8 ft and 26.9 ft. It can be fitted with 17.7 or 18.5 in discs. Whether you need a stale seedbed, leveling of plowed land or cover crop incorporation, the wide range of front tools offer versatility to different farming needs.

Part of the Carrier concept

Carrier is a disc cultivator used for high-speed primary tillage and seedbed preparation. The wide range of front tools, discs and packers enables Carrier to handle the versatile challenges of modern farming – from ultra-shallow cultivation to a deeper incorporation. The versatility it brings to the farm saves passes, decreases machine cost per acre and provides the best start possible for the coming crop.

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Selected features

Väderstad Carrier with discs according to requirement

Discs according to requirement

Carrier 420-820 can be fitted with either 17.7 in discs or 18.5 in TrueCut discs. Both discs produces fine tilth optimal for a stale seedbed. The 17.7 in disc has small cut-outs, resulting in an intensive cultivation even at a very shallow working depth. The 18.5 in TrueCut disc has larger cut-outs which can handle more crop residue with increased penetration.

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Intensive ultra-shallow tillage with CrossCutter Disc

Intensive ultra-shallow tillage

CrossCutter Disc performs outstanding in oilseed rape stubble and in cover crops, while also enabling great advantages in grain stubble as well as on plowed land. Because of its disc shape and high-quality Swedish steel, CrossCutter Disc provides full cultivation and intensive mixing at shallow working depth. This means that an extensive stale seedbed is created over the entire field.

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Väderstad Carrier with straw harrow

Straw harrow compensates for poor straw distribution

Large combines tend to have a poor straw distribution, leading to an uneven emergence of the next crop. 

Equipped with the straw harrow Carrier not only cuts, but also distributes straw in the same pass. Well distributed straw is crucial to provide the following crop with the same conditions over the entire field.

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Disc Configurator

To meet differing farming needs, Väderstad offers a wide range of discs for disc cultivators. With the right choice of discs you are able to optimize the working result on your fields, providing the best start possible for the next crop.

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Intensive knife roller CrossCutter Knife

CrossCutter Knife adds versatility

By equipping Carrier 500 and Carrier 650 with the intensive knife roller CrossCutter Knife, crop residues can be cut in two directions. Weeds and small-seeded crops, such as oilseed rape, profit from an improved germination. A benefit after grain or sunflowers is the intensified chopping of the straw, giving a quicker decomposition. Additionally, cover crops can be crushed and incorporated cost efficiently.

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Väderstad Carrier CrossBoard heavy for perfect leveling

CrossBoard Heavy for perfect leveling

With CrossBoard Heavy, clods are crushed and the soil is leveled. A double acting stabilizing bar increases leveling capacity.

The CrossBoard is equipped with master and slave cylinders, which ensures a level work result by maintaining the position of each CrossBoard section.

On plowed heavy land, CrossBoard Heavy enables Carrier to prepare a well prepared seedbed which in turn reduces the number of passes needed.

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Väderstad Carrier offers great mobility

Great mobility

Carrier 420-820 uses the unique Väderstad folding system, giving a fast transition from field to transport. When folded the transport width is only 8.2 ft.

The folding technique gives the machine a low centre of gravity, resulting in safe maneuvering.

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Carrier 650 with BioDrill

BioDrill turns Carrier into a seed drill

Carrier 420-820 can be equipped with the mountable small seeder BioDrill 360, enabling it to drill with high precision in the same pass as cultivating. 

The integrated ground radar provides perfect speed detection, while the high fan capacity ensures equal distribution of all seed sizes.  

BioDrill saves time and helps maintain ground moisture.

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Product concept

Zone 1 - Front tools

Whether you need a stale seedbed, leveling of plowed land or cover crop incorporation, the optional front tools offer versatility to different farming needs.

Straw harrow

CrossCutter Knife

CrossBoard Heavy

Zone 2 - Intensive cutting and mixing

Two rows of high quality V-55 hardened Swedish steel discs aggressively cuts and mixes harvest residues down to 4.72 in working depth. The conical shape of the discs ensures a long working life and good crumbling of the soil.

CrossCutter Disc

CrossCutter Disc Aggressive

17.7-inch discs

TrueCut 18.5-inch discs

Zone 3 - Reconsolidation

Carrier can be equipped with packers suitable for a wide range of field conditions. The rubber suspension on the packer absorbs shocks and extends the working life of the frame and the packer.


Single SteelRunner

Technical data

Carrier 420 500 650 820
Effective working width (ft) 12.9 16.2 21.1 26
Packer width (ft) 13.8 16.4 21.3 26.9
Transport width (ft) 8.2 8.2 28.2 8.2
Transport height (ft) 12.5 12.5 12.5 13.1
Weight with SteelRunner (lb) 9479.9 10802.7 12786.8 16975.6
Weight with RubberRunner (lb) 7936.6 9039.0 11243.6 13889.1
Number of discs 32 40 52 64
Disc spacing (in) 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
Disc angle 16 16 16 16
Brakes H/P H/P H/P H/P
Recommended working speed (mph) 6.2-8.7 6.2-8.7 6.2-8.7 6.2-8.7
Wheel dimension (transport wheels)  400/60x15.5 400/60x15.5 400/60x15.5 400/60x15.5
Hydraulic requirements (DA) 2-3 2-3 2-3 2
Draught requirements from (hp) 120 150 190 220
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     
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