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Carrier XL 425-725

A highly versatile high-speed disc

The Carrier XL 425-725 high-speed disc is available in working widths between 13.9 to 23.8 feet. It can be fitted with 20- or 24-inch discs with adjustable angles to maximize performance in the field. This versatility makes it an ideal tool for deeper cultivation, incorporating heavy crop residue, breaking up pasture and many other applications. Front tool options help it adapt to many different farming operations as well.

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Part of the Carrier concept

The Carrier is used for high-speed primary tillage and seedbed preparation. The wide range of front tools, discs and packers enables the Carrier to handle the various challenges of modern farming – from ultra-shallow tillage to 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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Väderstad disc options for various working depths

Disc options for various working depths

The Carrier XL can be equiped with either 20- or 24-inch TrueCut discs. The 20-inch discs offer more space around each disc for higher soil and residue flow through the implement. The 24-inch disc, on the other hand, enables greater working depth for incorporating large amounts of crop residue, such as corn stalks in the fall.

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Intensive shallow tillage

The available CrossCutter Disc performs well in cover crops or sizing small grain residue. Because of its specialized disc shape and premium quality Swedish steel, the CrossCutter Disc provides full-width tillage and intensive mixing at shallow working depths for creating the ideal seedbed.

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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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Väderstad MultiSet adjustable disc angles

MultiSet adjustable disc angles

The adjustable MultiSet disc hubs allow the disc angle to be manually set to one of three positions between 11 and 17 degrees. This adjustment can help the user achieve uniform tillage and residue slicing at shallow working depths or good penetration when deeper tillage is required.

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Easy adjustment

The maximum working depth is set on the machine, while operational depth settings are adjusted hydraulically from the cab. To ensure optimal slicing and uniform tillage, the front row of discs can be adjusted laterally via rigging screws.

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Support on packer wheels

Support on packer or wheels

The Carrier XL 425-725 design allows the transport wheels to be lowered in the field for improved maneuverability. 

Because of this feature, on headlands the machine can be turned on either the packer or the wheels. The wheels can also be lowered in damp areas or when shallower tillage is desired. Additionally, by raising up the frame, operators can easy back into corners, helping cover the whole field.

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Adjustable wing pressure on wider models

Hydraulic down pressure on wings

The Carrier XL 625-725 is equipped with hydraulically adjustable wing pressure to help produce consistent tillage results across the entire working width of the implement.

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Straw harrow helps evenly distribute straw

Straw harrow helps evenly distribute straw

Large combines tend to have a poor straw distribution, leading to an uneven emergence of the next crop. When equipped with the straw harrow, the Carrier XL can cut and distribute straw in the same pass. Well distributed straw is crucial to provide the following crop with consistent conditions across the entire field.

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CrossCutter Knife improves residue chopping

The Carrier XL 425-725 can be equipped with the CrossCutter Knife. This intensive knife roller is designed to cut crop residue in two directions.

The CrossCutter Knife finely cuts straw, corn stalks and other residue to help it decompose faster. It also helps to efficiently crush and incorporate cover crops. It helps produce an ideal environment for the successul germination of small-seeded crops like canola.

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Väderstad CrossBoard Heavy for perfect leveling

CrossBoard Heavy provides perfect leveling

The CrossBoard Heavy crushes clods and levels the soil. A double-acting stabilizing bar increases leveling capacity.

The CrossBoard is equipped with master and slave cylinders, which ensure level results by maintaining the position of each CrossBoard section.

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Väderstad Carrier easy to transport

Easy to transport

The wings on the Carrier XL 425-725 fold to a transport width less than 10 feet for enhanced transport between fields.

The transport wheels are equipped with hydraulic suspension for a safe and smooth ride, while also helping prevent damage to the main frame. 

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Väderstad Carrier saves you passes with BioDrill

Save passes with the BioDrill seeder

By equipping Carrier XL 425-725 with the BioDrill 360, you can seed cover crops, canola and other small-seeded crops during your tillage pass.

The BioDrill has an integrated ground radar that provides perfect speed detection, and the high fan capacity ensures equal distribution of all seed sizes. It's an accurate seeding option that saves time and passes in the field.

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Product concept

Zone 1 - Front tools

Whether you're creating a seedbed, leveling tilled ground or incorporating cover crops, the optional front tools offer the versatility for many different farming tasks.

Straw harrow

CrossCutter Knife

CrossBoard Heavy

Zone 2 - Intensive cutting and mixing

Two rows of premium quality V-55 hardened Swedish steel discs aggressively cut and mix residue at working depths up to 6.3 inches. The conical shape of the discs ensures a long working life and excellent soil crumbling.

CrossCutter Disc

CrossCutter Disc Aggressive

20-inch TrueCut discs

24-inch TrueCut discs

Zone 3 - Reconsolidation

The Carrier has multiple packer options 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.

Double SoilRunner

Single SteelRunner

Double SteelRunner


Carrier XL 425 525 625 725
Effective working width (ft.) 13.5 16.7 20.0 23.3
Packer width (ft.) 13.9 17.2 20.5 23.8
Transport width (ft.) 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.8
Transport height (ft.) 10.0 11.7 13.1 13.1
*Weight with Single SteelRunner (lbs) 13669 15873 18078 19842
*Weight with Double SteelRunner (lbs) 13889 16314 18298 20283
*Weight with Double SoilRunner (lbs) 12566 14551 16314 17857
Number of discs 32+1+2 40+1+2 48+1+2 56+1+2
Disc diameter (in.) 20/24 24 20 20
Disc spacing (in.) 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9
Disc angle 11-17 11-17 11-17 11-17
Brakes H/P H/P H/P H/P
Recommended working speed (mph) 6.2-9.3 6.2-9.3 6.2-9.3 6.2-9.3
Wheel dimension (transport wheels) standard 400/60-15.5 400/60-15.5 520/50-17 560/45-22.5
Wheel dimension (transport wheels) option 520/50-17 520/50-17 560/45-22.5 N/A
Hydraulic requirements (DA) 3-4 3-4 3-4 3-4
Horsepower requirements 150-200 190-240 220-270 260-310

* Weight including CrossBoard Heavy and 24" TrueCut discs. Note! Weights for CRXL 725 are with 20" TrueCut discs.

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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