Friday, 05 August 2022 14:55

New disc cultivator launched

Written by  Mark Daniel
The Carrier XT 425-625 features rotating disc axles, which optimizes results over a range of working depths. The Carrier XT 425-625 features rotating disc axles, which optimizes results over a range of working depths.

Väderstad has introduced a new disc cultivator – the Carrier XT 425-625 – featuring rotating disc axles, that optimizes results over a range of working depths with easy machine setting.

Designed for highspeed primary tillage and seedbed preparation, the machine offers ultra-shallow working or deeper incorporation. The Carrier XT is available in 4.25 metres, 5.25 metres or 6.25 metre working widths, in a choice of mounted or trailed configurations.

A main feature of Carrier XT is its hydraulically rotating disc axles. This allows the machine to optimize the cut-out performance at a shallower depth, while increasing the depth precision at deeper working levels.

By increasing the disc angle towards the soil, the disc will increase its penetration ability. Meanwhile, changing the tilting angle of the disc means the cut-out surface is shifted. As a result, the Carrier XT offers the ability to optimize the disc angles to its working depth.

For the farmer, this means a full cut – even at shallower working depth, as well keeping and reducing soil flow at deeper working depths. These factors are said to contribute to a lower diesel consumption.

The cultivators come with the choice of the 450mm disc, 470mm TrueCut disc or the ultrashallow CrossCutter Disc. Each disc is built from Swedish V-55 steel at Väderstad’s own components factory, while All XT models can be equipped with a range of both single and double packer options.

The Carrier XT had its official premiere at the German DLG Field Days in June and will be available to order from October 2022.

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