For autumn 2015 Vaderstad is launching two smaller Opus cultivator models in the range which includes the 600 and 700 versions. Built on the same strong frame as the larger models the new 400 and 500 versions are easy to manoeuvre trailed cultivators.
With 27cm tine spacing and 80cm clearance, Opus is designed to handle large quantities of straw and harvesting residue. A wide assortment of points and shins, including points coated with hardened metal are available. As standard on the Opus is the MixIn shin which produces an excellent tilth due to the soil being remixed several times as the cultivator makes its way across the field. The tines have a variable release force of up to 700kg and the cultivator can work down to a depth of 40cm.
Hydraulically adjustable and rotating levelling units follow the tines. A parallelogram ensures that the levelling units work at the same angle across the entire machine width, regardless of working depth.
The consolidation packers are available in two different versions and are replaceable. SoilRunner is a U-profile packer with an alternated construction in which soil acts on soil. SoilRunner can be tilted, making it possible to attain various degrees of consolidation packing after the machine.
An alternative is SteelRunner, a cultivating steel roller with pivoting scrapers which is recommended for medium clay soils where a cultivating roller may be needed.
The consolidation unit can bear the entire weight of the machine or be raised so that it moves above the ground depending on the desired results. It is also easy to detach.