The new Vaderstad three and four metre Spirit R 300-400S drill with 125mm or 165mm row spacing that goes into production in 2016, has been re-designed from the ground up and includes new innovations and technological developments such as E-Control, SeedEye and Gateway.
Spirit R is also equipped with System Disc Aggressive. The front tool with conical 450mm discs provides intensive soil cultivation and produces an even soil structure. The machine runs straight behind the tractor as the discs are mounted in an X-pattern. The working depth can easily be adjusted from the control panel.
The drill frame’s central beam provides easy access for service and adjustments. OffSet support wheels with large 400/55-15.5 radial tyres roll lightly over the surface and provide good consolidation and cultivation, enabling the machine to drill in all types of soil.
A new corrosion resistant 2800l seed hopper with integrated fan is made from rotational moulded plastic. The design makes it easy both to fill and empty with a working platform located at the side of the seed hopper, making all parts easily accessible when filling.
The fan is located high up and integrated into the front of the seed hopper to minimise dust intake and protect sensitive components. The air distribution system has low oil requirements and is adapted to smaller tractors.
A completely new electrical feed system – Fenix III – is designed for smaller working widths and provides even seed distribution in each seed coulter. The system can handle seed rates from 1kg-500kg/ha and at speeds up to 15km/h. With two distributor heads, it means half the machine can be switched off.
Accurate seed placement is achieved with a 380mm, offset V-disc and 380x65mm consolidation wheels. Following harrows are available in two versions, a light version with harrow tines on each seed unit or a centrally suspended following harrow. Following harrows and coulter pressure are easily controlled from the operator panel with active regulation of the set value.