In Hall 12 Stand B24 at Agritechnica Väderstad will be promoting its new CrossCutter Disc which will open up the options for effective tillage and improved field results. The CrossCutter Disc can be fitted to the Väderstad Carrier, with working widths from 3.0 up to 12.25 metres.
“The CrossCutter Disc performs outstanding in oilseed rape stubble and in cover crops, while also enabling great advantages in grain stubble as well as on ploughed land,” says Mattias Hovnert, Sales & Marketing Director at Väderstad, and continues:
“It works very intensively with a low horsepower requirement, at shallow working depth and high speed up to 20km/h.
When oilseed rape has been harvested, it is very important to get leftover volunteer seeds to germinate and grow. This creates a stale seedbed, which later can be eliminated with a second pass to provide good field hygiene for the next crop. If not, the remaining oilseed rape seeds risk disrupting the coming crops on the field in the years to come,” added Mattias.
“Because of its disc shape and high quality Swedish steel, CrossCutter Disc provides full cut-out and intensive mixing at shallow working depth. This means that an extensive stale seedbed is created over the entire field”, says Magnus Samuelsson, Concept Developer at Väderstad.
“Since each CrossCutter Disc is individually mounted to its own rubber suspended disc arm Carrier has a great ability to follow the ground contour, thus ensuring very even results.”
Additionally the CrossCutter Disc provide great benefits when terminating a cover crop. By working intensively at 2-3cm working depth, CrossCutter Disc avoids any deep mixing of cover crop residues. This eliminates the cover crop, while also minimising the risk for problems in the following crop.
On the farm, the CrossCutter Disc also shows great results in grain stubble, where its intense shallow cultivation will help fight grass weeds, such as blackgrass. In ploughed land the robust construction and high quality Swedish steel is able to create a seedbed.
The new CrossCutter Disc will be available for Väderstad Carrier 300-400, Carrier 420-820 and Carrier 925-1225 from January 2018.