The versatile TopDown cultivator from Väderstad offers a broad spectrum of possibilities. The great advantage is that TopDown is capable not only of shallow tillage but also deeper tillage when the need arises. TopDown works the soil both at the top and down below. This makes TopDown a true one-pass-machine.
The 45 cm diameter System Disc Aggressive cuts residues into small pieces and mixes and crumbles the soil very finely at the same time. The following three-axle cultivator with small tight tine spacing and MixIn shins keeps the clods small and mixes the soil down to 30 cm. The aggressive packer crushes clods and consolidates to full working depth, leaving a very even surface.
The different settings could also be used separately giving various operation modes;
- TopDown mode – all implements in operation
- Carrier mode – System Disc Aggressive and packer
- Cultivator mode – tines and packer
- Discs and tines without packer
Stepless working depth
Working depth of the tines can be adjusted steplessly down to 40 cm independently of the settings of the other implements in the machine. This means that TopDown has a wealth of variation and a range of applications encompassing almost everything that could be required from a modern soil tillage machine.
Works with the conditions
The independent depth adjustment of discs and tines makes it possible to easily adapt the work done by TopDown to the conditions in each field. Some fields only require shallow tillage to prepare the seedbed and then drill. Other fields require deeper cultivation to mix in large amounts of straw or to loosen hardened layers.
The degree of soil firming can also be adjusted from the free weight of the packers to the entire weight of the machine resting on the steel rings. It is even possible to remove the packer to leave the soil open for a longer period, for instance in wet conditions.
TopDown is an excellent machine to improve the soil structure. The variety of point options and the flexibility of settings on the machine make it possible to increase yields in all types of land and cropping systems.
TopDown is available in 3 to 9 m widths. The transport width is 3 m except for the 9 m model where the transport width is 5 m.
TopDown has undergone rigorous testing, a part of it in Kimme quarry. The reliability of the machine is confirmed by customers who have covered thousands of hectares with their TopDown.