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SWIFTER SM

A wide seedbed cultivator for seedbed preparation in one pass

THE WIDEST CULTIVATOR ON THE MARKET

Since they were introduced on the market, SWIFTER SM wide cultivators are the largest cultivators with a working width from 14.2 to 18.2 metres, suitable for the most powerful tractors. As the time frame for soil cultivation decreases, the demands of large agricultural businesses on the quantity of processed hectares increases. The widest SWIFTER SM cultivator can process more than 230 hectares per day. The independent spring-loading of the working sections contributes to perfect terrain tracing, even at such widths. The transport, as well as folding and unfolding the machine are very easy and safe thanks to the BAR-LOCK system.

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2-12 cm

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14-18 m

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400-600 hp

Key properties

A wide cultivator with a standard design suitable for traditional soil cultivation, as well as minimization systems.

UP TO 8 OPERATIONS IN ONE PASS

Creating a seedbed for proper and even crop emergence.

Combining several operations into one means fewer passes through the field and lower costs of soil preparation. The front leveller perfectly levels any unevenness. The front slatted roller crumbles the clods. The main working section undercuts, aerates and warms up the soil layer. The final clod crumbling is provided by various types of rollers in combination with other equipment behind the rollers.

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EXCHANGEABLE WORKING SECTIONS

Adjusting soil cultivation to the needs of the crop.

A sweep working section (summer and autumn soil cultivation – winter cereals, oilseed rape)

This working section can be used for summer and autumn preparation when soil needs to be loosened, undercut and mixed after the previous harvest. The 270 mm sweeps in two overlapping rows undercut the soil profile along the entire machine width, creating a firm bottom. At the same time, soil is aggressively processed thanks to the working angle of the sweeps, creating a loosening top layer. Each sweep is mounted on a flexible tine that provides a 3D effect (horizontal and vertical movement) which protects the sweep from damage.

SB sweep section with spring sweeps (spring soil cultivation – sugar beet)

The section is especially suitable for spring cultivation before seeding sugar beet where it is required to adequately manage spring moisture, but still prepare a precise seedbed. The sweep angle does not mix soil vertically, but the soil is still undercut in the whole area thanks to the overlapping sweeps that are 170 mm wide. Another benefit is the reduced demand on the towing vehicle power.

Gamma-point working section (spring soil cultivation – spring cereals, corn)

This section is suitable for early spring operations, such as required before seeding barley. The four rows of gamma points at a negative angle aerate and warm up soil without bringing wet particles to the surface, which preserves winter moisture. It is important for a fast start of the growth of spring crop. The spring-loading of each tine enables working at high speed. The gamma points for this section are also available in the LONG LIFE version.

Radličková sekce Radličková sekce SB Gamma sekce
HIGH DAILY OUTPUTS OF UP TO 230 HA/DAY

Make the most of your tractor power.

The SWIFTER SM wide cultivator is designed for aggregation with the most powerful tractors on the market, such as quadtrac tractors. In combination with a working width of up to 18 metres, the high engine power, and the working speed, it is possible to achieve high daily outputs of up to 230 ha. Therefore, there is no need to deal with two-shift operation.

VYSOKÉ DENNÍ VÝKONY AŽ 230 HA/DEN
SIMPLE DESIGN

Does not require many points of lubrication.

SWIFTER SM cultivators only have two side frame sections, unlike other competitive products in this category. The structural design of the machine reduces the number of hydraulic cylinders where side frame pressure could be lost. This design also reduces the number of points of lubrication, the overall wear of the machine, and it simplifies manipulation with the machine, both in the field and on the road.

JEDNODUCHÁ KONSTRUKCE
PROVEN DESIGN

Do not lose time, work at headland without having to lift the machine.

The design of the SWIFTER SM cultivator enables turning the machine at the headland without having to lift the working sections. Even so, we recommend turning on the headland with slightly excavated working sections and a larger turning radius. The fixed connecting rods of the BAR-LOCK system stabilize the side frames not only when turning, but also at higher working speed.

PROVĚŘENÁ KONSTRUKCE
BAR-LOCK SYSTEM

Quick two-minute machine folding and unfolding.

BAR-LOCK is a lock bar system. The system ensures a continuous, easy and safe unfolding of the machine from the transport to the working position, as well as machine reversing. Also, it secures the connecting rods of the side frames with the drawbar when in the working position. The entire operation is done from the comfort of the tractor cabin.

BAR-LOCK SYSTÉM

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Machine description

A concise summary of the main working parts of the seedbed cultivator.

SWIFTER SM Wide Seedbed Cultivator

Take a look at your future machine.

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Drawbar

A drawbar with the BAR-LOCK folding system for easy machine folding and unfolding during two minutes.

Tractor track cultivators

Used for loosening hardened tractor tracks.

Front crumbling roller

Provides initial crumbling of larger soil particles and clods.

Working section

A selection of three different versions (2 rows of sweeps/ 4 rows of gamma points / 2 rows of SB sweeps) as needed for soil cultivation for the crop.

Levelling bar after sweeps

It levels off the soil surface after the sweep or gamma-point section.

Rear rollers

The double-row crosskill rollers contribute to perfect crumbling of clods created by the sweep or gamma-point section.

Rear equipment

The high circumferential speed of the finish roller provides intense crumbling.

Support wheels

Used for stabilizing the side frames and provide perfect tracing of terrain unevenness.

OUR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

COMPRESSING SPRING

Most seedbed cultivators equipped with crosskill rollers incur slackness between the individual crosskill segments after working for some number of hectares. We use a compressing spring in SWIFTER cultivators, mounted on the shaft where the crosskill rollers are as well. The spring continuously presses on the crosskill segments and eliminates slackness between the individual segments.

STLAČOVACÍ PRUŽINA

CRUSHBAR LEVELLER

The front hydraulic Crushbar leveller allows the operator to ideally adjust the working angle of the leveller according to the field conditions in the comfort of the cabin. When compared with a mechanically controlled leveller, it is possible to achieve savings of up to 1 litre of Diesel per hectare.

CRUSHBAR LEVELLER

SLATTED ROLLER WITH A REPLACEABLE PIN

The slatted roller with a diameter of 370 mm and with a replaceable pin consists of a casing with an internal cone and a pin with an external cone. When the pin is damaged, it is not required to replace the whole slatted roller, but only the pin.

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MAINTENANCE-FREE BEARINGS

Roller bearings are adjusted to the high circumferential speed and are maintenance-free. The operator thus does not have to regularly lubricate each bearing, which there are many on a seedbed cultivator. Multiple gaskets prevent contamination of the bearing and the reinforced gasket design reduces its damage.

MAINTENANCE-FREE BEARINGS

WHAT DO THE FARMERS HAVE TO SAY?

“A perfectly prepared seedbed is our priority and I can confirm that the SWIFTER is the only machine that has always come through in our conditions. That is why our company already owns five wide cultivators. They are maximally used in the main season, and SWIFTER cultivators basically provide all the preparation, working literally 24 hours a day.”

Ing. Vítězslav Navrátil,
Chairman of the Board of Directors, ROSTĚNICE a.s., (district of Vyškov, CZ)

Accessories

We know that everyone has different requirements for the optional machine equipment and its expected use. Therefore, you can specify your own SWIFTER SM wide seedbed cultivator to precisely match your needs.

Front equipment

Telescopic track eradicators

A track eradicator with an adjustable width. It is used for loosening hardened tracks created by the towing vehicle.

Telescopic track eradicatorsTelescopic track eradicators

Track eradicators

The solid track eradicator is used for loosening hardened tracks created by the towing vehicle.

Track eradicatorsTrack eradicators

Front leveller

Hydraulic front leveller

It levels off rough unevenness before the follow-up working parts. The hydraulic control makes it possible to immediately respond to any terrain unevenness from the tractor cabin.

CRUSHBAR LEVELLERCRUSHBAR LEVELLER

Front rollers

Tube roller

The screw-shaped tube roller formed by rods crumbles the clods on the field surface.

Tube rollerTube roller

Slatted roller

The screw-shaped slatted roller formed by rods crumbles the clods on the field surface. Its design achieves an excellent crumbling effect, even in the rough furrow.

SLATTED ROLLER WITH A REPLACEABLE PINSLATTED ROLLER WITH A REPLACEABLE PIN

Rear rollers

Double-row slatted rollers with a diameter of 270 mm

Suitable for year-round intense cultivation of light soils. The rollers with a diameter of 270 mm create the effect of a “soil milling tool”.

Double-row slatted rollers with a diameter of 370 mmDouble-row slatted rollers with a diameter of 370 mm

Double-row crosskill rollers with a diameter of 350 mm for rocky soils

An ideal design for all types of soil with rocks. The large spacing between rows prevents rocks from getting stuck and blocking the rollers. The universal frame enables increasing the spacing between the rows of rollers – a smaller distance provides a self-cleaning effect even in wet conditions, a larger distance provides a sufficient space in rocky soils.

Double-row adjustable crosskill rollers with a diameter of 350 mmDouble-row adjustable crosskill rollers with a diameter of 350 mm

Double-row slatted rollers with a diameter of 370 mm

Suitable for year-round intense cultivation of light soils. The rollers with a diameter of 370 mm create the effect of a “soil milling tool”.

Double-row slatted rollers with a diameter of 370 mmDouble-row slatted rollers with a diameter of 370 mm

Double-row crosskill rollers with a diameter of 350 mm

An ideal design for all types of soil. High-quality cast-iron rollers with a diameter of 350 mm for fine precision crumbling with a self-cleaning effect.

Double-row adjustable crosskill rollers with a diameter of 350 mmDouble-row adjustable crosskill rollers with a diameter of 350 mm

Optional equipment to be attached after the rear rollers

Leveller mounted after the crosskill rollers

It creates an absolutely levelled field, 100% prepared for planting even the smallest seeds, such as spring barley, poppy, or mustard.

Leveller mounted after the slatted rollersLeveller mounted after the slatted rollers

Leveller mounted after the slatted rollers

It creates an absolutely levelled field, 100% prepared for planting even the smallest seeds, such as spring barley, poppy, or mustard.

Leveller mounted after the slatted rollersLeveller mounted after the slatted rollers

Finish roller 270 mm

It provides intense crushing thanks to the high circumferential speed, known as the effect of a soil milling tool. Achieve maximum clod crumbling in combination with the crosskill rollers.

Finish rollerFinish roller

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SWIFTER SM Wide Seedbed Cultivator

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You can try all the equipment in our configurator,
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AGRONOMICAL GUIDE

SEEDBED CULTIVATION
Soil preparation is an important operation for the formation of a uniform and balanced seedbed prior to crop establishment. Each crop and field requires different soil preparation based on the climate, or the chosen date of cultivation. The aim of the seedbed cultivation is to create an ideal soil structure in the field, with a harder bottom and loose top soil layer, to level the field after previous operations, and to open, warm up and aerate the soil profile for even crop emergence.

Do you know how to prepare soil properly?

Technical data

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SWIFTER SMSM 14000SM 16000SM 18000
Working widthm141618
Transport widthm333
Transport lengthm13,614,615,6
Transport heightm444
Working depth*cm2 -12 2 -12 2 -12
Number of tinespcs566472
Number of tines (SB - section)pcs104118132
Number of GAMA tipspcs136152168
Recommended towing engine horsepowerhp400 - 500450 - 550500 - 600
Maximum axle load (1)kg8 6009 55010 500
Maximum axle load (2)kg5 5505 8006 050
Maximum hitch loadkg200200200
Hitch typelug 51, 55, 62, 71, 73lug 51, 55, 62, 71, 73lug 51, 55, 62, 71, 73
Total weight**kg14 25015 55016 750

* depends on soil conditions ** according to the machine equipment

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