Flexible Kverneland front hopper

Suitable for applying a wide range of fine to larger seeds and fertiliser, the f-drill front hopper can be combined with different implements and for operation in various working widths. Seeding and fertilising in one pass is possible as well as the combined application of seeds and companion crops.

by Steven Vale

21 Jul 2022

In spring, the f-drill can be used as a fertiliser hopper with the Optima F or for example in combination with the Kultistrip for strip tillage. When joined with a power harrow drill combination, it can be used as an additional seed hopper for sowing companion or spring crops. In summer and autumn, the hopper can be combined with a power harrow. Working width of the coulter bar is from 3.0m-6.0m and power requirements are from 106hp-173hp.

Available in two sizes and two versions, the f-drill compact has a capacity of 1,600 litres and the f-drill maxi up to 2,200 litres. The standard version is equipped with one Eldos metering unit. Higher application rates can be achieved by the duo version, as two Eldos units distribute two times up to 400kg/ha of one type of fertiliser or seed. The company says that high volumes are ensured by the venturi system with no need for a pressurised system.

The modular structure is said to result in an even weight distribution and the driver is provided with an unrestricted view over the entire machine set-up. The wheel packer with lifting function is designed to relieve the load on the front axle, and the self-steering packer is said to reduce power requirement and fuel consumption.

The f-drill can be connected to any ISObus compatible tractor for fully functional use by the tractor’s own terminal. Alternatively, Kverneland’s IsoMatch Tellus Pro or Tellus GO+ terminals can be used (both are fully ISObus compatible). Non ISObus tractors can be upgraded using the IM Tellus series.