SWIFTER SN

SWIFTER SN is a mounted seedbed cultivator which manages to combine all working operations in a single pass, needed to prepare a perfect seedbed even in a rough furrow.

The machine can be used in traditional systems of farming as well as minimum tillage systems.

The design enables an easy exchange of the internal frame with shares for a frame with gamma tines or a frame with SB-sections.

3-point hitch 370 mm Single row slatted roller 350 mm Single row crosskill Finish roller Front levelling bar Working section 2 rows of shares SB shares / 4 rows Gamma-tines / 4 rows Front flat bar roller Rear levelling bar
Concept Swifter SN

Shares working section
 

270 mm arrow-shaped shares in 2 rows with overlaping ensure the cutting of the soil profile over the entire machine width, creating a firm bottom. At the same time, the working angle of the shares also ensures the soil is aggressively tilled creating a broken up surface layer. Each share is affixed to a flexi tine allowing a „3D effect“ (horizontal and vertical movement) which protects the shares from damage.

Gamma-tine working section
 

4 rows of gamma-tines with a negative angle safely till, aerate and warm the soil without leaving wet sections on the surface, preserving winter moisture. This is important for fast growth in the spring. The suspension of each tine allows for work at high speeds of up to 15 km/h. This means you can save time, something that you‘ll really need in spring.

Working section with spring shares (SB-section)

Spring shares located in the 4 rows on the S-tine ensure quality soil tillage in spring. The share angle prevents vertical soil mixing, preserving the spring moisture which is important for high quality fast plant germination. The demand on the towing equipment is also reduced.


Use for–summer and autumn preparation when the soil needs to be broken up and mixed after the previous harvest.

Use for–spring seedbed preparation, while preserving winter moisture in soil.

Use for–spring seedbed preparation with moisture preservation. Particularly suitable for sugar beet.


 

Machine type: mounted seedbed cultivator
Operating components: front levelling bar, rod roller, 2 rows of shares (4 rows of gamma tines, 4 rows of SB-shares), levelling bar, rear crumbling roller (single row slatted, single row crosskill, crosskill for rocks – for more see p. 60)
Securing: shares by tine from spring steel, gamma tines by springy tine, SB-section by springy tine
Usage: swift and low cost soil preparation prior to sowing, creating a uniform seedbed
Working operations: levelling the surface, crumbling, sticking and mixing (loosening and thermal exposure), shredding and compaction

 

Intensive mixing, accurate settlement and compaction across the entire frame due to appropriate combination of the working components.

Low thrust requirements enable the use of lower powered towing equipment.
 
 

One pass to create the perfect seedbed.
 
 
 

Agronomic advantages of the machine

  1. Implementing several working operations in one brings lower costs for seedbed preparation.
  2. 3-leveling bars produce a very flat surface.
  3. Creating accurate and identical seedbed for all plants on the plot means excellent and uniform germination.
  1. Intensive clod crumbling with the crosskill and finish rollers. the crushing becomes more intensive by increasing the roller circumferential speed.
  2. The cultivator can be used for both conventional systems of farming (ploughing) and in minimum tillage systems as we
  3. Due to the technical design of the machine it is possible to work at high working speeds, easier to meet the required agronomical deadlines.
Swifter

Interchangeable working sections

SHARE WORKING SECTION

2 rows of overlapping 270 mm shares guarantee the undercut of the soil profile across the entire range of the machine by which a solid base of the machine is formed. At the same time the soil, thanks to the working angle of the shares, is aggressively cultivated and thus a loosened upper layer is formed. Each share is attached to a flexi tine, which enables the “3D effect” (horizontal and vertical movement), which protects the share.

Usage – Summer and autumn preparation when the soil needs to be loosened and mixed after the harvest.

GAMMA-TINES WORKING SECTIONS

4 rows of gamma-tines under a negative angle safely loosen, air and warm the soil without bringing wet parts up to the surface preserving the winter moisture. It is particularly important to start the growth of spring crops. The individual suspension of each tine enables you to work fast at speeds of up to 15 km/h. This saves valuable time that you cannot spare come spring.

Usage – Spring seedbed preparation, for maintaining winter moisture in the soil.

"WORKING SECTION WITH SPRING SHARES (SB-SECTION) "

Spring shares placed in 4 rows of S-tines ensure quality tillage in the spring. The shares’ angle does not produce the vertical mixing of soil, retaining the moisture in spring, which is a key factor for the quality and speed of the germination process. Moreover, the required horse power is reduced.

Usage – Spring sowing preparation while maintaining moisture. Especially suitable for sugar beet.

Savings are inevitable thanks to

  1. The integration of up to 8 operations in a single pass = one pass instead of several.
  2. The high working speeds = less time required, easy to reach agronomical deadlines.
  1. Fewer passes = helps to eliminate the compaction of the soil.
  2. Thoroughly prepared seedbed = better quality and faster work of seed drills, the basis for high quality crop germination.
 
Portrait The Swifter prepares the soil in just one pass in almost any conditions. This means I can start to plant or seed vegetables earlier. Vegetables are my main commodity.

Jan Hodoval | private farmer
Pocaply | Litomerice district | Czech Republic
area: 70 ha | machine: Swifter SN 4000

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You can use the swifter for seedbed preparation in

Conventional farming systems with a plough – the plant residues are incorporated by ploughing to greater depths and by winter processed furrows are easily cultivated in a single pass. Two passes are recommended in tougher conditions, which will literally turn your field into a “garden”.

Minimisation systems – the preparations with the plant residue play an important role at this point, their length, depth of incorporation and the degree of decay. To get the most out of your Swifter the plant residue in the soil should have a maximum length of 5 cm (easily reached by previous mulching) and evenly incorporated at a depth greater than 7 cm. This will ensure that the tines of the Swifter don‘t bring up any plant residue to the surface while working.

A DEMONSTRATION ON A PLOUGHED FIELD

The swifter tills the topsoil after winter in just one pass to an almost perfectly flat level. in very dry conditions, two passes are required.

A DEMONSTRATION IN A MIMIMUM TILLAGE SYSTÉM

After a good incorporation of plant residue in a plough-free system of farming the swifter makes a superb job.

DEMONSTRATION OF WORK IN SUMMER SEASON

Seedbed preparation during the summer is very demanding due to hard clods caused by the sharp sun and drought. The system of 3–4 rollers guarantees the crushing quality and the soil preparation e.g. for sowing oilseed rape.

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Spring and summer seedbed preparation

Spring seedbed preparation – inappropriate soil preparation damaging the soil structure and its moisture content can result in damage to spring cropping, which significantly impacts final harvest yields. Preparing the soil too early results in soil stickiness, while late preparations results in reduced water stores for spring crops. As such, you should choose the fewest number of passes and suitable soil maturity for preparation. The BEDNAR Swifter sequence of working parts is able to prepare the soil and its surface structure fast and at high quality without loss of starting moisture. If you’re preparing soil for, e.g. sowing sugar beet, you should choose an SB-section which undercuts through the soil over the whole working width without any vertically mixing. This preserves moisture and creates a solid base for precisely placed seeds. For maize, fast aeration and warming should be done with gamma tines without transferring wet particles to the surface.

Summer seedbed preparation – similar complications as in spring preparation occur in summer, when it is often necessary to prepare the soil when harvesting is still going on so that sowing can begin, generally winter rapeseed followed by other crops. In summer, frost and snow doesn’t help till the soil into a suitably disintegrating structure as occurs in winter before spring preparation. Intensive seedbed preparation is needed in summer, for which the Swifter ploughshare section is suitable, made up of two rows of arrow-shaped shares (270 mm) with overlapping. The aggressive angle means the soil is tilled and mixed. The final part of seedbed preparation is secured by the rear crosskill rollers which can be completed with a finish roller. This combination, required for smaller seed types (e.g. rapeseed seeds), creates the necessary fine structure even in a very dry summer.

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Creating the ideal seedbed structure

  1. Thorough soil relief levelling of the prepared land so that it is perfectly level after the previous working operations, is an essential and a key part of seedbed preparation.
  2. A warm and aerated soil profile is the foremost requirement for fast, uniform germination of all crops planted.
  3. Creating a precise level throughout the whole of the prepared area secures a precisely set depth for the seedbed cultivator on the basis of the agro requirements of the future crop.
  1. The ideal structure and proportion of soil particles helps crop germination. suitably sized soil particles throughout the land are an integral part of thorough seedbed preparation.
  2. Consolidated subsoil under the prepared surface layer renews the soil water regime, which is absolutely essential to start seed growth.

UNIFORM CROP GERMINATION IN IDEAL CONDITIONS

Warmth and air access

Aerated homogenous seedbed soil profile

Consolidated subsoil with a renewed water regime

Seedbed preparation in tough conditions

Wet and heavy soil – the Swifter deals with the complications of wet and heavy soil conditions without any hassle in just one pass thanks to its carefully designed working parts and overlapped rear double crosskill rollers.

Stony soil – for stony conditions, the crosskill rollers can be separated from each other. As such, the rollers do not get blocked by stones. You can work and prepare high–quality seedbeds even in these harsh conditions.

Soil with a large amount of post-harvest residue – the Swifter can even work with a large amount of post-harvest residue remaining on the surface after the winter. A ploughshare working section is ideal for working with a large amount of post-harvest residue.

The seedbed is cut over the whole working width at a constant depth. A high quality seedbed is very important for uniform crop germination. The BEDNAR Swifter creates a high quality seedbed irrespective of how tough the conditions are.

Swifter

Working Tools

Gama Point

Gama Point

SB shares

SB shares

Classic Shares

Classic Shares

Packers

Single row slatted roller

Single row slatted roller

Simple and low cost solution for processing the soil during spring.
Weight: 78 kg/m
Diameter: 370 mm

Single row crosskill roller

Single row crosskill roller

Ideal for all types of soil providing superior compaction and granularity. Auto-cleaning effect.
Weight: 149 kg/m
Diameter: 350 mm

Hitch

3-Point Linkage

3-Point Linkage

Cat II./III.

Base

Mechanical Front Levelling Bar

Mechanical Front Levelling Bar

Front Flat Bar Roller

Front Flat Bar Roller

Optional

Rear Levelling Bar

Rear Levelling Bar

Finish Roller

Finish Roller

Diameter: 270 mm

SWIFTER SN SN 3000 SN 4000 SN 4000 R SN 5000
Working width m 3 4 4 5
Transport width m 3 2.33 4 3
Transport length m 2.75 3.02 3 2.7
Working depth* cm 2 - 12 2 - 12 2 - 12 2 - 12
Number of shares pcs 12 16 16 20
Number of shares (SB-section) pcs 19 30 30 38
Number of gamma tines pcs 29 40 40 48
Recommended output* HP 90 - 120 140 - 160 140 - 160 145 - 200
Total Weight** kg 1080 - 1410 1650 - 2080 1510 - 2120 2300 - 2850

* depends on soil conditions
** depends on the machine accessories

Video

SWIFTER SN

Photos

Leaflet

SB-Share

SB-Share

SN, SO, SO_F

  • 1 - KM060254 HOLDER 1
  • 2 - KM060288 SHARE 1
  • 3 - KM000868 SCREW 1
  • 4 - KM000848 NUT 1
Gamma point

Gamma point

SN, SO, SO_F

  • 1 - KM060141 HOLDER 1
  • 2 - KM060142 CHISEL 1
  • 3 - KM000221 SCREW 1
  • 4 - KM000096 NUT 1
Share

Share

SN, SO, SO_F

  • 1 - KM060173 SHARE 1
  • 2 - KM000903 SCREW 2
  • 3 - KM000296 NUT 2
Share – right

Share – right

SN, SO, SO_F

  • 1 - KM060173 SHARE 1
  • 2 - KM000903 SCREW 2
  • 3 - KM000296 NUT 2
  • 4 - x x 0
  • 5 - KM060083 HOLDER 1
Share – left

Share – left

SN, SO, SO_F

  • 1 - KM060173 SHARE 1
  • 2 - KM000903 SCREW 2
  • 3 - KM000296 NUT 2
  • 4 - KM060084 HOLDER 1