SWIFTER SE

SWIFTER SE is a trailed seedbed cultivator with a broad operating width which can swiftly prepare a seedbed in one pass even in a rough furrow.

This new model of the range is characterized by its unique capability to fold itself up in a forward motion for more compact transport dimensions. This facilitates transportation over rough terrain also.

Easily interchangeable inner frame components (shares / gamma tines / SB-section).

2 rows of shares with flexi tine 4 rows of suspended gamma-tines 4 rows of spring shares (SB-section) Rear crumbling rollers Rear levelling bar Crushing bar behind the front roller Front crumbling rollers CRUSHBAR – hydraulically operated paddle levelling bar Eradicators Front levelling bar mechanical Levelling bar Finish roller
Concept Swifter SE

 

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: trailed seedbed cultivator
Operating components: front levelling bar, slatted roller, 2 rows of arrow-shaped shares 270×8 mm (4 rows of gamma tines / SB-section in 4 rows
150×4 mm), levelling bar, rear crumbling roller (dual row slatted, dual 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

 

High daily output based on the broad working width and fast operating speeds, even in rough furrows, in a single pass.

Prepare the perfect seedbed with the appropriate combination of active organs. One pass will make even rough furrow perfect straight, ready for seeding.
 

Unique folding mechanism allows the machine to fold forward for smaller transport dimensions. This facilitates transport over rough terrain.
 


Agronomic advantages of the machine

  1. By combining several working ope- rations into one, you will make significant savings on the preparation of the soil.
  2. The 3 levelling bars deliver a perfectly flat field overcoming all obstacles.
  3. Create an accurate and identical seedbed for all crops (maintaining the working depth over the entire width of the machine).
  1. Due to the technical solution of the tandem and finish rollers you will crumble even the smallest clods. The aggressiveness of the crumbling is enhanced by increased circumferential speed rollers.
  2. You can deploy the machine in conventional farming systems (after ploughing), and in minimisation systems as well.
  3. The machines technical solutions enable you to work at faster speeds and easily keep within the required agrotechnical deadlines.
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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 wide working widths = greater daily performance.
  2. The integration of up to 8 operations in a single pass = one pass instead of several.
  3. The high working speeds = less time required, easy to reach agronomical deadlines.
  1. Fewer passes = help 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.
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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

Furrows are easily levelled by a swifter in a single pass to an almost perfect flatness. hence you create a uniform seedbed for the planting of corn, sugar beet or barley/wheat etc.

A DEMONSTRATION IN A MIMIMUM TILLAGE SYSTEM

After a good incorporation of plant residue in plough-free systems of farming Swifters make a superb job.

A 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 2 to 3 rollers guarantees the crushing quality and the soil preparation e.g. for sowing oilseed rape.

UNIFORM CROP GERMINATION IN IDEAL CONDITIONS

Warmth and air access

Aerated homogenous seedbed soil profile

Consolidated subsoil with a renewed water regime

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.
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INTERCHANGEABLE WORKING SECTIONS

The machine design allows the easy replacement of the working sections internal frame (2 rows of ploughshares / 4 rows of gamma tines / 4 rows of SB-tines with shares). Thus you can easily adjust the machine to the changing conditions over the course of the year.

INDEPENDENTLY ATTACHED WAVE-FLEX SYSTEM SECTIONS

The individual sections are independent of one another and are attached to the side frame with rugged draw shoulders and the front (the lubricated rotary bearing is protected by dusters) and rear contouring arms.

CONTOURING THE SURFACE

The smart method of the free and independent attachment of the individual parts of the working sections (2 or 3 m) enable the machine to perfectly contour in even the most precipitous terrain. so there will be no unprocessed unevenness in the machines wake.

Work at the headland without lifting

Time is lost by lifting the machine at the headland, which lowers the efficiency of the machine by up to 25 %. thanks to the ability to turn at the headland with the machine in its operating position, you will eliminate that loss.

USING GPS FOR HIGHER OUTPUT

Machines with a working width of e.g. 16 m, tend to have an overlap of more than 1 m without the use of gps! by utilizing satellite navigation, you will use the entire width of the machine to its maximum, which will enhance your efficiency by 6–10 %.

MAINTENANCE-FREE BEARINGS OF REAR ROLLERS

Multiple seals prevent the dirt from getting into the bearing and the reinforced design limits the possibility of damage. the bearing is maintenance-free.

Working Tools

Gama Point

Gama Point

Classic Shares

Classic Shares

SB shares

SB shares

Packers

Dual row slatted roller

Dual row slatted roller

Suitable for the all year round intensive treatment of light soils.
Weight: 238 kg/m
Diameter: 370 mm

Dual row crosskill roller

Dual row crosskill roller

Ideal for all types of soil providing superior compaction and granularity. Auto-cleaning effect.
Weight: 194 kg/m
Diameter: 350 mm

Dual row crosskill roller

Dual row crosskill roller

Ideal for all types of soil providing superior compaction and granularity. Auto-cleaning effect.
Weight: 194 kg/m
Diameter: 440 mm

Hitch

Towing eye

Towing eye

40 mm • 51 mm • 55 mm • 62 mm • 71 mm • 73 mm

Base

Mechanical Front Levelling Bar

Mechanical Front Levelling Bar

Front Flat Bar Roller

Front Flat Bar Roller

Optional

Erradicators

Erradicators

Finish Roller

Finish Roller

Diameter: 270 mm

Crushing Bar behind Front Rollers

Crushing Bar behind Front Rollers

Rear Levelling Bar

Rear Levelling Bar

CRUSHBAR

CRUSHBAR

CRUSHBAR—Fixed Paddles

CRUSHBAR—Fixed Paddles

Hydraulic Depth Adjustment

Hydraulic Depth Adjustment

SWIFTER SE SE 8000 SE 10000 SE 12000
Working width m 8.2 10.2 12.2
Transport width m 3 3 3
Transport length m 6.9 7.5 8.6
Working depth* cm 2 - 12 2 - 12 2 - 12
Number of shares pcs 32 40 48
Number of shares (SB-section) pcs 60 74 88
Number of gamma tines pcs 78 96 116
Recommended output* HP 220 - 260 280 - 330 330 - 380
Total Weight** kg 5900 - 6500 6500 - 8500 8100 - 9900

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

Video

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Photos

Leaflet

Paddle Crushbar

Paddle Crushbar

SE, SM

  • 1 - KM060189 HOLDER 1
  • 2 - KM060136 METAL SHEEL 1
  • 3 - KM000851 SCREW 2
  • 4 - KM000848 NUT 2
SB-Share

SB-Share

SE, SM

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

Gamma point

SE, SM

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

Share

SE, SM

  • 1 - KM060173 SHARE 1
  • 2 - KM000903 SCREW 2
  • 3 - KM000296 NUT 2
Track eradicator share

Track eradicator share

SE, SM

  • 1 - KM060086 SHARE 1
  • 2 - KM000616 SCREW 1
  • 3 - KM000296 NUT 1
Share – left

Share – left

SE, SM

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

Share – right

SE, SM

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