New generation of Kverneland front hoppers for combination with all kinds of implements

Kverneland proudly presents the f-drill, a new generation of front hoppers, designed for maximum flexibility and adaptability.

“The f-drill has been designed to give farmers and contractors additional flexibility as it adapts to all kinds of farming systems,” Sebastian Koers, Product Manager at Kverneland Group Soest, points out. “This front hopper is ready to be combined with different implements and for operation in various working widths. A wide range of fine to larger seeds and fertiliser can be applied. Seeding and fertilising in one pass is possible as well as the combined application of seeds and companion crops.”  

In spring, the Kverneland 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, such as the Kverneland e-drill, the f-drill can be used as an additional seed hopper for sowing companion or spring crops. In summer and autumn, the hopper can be combined with the Kverneland power harrow range and the well-known coulter bars to have a compact combination from 3.0 up to 6.0m working width. 

Operator’s safety and easy manoeuvrability 

The modular structure of the Kverneland f-drill ensures an even weight distribution across the machine arrangement, giving the tractor the best balance by maximum capacity. This improves both safety and manoeuvrability, whilst at the same time giving the driver an unrestricted view over the entire machine set-up. The wheel packer with lifting function relieves the load on the front axle while maintaining good steering ability. The packer is self-steering and pull-attached which reduce power requirement and fuel consumption. It is available as basic version and as an ISOBUS steered comfort version.  

Alternatively, a weight kit is available.

Standard and Duo  

The front hoppers are available in two sizes and two versions. The f-drill compact has a capacity of 1600 litres and the f-drill maxi up to 2200 litres. The standard version is equipped with one ELDOS metering unit. Either seeds or fertiliser can be filled into the hopper. 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 seeds. Easy and reliable, the high volumes are ensured by the venturi system with no need for a pressurized system. 

Easy connection with electronics 

The ISOBUS e-com software “plug and play” comptability enables the f-drill to be connected to any ISOBUS compatible tractor, for fully functional use by the tractor’s own terminal. 

Alternatively, Kverneland’s IsoMatch Tellus Pro or the IsoMatch Tellus GO+ terminals can be used. Both are fully ISOBUS compatible. Non ISOBUS tractors can be upgraded to ISOBUS standard by the IM Tellus series.  

The f-drill range stands for sustainability, flexibility, efficiency and intelligence – to be ready for the future. 

The f-drill compact and f-drill maxi will be fully available from 2023.