Kverneland Optima

Kverneland Optima – the universal precision drill with the intelligent framework

The Optima is the universal precision drill for maize, sunflowers, field beans, unpelleted beet, pelleted beet, dwarf beans, soya beans, peas, and many other types of seed. It can be used for a whole diversity of applications and offers greater capacity through increased working widths. The Optima is available with working widths from 3 to 12m, with flexibly adjustable row widths and a wide range of additional equipment.The arrangement of the idler wheels in front of the sturdy machine frame - built from 120 mm square-section tubing is featured only on Kverneland precision drills and allows for example the use of flotation tyres and an infinite adjustment of row and track width. 

The Advantages:

  • Stable parallelogram
  • All parallelogram pivot points with maintenance-free bonded bushes
  • All press wheels with maintenance free ball bearings
  • Chill cast coulters with quick release clamping to the coulter housing
  • Module sowing units: The basic element always remains the same and the equipment can be varied according to individual requirements.
  • Easy exchange of various coulters and press wheels  depending on seed type and soil conditions.
  • Patented seeding heart without seals
  • ISOBUS intelligence
Model Working width (m) Max. no. of rows
Rigid 3.0/4.5/6.1/7.5/9.3 8/10/16/18
Telescopic 4.5 5 - 8
Optima V 3 - 4.8 6/7/8
Hydr. folding frame

6.0

9.0

8/12/16

12

Trailed 4.5/ 6.0/12.0 6/8/16
Highlights

Frame Optima

Frame
Suitable for all farm sizes, the frame of the Optima is available in working width from 3 to 12m, with telescopic, rigid, trailed and folding toolbar.

Sowing Elements Optima

The sowing units – like the whole machine – are modular in design

  • The basic element always remains the same and the equipment can be varied according to individual requirements.
  • The press wheels run on maintenance free ball bearings. The sowing depth can be infinitely adjusted by means of a screw jack. A scale ensures even depth adjustment over all rows.
  • The sowing coulters are designed with a high attachment point. This enables them to work deeply when sowing beans or on dry soil, without the housing being subject to wear.
  • Precise depth control is achieved via the tandem design of the sowing units for beet.
  • Standard sowing unit for conventional seeding in prepared conditions: maize coulter and Farmflex depth wheel 370mm (500mm optional), spring-loaded coverer and lifting device as standard
  • Optima HD sowing unit: elements for mulch and conventional seeding

Seeding Heart Optima

Seeding heart without seals

  • The patented seeding heart by Kverneland has reduced maintenance costs to a minimum
  • No friction, no wear, low drive torque, minimum maintenance: The seed disc rotates in the seeding heart together with the vacuum chamber. This seeding drum is connected to the vacuum fan via a hollow shaft
  • This seed heart principal results in no loss of vacuum, and therefore a low vacuum requirement

Optima e-drive / e-drive II

e-drive/e-drive II – complete control and monitoring of the machine from the tractor cab in accordance with ISOBUS standard

  • With e-drive/e-drive II, each sowing unit is driven individually via an electric motor.
  • The low-maintenance drive is connected directly to the seeding heart via a toothed belt in an encapsulated dust proof housing.
  • This enable an extremely compact design and smooth drive characteristics with low current consumption
  • All the data is entered and read out via an ISOBUS terminal like IsoMatch Tellus or Tellus GO.
  • The sowing distances are infinitely adjustable and can be changed during sowing.
  • All the sowing units can be switched off individually.
  • In conjunction with “close row” sowing widths of 37.5cm a further benefit of the e-drive/e-drive II comes into play: Individual tramline switching. Tramlines can be set up for any spray width.
  • The e-drive/e-drive II features complete electronic monitoring of all machine functions including seed monitoring via an opto sensor.

Fertilizer Placement

  • Stable design, modular system, low maintenance costs, high degree of wear resistance and optimum depth placement.
  • For fertiliser placement Kverneland supplies hoppers for different applications.
  • The chain drive for metering can be adjusted from 106 to 390kg per hectare at a distance between rows of 75cm.
  • The fertilizer applicator is driven centrally by an easily accessible side mounted gear box.
  • Fertilising coulter, standard seeding with narrow coulter design and stable, reliable construction, coil spring protection from sideways forces
  • Mulch seeding notched double-disc coulter for blockage-free and precise fertiliser placement by a Ø 350mm notched double-disc coulter.
  • All Optima models can be equipped with micro granule applicators. The hoppers are made of special grade plastics and have a capacity of 35 litres. Depending on the working width the hoppers supply 2 to 3 seeding units.

ISOBUS Intelligence - GEOCONTROL

IsoMatch GEOCONTROL - Cost saving with immediate payback 

Seeding with GPS and GEOCONTROL in combination with an electric driven precision drill is a major step towards precision and cost saving. These machines are all equipped with ISOBUS technology which with the help of the IsoMatch Tellus terminal, can be easily controlled. 

Each electric driven seeding element, in combination with GPS and GEOCONTROL, is automatically switched on or off in exactly the right place, ensuring there is no overlap with any row that has already been seeded. This is especially handy in triangular fields, on curved or irregular shaped headlands. 

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GEOSEED - Precision at high end

GEOSEED is offered in two different levels:

GEOSEED Level 1 is the synchronization in the machines working width. This improves the distribution of seeds up to perfection in parallel or diamond pattern: Positive effects are the best use of nutrients, water and sun. Also the wind and water erosion is decreased.

GEOSEED Level 2 is the synchronization in the whole field. This is the necessary requirement for interrow cultivation, also across the seeding direction. GEOSEED is the only system in the world, that makes this mechanic weeds control possible!

iM FARMING

Smart efficient easy farming

ISOBUS

When deciding what equipment to purchase, it is not always easy to find the optimal solution in the broad market offering of today. Technology is developing fast and tractors and implements are more and more equipped with high tech electronics. We understand this complexity and are committed to provide you with easy farming solutions. Therefore these cost-efficient ISOBUS Universal Terminals, IsoMatch Tellus and IsoMatch Tellus GO are made for easy machine control and efficient farming.

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IsoMatch Tellus

One terminal to control all ISOBUS machines

Using ISOBUS as the interface, the IsoMatch Tellus can communicate with all ISOBUS machines and is equipped to drive with GPS systems.
The easy-to-use touch screen is designed for long working days. You have an excellent view of the two screens, which allows you to follow the performance of both the implement and the tractor.

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IsoMatch Tellus GO

Work easy. Be in control.

Tellus GO is especially developed for controlling the machine in a simple way. The farmer is in full control of the machine in exactly the way he wants. Easy set up the machine with the soft keys via the 7-inch touch screen. And, optimal control while driving, just use the hard keys and rotary switch. Controlling the implement has never been so easy.

This can be you your first step into Precision Farming
IsoMatch Tellus GO makes it easy to control any ISOBUS machine from your tractor cab. IsoMatch GEOCONTROL enables you to achieve higher yields, lower costs and do your work with less hassle. This licence key is divided in two parts, Section Control and Variable Rate Control, which are  available from the IsoMatch Shop. Now you can buy the specific functionality that you need.

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IsoMatch InLine

With manual guidance you are perfectly on track.

The IsoMatch InLine is a light bar which allows easy manual guidance. It is the perfect assistant to get you as close as possible to your desired A-B line. Mounted in the line of sight, you can easily see the distance from the A-B line and to which direction you should steer for the ideal position. The display of the IsoMatch InLine also displays the status of the machine sections, which adds more comfort of use. The LEDs can be dimmed for night operation.

SMART   
Distance to A-B line with LED indication and a numeric display

EFFICIENT 
Manual guidance in combination with IsoMatch GEOCONTROL 

EASY           
Displays status of machine sections

IsoMatch Global

The essential accessory for IsoMatch GEOCONTROL.

The IsoMatch Global is the GPS antenna, with DGPS accuracy, in the IsoMatch product range.
It enables satellite navigation for site-specific section control, variable rate application, manual guidance and field registration.

SMART
Allows manual guidance, automatic section control and variable rate in combination with IsoMatch GEOCONTROL

EFFICIENT
DGPS accuracy without additional subscription fees

EASY
Easy to fit with mounting brackets included

IsoMatch Wireless

Connect to a local wireless network on your IsoMatch Tellus.

IsoMatch Wireless (USB-stick) is complementary to the IsoMatch Tellus and makes it easy to connect to a local wireless network, such as your phone’s hot-spot, home network etc.
No additional costs of an internet service provider. When connected via the IsoMatch Wireless you can browse the internet, view the weather, Gmail, Google, etc.

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IsoMatch Eye

The IsoMatch Eye is the camera option in the IsoMatch product range.

IsoMatch Eye is a camera that has been developed for use with our sophisticated IsoMatch Tellus and IsoMatch Tellus GO dual screen terminal. The IsoMatch Eye is switchable from rear view to standard view.
It gives you full control and overview of entire machine operation during day and night, because of its night vision by integrated LED’s. This increases the safety e.g. when reversing the machine or manoeuvring around obstructions.

SMART
Changeable from rear view to standard view

EFFICIENT
Full control and overview of entire machine operation

EASY
Night vision by integrated LED’s

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IsoMatch MultiEye

IsoMatch MultiEye is an accessory for connecting multiple cameras to the IsoMatch Universal Terminal.

With the IsoMatch MultiEye you can connect multiple cameras to the IsoMatch Tellus or IsoMatch Tellus GO Terminal. You can easily switch between the cameras without the need for an additional screen in you tractor cabin. It gives you full control and overview of the entire machine operation during day and night, because of its night vision by integrated LED’s. This increases the safety when reversing the machine or manoeuvring around obstructions.

SMART
You can connect up to four IsoMatch Eye cameras and easily switch between the cameras with the remote control box which is standard included.

EFFICIENT
Full control and overview of entire machine operation from every side you want.

EASY
Night vision by integrated LED’s which increases the safety when reversing the machine or manoeuvring around obstructions.