Tools of the Trade: Vaderstad Rapid RDA 400S Cultivator

Rural Exchange 02/12/2017

Kiwi ingenuity and diverse soil conditions have played a part in the design of some of the most highly regarded drilling and cultivation gear in the world.

The Vaderstad Rapid RDA 400S is rapid both by name and by nature.

Farm Trader tester Jaiden Drought joins Rural Exchange to review the user-friendly machine.  

It’s massive leaps and bounds, really.

“You use less seed, less fertiliser,” he says of the machine. “The whole precision thing along with the use of GPS has really made the thing a whole lot accurate.”

Another great feature is that the transport wheels also have packer wheels.

“So all of the weight of the machine on the road is transferred across all of those tyres,” he says.

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