When developing steel for discs, the challenge lies in successfully combining a high hardness with a preserved shock resistance. The hardness provide durability, while the shock resistance give the disc its resistance towards external forces in the field.
The optimal combination of the two, results in a long working life under harsh conditions.
Väderstad V-55 pushes the limit
The V stands for Väderstad and the number 55 represents the hardness measured in in the unit Rockwell C HRC. This unique material structure make it possible to push the hardness level from industry standard HRC 47-48 to HRC 55, while still preserving a very high chock resistance. 55 Rockwell steel is otherwise usually found in knifes, another application where hardness is needed.
Väderstad V-55 is developed together with the 100% Väderstad daughter company Väderstad Components AB, and the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB. Väderstad Components AB manufactures discs, tines and packer rings for all Väderstad machines in a completely automized process ensuring perfect even quality.
Own production of wear parts is unique in the market and gives Väderstad a full control of the quality. This reflects the same top-of-the-line product philosophy as all Väderstad products, which altogether guarantee best value available in the market.