Transformer VF (variable frame)
[Translate to ca_englisch:] Robuste Hacktechnik zur mechanischen Unkrautregulierung

Transformer VF

HORSCH Canada INC Products Hybrid Farming | Transformer VF

Transformer VF

Precision and efficiency

Its assets

  • Excels due to acreage performance and stability
  • Sturdy and at the same time compact design
  • Combines variability and precision
  • Simple handling

Four basic frame concepts

  • 6 m working width
  • 9 m working width
  • 12 m working width
  • 18 m working width

The ideal machine in four working widths

6 m working width

9 m, 12 m and 18 m working width

Special features of the 9 m, 12 m and 18 m versions

  • Folds in five sections
  • Cylinder of the 180° folding is located in a protected position inside the frame
  • Stable, hydraulically adjustable support wheels
  • Bending due to double lifting cylinders for a 90° folding allows for:
    • More comfortable turning due to slightly raised side wings
    • Excellent adaption to hilly terrain due to floating position in working position

Details and highlights


  • Frame height of 660 mm allows for a late use in high crops
  • Inside clamping profile guarantees maximum variability with regard to the arrangement of the tools and at the same time allows for a compact design for large working widths
  • Torsional stiffness and stability due to frame concept with square tube and welded clamping profile
  • Fully integrated side sliding frame with a range of 450 mm
    • Saves weight
    • Allows for a low overall design depth
    • Leads to more precision
  • Cylinder with inside odometer sensor

VF stands for VariableFrame – a sturdy and versatile frame for the most different applications.

New standard


  • Solid 3-bar parallelogram for different row spacings: 25, 30, 45, 50, 60, 70, 75 and 80 cm
  • With a row spacing of 25 cm two resp. three rows are hoed with one parallelogram
  • Simple and quick adjustment of the working depth without any tools
  • Maintenance-free
  • Mechanically adjustable down force is standard, hydraulic coulter pressure that can be adjusted from the cabin is optional
  • Wide parallelogram, stable bearing and large tyres for a long operating life and good working effects, even on heavy and stony soils
  • Hydraulic body retraction for a transport width of 3 m and SectionControl

Our tools

EdgeOn coulter

  • 80, 150, 180 or 230 mm wide points for precise, shallow cutting – adapted to the respective row spacing
  • Welded to a slim shaft, for only little movement of the soil
  • Simple fixing of the tine at the upper spring to make sure that the height position is kept up even in hardest conditions
  • Carbide coated for increased stability (optional)

Precise wings

  • The precise wings are recommended for cutting quite closely to the plant
  • They can be used from row spacings from 45 to 80 cm. The earth at the plant is incorporated in the gap to prevent for example small plants from being buried by the earth flow

Crop protection discs and crop protection plates

  • To prevent small plants from being buried or being damaged by stones or clods, the machine can be equipped with protection discs or protection plates
  • For row spacings from 45 to 80 cm

Ridging plate

  • For row spacings up to 50 cm we recommend the symmetrical version of the ridging plate. It incorporates earth between the plants to bury small weeds and for example to cover the adventitious root of the maize plant with earth
  • For row spacings from 60 to 80 cm we recommend the individual version of the ridging plate. It can either be mounted directly to the first or to the second bar of the hoeing unit.

Following harrow

  • The adjustable following harrow allows for harrowing behind every hoeing row with a row spacing from 45 to 80 cm
  • The harrow can also be placed on the plant row to work between the plants

Finger hoe

  • With the finger hoe you can work in all row spacings from 45 to 80 cm in respectively near the plant row
  • The elastic “fingers” adapt to the soil, break crusted surfaces and fight small weeds in the plant row
  • A steel rim drives the “finger disc” and thus creates an optimum work pattern


The ISOBUS SectionControl function allows for an automatic lifting of the individual segment. The current position is detected via GPS. Thus, the parallelograms are lifted individually automatically at field boundaries, on the headlands, in case of overlaps or in defined areas.

Advantages of RowLift

  • Overlapping on the headlands and at field boundaries is reduced to the minimum
  • Constant working quality on the whole field
  • Increase of the productivity under various conditions (day and night, fog)
  • Relief of the driver
  • Precise lifting of the individual row at high operational speeds
  • Lifting height approx. 20 cm

Relaxed working

Camera system

  • Well-proven technology
  • Efficient weed control by driving close to the plants
  • Perfect for organic and conventional farming, especially for populations with herbicide resistances
  • Wide range of application due to colour-independent 3D row detection
  • Colour selection in 2D mode guarantees more applications possibilities
  • Small plants as of 2 cm can be detected
  • Proportional valve for smoother and more precise movement of the frame


  • Two cameras, one at the left and one at the right side
  • Lighting kit to be able to work at night and in bad lighting conditions



HORSCH Transformer6 VF9 VF12 VF
Working width (m)6,009,00 / 6,0012,00
Transport width (m)2,952,952,95
Transport height (m)3,103,503,95
Length (m)2,402,602,60
Weight (kg)*1 7002 9503 500
Row spacing (cm)25 / 30 / 45 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 75 / 8025 / 30 / 45 / 50 / 70 / 75 25 / 30 / 45 / 50 / 70 / 75
Tyre size support wheels23 / 10.50 – 1223 / 10.50 – 1223 / 10.50 – 12
Frame height in the field (mm)660660660
DA control devices245
3-point (linkage)Cat. II/IIICat. IIICat. III
Horsepower requirement from (kW/hp)90 / 120140 / 190180 / 250


* Weights of the machines with a row spacing of 75 cm

Combination options with the Partner FT


Mounted implement type Pneumatic system single tower Pneumatic system double tower
Transformer 6 VF Ø 110 mm ---
Transformer 9 VF --- 2 x Ø 110 mm
Transformer 12 VF --- 2 x Ø 110 mm