AD Pack Top seed drill


Optimally matched seed drill combination from a "single source"

AD 3000

The combination of an AD Pack Top seed drill with AMAZONE soil tillage implements and rollers results in an optimally matched seed drill combination from a "single source". The AD Pack Top seed drills are directly mounted onto the packer roller. This results in an extremely short and very compact sowing combination. Due to its favourable centre of gravity, this superbly strong machine has a comparatively low lifting power requirement. The reduced rear wheel load helps to prevent deep tractor wheel marks on the headland.
For solo cultivation without sowing, the AD Pack Top seed drill can easily be removed from the packer roller of the rotary harrow or rotary cultivator with just a few quickly released catches. Due to the mechanical drive of the seed drill which functions without a blower fan these seed drills can easily be mounted onto rotary harrows. The AD can also be combined with rotary harrows from other manufacturers.

Seed box


The strong folding seed box lid, rubber sealed, covers the large seed box and protects its contents from ingress of rain water and dust. With its tubular handle and a gas filled strut the lid is comfortably handled. The enlarged seed boxes and extensions allow for capacities varying from 450 litres to 1000 litres on a 3 m working width. Large access steps and strong handrails offer complete safety when walking onto the loading board.
Inserts available as option prevent the seed from running downhill in hilly terrain.

Metering and calibration with the highest precision


With the infinitely variable and step-less Vario gearbox, seed rates from 400 kg down to only 1.5 kg per hectare are sown with the utmost of accuracy. Needless to say, all seeds, such as rape, grass, grain, peas and beans, are metered with the same uniform accuracy. The infinitely variable, step-less Vario gearbox is maintenance-free and easy to handle. For sowing rape the agitator shaft is stopped by pulling out a lynch pin. By just releasing a couple of clamps the machine is ready for calibrating.

Accurately metered, your seed is worth its weight in gold!

Dosiersystem Vario-Control

The new metering system has been optimised with regard to both accuracy of delivery and longitudinal distribution. This has been achieved by combining the 80 mm Control seed wheel in conjunction with the newly designed bottom flap and metering housing. Because of the large diameter of the seed peg wheels, the seed is singled within the metering system over a prolonged period. The even drive is ensured by the infinitely adjustable Vario gearbox.
The combination of fine seed wheel (orange) and normal seed wheel (green) allows the application of seed rates of  between 1.5 and 400 kg/ha without a seed wheel change. The changeover is carried out via a hand push pin.
With the AMAZONE metering system, the seed wheels are predominately force-fed from above similar to a cell wheel. Deviations between the calibration test and actual seed rate because of uneven seed wheel filling is avoided.


Seed rate adjustment


The in-cab seed rate adjustment allows the varying of the seed rate to match the soil conditions whilst on the move. The hydraulic seed rate adjustment is connected to the tractor valve together with the hydraulic coulter pressure and harrow pressure adjustment. Where the coulter and harrow pressure needs to be increased, for example on clay caps, the seed rate can be increased as well. With the electronically controlled seed rate adjustment in conjunction with AMADRILL+ or AMATRON 3 the seed rate can be changed up and down in % increments of choice.


Conventional and mulch sowing with mechanical seed drill combinations

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For sowing on ploughed land, the rotary harrow, tooth packer roller and a mechanical seed drill equipped with WS suffolk coulters make a superb combination. The rotary harrow cultivates and levels the soil followed by the tooth packer roller re-consolidating the soil. Because of this, the seedbed is optimally prepared for the following WS suffolk coulters. 
For mulch sowing, a combination of rotary cultivator, wedge ring roller and seed drill with RoTeC Control   coulters is recommended. The rotary cultivator loosens, even in heavy, hard soils and maintains its working depth due to the "on grip" tines. The straw is simultaneously incorporated and, thanks to the large clearance between the tines, the straw-soil mixture can pass through both there and also over the top of the tine carriers without a problem. The following levelling board levels any ridges and furrows.
The wedge ring roller reconsolidates the soil in strips so that one third of the soil is reconsolidated whereas two thirds of the surface remain loose. The RoTeC Control coulters then sow the seed precisely into the reconsolidated strips.

RDS Roller Drill System – The system for improved seed emergence and increased yields

Roller Drill System

Roll first, then sow:
The even profile of the seed furrow produced provides the ideal preconditions for an absolutely smooth coulter run and thus the maintenance of an accurate placement depth. So, higher forward speeds than with other rollers are possible. The principle “roll first, then sow” allows the even placement of the seed and thus better plant emergence, irrespective of the soil type, ground conditions or forward speed.

RDS benefits in an overview:
(1) Targeted reconsolidation of the seed furrow via the wedge ring roller:
for the optimum water supply of the seedling, the wedge ring reconsolidates the soil in strips directly in the seed furrow.
(2) Targeted seed placement with the RoTeC Control coulters:
Running directly in the track of the reconsolidated strips, the RoTeC Control coulters run especially smoothly, tracing a very accurate depth and place the seed on the reconsolidated bottom of the furrow.
(3)Targeted seed embedment via the Roller harrow:
the harrow covers the seed with loose soil and here the intensity is adjustable. In addition the rollers then press the soil above the seed.

Precise seed placement even in stony soils

Roller Drill System weicht Steinen aus

When hitting a stone the RoTeC Control coulter is only lifted once. Whereas it is lifted twice with a parallelogram mounting system where the coulter is rigidly fixed to the roller.

Wedge ring roller: targeted reconsolidation ...


The roller's primary task is seedbed reconsolidation. Wedge ring rollers use rubber rings to form reconsolidated strips into which the seed is sown. The harrow that follows covers the seed with loose soil from the unconsolidated areas either side.
This reconsolidation in strips ensures that the soil conditions around the plant is always ideal for the current weather conditions, and so provides the best chance of rapid, uniform plant development. The wedge ring roller thus serves as insurance for just-in-time cultivation.
The wedge rings leaves a homogeneous, pre-consolidated strip without any stud marks. Compared to rollers with other profiles, this is a decisive advantage, resulting, above all, in a smooth run of the sowing coulters.

Carries well and saves fuel

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Rollers of a large diameter carry easier, because the weight is distributed over a larger contact area. So wedge ring rollers with a large diameter of either 520 or 580 mm will run easily over the most difficult terrain.
Rollers of a large diameter carry easier, because the weight is distributed over a larger contact area. So wedge ring rollers, with a large diameter of either 520 or 580 mm,  then run easily over the most difficult of terrain.
The mechanical AD pack-top mounted seed drills are fixed directly on the roller. This ensures the optimum weight transfer onto the roller. The total weight is well supported, which in turn, guarantees a precise sowing depth. At the same time the soil tillage equipment, such as the rotary cultivator for instance, can ride unobstructed over stones.
The individually adjustable scrapers can be optimally positioned to ensure that the wedge ring roller does not become blocked and will run easily even in soils with a high clay content or in fields with large quantities of post-harvest residues. This means, less Diesel is used.

Seed embedment with the RoTeC Controll disc coulter


RoTeC Control coulters operate virtually wear-free.  Even where large amounts of straw and trash prevail they won't block up. The combination of the sowing disc on the one side and the furrow former on the other create the perfect seed furrow and optimum seed control. The elastic polyurethane disc also helps to create the seed furrow, accurately controls the pre-set sowing depth and prevents soil from sticking to the sowing discs.


RoTeC Control coulters: Proven by over 1,500,000 units!


The very even and exactly controlled depth guidance of the RoTeC Control coulter is achieved via the Control 10 depth guidance disc, with a contact surface of 10 mm, or the Control 25 depth guidance option with a contact surface of 25 mm. As this depth guidance is fitted on the side of the coulter, this principle operates with more accuracy than coulter systems with a following, rigidly attached separate depth guidance roller. The depth guidance discs or rollers provide the basic setting of the sowing depth easily and comfortably via the coulter pressure. If necessary a notched quadrant allows for the readjustment of the sowing coulter in 3 steps.

RoTeC Control coulters operate at a coulter pressure of up to 35 kg. In this case the actual effective coulter pressure is comparatively higher with AMAZONE, because the pressure is not distributed between the coulter and the following press roller, but acts solely on the coulter. When sowing rape, or early sowing in dry conditions, working with less coulter pressure is possible without any problem.

Row spacings of 12.5 cm and 15 cm can be chosen.

Quality and reliability

Amazone pneumatische Sämaschinen AD-P Special und AD-P Super, Rotec-Control

• A seed disc made from high grade, Boron steel
• Less aggressive angling for reduced soil movement
• Wear resistant, height adjustable polyurethane disc for depth limiting and cleaning
The large stagger between the rear and front coulter rows ensures blockage-free sowing even where large amounts of straw prevail. With only one cutting disc per coulter AMAZONE ensures – even at a 12.5 cm row spacing and mulch sowing at high speeds – a blockage-free material passage in between the coulters.

WS suffolk coulter


The WS Suffolk coulter is ideally suited for conventional sowing or where little straw prevails, e. g. after rape or turnips. The hard, cast coulter tip material ensures an extended service life. For larger farms with hardwearing soils, the quick coulter tip change, where replacement is necessary, is possible by removing just one bolt.
The coulters are arranged in 3 rows and the large coulter clearance offers security against blocking within the coulters. Inside the coulter a guide funnel delivers the seed accurately down to the coulter tip. The backup coulter flap prevents accidental coulter blockage when the drill is lowered. Depending on the machine type, row spacings from 12 up to 16.6 cm are available (see technical data).


Sabre coulter tip


For very shallow seed placement on light soils or for mulch sowing where little straw residues prevail, the sabre coulter tip has been developed. The sabre and the WS coulter tips can easily be interchanged.

Coulter pressure adjustment

On the mechanical seed drills the coulter pressure can be adjusted centrally and either mechanically or hydraulically.


Drag tine harrow – robust and cost effective


The drag tine harrow is normally only used in conjunction with WS suffolk coulters. FFor soils, where little or no straw residues prevail this is a economical and soil protecting alternative. The harrow fixing features an integrated breakaway safety device to prevent damage to the harrow if the drill is unintentionally reversed.

Seed coverage with the Exact harrow or with the Exact harrow S


The Exact harrow covers and levels the open seed furrow without blockage even with large amounts of straw present. With its individually pivoting harrow elements, the Exact harrow follows the undulations of the soil perfectly, ensuring an even seed coverage on soils either with or without straw.

The harrow pressure is centrally adjusted mechanically via two spindles. On the hydraulic harrow pressure adjustment, a pair of locating pins predetermines the minimum and maximum settings. This way both the harrow and the coulter pressure are linked together and so can, during operation, be adapted to changing soil conditions by the use of just one tractor control valve.

In conjunction with the RoTeC+ coulter, the 15 mm strong Exact S following harrow can be used. It gives little wear and provides good seed coverage even in most difficult of operational conditions.

Additional consolidation with the roller harrow

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The roller harrow additionally consolidates the soil above the seed furrow resulting in the optimum germination conditions. This is recommended especially for light, dry soils when sowing spring crops or rape. An undulating surface profile that reduces erosion is the result. A special advantage offered is that the adjustment of the roller pressure is completely independent from the coulter pressure.  The roller harrow, independently adjustable from the coulter pressure, can follow the ground contour in a range of ± 100 mm.

Harrow pressure adjustment

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The height of the Exact following harrow is steplessly adjusted via spindles whereas the central setting of the Roller harrow is carried out via a pin adjustment with overload protection allowing the very flexible adjustment of the intensity of the roller pressure, or even offers the possibility of putting the press rollers out of operation altogether. In this way the press rollers, for example during late autumn sowing under wet conditions, can be completely raised out of work. Via a series of pin positions, the drag tine harrow can be precisely adjusted.