Avant: drill combination with front tank for conventional and mulch sowing


FPS front seed hopper with self-steering front tyre packer

Lenkbarer Frontreifenpacker

The front tyre packer gives additional reconsolidation of the area left in between the tractor wheels. With its self-steering packer, driving around bends is simply possible.

FRS front seed hopper with front mounting frame


When specified without the tyre packer, the FRS front seed hopper is carried on the tractor’s front linkage system. If necessary, additional ballast weights can also be added to the front hopper.

Optional metering cassettes


Optional metering cassettes e.g. for lucerne, mustard, stubble turnips, catch crops, maize and sunflowers, beans, peas, soya.

Seed pipe monitoring


Another useful system to assist the driver is the optionally available seed pipe monitoring which detects immediately any blockages down at the coulter and in the tube. Directly behind the distributor head, sensors monitor the seed flow in the seed pipes. Any incorrect switch-over of the tramline rhythm is automatically detected by the system. Especially on long working days, the monitoring is an elegant solution to help keep an eye on the working performance.

AmaTron 3 operator terminal


Machine overlapping operation:
On the Avant, the AmaTron 3 operator terminal looks after the control of all important functions. This includes the operational functions as well as the basic machine set-up and adjustment, such as for instance, calibration.

AmaTron 3 is a machine overlapping operator terminal for seed drills, fertiliser spreaders and sprayers, ensuring optimum rate control and comfortable operation.

The electric metering drive of the AD-P and the Avant allows simple calibration routines and the individual changes of seed rate. The comprehensive electro-hydraulic control via AmaTron 3 makes for simple control and the easy implementation of any machine adjustments.

The operator terminal controls the drill as well as monitoring the tramline functions. This also includes a sensible obstacle solution for the track markers. With the new Task Controller, jobs can be conveniently prepared on the farm PC and then, via a USB Stick, transferred to the terminal where they are processed. AmaTron 3 and the Avant enable the fields to be drilled part-area specifically via Shape files. The forward speed of the unit is determined by a radar-generated signal.

GPS-Switch for Avant – accurate placement of the seed


After the success of the GPS-Switch system on fertiliser spreaders and sprayers, sowing now is the focus for the use of this technology. The switching on and off of the electric metering system is controlled via GPS. In this way, the stress on the driver is reduced and an improvement in the operational performance is achieved especially in small fields with many headland turns.

GPS-Switch controls, dependent on the position of the seed drill and the adjustments by the driver, the switch-on and off points of the electric metering unit of the Avant. In this way, for the 6 m Avant, control of 3 m sections is possible via the switching off of one electric metering unit.

In this way, during practical operation, the often found over or under-sown areas in critical spots, such as on the headland or in wedges can be minimised. Sowing ‘gaps’ are now things of the past! The driver can fully concentrate on driving and can operate the drill independently to achieve a neat transition.

Saving seed and higher work rates: with GPS-Switch now applicable to sowing, the classic method of raising the drill to switch it off which leaves some seed on the surface and gives more chances of misses is avoided so that the sown seed is better placed. For a better optimisation of the switch-on and switch-off points, AMAZONE recommends RTK accuracy.

The future today:
Additionally becoming increasingly popular is the use of application maps, where the seed rates can be matched to individual zones in the field – such as hills and hollows or changes in soil type. As a special option for AmaTron 3, Task Controller, or GPS-Maps, allows the simple utilisation of seed application maps. Standardised file formats can be imported into the system which is then implemented fully automatically. A graphic display of the map in the background offers a good overview.

Hydraulic coulter lift and coulter pressure adjustment

For solo soil cultivation the coulters, together with the following harrows, can be raised hydraulically. This enables the quick and flexible adaptation to particular situations such as in areas of poor straw incorporation, in part areas where a preliminary pre-work is necessary. The targeted pre-loosening of the headland or other compacted areas is also possible.

The coulter pressure of the Avant is as standard hydraulically adjusted.    

Optional camera system


In difficult driving situations, the optional camera system on the front tank and on the rear combination provides increased safety all around. The high resolution, anti-glare screen is back-lit and can also display two cameras at the same time.