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ZA-TS mounted spreaders

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Large, wide hopper extensions

ZA-TS Aufsätze

The direct filling from a tipping trailer or from big bags is no problem. Especially when using large loading shovels the wide L extension is of major benefit.

Profis weighing technology – Who weighs wins!

Wiegetechnik

No calibration: enter the spread rate and drive off! There is nothing simpler.
The weighing system provides controlled convenience and more safety enabling an on-line determination of the different spreading material properties with two 200 Hz weigh cells – with high measuring accuracy. It automatically compares the actually applied rate with the pre-determined rate. Deviations in the flow characteristics, for example when spreading blended mineral fertilisers, are detected and the spreader is re-adjusted automatically via the electric metering shutter slides. In addition, for field-related nutrient application, for example, the applied rate is precisely documented. For a well-balanced nutrient supply, the application rate can be changed via the ISOBUS terminal at the touch of a button.

(1) weighing frame
(2) horizontally aligned tie rods
(3) weigh cells

Tilt sensor for heavily undulating terrain

ZA-TS Neigungssensor

With the Profis, possible changes in the centre of gravity are taken into account during the measuring procedure whilst on the move via the tilt sensing technology: the two-dimensional tilt sensor which records the angle, both to the front and the rear and to the left and right hand side, corrects the measuring inaccuracies which might arise when driving up and down hill or that might occur when driving on sloping ground.

Low-level sensors

ZA-TS, Leermeldesensor

When spreading on slopes or when border spreading it can happen that one hopper tip is emptied quicker than the other. In order to check each outlet apertures individually, AMAZONE therefore additionally offers low level hopper sensors. With a premature emptying of one side, the relevant hopper tip is indicated in red in the operator terminal so that the driver is warned early enough.

FlowCheck – for monitoring the spreader aperture

FlowCheck – zur Überwachung der Auslauföffnungen

With FlowCheck, AMAZONE offers a system that continually monitors the shutter apertures against blockage or should they run empty. Whereas FlowCheck ensures that the application rate is the same on both sides or, in case of any deviation, informs the driver of a potential error. The overall application rate is monitored and regulated via the weighing system. In addition, the driver is always informed via the weigh-cells of the actual fill level in the hopper.

Side spreading (yield oriented setting)

ZA-TS, Randstreuen

The neighbouring field is an area that is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the border of the field. The fertiliser distribution inside the field boundary is still 80 % of the desired application rate at the edge of the field.

Boundary spreading (environmentally oriented setting)

ZA-TS, Grenzstreuen

If the field is adjacent to a road or cycle path, no fertiliser must be thrown beyond the border of the field. The spread rate must be reduced on the border side so that no over-fertilisation occurs within the boundary of the field. A small amount of under-fertilisation occurs up to the edge of the field. The border spreading procedure complies with fertiliser application legislation requirements.

Water course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)

ZA-TS, Grabenstreuen

In case of a water course right against the side of the field, the fertiliser decree requires, with a boundary spreading system, a distance of one metre left fertiliser-free around the border and, without a boundary spreading system, as much as three metres. In order to avoid the over-fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate has to be reduced on the field’s border.

Border spreading with the border spread deflector

ZA-TS, Grenzstreuen mit Grenzstreuschirm

If the first tramline is situated at the field‘s edge, border spreading (environmentally-orientated adjustment) is then achieved by the half-side shut-off of the spread fan. No fertiliser is thrown beyond the field‘s border and, inside the field, optimum fertilisation is maintained.

Bed spreading with bed spreading deflector to both sides

ZA-TS, Beetstreuen mit beidseitigem Beetstreuschirm

For spreading specialist crops in beds to either side of the tractor AMAZONE offers the bed spreading deflector. It keeps the track virtually free from fertiliser.

ArgusTwin – Automatic adjustment to the optimum lateral distribution

ZA-TS mit Argus Twin

Via the constantly working on-line monitoring and readjustment of the delivery system, the ArgusTwin system ensures an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser. This leads to a more effective fertiliser use and forms the basis for optimum crop management.

The Argus system, which checks the spread fan and automatically regulates the lateral distribution, is based on radar technology that is independent of dust and pollution and thus provides reliable results in practice. ArgusTwin constantly monitors, via radar sensors mounted on both the sides of the spreader, the left and right hand spread fans simultaneously and re-adjusts the electric delivery system independently of each other if necessary.

Automatic delivery system adjustment

ZA-TS – Automatische Einleitsystemverstellung

Via the ISOBUS terminal, the application rate and any further relevant data for the fertiliser to be spread are entered from the setting chart. For the Argus system, the spreading chart has been updated to include the throwing angle that gives the optimum lateral distribution. Utilising this value, ArgusTwin constantly checks whether the predetermined direction of throw for that fertiliser is in fact being maintained by the spreading discs. When the actual throwing width deviates from the “desired” throwing width due to inconsistencies within the fertiliser, worn spreading vanes, working across slopes or during starting and stopping procedures, the spreader readjusts, on its own, the setting for the delivery system – and that of each side individually. The only pre-condition for its use is the electric delivery system adjustment.

The system is immediately live and operates even when border spreading and if part-width sections are switched off and on. In hilly terrain, Argus even provides slope compensation of the spread pattern via the automatic readjustment of the delivery position of the fertiliser.

While Argus optimises the lateral distribution, the optional weighing system ensures the maintenance of the application rate.

Top features of ArgusTwin:

ZA-TS mit Argus Twin, Top-Argumente fur das Argus Twin-System

+ The system is ready for operation immediately

+ Positioned directly above the spreading discs
    - the system is located safely between the outer guard tube and the base hopper
    - therefore no areas where moisture, dirt or fertiliser may deposit

+ Constant on-line monitoring of both spread fans

+ Maintains an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser even with changeable fertiliser quality
    - Basis for optimum crop management
    - More effective use of the fertiliser

+ The system is also active when border spreading or if a part-width section is switched on or off

+ Automatic slope compensation of the spread pattern by readjustment of the delivery system position

+ Rigidly attached to the spreader: no moving parts – completely maintenance-friendly and free of wear

WindControl for areas where wind is always a problem

WindControl für schwierigere Windstandorte

In areas that are particularly windy, AMAZONE now offers WindControl (in accordance with Prof. Dr. Karl Wild, HTW Dresden) as a supplement to the ArgusTwin system. Via WindControl, the influence of wind on the spread pattern can also be constantly monitored and automatically compensated for.

Mounted on the machine, a high frequency measuring wind sensor, registers both the wind speed and also the direction of wind. According to this data, the job computer then calculates, in conjunction with the information from ArgusTwin, any new settings for the delivery system and the spreading disc speed which are then automatically acted upon. For side winds, the disc speed to the windward side is increased and the delivery system advanced whereas, at the same time, the disc speed on the leeward side is reduced and the delivery system retarded.

With the aid of WindControl, larger time windows are created for spreading under the influence of wind. Apart from all the important fertiliser spreader parameters, the user additionally always has, in view, the real-time direction of the wind, the force of wind and if the wind is gusting. In addition, in heavy winds, when the system is no longer able to compensate for, or when the wind gusts are too frequent, WindControl sends an automatic alarm to the driver.

Border spread deflector

Amazone Düngerstreuer ZA-TS, Grenzstreuschirm

In the case of operation to spread directly from the field side into the inner field, the border spread deflector is available. When the border spread deflector is swivelled into work then spreading is carried out only with the field side spreading disc so that any fertiliser is deflected in such a way that it is thrown into the field and only behind the tractor, however, and not beyond the border. The border spread deflector can be utilised on both the left and right hand side. The actuation of the border spread deflector is carried out manually or, as option, hydraulically from the tractor seat. When swivelled out of work, the border spread deflector has no influence to the normal spreading.

Bed spreading deflector

Amazone Düngerstreuer ZA-TS, Beetstreuschirm

For spreading beds to either side of the tractor, the bed spreading deflector provides the optimum fertiliser distribution without spreading any material behind the tractor. For optimising the fertiliser distribution, the telescopic end pieces on the bed spreading deflector can be adjusted to suit, depending on working width and fertiliser type. The bed spreading deflector can be utilised to either one, or both sides and actuation of the bed spreading deflector is carried out, similar to when border spreading, either manually or, as an option, hydraulically from the tractor seat. If the bed spreading deflector is swivelled upwards then again the spreader can be utilised as usual for arable farming.

Front-Rear duo – A new level of precision

ZA-TS, Front-Heck-Duett

Two in one go:
For customers who intend to accurately spread two different mineral fertilisers in just one pass, AMAZONE offers the unique possibility of a front-mounted spreader. Other than when utilising blended fertilisers in one fertiliser spreader, this option allows the optimal setting of each spreader according to the properties of the relevant fertiliser. In this way, the perfect lateral distribution for both fertilisers is achieved. Also spreading with two different application maps is possible.

Comfortable and reliable:
To enable operation of a “reversed” fertiliser spreader on the front of the tractor, an intelligent software package is utilised which reliably mirrors the spreading function and required working without any rethinking. In this way, even normal, side, border and watercourse spreading can be actuated on the correct side without any problems. Even the optimum switching points for the automatic on/off switching on the headland is matched.

Benefits of front-mounting:
• Possibility to accurately spread two different types of fertiliser in just one pass
• More capacity from the additional hopper capacity yet with the benefits of a mounted machine – manoeuvrable and speedy

Position indicator for the border spreading systems

ZA-TS, Positionsanzeigen für  Grenzstreusysteme

For checking the position of the border spreading system from the tractor cab, AMAZONE offers a specific position indicator. Via the mechanical display which is in sight to the front of the fertiliser spreader, the position can be comfortably monitored during the spreading procedure.

Roll-over hopper cover

ZA-TS Abdeckrollplane

The roll-over hopper cover, either manually operated or hydraulically actuated from the tractor, is available for all S extensions and L extensions. It safely covers over the hopper access point and ensures, when compactly rolled in, the maximum filling opening. The roll-over hopper cover can also be combined with the bolt-on S 600 and L 800 extensions.

Swivel hopper cover

ZA-TS Abdeckschwenkplane

As a less expensive alternative to the roll-over hopper cover, a swivel hopper cover with large sight window can be chosen for the S-extensions.

Swivel rolling and parking device

Amazone ZA-TS Roll- und Abstellvorrichtung

The swivel rolling and parking device facilitates the easy mounting on and off the tractor and manoeuvring in the yard. The castor wheels are quickly folded in and out and optimally protected from dirt. They are permanently mounted on the spreader – so no need to search for them between one location and another.

Parking stands

Amazone Anbaustreuer ZA-TS, Herausragend Abstellvorrichtung

As an alternative to the swivel rolling and parking device, a cheaper parking set with integrated stands is also available.

Task Controller (job management)

Task Controller (TC) allows the data registration of the machine and the data exchange between machine and the farm management information system, using the standardised ISO-XML format. In this way, jobs can be comfortably imported into the terminal or the finished documentation can be exported after work. Both, the total values of the machine (TC.BAS) and also the location specific data (TC-GEO) can be saved. In addition to job management and to the documentation, Task-Controller can also be used to process application maps in an ISO-XML file format.

As standard, Task Controller is included in AmaTron 3 and in AmaPad. For AmaTron 4 it can be ordered via the “GPS-Maps&Doc” software pack.

• Creation or loading of jobs
• Processing jobs
• Documentation of the finished work
• Processing of application maps in an ISO-XML format

GPS-Maps – part-area, site specific application

GPS Maps

GPS-Maps enables uncomplicated part-area site specific management because this software module provides easy use of application maps in a shape file format. Here, either the required rate of the actual material to be spread or also the required active ingredient rate can be directly processed. This level of functionality is included with AmaPad as standard and can be added for AmaTron 3 and AmaTron 4 via the software packs “GPS-Maps” and “GPS-Maps&Doc”.

• GPS-Maps is an intuitive system to process application maps
• Automatic part-area site specific regulation of the application rate
• Optimum crop management via need-oriented application

GPS-Track – your parallel driving aid in the field

GPS Track

The GPS-Track parallel driving aid proves to be an enormous benefit when it comes to orientation in the field, especially also on grass or other areas without tramlines. It features several track modes, such as A-.B lines and Contour lines. The track lines are clearly numbered. Any deviation from the ideal line is plotted in the display by an integrated light bar. Thanks to the clear steering recommendations with exact tramline distances you always remain on track!

• With AmaPad, the GPS-Track function is already included as standard
• With AmaTron 4 and AmaPad, the light bar is, as standard, integrated already in the status bar

Everything from a single source!

Amazone Amapilot

Thanks to the AUX-N feature, you can operate multiple functions of the machine via AmaPilot+ or any other ISOBUS multi-function joystick.

The benefits of AmaPilot+:
• Perfect ergonomics
• Almost every function directly controlled via 3 levels
• Adjustable hand-rest
• Freely-programmable, individual key layout

Automatic part-width section control

ZA-TS, Automatische Teilbreitenschaltung

If the terminal to be operated features Section Control, such as, for example, GPS-Switch part-width section control from AMAZONE, the switching of the part-width sections can be carried out completely automatically and in relation to the GPS position. Once a field has been established by the driver, then, in the automatic mode, they can fully concentrate on handling the vehicle whilst the switching of the part-width sections in wedges and on the headland is carried out automatically.

Benefits of automatic part-width section control:
• Stress relief on the driver
• Increase in precision especially at night or at higher speeds
• Less overlaps and gaps
• Saving of resources
• Less crop damage and environmental pollution

More precision, more efficiency!

In view of the very large working widths used now, the matching of the spread patterns is very important. Thanks to the electric delivery system adjustment on the TS spreading system, it is able to react precisely and sensitively in these cases. So even outer part-width sections can be easily controlled. In addition, due to the individual speed adjustment of the left and right hand side discs, the spreading width can be reduced from the far outside to the centre, so that, even at large working widths, long and shallow-shaped wedges and short work are optimally spread. This means part-width section control. At the simplest level of specification, 8 part-width sections can be easily actuated manually (via the operator terminal). When utilising a relevant Section Control licence on the terminal, a part-width section control of up to a maximum of 128 part width sections can be utilised.

GPS-Switch

With GPS-Switch, AMAZONE offers a GPS-based, fully automatic, part-width section control for all AMAZONE operator terminals and ISOBUS compatible fertiliser spreaders, crop protection sprayers or seed drills.

GPS-Switch for AmaTron 3
• Automatic part-width section control of up to 80 part-width sections

GPS-Switch basic for AmaTron 4
• Automatic part-width section control of up to 16 part-width sections

GPS-Switch pro for AmaTron 4 and AmaPad
• Automatic part-width section control of up to 128 part-width sections
• Creation of a virtual headland
• Creation of Point of Interests (POI)
• Automatic boom lowering on an AMAZONE crop protection sprayer
• With AmaPad, the GPS-Switch pro licence is already integrated as standard

SwitchPoint

Amazone Düngerstreuer ZA-V: SwitchPoint

SwitchPoint allows, when utilising GPS-Switch, to re-adjust the on/off switching points depending on the fertiliser type and the working width. Both values can be taken from the setting chart and entered into the relevant operator terminal.

From simple to high-tech – everything is possible

With the ISOBUS compatible AmaTron 3, AmaTron 4 and AmaPad, AMAZONE offers three particularly comfortable operator terminals for its ISOBUS equipment. In addition to the pure machine operation, even more application possibilities are available, such as, for example, the automatic GPSSwitch (Section Control) part-width section control. To meet those requirements, licences are needed for the additional applications so that every terminal can be equipped individually.

• All applications come pre-installed and can be initially tested free of charge
• Intuitive and clear actuation

Everything in view with the 2-terminal solution

In addition to the possibility of utilising an AMAZONE ISOBUS machine via the tractor terminal, the possibility is available to separate the functionalities of the tractor and the mounted implement and to operate them via two terminals. The tractor terminal can continue to control the tractor or also display the GPS applications whereas the additional operator terminal in its UT display mode is fully utilised to monitor and control the machine.

AmaTron 3: One knows what one has!

Amatron 3

AmaTron 3 features 8 backlit function keys and a high-contrast and low-reflection display. Depending on the driving situation and personal taste you can choose between the UT display (Universal Terminal) for machine operation or GPS displays. Here, the very good price-performance ratio is convincing! So AmaTron 3 is the ideal terminal for all who intend to supplement their existing AMAZONE machine park with a new ISOBUS machine.

Benefits of AmaTron 3:
• Compact design, requires little space
• Low-priced entry-level model for the ISOBUS world
• AmaTron 3 is a full ISOBUS terminal and allows, in addition, to operate all AMAZONE machines with AMABUS (AmaTron+ machines)
• Several applications can be actuated at the same time. Via the “Toggle-Button” the operator can toggle easily between the operational screens.

Terminal features:
• ISOBUS compatible with all ISOBUS machinery from AMAZONE and other manufacturers
• AMABUS implement operation
• Tractor-ECU function to retrofit a non ISOBUS tractor (speed, PTO speed, ...)
• USB interface for data exchange
• ASD interface, e.g. for an N-sensor
• GPS interface

The following applications are possible:
• Task Controller – job management in ISO-XML format
• GPS-Maps (optional) – processing of application maps in shape file format
• GPS-Track (optional) – parallel steering aid with optional external light bar
• GPS-Switch (optional) – automatic part-width section control for up to 80 part width sections

External light bar

Amazone Externe Lightbar für Parallelfahrhilfe GPS-Track

As a possible extension for the GPS-Track parallel steering aid, an external light bar is available for AmaTron 3 which can be readily coupled with GPS-Track. The external light bar can be freely positioned in the tractor cab.

AmaTron 4 – Manager 4 all

AmaTron 4

AmaTron 4, with its 8" multi-touch colour display, fulfils the highest demands of any end user. No matter whether via the cleverly designed operator elements (touch / 12 backlit keys / 3 one-touch keys) or via the intuitive operation in day or night mode, AmaTron 4 offers maximum user friendliness. Via a finger swipe or via the App carousel, one quickly gets from application to application and to the clearly and simply structured operator terminal. The practical MiniView, a freely configurable status bar and also an integrated light bar make the use of AmaTron 4 especially clear and comfortable.

Benefits of AmaTron 4:
• Automatic full screen mode of the 8" multi-touch colour display when not being touched
• Practical MiniView concept
• Operation via the touch display or via soft keys
• Especially intuitive and user-friendly
• Field-related documentation
• Practice-oriented and intelligent menu guidance
• Day and night mode

Terminal features
• ISOBUS compatible with all ISOBUS machinery from AMAZONE and from other manufacturers
• Tractor ECU function for retrofit to a non-ISOBUS tractor (power, speed, PTO speed, GPS geometry…)
• Two 2.0 USB interface ports for data exchange
• Interface for the connection of sensors via SCU-L adapter (e.g. for N-Sensors)
• GPS interface
• Analogue video input (camera connection)

The following applications are possible
• GPS-Maps&Doc (optional):
   - Task Controller – job management and application maps in ISO-XML file format
   - processing of application maps in shape file format
• GPS-Track (optional) – parallel steering aid
• GPS-Switch basic (optional) – automatic part-width section control of up to 16 part-width sections
• GPS-Switch pro (optional) – automatic part-width section control of up to 128 part-width sections
• AmaCam (optional) – Software licence for a camera of automatic reversing detection

AmaPad – The especially comfortable way to control agricultural machinery

Amapad

AmaPad features a high-resolution, high-contrast and low-reflection 12.1" multi-touch colour display. The operation of AmaPad is carried out solely via touch. With the practical “MiniView concept”, applications which aren’t being actively operated at that moment but need to be monitored are clearly displayed at the side. When needed these can be enlarged via “a finger swipe”. The possibility to individualise a “dashboard panel” with the displays of choice rounds up the user ergonomics. In addition to GPS-Switch part-width section control with GPS-Track pro also a professional parallel steering aid with integrated light bar is installed as standard.

Benefits of AmaPad:
• Particularly low-reflection, high contrast, large 12.1" multi-touch colour display
• Standard high-tech equipment level with GPS-Maps pro, GPS-Track pro and GPS-Switch pro
• Extended MiniView concept
• Upgrade to automatic steering is possible thanks to the automatic GPS-Track Auto track guidance
• Day and night mode

Terminal features
• ISOBUS compatible with all ISOBUS machinery from AMAZONE and from other manufacturers
• Two 2.0 USB interface ports for data exchange
• WLAN module (via USB adapter)
• Remote servicing via the internet possible
• Interface for the connection of sensors via SCU-L adapter (e.g. for N-sensors)
• GPS-interface
• Light sensor for the optimum adjustment of the display

The following applications are possible:
• Task Controller – job management and application maps in ISO-XML file format
• GPS-Maps pro – processing of application maps in the shape file format
• GPS-Switch pro – automatic headland and part-width section control of up to 128 part-width sections
• GPS-Track pro – parallel steering aid with integrated light bar
• GPS-Track Auto – automatic track guidance (only on Pantera)

EasyCheck – Precise spreading made easy!

EasyCheck

Digital, mobile test kit for the easy optimisation of the lateral distribution

Instead of testing trays, such as those found in the normal mobile test kit, the EasyCheck system consists of just 16 lightweight test mats made from rubber and the EasyCheck App for Smartphones. The test mats are positioned in pre-determined distances away from the tramline. Then the relevant tramlines are spread and the mats with the fertiliser granules laying on them are photographed via Smartphone. The App now compares automatically how much fertiliser has been collected on each test mat and sets the results of the individual rows to an average. In cases where the spreading results are not the optimum, the App suggests readjustments for the setting of the relevant fertiliser spreader.

For further information please see the EasyCheck instruction manual. You can download the App here. Supplement: Preferred implements for photo analysis for EasyCheck.