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ZG-TS trailed spreader

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True-track axle steering

ZG-TS Achsschenkellenkung

The ZG-TS trailed spreaders, equipped with the optional steering axle, provides a maximum steering angle of up to 28°. That means: At a track width of 1,800 mm and a tyre width of 520 mm, the true track-following is possible. The automatic steering even allows counter-steering on slopes. As soon as the spreading disc drive has been deactivated and a speed of 15 km/h is exceeded, the steering automatically stops to ensure the safe road transport at speeds of up to 60 km/h.

Benefits of axle steering:
• Steering angle up to 28°
• Minimum turning radius of 4.5 m
• True track-following – for gentle crop treatment
• Counter-steering in sloping terrain

Automatic braking force control

ZG-TS Bremskraftregelung

In order to be safe on the road, even at high speeds and different load capacities, the ZG-TS offers an optional automatic load-dependent braking force control. The electronic braking system (EBS) receives the signal for determining the load-dependent braking force from the new on-line weighing system. Since the weighing system continuously determines the quantity in the hopper, the delivered braking force adapts automatically. Due to this the braking sensitivity is perfect for all load ranges. The ZG-TS also fulfils the requirements of the new EU braking regulations 167/2013.

Advantageous electronically-controlled braking system:
• Load-dependent braking
• Comfortable and safe road travel
• Maximum safety on the headlands and on slopes

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.

ArgusTwin – Automatic adjustment to the optimum lateral distribution

ZG-TS ArgusTwin

With the Argus Twin system, AMAZONE offers a system for spread pattern monitoring with automatic spread pattern adjustment. The registration of the lateral distribution is carried out via radar technology which is not affected by dust and pollution, and 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

ZG-TS 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.

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 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. Due to the rigid fixing, the system avoids any moving components and is thus extremely robust and is completely maintenance-free.

Top features of ArgusTwin

ZG-TS

• 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

ZG-TS WindControl

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.

Work lights – as bright as day at any time

ZG-TS Arbeitsbeleuchtungs-Set

With the optional work lights, important areas of the spreader can be sufficiently illuminated when operating at night. For monitoring the fill level and for when loading, high capacity LED head lights illuminate the inside of the hopper.

For checking the agitators and for changes in the spread pattern, additional work lights are installed. In addition, work lights are attached to the sides which illuminate the spread pattern at night time and at the same time can be utilised as filling aid.

1) Work lights inside the hopper
2) Illuminated spreading disc

The roll-over hopper cover – comfortable and reliable

ZG-TS Abdeckrollplane

Also the hydraulically controlled roll-over hopper cover is especially comfortable. It can be unrolled and retracted comfortably and safely from the tractor cab. Thanks to the clever tensioning mechanism the cover rolls up firmly and tight to the hopper so that no water, dirt or fertiliser can collect there. The cover, when firmly rolled away, also ensures that almost the entire hopper opening can be used without a troublesome rod or a loosely hanging cover getting in the way.

Camera system for ZG-TS – Safety first!

ZG-TS Kamerasystem

The optionally available camera system mainly serves as a means of ensuring safety when manoeuvring. The high resolution and anti-reflective monitor is backlit and can also display two cameras simultaneously. The coupling to an ISOBUS terminal with an analog video input is also possible.

With the analog video input on AmaTron 4, the picture from the camera can also be displayed alternatively.

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

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.

Automatic part-width section control

ZG-TS 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

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)

ZG-TS Truck & ZG-B Truck – More efficiency thanks to high transport speeds

ZG-TS Truck

The ZG-TS and ZG-B trailed spreaders are the ideal solution for contractors and farms which have to travel large distances between field and yard. By utilising the ZG-TS and the ZG-B on a carrying vehicle even large transport distances can be managed, significantly quicker and with less fuel consumption. In addition, the spreaders on carrying vehicles can be used with larger ground clearances and track widths so that the range of application is increased. As with the standard ZG-TS, truck mounted spreaders are delivered with the ProfisPro on-line weighing system, it sets new standards in this area of application.

Benefits of ZG-TS Truck / ZG-B Truck

ZG-TS, Vorteile ZG-TS Truck / ZG-B Truck

• Better manoeuvrability in the yard and in the field
• More efficiency on the road thanks to higher transport speeds
• Benefits of the carrying vehicle, such as, larger ground clearance and track widths

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.