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AD-P Special harrow-mounted seed drill

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The top benefits: AD-P Special pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill

Aufbausämaschine AD-P 01 Special

+ Large, central and compact seed hopper with a hopper volume up to 1,500 l – for high work rates
+ High comfort and short set-up times thanks to excellent access to the metering unit
+ The electric metering drive provides precise metering and easy calibration
+ Different metering cassettes included for a wide variety of differing seed types and seed rates
+ High seed savings via electric half-side switching of the segmented distributor head
+ Easy realisation of asymmetrical tramlining rhythms thanks to the segmented distributor head
+ Compatible with the latest KE/KX/KG soil tillage generation
+ Optional, comfortable and stepless coulter pressure adjustment from the tractor cab with easily-to-read display

AD-P Special – The compact, value for money harrow-mounted seed drill

AD-P Spezial

The AD-P Special pneumatic seed drill, with its compact design, has been developed for use on medium sized farms. Available in hopper capacities of either 850 l or 1,250 l, the AD-P Special can be increased in volume up to 1,500 l using the 250 l extension.

The pneumatic seed drill is mounted on to the soil tillage implement with a universal coupling triangle.

Large capacity seed hopper

The seed hopper features a large filling opening allowing for the quick and easy filling procedure not only from big bags, loading shovels, but also with material in sacks. Sieves safely protect the metering system from foreign objects. The seed hopper is separate from both the distribution head and the seed pipes enabling easy monitoring in work and simple cleaning out for different seed types.

Comfortable filling

Aufbausämaschine AD-P 01 Special, Bequemes Befüllen

A particularly wide loading board, which is easily accessed via the steps, simplifies the filling of the seed drill. The easy filling of the seed hopper can be carried out via a trailer mounted filling auger, from big bags or a loading shovel. The easy to handle roll-over cover protects the seed hopper from any ingress of dust and moisture.

Hydraulic folding bout markers

The hydraulic marker changeover lifts the bout markers of all AD-P into the vertical position and then lowers them again. In this way sowing is possible even on the headland and obstacles can be negotiated. In order to transfer the weight of the bout markers and thus the centre of gravity of the sowing combination nearer towards the tractor, the bout markers are fitted directly on the rotary cultivator or the rotary harrow. This design also results in another big advantage that the bout markers can also be used during solo operation of the soil tillage implement, for instance, when pre-working or when in conjunction with a precision air seeder. Thanks to the cranked arms the bout is perfectly marked even when working in coarse, very cloddy conditions. In addition, the arms, with their integrated sprung action reduce the strain during peak forces.

System Airstar: reliable metering drive

Aufbausämaschine AD-P 01 Special, System Airstar: Sicherer Dosierantrieb

Simple adjustment and comfortable calibration

(1) Electric metering drive: electric metering drive comes as standard on the AD-P and is controlled by AmaTron 3 or by any other ISOBUS terminal or AmaDrill+. In conjunction with the electric drive, calibration is comfortable and fully automated. The electric drive also offers additional functions such as, for instance, the pre-metering of the seed in field corners and the increase and decrease of the seed rate during operation. The AD-P features different signal sources for detection of the speed. In addition to the radar sensor, impulse wheel or GPS signal, also the speed signal of the tractor can be utilised.

(2) Quick emptying: the emptying of the seed in the hopper is quickly and simply done via the quick emptying device which is easily accessible and fitted onto the seed hopper.

(3) Emptying of residual amounts: for emptying any residual amounts, a slide is opened and the hopper contents emptied into the large calibration tray.

(4) Easy exchange of the metering cassettes: the cassettes of the seed metering system can easily be exchanges. This allows the precise and gentle metering of all seed types and seed rates with excellent distribution along the row even at high forward speeds.

Operating position and speed signals

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Arbeitsstellungs- und Geschwindigkeitssignal

The standard equipment level of electric drive offers the possibility to freely choose the signal source for both the speed and also the operating position. In this way, depending on the application, a flexible choice between the different sources is possible.   

Metering cassettes for any type of seed

Special metering cassettes for different application rates precisely and gently deliver the seed up to the distributor head. The three metering cassettes supplied as standard cover up to 95 % of all seeds. Additional cassettes, for instance for maize or special crops, are also available.

The interchangeable metering cassettes are suitable for the following application rates: fine seeds (approx. < 15 kg/ha), medium sized seeds (approx. < 140 kg/ha), normal seeds (approx. > 140 kg/ha).

RoTeC Control coulters: The proven single disc coulter – seed placement to perfection!

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RoTeC Control coulters are maintenance-free and work extremely well yet with little wear and tear. 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.

(1) For exceptionally deep sowing, the depth guidance disc can be easily removed.

(2) RoTeC Control coulter with Control 10 depth guidance disc with 10 mm wide contact surface.

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

Rotec-Control-Schare

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.

Seed embedment with WS suffolk coulters for drilling after the plough

Aufbausämaschine AD-P 01 Special, Saat einbetten mit dem WS-Schleppschar nach dem Pflug

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 provides an enormous 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.

For WS suffolk coulters, the row spacing is 12.5 cm

Sabre coulter tip

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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.

Band sowing shoes

Amazone Sämaschine AD-P Bandsaatschuhe

Band sowing shoes can be easily clipped on each coulter and distribute the seed in bands or reduce the placement depth.  

Segmented distributor head

Aufbausämaschine AD-P 01 Special, Segmentverteilerkopf

The segmented distributor head provides huge flexibility for the pneumatic seed drill. With immediate effect, asymmetrical tramlines can be carried out without an undesirable seed rate reduction on the other half of the machine. The segmented distributor head provides electric half-side shut-off and Section Control. The half-side control is located directly inside the distributor head.

The benefits:
• Electric half-side shut-off
• Reduction in overlap
• Minimising dust creation

Variable tramline control

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With the aid of the tramline shut-offs, in total up to six seed rows per side can be switched off. The correspondingly wide tramline wheel tracks are suitable for tyre widths up to 1,050 cm on a 15 cm row spacing or 875 mm on a 12.5 cm row spacing depending on the following crop husbandry tractors. In this way AMAZONE takes into account the move towards those crop husbandry tyres getting wider and wider.

Hydraulic blower fan drive

Amazone pneumatische Sämaschinen AD-P Special und AD-P Super, hydraulischer Gebläseantrieb

The new high performance blower fan is characterised by its low oil requirement of 21 l/min at 3500 rpm and minimum noise emission.

Exact harrow – perfect seed furrow covering

Exaktstriegel – Säfurche bedecken

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 set without tools via the setting lever. 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.

Coulter pressure adjustment

On the AD-P Special, the coulter pressure is mechanically adjusted, centrally. As an option, hydraulic coulter pressure adjustment is available. For ISOBUS machines with hydraulic coulter pressure adjustment, a sensor that triggers an increase in seed rate is available as an option.

Pre-emergence markers

When creating tramlines, the marker discs automatically lower and mark where the tramline will be created. This means that the tramlines are visible prior to the seed emergence.

Roller harrow – adding additional reconsolidation to the soil

Rollenstriegel

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. The Roller harrow, adjustable separately from the coulter pressure, can follow the ground contours over a range of ±100 mm.

(1) Roller harrow in operation: the drag tine harrow covers the seed with soil which is then pressed by the Roller harrow.

(2) Roller harrow pulled out of work: the drag tine harrow continues to cover the seed with soil.

Harrow adjustment

Stepless adjustment of the Exact harrow via spindles. The centralised adjustment of the Roller harrow is carried out via the adjusters with overload safety device. In this way, the intensity of the pressure on the rollers on the Roller harrow can be adjusted to suit soil conditions or the press rollers can be taken out of work altogether. So, the press rollers can, for instance during late autumn sowing in wet conditions, be lifted out completely. Via a series of holes, the depth of the drag tine harrow can be fine-tuned.

ISOBUS – Machine actuation in the digital age

One language, many benefits!
With every ISOBUS-compatible machine, AMAZONE offers state-of-the-art technology from the digital future with virtually unlimited possibilities. To what extent you make use of that potential lies solely in your own hands. It doesn’t matter whether for this purpose you utilise an operator terminal from AMAZONE or use an existing ISOBUS terminal. ISOBUS is a worldwide recognised communication standard between, on the one hand, operator terminal, tractor and connected implements and, on the other hand, agricultural office software.

Operation with any ISOBUS terminal

Which means that ISOBUS enables you to take control of all your ISOBUS compatible equipment. You just connect the machine with the relevant ISOBUS terminal and immediately the normal operator interface is displayed on the monitor screen in your tractor cab.

Benefits of ISOBUS:
• This worldwide standard provides a uniform interface and data exchange formats that ensure the compatibility even with third party manufacturers
• Plug and Play between machine, tractor and additional ISOBUS implements

AMAZONE – more than just ISOBUS: Improved control, more yield! Precision Farming 4.0

ISOBUS Terminals

Our competence in electronics:
To increase the operational comfort, AMAZONE implements and operator terminals feature a function scope beyond ISOBUS standards.

The benefits of more than just ISOBUS:
• Highest compatibility and safety functionality of your ISOBUS equipment
• No additional modules on the machine side. All ISOBUS machinery from AMAZONE is already equipped as standard with the necessary ISOBUS functions
• MiniView display with all AMAZONE terminals and additional ISOBUS terminals. See, for instance, the machine data in the GPS view
• The possibility using the tractor terminal or in a twin terminal solution to separate the functionalities of tractor and connected implement
• Unique operation concept. Freely-configurable displays and individual user interfaces in the operator terminal
• Up to 3 user profiles are possible. Establish for every driver or operation an individual user profile!
• Freely-configurable machine operation as, for instance, the folding procedure of the booms of your AMAZONE crop protection sprayer
• Intelligent tractor-ECU function evaluation. Automatic motion sequence detection depending on the ISOBUS tractor, such as, for example the automatic switching on of the work lights or the locking of a steering axle when reversing.
• Integrated TaskController data logger. As a matter of principle, every ISOBUS telemetry solution is possible (for example, TONI telemetry from CLAAS).
• Freely-configurable part-width sections

Simple and comfortable!

Einfach und komfortabel

Especially in operation, no matter whether via an operator terminal from AMAZONE or with your tractor terminal, one can experience how practically-oriented the machine software has been developed. In this way, for instance, a simple and clear division of the field menu and the setting menu provides a very easy and intuitive operation. Understandable operational symbols ensure clearness and a safe functionality.

Make use of the strengths of the sowing combination!

Nutzen Sie die Stärken der Säkombination!

The AD-P Special pack top seed drill can be, from choice, mounted on a KE rotary harrow or a KX/KG rotary cultivator. With various models of reconsolidation roller available, it is possible to specify a complete unit of soil tillage and drill that are perfectly matched to the prevailing soil conditions.

Thanks to the intelligent interface, the soil tillage implement can be very simply split within a few minutes from the harrow-mounted seed drill. So, the rotary harrow or rotary cultivator can be easily utilised for solo operation.

The top benefits: KE rotary harrow and KX/KG rotary cultivators

Aufbausämaschine AD-P 01 Special, Top Argumente KE/KX/KG 01

+ Comfortable adjustment via the universal setting tool
+ Setting the levelling board – thanks to its guidance via the reconsolidation roller, no continual readjustment of the height is necessary
+ Simple and exact adjustment of the working depth via eccentric pins
+ Option: hydraulic working depth adjustment from the tractor cab
+ Spacious clearance between the tines and above the tine carriers – able to handle copious amounts of straw
+ With Long-Life-Drive system, designed to withstand extreme loads and prolongs the service life
+ With Quick + Safe System – the proven quick tine change system with integrated stone safety protection
+ Robust design as the tine carrier and the shaft are forged from one piece
+ Highly strong due to the deep frame and the robust trough profile with double-skinned trough bottom
+ The versatile roller programme offers the suitable choice for all soils

Rotary harrow or rotary cultivator: The all-rounder for seedbed preparation

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Always the right choice:
Rotary harrows and rotary cultivators are still the best all-rounder when it comes to seedbed preparation. No other soil tillage implement can be used so flexibly on ploughed or unploughed ground. Used in combination with a rear mounted or harrow-mounted seed drill, they are, for many farms, the ideal system solution.

No matter whether you decide in favour of a rotary harrow, or a rotary cultivator, both soil tillage implements from AMAZONE ensure excellent reliability and the highest quality.

Staggered tine layout guarantees smooth running

Versetzte_Zinkenordnung

The tines on AMAZONE rotary harrows and rotary cultivators are set at a special angle in relation to each other. This guarantees an even soil crumbling and a smoother machine running. Incidents of vibration and peak loading are thereby prevented. The machines suffer less stress, and the power and fuel requirement is reduced.

• 10 tool carriers in a 3 m working width provide you with more free space, more robustness and better through passage.

The “extreme” stone test track

Steinstrecke

All AMAZONE soil tillage implements are subjected to extreme stresses, being continuously tested on the stone torture track. This is not only for newly developed machines but also as part of series production supervision, meaning they are well prepared for the extremely wide range of operating conditions encountered when in actual use. This makes sure that you have the maximum of reliability with all AMAZONE rotary harrows and rotary cultivators.

Long-Life-Drive – For all rotary cultivators: Quality within the system

Long_Live_Drive

Long-Life-Drive is the optimised drive system for all AMAZONE rotary harrows and rotary cultivators that ensures an extended operating life, maximum smooth running and a high resale value. Gear wheels and bearings run in a single oil bath and so are maintenance-free – no grease nipples.

(1) Robust gearbox

(2) Highly-hardened spur gears with large teeth contact area

(3) Exact spacing of all bearing seats for a maximum smooth running

(4) Heavy-duty taper roller bearings with wide spacing between mounting points

(5) Large clearance between tool carrier and smooth trough base for blockage-free mulch sowing and optimum though passage

(6) Double sealing system with cassette sealing ring against oil loss and labyrinth seal against ingress of plant fibres and dirt

(7) The tine carrier and the shaft are forged from one piece and have a large shaft diameter, KG rotary cultivator ∅ = 60 mm

(8) Quick + Safe System with proven, tool-less tine change solution and integrated stone safety protection

Quick-System – Quick tine change system

Schneller Zinkenwechsel

The tines are simply pushed into the sockets of the tine carrier and secured with a lynch pin. It couldn't be easier or quicker as there are no tine fixing bolts that require retightening. Even converting tine operation from “on-grip” to trailing mode is quick and simple. The tines, which are forged from special hardened steel, are elastic and wear-resistant.

Safe-System: Integrated stone release

Amazone KE, KG, KX - Integrierte Steinsicherung

The sprung tine fixing system allows the tines to yield when stones are encountered. The tines are firmly clamped in the socket in the centre of the tine carrier. The socket becomes wider towards the outside so that the horizontal part of the tine can twist out of position while remaining sprung. Much of the shock is absorbed when the tip of the tine hits a stone. This tine fixing system ensures the safe operation in stony soils and allows the tines on both the KX and KG to be used in the “on-grip” mode.

More clearance on the KE, KX and KG

Große Freiräume bei KE, KX und KG

The large frame height, the absolutely smooth trough bottom without housings and the long tines ensure the maximum clearance between the trough and the tine carriers. Even extremely large clods of soil or volumes of straw can therefore pass through without hindrance. The tines have a long service life, i.e. low wearing metal costs. You will achieve an excellent seedbed structure that promotes the optimum field emergence of the young plants.

Incorporation effect

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Einarbeitungseffekt

The AMAZONE rotary cultivator tines mix soil and straw evenly through the working depth. Even large amounts of organic residues are properly incorporated.

For the KX and KG rotary cultivators, the best tine is available to suit any demand.

KE rotary harrow – the reliable, long-distance runner

KE 3001 Super

KE rotary harrows, in working widths of 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m, ensure, especially on light soils, a very good seedbed. Either in solo operation or in combination with a power harrow-mounted seed drill, a fine crumbled seedbed is achieved with the trailing tines.

• KE 3001 Special for tractors up to 140 HP/102 kW
• KE 3001 Super for tractors up to 180 HP/135 kW
• KE 3501 Super for tractors up to 180 HP/135 kW
• KE 4001 Super for tractors up to 180 HP/135 kW

The benefits: KE Special and KE Super:
• Finely-crumbled seedbed
• Easy rotor speed change by simply repositioning the bevel gears in the gearbox
• Light, handy and at the same time robust – thanks to the double-skinned trough design

The direct drive!

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A simple angle drive redirects the power only once and connects directly with the tine carriers.

• That saves fuel as fewer gear wheels mean less internal friction, less heat generation and less wear.
• The highest torques occur directly on the tine carrier shafts, resulting in an increased durability plus a high degree of safety and protection for the tractor.
• The tine carrier and the shaft are forged from one piece. With a shaft diameter of 45 mm.

KX rotary cultivator – the all-rounder

Kreiselgrubber KX

The KX rotary cultivator, in a working width of 3 m, is ideally suited for seedbed preparation on medium to heavy soils.

The benefits of the rotary cultivator:
• Short set up times by the proven tine quick change system
• Very flexible in operation – can be, from choice, operated with trailing tines or with “on-grip” tines
• More rigidity – reinforced trough profile, thicker shaft diameter and stronger tines
• Loosening of hard and compacted soils without any problem
• Intensive incorporation of straw and other organic matter

Flexible and effective

With the KX rotary cultivator, in a 3 m working width and for tractors in the 190 HP class, a very flexible, usable PTO-driven soil tillage implement now exists that can be used as a rotary cultivator or as a rotary harrow.

Many farmers want to use a flexible machine for differing soil and operating conditions. That means, for example, a rotary cultivator with its “on-grip” tines for relatively heavy soils when mulch sowing and a rotary harrow with tines set to trailing mode on lighter, stony soils, so that the stones are pressed back down into the soil.

Previously, the tines have often simply been turned from “trailing” to “on-grip”. The finished result can then often be unsatisfactory, because only tines specially designed for each specific purpose can produce the best work.

Quick change tine system

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The proven tine quick-change system enables the KX to be converted without tools and in next to no time into a specialist machine which is suited to the particular ground conditions.

On both the rotary harrow and the rotary cultivator, the tines are simply pushed into sockets on the tine carriers. It couldn’t be easier or quicker. There are no tine fixing bolts that require retightening.

With the rotary cultivator tines, the KX can be switched to the “on-grip” tine position, when heavy soil conditions are encountered. The “on-grip” position has proved itself the most ideal for mulch sowing, as an intensive mix of soil and organic residues is ensured.

KG Special rotary cultivator – the universal genius

Kreiselgrubber KG 3001 Special

The KG Special rotary cultivators, in working widths of 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m, are ideally suited for seedbed preparation on heavy soils and for mulch sowing.

• KG 3001 Special for tractors up to 220 HP/161 kW
• KG 4001 Special for tractors up to 220 HP/161 kW
• KG 3501 Special for tractors up to 220 HP/161 kW

KG Super rotary cultivator – the “muscle man”

The KG Super rotary cultivators, in 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m working widths, are equipped with a high-performance gearbox for tractor outputs of up to 300 HP. The KG Super has reinforced tines as standard and can be ordered with hydraulic depth adjustment and oil cooler as options.

• KG 3001 Super for tractors up to 300 HP/220 kW
• KG 4001 Super for tractors up to 300 HP/220 kW
• KG 3501 Super for tractors up to 300 HP/220 kW

Demixing effect of the rotary cultivator

Entmischungseffekt

The “on-grip” tine position has proved its effectiveness particularly when mulch sowing as it guarantees a thorough mixing of soil and organic residues.

Tines “on grip” break up the soil from underneath. No smeared layers. Coarse soil particles are thrown further than the light ones.

In this way the fine soil is concentrated in the lower range of the worked zone whereas the coarser soil particles remain on the surface. The seed is therefore placed in the area where the fine soil is collected with the coarser clods staying on the surface to protect the soil from capping, drying and wind and water erosion, and provide protection for young plants. This creates the optimum conditions for good seedling emergence.

Strength is trumps! Rotary cultivators from AMAZONE

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Strong rotor carrier:
The tine carrier and shaft are forged in one piece from high grade steel. The shaft diameter is a heavy-duty 60 mm.

The tine carrier shaft is supported by bearings with the optimum bearing spacing. Trough sealing is done with a special cassette seal with an optimum sealing effect and maximum service life. In addition, labyrinth seals prevent the ingress of plant fibres.

Robust trough:
The high-standing 8 mm thick gear case made in a trough-type profile with double skin base and welded-in bearing sleeves is extremely torsion resistant, which enables it to easily withstand the high forces that occur when transporting heavy packer rollers and pack-top mounted seed drills without cumbersome external bracings. Spur gears and bearings are oil-immersed and thus maintenance-free – no grease nipples.

• Tine carrier and shaft are forged from one piece. The shaft diameter is 60 mm: strong as a bear.

Levelling board

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Planierbalken

The levelling board levels the earth flow between the tines and the roller and presses obstacles downwards. With the universal setting tool, the height of the levelling board can be adjusted. Irrespective of the working depth, the height of the levelling board is maintained as the levelling board is guided parallel to the roller. Where larger obstacles prevail, the integrated overload safety enables the levelling board to give way in an upward direction.

If desired the levelling board can optionally be omitted.

Side plates

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Seitenbleche

The newly-developed side plates are sprung loaded. Thanks to their suspension, the side plates can be adjusted via a slotted hole and, when worn, be simply exchanged. The universal setting tool supplied as standard is all that is necessary for the adjustment.

Wide roller programme – Decide for yourself

The most important task of a roller is reconsolidation. Due to the many possible challenges (seed/soil conditions/lifting power of the tractor) a large variety of different rollers is therefore available. So, the right roller can be chosen for any seed and for any soil type. As the harrow-mounted seed drill rests directly on the roller, the total weight is safely carried and thus the optimum performance is ensured.

Large diameter

Big diameter rollers carry better as the weight rests on a larger contact surface area. In addition, rollers with a larger diameter run significantly smoother than rollers with a smaller diameter. AMAZONE rollers therefore tend to be of a larger diameter: 500 mm to 600 mm. These advantages become obvious especially at higher sowing speeds and yet an exact seed placement.

Enclosed roller

Keilringwalze

In general: on loose and light soils solid rollers carry better than open rollers. In addition, solid rollers tend to less blockage. Exactly for this reason on the wedge ring and Matrix wedge ring rollers, the rubber rings are fitted to an enclosed tube. When the rings sink into the loose soil, the tube carries the weight across the entire length.
There is no chance of sticking, clogging or blocking up.

Reconsolidation in strips

Due to the reconsolidation in strips, it is possible to create optimum soil conditions which match to the current weather conditions and thus ensures the precondition for quick and even plant growth. This means that reconsolidation in strips is an insurance for timely cultivation. In addition, homogeneous and well reconsolidated strips without a cleat imprint are left. In comparison to rollers with an all-over profile, this is a decisive advantage which, above all, has an effect on the smooth running of the sowing coulters.

Sowing insurance!

Die Säversicherung!

1. In severe drought – principle of a water pump: The re-consolidated strips provide soil contact directly in the seed furrow. In this way, capillary water reaches the seedling even in dry weather. The re-consolidation in strips ensures that your soil works as a water pump.

2. In much wetness – principle of drainage: The loose soil absorbs any rain well and stores it. Rain from heavy downpours simply soaks into the unrolled, loose areas and so soil erosion is prevented. In this case, your soil works like a drain. Even at heavy, wet soils there is enough loose soil available between the rows to cover the seed with loose soil.

3. Gaseous exchange – the lungs principle: The loose soil also enables gases to be exchanged, so that the roots can breathe.

PW tooth packer roller/600 mm

Zahnpackerwalze PW/600 mm

The PW tooth packer roller features a good self-driving effect and, with its leading teeth, it performs a good reconsolidation all across the whole surface.
Due to its performance, the tooth packer roller is universally usable.

+ Consolidation is fully over the entire soil surface
+ Runs blockage-free on sticky soils and where there is a lot of straw
+ Scrapers fitted as standard are wear-resistant thanks to a hard metal coating (3 to 5 times longer service life in comparison to non-coated scrapers)
+ Low set scrapers ensure a smooth surface even in wet soil conditions

TRW trapezium roller/500 mm/600 mm

Trapezringwalze TRW/500 mm/600 mm

With its trapezium rings, the TRW trapezium roller provides a reconsolidation in strips. Due to its good carrying ability, the trapezium rings on light soils are prevented from sinking in too deep.

+ Good carrying ability
+ Reconsolidation in strips
+ Sufficient fine earth
+ As standard with hard metal coated, wear resistant scrapers

Wedge ring roller KW/520 mm/580 mm

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The KW wedge ring roller benefits from a wide range of applications. Due to its design, the strip-wise reconsolidation is ensured in virtually all soils and under any conditions.
There is no chance of sticking, clogging or blocking up!

+ Universal for all soils and conditions
+ Reconsolidation in strips
+ Even in heavy soils, sufficient loose earth is available for the optimum seed coverage
+ Very well suited to any weather, no matter whether moist or dry
+ Smooth coulter travel due to the pre-formed seed furrow

KWM wedge ring roller with Matrix tyre profile/600 mm

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The KWM wedge ring roller, with its Matrix tyre profile, features an especially good self-driving ability and, with its Matrix tyre profile, the roller produces more fine soil for the seedbed.

+ Reconsolidation in strips
+ Matrix tyre profile for improved self-drive ability
+ Improved crumbling even under tough conditions
+ Smooth coulter travel due to the pre-formed seed furrow
+ Very well suited to any weather, no matter whether moist or dry

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.