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Centaya pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill

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The top benefits: Centaya pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill

Pneumatische Aufbausämaschine Centaya

+ Large, central and compact seed hopper with 1,600 l or 2,000 l hopper capacity – for higher work rates
+ Comfortable setting and calibration centrally from the left hand side of the machine via the SmartCenter; calibration at the touch of a button
+ The electric metering drive provides precise metering and easy calibration
+ 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 and mountable with the latest KX/KG 01 soil tillage generation
+ Central setting of the sowing depth on the TwinTeC double disc coulters
+ Wear-resistant and self-cleaning Control 10 depth guidance discs or Control 25 depth guidance rollers for setting the sowing depth on the RoTeC pro single disc coulters
+ Optional, comfortable and stepless coulter pressure adjustment from the tractor cab with easily-visible scales
+ Operation is possible via the AMAZONE AmaDrill 2 seed drill operator terminal or via an ISOBUS compatible terminal

The seed hopper

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Der Saatgutbehälter

As a choice, the Centaya Super can be specified with either a 1,600 l or with a 2,000 l seed hopper. Via the steps and loading board, the hopper, which is made from plastic, can be easily accessed from the left hand side of the machine. The hopper is positioned well forward thus keeping the centre of gravity near to the tractor and, thanks to its deep hopper tip and steep hopper walls, the seed is consistently delivered to the metering system. Additionally, this design means that only small residual amounts are left in the hopper.

The benefits:
• Large seed hopper with spacious hopper opening
• Optimum machine centre of gravity
• Convenient access, ideal also for filling with sacks or via a front end loader bucket
• The roll-over cover closes the hopper opening clean and tight. When the cover is opened up it rolls back taking up little space.

Comfortable filling

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Bequemes Befüllen

An especially-wide loading board, accessible via folding rear steps, simplifies the filling of the seed drill. The very spacious 2.43 x 0.91 m hopper opening enables a quick and convenient filling procedure, not just from big bags, front end loaders, but also via sacks.

When filling from small sacks, the hopper protection sieves can be used both as a rest for the sacks while being opened as well as being used for additional seed sacks which can be left unopened and transported to the field.

Depending on seed and seed rate, the low level sensor can be height adjusted to suit so that the driver, at the desired residue level, receives a signal via the terminal.

SmartCenter

With SmartCenter AMAZONE offers a very simple and clear layout of the most important adjustments. The grain Placement depth and the coulter pressure are independently adjusted in the SmartCenter at the left hand side. Thanks to the universal operating tool the adjustments are quickly and simply done.

The calibration concept

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Das Kalibrierkonzept

Convenient calibration via the SmartCenter on the left hand side of the drill thanks to the calibration button or, as an option, using the TwinTerminal 3.0. For this, the tray for the calibration is placed directly underneath the metering unit. Subsequently the calibration tray can be removed comfortably via the SmartCenter. Thanks to the intelligent integration of this function, the calibration tray can be removed only when the metering flap has been closed via the remote linkage.

During the calibration procedure, the seed is delivered safely and cleanly into the calibration tray. Also decanting into the supplied folding bucket is done quickly, easily and comfortably. After calibration the calibration tray is simply, with its opening facing downwards, stored in the park position.

With the standard digital balance, the calibrated quantity can be weighed reliably and accurately. Additional storage space in the SmartCenter provides sufficient room for the folding bucket and the digital balance.

System Airstar: reliable metering drive – Simple adjustment and comfortable calibration

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, System Airstar: Sicherer Dosierantrieb

(1) ElectricDrive electric metering drive:
The electric metering drive is regulated via any ISOBUS terminal. The calibration, in conjunction with the electric drive, is very comfortable and offers additional functions, such as, for example, pre-metering of the seed in field corners and the increase and decrease of the seed rate on the move. For detecting the forward speed of the drill several different signal sources are potentially available. In addition to the radar sensor or GPS signal, also the speed signal of the tractor can be utilised. Alternatively, the metering unit, and thus the seed rate, can be controlled fully automatically via application maps.

(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 seed residues, 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 exchanged. 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).

Segmented distributor head with electric half-side shut-off

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Segmentverteilerkopf mit elektrischer Halbseitenschaltung

The segmented distributor head is located behind the seed hopper and directly above the coulters. This arrangement ensures a short conveying time for the seed. The optional electric half-side shut-off helps to reduce any over-sowing on the headland or round the field border and thus saves seed. Via the half-side shut-off, the drill metering can be comfortably controlled via the terminal in wedge shaped fields or on a diagonal headland. Additionally via GPS, the automated switching of half the working width is possible. Either when using the electric half-side shut-off or during a tramline bout, the seed rate is reduced automatically.

The benefits:
+ Electric half-side shut-off
+ Short conveying times for the seed
+ Reduction in overlap saves seed
+ Minimising dust creation inside the seed hopper because no seed is rerouted

 

Variable tramline control

Variable Fahrgassenschaltung

With the aid of the tramline shut-offs, in total up to six seed rows per side can be switched off. The resulting wider tramlines are well-suited for the use of husbandry tractors with tyre widths up to 1,050 mm at a row spacing of 15 cm and 875 mm at a row spacing of 12.5 cm. In this way, AMAZONE takes into account the demands due to wider and wider husbandry tractor tyres. Whilst shut off when tramlining, the seed rate is automatically reduced.

RoTeC pro coulter: The universally-usable single disc coulter

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Goes right up to the limit of practical operation and placement:
The RoTeC pro single disc coulter shows its strengths, especially on cohesive soils, no matter whether early or late in the year. Thanks to the depth guidance directly on the sowing disc, the coulter depth guidance and the reconsolidation via the harrow are completely decoupled from each other. The depth guidance disc and the depth guidance roller achieve in addition an excellent self-cleaning of the coulter. Thanks to these two benefits, a very flexible and precise application in virtually all weather conditions is possible.

The slender design of concave disc, furrow former and cleaning disc ensures a good passage of harvest residues and soil even on narrow row spacings.

The benefits:
• Coulter discs made from high grade Boron steel for an even more prolonged service life
• Wear-resistant and self-cleaning Control 10 depth guidance discs and Control 25 depth guidance rollers for the exact adjustment of the placement depth
• Decoupling coulter guidance and reconsolidation for a smoother coulter run and a universal response to the weather conditions

Sowing disc

Säscheibe

The sowing disc is made from highly wear-resistant Boron steel and features a diameter of 400 mm. Thanks to the robust design, the wear is reduced to a minimum. Due to the large diameter of the sowing disc, the coulter runs very smoothly resulting in an excellent placement accuracy of the coulter system.

Coulter pressure adjustment

Cirrus 03. bis zu 55 kg Schardruck

The coulter pressure is infinitely-variable with the adjustment being carried out hydraulically from the tractor cab and this serves to maintain an easy matching of the sowing depth and allows the quick adaptation to the prevailing soil conditions. RoTeC pro coulters can be operated with a coulter pressure of up to 55 kg.  Here the coulter pressure is applied 100 % to the sowing disc though.

Furrow former

With the aid of the furrow former, the seed furrow is kept cleared out ensuring an optimum soil contact for the seed. Due to its flexible mounting, the furrow former rids itself of earth and trapped harvest residues. The hard metal coating of the furrow former also ensures a long service life.

Depth guidance

One of the unbeatable benefits of the RoTeC pro single disc coulter is the splitting of the sowing depth and the reconsolidation. In this way, when a stone is passed, the coulter is raised just once. Furthermore, the coulter and roller pressure can be adjusted independently to each other so that, under dry conditions then less coulter pressure and more roller pressure can be applied. Whereas under moist conditions, however, more coulter pressure and less roller pressure is the better solution.

This very even and exactly-controlled coulter guidance of the RoTeC pro single disc coulter is ensured by the Control 10 depth guidance disc with its 10 mm contact area or the Control 25 depth guidance roller with its 25 mm contact area which are mounted directly on the coulter. The plastic discs, fixed on the coulter, keep the placement zone behind the furrow former clear from blockages and ensure an accurate seed placement. The basic adjustment of the sowing depth range is done without tools and in 4 steps directly on the coulter.

TwinTeC coulter: The high-output double disc coulter

TwinTeC-Schar - das leistungsfähige Doppelscheibenschar

Clean and precise seed placement:
When equipped with the highly-efficient TwinTeC coulter, AMAZONE offers a precise and robust double disc coulter for this harrow-mounted seed drill. The new double disc system is in addition to the proven RoTeC pro single disc coulter.

The TwinTeC coulter system ensures a clean seed placement. With a coulter pressure of up to 60 kg/coulter, the coulter travels very smoothly through the soil and precisely places the seed at the optimum depth.

Proven and reliable:
And thanks to the way that the coulters are mounted onto the contour-following coulter rail, central adjustment of the coulter pressure is possible. Since the sowing depth is maintained by means of the depth guidance rollers, the sowing depth of all the coulters can be adjusted centrally from 0 to 6 cm independently of the coulter pressure. From choice, a row spacing of either 12.5 cm or 15 cm is available.

The TwinTeC double disc coulter is completely maintenance-free and thus fulfils highest demands.

Depth guidance

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Tiefenführung

Behind every TwinTeC coulter, a parallel-guided depth guidance roller provides the exact depth control so that the sowing depth of every individual TwinTeC coulter is maintained. Thanks to the large coulter clearance of 195 mm and the connection to the depth guidance roller via the top guided roller carrier, sufficient space remains so that blockage-free operation is maintained. Due to the sowing discs’ low angle of attack of 10°, a superb passage of material is ensured even at high forward speeds and in copious amounts of crop residues. The optionally available scraper system for the depth guidance roller provides a reliable sowing depth – even under moist and sticky conditions.

Scrapers

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Abstreifer

Inner scrapers are fitted to the double disc coulters to ensure the smooth coulter travel.
As an option, hard-faced scrapers for very cohesive, loamy soils are available.

Coulter pressure adjustment

Schardruckverstellung

As all the coulters are suspended in a parallelogram guided frame, a central and stepless adjustment of the coulter pressure is possible. It is possible, for instance, in the area behind the tractor wheels, to increase the coulter pressure by another 6 kg using additional tensioning springs.

As an option, hydraulic coulter pressure adjustment is available allowing the comfortable matching of the coulter pressure from the tractor cab. The hydraulic coulter lift enables the coulters to be raised by up to 145 mm. This coulter lift is of great help when working in field corners.

Depth guidance roller

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Tiefenführungsrolle

Two different depth guidance rollers are available from choice: either the Control 50 mm depth guidance roller which has the highest through passage and is ideal for heavy, good carrying-ability soils, whereas the Control 65 mm depth guidance roller offers a higher carrying-ability and  so is better suited to light soil regions.

Exact harrow

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Exaktstriegel

The Exact following harrow can be operated in conjunction with both RoTeC pro coulters and with the TwinTeC coulter system. The 10 mm tines on the Exact following harrow give little wear and provide a good seed coverage.

The Exact following harrow serves for both coverage of the open seed furrows and for levelling. It operates, even where there are large amounts of surface straw, blockage free. 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.

When sowing under less than the optimum conditions, e.g. on moist and heavy soils, the Exact following harrow pays off.

The harrow pressure is adjusted mechanically by pre-tensioning the harrow springs. When equipped with the optional hydraulic harrow pressure adjustment, locating pins predetermine the minimum and maximum settings. So, the harrow pressure and the coulter pressure can be simultaneously matched to changing soils via just one tractor spool valve whilst on the move.

Exact S following harrow

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Exaktstriegel S

The Exact following harrow is also available in the heavier Exact harrow S version. With its 12 mm tine diameter, it offers even more wear area and thus is resistant to the most arduous of operational conditions.

Coulter harrow on the TwinTeC coulter

Aufbausämaschine Centaya, Scharstriegel am TwinTeC-Schar

Each TwinTeC coulter can be equipped as an option with a directly-mounted covering harrow tine. The coulter harrow creates additional loose soil over the furrow. This is particularly of help in heavy soils or in sloping terrain where they can prevent capping as well as the formation of any drainage runs.

Thanks to the sprung harrow brackets, even in undulating ground the depth guidance is carried out without problem. In addition, every harrow can be adjusted as required. To compensate for wear and tear, the harrow can be readjusted in 7 steps down to a length of 150 mm. Also the intensity of the harrow is settable via the repositioning of a pin in three steps (30°, 45° and 60°). Its profile needs less space and less weight and, due to the shorter space needed, sowing can be carried out right into field corners.

Universal setting tool – the tool for every need

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The universal setting tool is the ideal solution that avoids the transportation of and the troublesome searching for of more than one spanner.

Due to its ergonomic shape and the position of all the setting points, any adjustment can be changed instantly.

It is possible to set the following:
• Adjusting the track marker
• Adjusting the coulter pressure
• Setting of the sowing depth (with the TwinTeC coulters)
• Adjusting the pre-emergence markers
• Adjusting the Exact following harrow
• Height adjustment of the levelling board
• Adjusting the side plates
• Opening the protection sieve

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.

Seedbed preparation and sowing – All from a single source!

CombiDisc 3000 mit Centaya 3000 Super

With the pneumatic sowing combination, AMAZONE offers a seed drill that can, thanks to the intelligent QuickLink quick coupling system, combine different soil tillage implements from AMAZONE very easily, quickly and without any tools. In this way, the most appropriate and versatile sowing combination can be put together to cope with the most diverse of soils and applications

Combinations

KG 3001 Super mit Centaya 3000 Super

The Centaya harrow-mounted seed drill can be, from choice, combined with either a KX/KG rotary cultivator or with the CombiDisc mounted compact disc harrow. With various models of roller available, it is possible to specify a complete unit of soil tillage and drill that are perfectly matched to the prevailing soil conditions.

QuickLink quick coupling system – Clever, simple and comfortable!

Schnellkuppelsystem QuickLink

Thanks to the intelligent QuickLink quick coupling system, the drill combination can be very easily separated within a few minutes. So, the soil tillage implement can also be utilised perfectly for solo operation.

Short information: CombiDisc mounted compact disc harrow

The mounted CombiDisc compact disc harrow in its 3 m working width is ideally suited to high forward speeds, especially when sowing with a harrow-mounted seed drill. With working depths of 3 cm to 8 cm, an optimum seedbed is created. The wide roller programme offers for any soil type the most suitable roller for the optimum reconsolidation.

The top benefits: CombiDisc mounted compact disc harrow

CombiDisc

+ Easy to pull with operational speeds of up to 15 km/h
+ Cost effective alternative to the rotary harrow on light soils
+ Short, compact and light design – also suitable for smaller tractors
+ Simple soil tillage from 3 cm to 8 cm working depth for the optimum seedbed preparation
+ Maintenance-free disc bearings with slide seals and life-long lubrication
+ Maintenance-free stone safety protection via rubber sprung buffer blocks
+ Disc suspension in pairs– for optimised contour following and excellent through passage
+ Hydraulic working depth adjustment is available
+ Very easy, quick and tool-less change of the soil tillage implement thanks to the QuickLink quick coupling system

High output

CombiDisc-Scheiben

The 24 serrated discs, each with a diameter of 410 mm, provide an intensive soil tillage. The CombiDisc can operate at working depths of 3 cm to 8 cm. Thanks to its easy pulling, operational speeds up to 15 km/h are possible. Especially on light soil types, the CombiDisc is an efficient and good alternative to the rotary harrow.

Benefits of the CombiDisc discs:
• Very shallow soil tillage with working depths of 3 cm to 8 cm
• Optimised for seedbed preparation

CombiDisc discs – work extremely shallow, extremely easy to pull

CombiDisc im Einsatz

The 410 mm diameter discs of the CombiDisc are the ideal solution for the extremely shallow and intensively mixing soil tillage. Due to the small disc diameter, a high disc revolution speed is achieved ensuring a very good crumbling effect. Especially on light to medium soils, the CombiDisc, in combination with a harrow-mounted seed drill, ensures the optimum seedbed.

QuickLink – quickly combined, flexible in operation

The QuickLink quick coupling system allows the easy separation of the CombiDisc with a few hand clamps so that the mounted compact disc harrow can also be used in solo operation for seedbed preparation. Thanks to the QuickLink quick coupling system, the CombiDisc can be combined both with the conventional Cataya harow-mounted seed drill as well as the Centaya pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill.

No lubrication ever again – thanks to the maintenance-free disc bearings. Proven 1,000,000 times over!

Wartungsfreie Scheibenlagerung

With no need to lubricate the disc bearings, this results in a significantly reduced overall maintenance time. Face seals have been used for decades in road construction equipment where the rollers on the running gear of caterpillar-tracked vehicles have to be effectively sealed and continue to work absolutely reliably under the toughest of operational conditions.

The benefits:
• Maintenance-free disc bearings with slide seals and life-long lubrication
• Maintenance-free stone safety protection via rubber sprung buffer blocks
• Disc suspension in pairs for optimised soil contour following and a very good through passage

Aggressively angled discs for the optimum seedbed preparation

Scheibenaufhaengung

The 2-row disc harrow loosens, crumbles and levels the seedbed prior to the seed placement. The discs of the CombiDisc are aggressively angled, 14° at the front disc row and 12° at the rear disc row. This angle ensures the optimum levelling of the seedbed. In conservation tillage, the straw near the surface is additionally further distributed and mixed. In this case the disc position ensures the smooth transition of the soil-straw mixture from the first to the second disc row and results in a good mixing.

Perfect – for the optimum soil contour following

Bodenkonturanpassung

Thanks to the disc suspension in pairs via elastic rubber sprung elements on the frame, the each double set of discs are able to follow the ground contours individually. In this way, a very consistent, shallow soil tillage can be carried out even with undulations in the soil surface. The suspension of the discs at the same time allows the optimum through passage of large amounts of organic matter.

Safe and absolutely maintenance-free!

Bodenanpassung

The elastic rubber sprung elements suspending the discs not only serve as an optimum matching to the ground contours but also act as an overload safety device for the individual pairs of discs. The oversized rubber buffers are maintenance-free and are characterised by a large spring deflection providing safety even where large stones prevail.

Practically orientated down to the last detail:
• Contour following of the individual disc segments and with built-in overload and stone protection

Adjustable wheel track and side discs

Einstellbare Spur- und Randscheiben

The CombiDisc features wheel track and side discs that are individually adjustable in their height to ensure an optimum cultivation and a consistent seedbed even in the tractor tracks and at the outer edges.

Mechanical depth adjustment

Amazone, Mechanische Säkombination Cataya, Tiefenverstellung

Via the mechanical depth adjustment, the Combi Disc is very fast and easy to adjust to suit the conditions. With the mounted compact disc harrow you only need to operate as deep as necessary – thus saving fuel.

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 are therefore 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 block less. Exactly for this reason on the wedge ring and Matrix wedge ring rollers, the rubber rings are fitted to a 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

Keilringwalze KW/520 mm/580 mm

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

The top benefits: KX/KG rotary cultivator

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+ Comfortable adjustment via the universal setting tool
+ Easy setting of the levelling board – thanks to the guidance via the roller, no readjustment for the working depth 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 – ideal for extreme 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 right choice for any soil type

The KX and KG rotary cultivators, in working widths of 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m, are ideally suited for solo operation or in combination with a harrow-mounted seed drill for sowing. If equipped with the most suitable roller, the ideal reconsolidation is achieved.

Rotary cultivators from AMAZONE – The all-rounder for seedbed preparation

KG 3001 Super mit Spuranreisser und Keilringwalze

Always the right choice:
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 pack-top mounted seed drill, they are, for many farms, the ideal system solution.

Staggered tine layout guarantees smooth running

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The tines on AMAZONE 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.

The “extreme” stone test track

Steinteststrecke

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: Quality within the system

Long Life Drive

Long-Life-Drive is the optimised drive system for all AMAZONE 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 – there are 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) Highly-hardened spur gears with large teeth contact area
(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) Tine carrier and shaft forged from one piece with large shaft Diameter, KG and K 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

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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

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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 KX and KG

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The large frame depth, the completely smooth trough bottom without bearing 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. An excellent seedbed structure is achieved that promotes the optimum field emergence of the young plants.

Incorporation effect

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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.

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

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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, in 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m working widths, is equipped with a high capacity gearbox for tractor horsepowers 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

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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

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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

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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.

Mechanical depth adjustment rotary cultivators

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The parallel guidance of the roller and the levelling board allows the very easy and independent setting of the working depth. By the simple repositioning of the eccentric pin, the working depth can be conveniently matched to the field and operational conditions.