Seed Drill of the Year 2017 SIMA Show

Cataya

The trend latterly when it comes to drill combinations has been very much in favour of pneumatic metering systems. Larger hopper capacities and the introduction of electrically-driven metering systems with push-button calibration and automatic GPS-based headland shut-off systems have been the main driving factors. However, the simplicity of a conventional seed drill with its lack of fan and improved rearward visibility still holds some appeal to many end-users. The new 3 metre working width Cataya conventional drill combination goes a long way to bridging the gap between the two systems with its new 1270 litre seed hopper that sports an extremely favourable centre of gravity to keep the tractor lift capacity requirement at a minimum. Filling is quick and easy with the wide hopper opening and a lid profile that is designed to prevent spills.

Precis metering system
The new peg wheel metering system is easy to switch between fine seeds and cereals at just the quick push of a slide. The seed shaft is driven electrically to give infinite variation of the seed rate from the tractor seat and push button calibration. The seed shaft can be specified to drive singly or in two halves and thus offers either full width automatic GPS-based headland shut-off or half-side, 1.5 metre ‘boom sections’ on the headland depending on the degree of accuracy desired.

SmartCenter convenience
The seed set-up, calibration and seed emptying functions are all controlled from a centralised operator station found to the left hand side of the drill in easy reach of the tractor cab. The electric metering system can be operated through the ISOBUS terminal in the cab or via the optional TwinTerminal 3.0 down on the drill. The TwinTerminal means that all the drill set-up can be done at ground level negating the need to trot backwards and forwards in and out of the cab during calibration. The flick over to calibration and the positioning of the trays is all handy from this one side. The ISOBUS machine ECU comes as standard with TaskController TC-BAS, TC-GEO and TC-SC for full documentation transfer and Section Control as well as supporting all AUX-N functions for tractor joystick operation. The drill can be controlled either by one of the AMAZONE ISOBUS terminals or via a third-party controller.

Universal setting tool
The theme of centralised control is taken beyond the SmartCenter and duplicated across all of the machine settings as well. The universal setting tool, which is hung on the drill, can be used to set seed placement depth, levelling board height, power harrow side plates, markers, following harrow, etc.; all of which can be done without the need for multiple spanners, now that’s convenient.

New soil-tillage models up front
The Cataya seed drills are mounted onto the redesigned Series 1 power harrows and rotary cultivators which feature new easy-adjust side plates, parallelogram guided depth control for the tine depth and a roller mounted levelling board. A new range of wheel track eradicator tines are also now available. Seed placement accuracy is aided by the choice of packer roller behind the power harrow with the existing 580 mm wedge ring roller and 600mm steel packer rollers being joined by new 500 or 600 mm trapezium profile rollers as well as the 600 mm Matrix tyre profile wedge ring roller already seen on the Catros compact disc harrows.

TwinTeC double disc coulters
The seed is placed into the area of consolidated soil created by the roller choice by either the well-known RoTeC Control coulters or the all-new TwinTeC double disc coulter. The new TwinTeC coulter features a pair of 340mm diameter Boron steel discs running at an angle of 10° which creates the perfect furrow for the seed to be fed down into via the interchangeable seed guidance system with moveable guide extension. This guidance system ensures that the seed is embedded into the bottom of the furrow without any  influence from the rotating discs. Seed coverage and depth control is then provided by the depth guidance roller behind; this roller is available in 50 or 65 mm widths depending on soil type. The coulter pressure can be infinitely-variably adjusted up to 60 kg/coulter and the Cataya is available in row spacings of either 12.5cm or 15cm depending on choice.

Stand 2 is where you can find the new Cataya at Cereals 2017.

See the new Pantera 4504 at Cereals

Cereals will see the public unveiling of the new Pantera 4504 self-propelled sprayer which is designed to set new standards in precision plant protection application and ease of operation This new generation, the Pantera 4504, focuses on increased work rates and reducing the work load on the driver. The new in-house operating system, modified spray agent liquid circuit and changes to the operator station offer significant added value.

AMAZONE's virtual presence at Cereals-LIVE 2020

With Cereals 2020 unable to be held due to the Covid-19 crisis, then AMAZONE is making its presence felt in the virtual world. With new drills, cultivators and updates to spreaders and sprayers planned to be shown at Chrishall Grange in June, then details of these we will try and bring you on-line instead.

A warm welcome awaits at Agritechnica 2019

Amongst over 60 pieces of machinery or systems on the Stand, Agritechnica 2019 next week sees the launch of 30 innovations including the 3 Silver medal, award-winning innovations: AmaSense Weather, AmaSelect Row and the EasyMix App for blended fertilisers.

The new-look Cereals 2019 is on track for Boothby Graffoe, Lincs

Cereals 2019 sees further expansion of the Cirrus trailed seeder range. Designated the Cirrus 03-2CC Double-Shoot, these hydraulic folding 4 & 6 metre trailed drills now feature a second distribution head and coulter system that can be used for either sowing a second seed type or applying fertiliser directly into the seedbed without coming into direct seed contact.

Register for AMATECHNICA 2019

Visit the Amatechnica2019 page to find out more about what's happening at our Technical Field day on May 22nd at Orchard Farm, Amazone's Training, Education & Research Centre at Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3NW.

IOG Saltex sees the launch of the PH1500 SmartLine

This year's Show sees the launch of the all-new Profihopper PH1500. Based loosely on the concept of its kid sister, the PH1250 SmartLine the PH1500 is bigger and bolder with a new engine management and drive concept designed to keep fuel economy and noise levels to an absolute minimum.

Hektor to makes its debut at Cereals 2018

Amazone will also now use Cereals 2018 to showcase a new range of semi-mounted reversible ploughs. Designated the Hektor, the new plough range is available in 6 to 8 furrows and for tractors up to 350 HP/257 KW. The option of a 6+1 or 7+1 beam can also be specified for added flexibility.

Cereals 2018 returns to Chrishall Grange, Duxford

With having both the Sprays & Sprayers ring and static stands, it makes Cereals 2018 the ideal venue to show off some Amazing new kit that will be both working and on Stand S705, which is alongside the main ring. This new kit includes new drills, drill combis, trailed and mounted sprayers, spreaders, ploughs ..... the list goes on and on, plus an exciting new product which is still under wraps and in-waiting for the big day!

LAMMA 2018 hosts the launch of the UF2002

After its introduction to the farming world at Agritechnica last month, the new UF 2002 mounted sprayer will debut to British farmers on January 17th - 18th at LAMMA 2018 in Peterborough.
The trend towards increasing tank sizes for minimising refill times, and wider booms to improve work rates, has led to a complete new design for the model.

The new Avant grain and fert front tank to make its debut at AgriScot

6000-2C Grain & Fert front tank-based, power harrow seed drill combination has proved to be a huge success. The new four-way split tank is carried, out-front, on the well-known steering tyre packer system off the FPS 204 and so provides complete consolidation over the full width of the tractor thus increasing output and reducing ground pressure.

This year's IOG Saltex sees the release of the new E+S Hydro salt spreaders

AMAZONE Groundcare will take the opportunity to show off its new hydraulically-driven, speed-related sand and salt spreader, the E+S 01 series at IOG Saltex in the NEC from November 1st – 2nd 2017.
Exhibiting their full range of turfcare and amenity equipment for mowing, seeding and top dressing, AMAZONE Groundcare can be found this year at Saltex on Stand H055 (which is in Hall 8 on the way through from Hall 7), so come along and talk to the specialists in green...

3C Demo Tour 2017

It doesn’t matter how impressive that new bit of kit looks when it’s polished and sitting on a Cereals or LAMMA Show stand, there is nothing quite like seeing it in the flesh out in the field where it belongs, doing what it does best - working . So 8 tractors – and 8 machines - are out on tour around the country this summer doing just that and they are coming to a field near you on:

Cataya comes to Cereals 2017

The trend latterly when it comes to drill combinations has been very much in favour of pneumatic metering systems. Larger hopper capacities and the introduction of electrically-driven metering systems with push-button calibration and automatic GPS-based headland shut-off systems have been the main driving factors. However, the simplicity of a conventional seed drill with its lack of fan and improved rearward visibility still holds some appeal to many end-users. The new 3...

SIMA 2017

Officially on Stands B 035 and C 032, but basically across a big chunk of Hall 5A, Amazone will be using this year’s SIMA Show in Paris to showcase a host of new products and innovations and so, to help you get to grips with the new technology on offer, Amazone Ltd staff will be present on the stand from Sunday through to Tuesday evening.

Tillage-Live 2016 comes to the Midlands

Amazone will use this year’s Tillage-Live event at Monks Kirby, Lutterworth to get a ruck of new kit dirty. There will be a mixture of brand-new drilling, cultivation and spraying equipment working in the field for the first time in public.

National Show season continues down at Builth Wells

Hot on the heels of the Royal Highland comes the Royal Welsh Show starting on Monday July 18th and running through until Thursday July 21st. So although Big Pete and the Grim Reaper Truck Show will be appearing alongside the Ukrainian Cossacks in the Grandstand ring, the main star of the show will be, of course, Amazone!

National show bandwagon rolls on up to Ingliston

With never a dull day in the agricultural show calendar, Ingliston Showground in Edinburgh hosts the next round with the Royal Highland Show opening its doors to the public on Thursday 23rd June this year. Running for four days until the Sunday, the show retains its strong agricultural feel and machinery manufacturers from across the globe support the RHASS with Amazone Ltd being no exception.

Clock ticks down to national Self-Propelled Sprayer Demo day

From an idea mooted within the industry the date of first national Self-Propelled Demo day draws nearer. Running between 10 am and 4 pm, the day will see 14 different self-propelled sprayers gathered together at Bramcote Hall Farm, Warton, Staffordshire, B79 0HH.

Tillage-Live 2015 returns to the North-East

After a year or two’s absence down South, the national cultivations event, Tillage-Live will be back in the North-East this year courtesy of Croft Farms, Croft-on-Tees, Darlington.
With a constant stream of new cultivation kit coming out of the Amazone stable, this year’s event will see yet another launch with the first public working demonstration of the new 5.0 metre Certos 5001-2TX heavy compact disc harrow. Shown as a static machine on the stand at Cereals 2105...

New generation ED launched at Grassland UK

After more than 25 years of the ED success story, Grassland UK will see the launch of the third generation of the ED precision seeder. The new ED includes numerous innovations; from the drive to the singling system and fertiliser metering via the electronics up to the design. The proven system of vacuum singling has been adopted from the previous generation.

Cereals 2015 looms large

Amazone will use Cereals 2015 at Boothby Graffoe as the launch pad for some major new bits of kit in June. The new products on show will encompass the worlds of fertilisation, drilling and soil tillage.

Precision Farming 2015

This year’s Precision Farming Event, which takes place on March 4th , will be held this time at Newark Show-ground. With a wide ranging seminar programme on a variety of topics from UAV’s to the use of robotics in the dairy industry, the day gives you the chance to catch up on what the experts are saying as well as to find out what’s new in the world of precision farming equipment.

On Stand 10, Amazone will be showing off the latest in-cab terminals and software...

LAMMA 2015

With two stands at LAMMA 2015, Amazone will exhibit both Groundcare as well as agricultural machinery at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.
Inside in the warm, the Amazone Groundcare Stand, to be found in Hall 5, Stand 501, will feature all the 2105 upgrades to the Groundkeeper and Profihopper SmartCut ranges: