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Cereals 2015 plays major role in AMAZONE new products launch

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.

Certos heavy compact disc harrow
Changing rotations, with cover and catch crops now becoming more prevalent as well as maize stubbles leftover from AD plants, means that there is an increasing demand to incorporate higher levels of organic matter at a relatively shallow depth. The need still exists to minimise any deep-down disturbance that may end up promoting grass weed problems and the new Certos heavy compact disc harrow, available in working widths of 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 metres, comes into the range alongside the existing Catros and the Catros+ compact disc harrows which are designed with shallower work in mind. The Certos, with its 660 mm diameter scalloped discs, staggered with an offset of 350mm, offers an angle of attack of 22° in the first row and 17° in the second to ensure a very aggressive operation, an intensive mixing and a good penetration force into the soil. In this way, even on soils with plenty of surface organic matter, an intensive mixing operation is possible.

The proven-Catros system of maintenance-free disc bearings, oil filled with integrated slide seals is also used on the Certos but here, however, the dimensions of the bearings, with an outer diameter 130 mm, are almost twice as big as those on the Catros.

The integrated centre running gear, equipped with 550/45-22.5 or 400/60-22.5 tyres ensures an excellent manoeuvrability of the machine, both in the field and on the road. The position of the running gear guarantees good weight distribution and allows the use of any of AMAZONE’s following rollers – this means the most suitable roller depending on the soil conditions can be utilised. When equipped with an air braking system, it is approved for speeds of up to 40 km/h allowing for quick road transport. The drawbar is sprung-loaded for increased driver comfort whilst in work and travel.

Depth control is carried out via a combination of the rear consolidation roller and the front guide wheels and is adjusted hydraulically, on the move, from the tractor seat. An optional Crushboard can run in front of the discs to level ploughing ahead of the cultivation discs.

Fitted to the 5.0 metre Certos 5001-2TX model which will be on show at Cereals will be the new Matrix 650 KW M wedge ring roller with its ultra-large diameter cleated rubber rings that offer a high degree of targeted consolidation and crumbling as well an improved self-driving ability to help reduce the level of horsepower needed in the field.

The GreenDrill 500 catch crop seeder box will also feature strongly on the Certos as the machine is ideal for sowing intermediate crops following the combine for encouraging blackgrass germination pre-autumn drilling as well as helping with ‘greening’ options for cover crops through to the spring.

Hi-tech ZA-V fertiliser spreader now comes of age
The proven Amazone ZA twin-disc spreading principle, which has been in existence since the late 1950’s, revolutionised the world of spreading with the majority of spreaders on the market now still utilising Heinz Dreyer’s original concept. 750,000 Amazone spreaders on, the new ZA-V spreader maintains those traditions and comes into the fertiliser spreader range beneath the flagship ZA-TS models. The deep-drawn 700 litre seam-free base hopper and Super and Ultra frame options are brought over from the ZA-TS but the V-Spreading system utilises a new simpler aperture, agitation and disc system.
With spreading speeds and working widths increasing, the need to maintain reasonable application rates at high travelling speeds is now paramount. The new aperture is designed for outputs of up to 6.4 kg/sec which is ample for working widths of up to 36 metres and forward speeds of up to 30 km/h in the field. The slow-running, centrally driven agitator shaft can give way when under intense load, preventing damage to the fertiliser, for instance when running around with the shutters switched off. The tear-drop shape of the aperture is designed to handle the fertiliser tightly onto the centre of the spreading discs reducing both fertiliser shatter and any influence of spread rate on spread pattern – avoiding what is known in the trade as ‘quantity-effect’. Spreading widths vary from 10 m through to 36 m using a choice of V-Set 1, V-Set 2 or V-Set 3 discs depending on tramline width. The wider two sets of discs come with hard-face blades for an increased spreading life as standard.

The hopper options are 1700 l & 2000 l in narrow widths and 2200 l, 2700 l and 3200 l through to 4200 litres in wide widths with either an additional 600 or 800 litre extension available where payload allows. The two frame weights offer payloads of 3200 kg or 4500 kg on the Super and Ultra frames respectively. The new roll-over hopper cover can be either manually or hydraulically actuated from choice.

When it comes to considering the operating systems, the ZA-V Control offers a simple speed-related spread rate adjustment via the new AMASPREAD+ in-cab terminal. Weigh-cells are an option on the Tronic model and where communication is via ISOBUS utilising one of AMAZONE’s ISOBUS controllers, such as AMATRON 3, CCI 100 or Amapad, or via a third party ISOBUS terminal which maybe already fitted in the tractor.

Headland spread is via the new Limiter V+ which, with its three layers of lamella flights, can be adjusted electrically for height from the seat on the move to fine-tune the distance and thickness of throw to the hedge. The in-cab box has three memories for the Limiter so that a choice of side spreading for maximum yield down to a water-course setting for avoiding fertiliser loss in rivers and streams can be selected at will from the cab. The ZA-V is driven mechanically via the PTO shaft and yet still offers 8 fold part-width section control either manually or automatically via GPS-Switch. Automating the sectional shut-off makes for savings of 3-5% of your total fertiliser bill per annum and so ensuring the machine pays for itself and even more during its working life.

The new multi-talented AD-P Special power harrow/drill combination
The power harrow drill market is still an important method of establishing cereal crops in Britain and can be used in either a plough-based or min-till scenario. The degree of sophistication, as with all new kit, demanded of a combination is also increasing. Automatic headland shut-off, variable rate seeding, push button in-cab calibration are all must-haves these days.

The new AD-P Special combination drill, in 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 metre working widths, brings over the new metering system, air venturi and fan from the now well-established Cirrus trailed drills. The new blower fan runs much quieter and requires a fraction of the oil needed from the out-going model. The sealed venturi system conveys the seed from the metering roller to the coulter without air loss and even the entry-level AD-P Special is equipped with electric metering drive as standard. Speed source is either via radar, guide wheel, GPS or tractor source and is controlled by a choice of AMADRILL+ or AMATRON 3 depending on circumstances; calibration on either can be done at the press of a button in the cab. On the AMATRON 3, the new Comfort-Pack TwinTerminal 3.0 is available which offers a secondary terminal down at the metering roller so that all the calibration procedure can be done from ground-level. TwinTerminal 3.0 is held magnetically to the hopper and can be placed away in a safe position once the calibration procedure is finished.

Hopper sizes are 850 litres or 1250 litres with an optional extension to 1100 or 1500 litres respectively, a new roll-over cover seals the hopper contents from dust and wet. The low, wide tanks are ideal for filling from big bags and offer easy access for cleaning. The new loading board and steps ensure more safety and convenience for the operator.

The new tramlining system now offers a choice of up to 5 coulters blocked off each side for the best use of any tyre equipment on the crop husbandry tractors following on. Seed pipe monitoring is available for all rows if required and the system senses not just a blockage but a change in the average seed rate and thus monitors the output of the whole drill as well as individual rows. Tramline rows are identified automatically.

The new RoTeC Control coulter system has been reworked to provide a new bearing pivot system to prevent the side-forces on the coulter disc trying to pair rows up at the higher forward speeds. This system again is taken from the well-proven Cirrus 03. Row spacing remains as a choice of either 12.5 cm or 16.6 cm on both the WS suffolk and the RoTeC disc coulter; the new hydraulic coulter pressure can be used to automatically increase seed rate when the extra coulter pressure is applied – ideal for areas of the field where heavier soil types dictate the need for a few more seeds/m2.

The all-new Roller harrow can now contour follow in extremes of soil conditions over a range of +/- 100mm for optimum seed/soil contact and offers better reconsolidation. In wet conditions the press rollers can be easily swung out of the way leaving the drag tine harrow only for seed coverage.

LED lighting for the working area is also an option for the new AD-P Special

Also, in the Sprays & Sprayers ring will be a 36m Pantera 4502 self-propelled as well as the UX4200 Super also in 36m and a 24m UF 1801 & FT 1001.

Please feel free to come and visit us on Stand 4 and talk to the harvest to harvest specialists. A warm welcome awaits you there.

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: