SwingStop – for reducing the horizontal boom movement


In order to tailor the horizontal boom ride to the growing demands, e.g. wider working widths and higher forward speeds, AMAZONE offers the SwingStop active boom tip movement prevention as an option for the ContourControl boom guidance system. By external influences, such as ground undulations, driving round bends, acceleration and deceleration and increasing operating speeds the boom is put under extraordinary strain in the horizontal direction. This may result in the boom ends swinging back and forth and thus negatively affecting the lateral distribution at the outer ends of the booms. 

As horizontal movement occurs more at the boom ends, this effect is increased enormously by wider boom widths. To reduce this horizontal tip swing effect, SwingStop measures, via acceleration sensors, the resulting acceleration at the boom ends. The two actively operating hydraulic rams in the boom suspension compensate live for these swing movements and in this way provide a very smooth horizontal boom ride.

  1. 6 ultrasound sensors for ContourControl
  2. Direction of travel
  3. 2 acceleration sensors for SwingStop
  4. SwingStop ram

The benefits:

  • Optimum longitudinal distribution
  • Reduction in the horizontal boom movement for an extremely steady boom ride
  • A system which operates very quickly and precisely, even at high working speeds
  • Highest performance and outstanding precision

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