ConTeC pro tine coulters for a long service life
Also on the Condor, AMAZONE relies on an individually depth guided tine coulter. When opening the seed furrow, the narrow ConTeC pro coulter moves little soil, so that the valuable soil moisture remains in the soil, however it provides sufficient fine soil to ensure the optimum seed/soil contact. Straw is safely cleared from the seed furrow, preventing the “hairpinning-effect” which is the pressing of straw by the coulter into the sowing slit. Two coulter tips are available for the ConTeC pro coulter system. For most soils the coulter tip with a 68° angle of attack ensures the best penetration into the soil and thus placement depth is well maintained. Under very hard conditions, the coulter tip with the shallower 50° angle of attack, which gives an increased penetration into the soil, is utilised. The coulter tips are equipped with a hard metal layer, ensuring a long service lift, even under the most arduous of conditions. The innovative “ConTeC pro” coulter is characterised by its accurate following of the ground undulations due to the following packer wheel. As well as the correct depth control, this provides reconsolidation, which is so important in dry regions in order to achieve optimum contact between seed and soil. For the flexible operation in any soil conditions four versions of packer wheel are available for the Condor. On each half of the seed drill, each coulter row is provided with its own hydraulic ram, which twists the coulter bar applying pressure to the coulters. In this way a coulter pressure of 120 kg is achieved at the tine tip.