12 Sep 2023
ContourControl boom guidance for UF 02 mounted sprayers
Maximum precision and output for mounted sprayers
As an alternative to DistanceControl automatic boom guidance, AMAZONE now also offers the automatic active boom guidance system, ContourControl, for the UF 1602 and 2002 on boom widths from 27 m.
The ContourControl active boom guidance guarantees precise application at high forward speeds for maximum work rates and yet exact, close distances to the target surface and so resulting in less drift. This is an important component in precise, efficient and environmentally-friendly crop protection, even on small to medium-sized farms.
The AMAZONE ContourControl active boom guidance is a ground-breaking fully automatic hydraulic boom guidance system which now can also be used on mounted sprayers. The boom tilt is controlled by a hydraulic cylinder which is pre-pressurised on both sides. Rapidly switching hydraulic valves bring the boom to the desired position. This actively reduces any of the various effects caused by uneven ground and other influences while driving. The cylinders for positive and negative angling of the two outer ends of the boom are controlled using the same principle. This allows the boom to follow highly uneven topography to maintain an optimal distance to the target surface across the entire working width, even on extremely hilly terrain.
Less than 50 cm distance to the target surface with 25 cm nozzle spacing
Distances of less than 50 cm to the target surface can also be precisely maintained using the AmaSwitch quad nozzle body with a 25 cm nozzle spacing.
The standard, electro-hydraulic Flex-fold mechanism of the boom with ContourControl controls each pivot point on the boom separately. This allows the boom to be folded out to a reduced working width from the tractor cab. The overload protection within the hydraulic system is simultaneously used as break back protection when working at these reduced working widths. The individual control of the hydraulic cylinders at the pivot points allows up to two segments to be folded out at a time on each side of the boom. This considerably reduces the down time when folding the boom in and out.
New and innovative technologies, such as row application on row crops or spot application on weeds, are now made possible for mounted sprayers.
- Fast and precise boom guidance for maximum work rates
- Distance of less than 50 cm to the target surface in conjunction with AmaSwitch fitted with quad nozzle bodies and 25 cm nozzle spacing for reduced drift
- Flex-fold for quicker folding
- Simple folding of the boom to reduced working widths with integrated break back protection for use in different tramline systems
- Future-proof technology, optimally equipped for row and spot application