12 Sep 2023
New Centaya-C Special harrow-mounted seed drill with twin-chamber hopper
After AMAZONE introduced the Centaya-C Super harrow-mounted seed drill for combined grain and fertiliser sowing in autumn 2022, the Centaya Special pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill now follows as the smaller version. The machine has a hopper capacity of 1,500 l and is equipped with a twin-chamber hopper. AMAZONE offers the Centaya-C Special in working widths of 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m.
Efficient use of inputs
The hopper capacity of the Centaya-C Special of 1,500 l is divided in the ratio of 70:30. This enables two different materials in volumes of 1,050 and 450 l to be filled. The various materials that can be applied are metered separately and precisely in the ISOBUS-controlled Centaya-C Special. The harrow-mounted seed drill with its infinitely variable electric metering allows seed rates of 0.5-400 kg/ha at a working speed of 10 km/h.
The conveying system feeds the applied materials to the coulters via the segmented distributor head. The simple conveying system transports the seed and the fertiliser to the coulter using the single-shoot process. The seed and the fertiliser are then sown into the soil via the coulter.
The combined application of seed and fertiliser promotes the seedling development in cereal crops. The seed and the fertiliser are applied together into the soil for effective use, meaning that the fertiliser is quickly made available to the plant.
Two different seed types can also be applied. For example, different seed rates can be metered and applied with the appropriate metering cassettes.
The Centaya-C Special can be equipped with the Micro plus micro-granular applicator. The 110 l hopper can also be mounted on the pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill. In this case, the material in the Micro plus hopper is fed into the main conveying system of the Centaya-C Special and is also applied using the single-shoot process.
It therefore enables the driver to apply a third material in the same pass. It is used for metering small quantities of materials, such as micro-nutrients or low seed rates.
The large hopper opening enables comfortable filling, and the seed hopper as well as the individual metering units can be easily reached via the loading board. The machine can be equipped with a quick-emptying device for fast seed changeover between jobs. A storage rack can be ordered as an option to accommodate additional sacks of seed.
The 1,500 l split seed hopper means that the Centaya-C Special is extremely productive. The hopper profile ensures a low lifting power is required, since the metal seed hopper is tilted a long way forward towards the tractor.
2 coulter systems, 2 row widths
AMAZONE offers the harrow-mounted seed drill in working widths of 3 m, 3.5 m or 4 m with either the RoTeC single disc coulter or TwinTeC Special double disc coulter. The machines can be ordered with a row spacing of 12.5 cm or 15 cm (in working widths 3 and 4 m) depending on the customer requirement.
QuickLink quick coupling system
The Centaya-C harrow-mounted seed drill can be combined with the various soil tillage implements via QuickLink. Depending on the requirements, the Centaya can be coupled with a KE rotary harrow or a KX or KG rotary cultivator. It is also possible to combine the Centaya with the CombiDisc compact disc harrow on very light soils.
- One pass – the application of up to 3 different materials
- Concurrent establishment of the crops
- Quick seedling development
- Each material to be conveyed is metered separately - perfect metering