6 Mar 2020
New FT 1502 offers 3500 litre front and rear sprayer combination
For many years Amazone has offered the FT 1001 front tank, and with great success, and the flexibility of this concept has now been extended by the introduction of the new FT 1502. The FT 1502 front tank, when used in conjunction with the UF 02, means that the tank capacity of the UF 02 mounted sprayer is simply and conveniently extended by an additional 1,500 l. For example, combining a UF 2002 with a FT 1502 provides a tank capacity of 3,500 l. The optional FlowControl+ and its compact design make the front tank the ideal extension for a mounted sprayer.
Thoughtful construction for maximum safety
In the yard or in the barn, this compact combination, manoeuvrable on its own transport wheels, stores readily away. Its easy handling is convincing, and after just a few times in the field, this product proves itself to be the right solution. The ample 350 l capacity of the clean water tank on the UF 02 facilitates the thorough internal cleaning of the complete sprayer combination and the compact sprayer-tractor unit shows off its many advantages when in transport, particularly on narrow country lanes.
FlowControl+ fill level management
The special feature of the FT 1502 is the 100 % integration of the front tank into the rear sprayer using the FlowControl+ electronic fill level management via an ISOBUS terminal. The technology behind the FlowControl+ is the two electronic fill level sensors in the front and the rear tanks and two high-performance venturis. These venturis are powered by an additional 150 l/min pump mounted on the UF. The transfer rate in each direction is up to 200 l/min. Liquid is continuously transferred between the front and rear tanks ensuring that the spray agent is always optimally mixed. The ISOBUS terminal automatically controls the liquid levels, so that the weight distribution is always kept at the optimum. Any premature reduction of the load on the front axle is prevented and, furthermore, FlowControl+ ensures that both tanks are automatically fully filled during the filling process and emptied during the spraying process. Both tanks are cleaned out at the end.
Manual control also makes it possible to switch off the FlowControl+ automatic function and so use the front tank only for transporting additional rinsing water or usable water for subsequent spraying. The FlowControl+ pump provides additional practical support during the filling process of the UF 02, so that a maximum fill speed of up to 400 l/min is possible with the overall combination.
An interesting alternative to a self-propelled sprayer
The combination of a UF 02 and a FT 1502 wrapped around a modern tractor and with a tank capacity of up to 3,500 l offers an interesting alternative to a self-propelled sprayer. The advantages of this self-propelled combination are the price and the additional availability of the tractor for other jobs outside of the spraying season.