27 Aug 2021
Silver medal for the IceTiger winter salt spreader at demopark
Amazone was awarded the demopark silver medal for the IceTiger winter salt spreader at the 2021 demopark exhibition. The jury of technical journalists from leading industry publications awarded the prize to the new mounted spreader, which is equipped with the innovative Smart Precision System for the application of salt and brine.
A unique feature of the completely newly-developed IceTiger is the conveying system which utilises a hydraulically-driven belt floor. Thanks to the wide contact surface area, the material to be spread is continuously transported without bridging towards a chute which feeds it down onto the spreading disc. The hydraulic motor allows the speed of the floor belt to be precisely regulated, so that even extremely small quantities - down to 5 g/m² - can be applied as and when required. Working widths from 2 to 8 m are possible via the precision spreading disc. The IceTiger can therefore be perfectly tailored to the demands of the area needing to be treated.
The Smart Precision System also offers a significant advantage in the way that the delivery point is adjusted electrically via ISOBUS. In this respect, the required degree of spread to the left or right is set comfortably and easily from the tractor seat. The spread fan is shifted by an electric actuator whilst the vehicle is travelling on the road. The electric delivery point is automatically adjusted, so that the delivery point of the material is set precisely, thereby producing the desired symmetrical or asymmetrical spread pattern. The electric delivery point adjustment works in conjunction with the automatic regulation of the spreading disc speed. This flexible adjustment of the working width allows the spread pattern to be precisely set for either spreading just one lane or two lanes at the same time. Furthermore, the triangular spread pattern can be narrowed in such a way that, for example on roundabouts, the complete road surface is optimally covered.
Amazone offers the intuitive in-house developed, tablet-style AmaTron 4 terminal for ISOBUS control. . All functions in the work menu can be actuated via the AmaPilot+ multi-function joystick for maximum comfort.
The base unit of the IceTiger winter salt spreader has a capacity of 1,000 litres and the hopper has a favourable centre of gravity generated by the position of the 3-point linkage and the steep hopper walls. Any material residues are thus reliably avoided. But, as an option, the capacity can be expanded up to a maximum of 1,900 l by means of 300 l or 600 l extensions.
The IceTiger can be equipped with a brine applicator with a total tank capacity of 500 l for the application of FS30 pre-wetted salt as an option. Solid salt and brine are mixed together immediately upstream of the spreading disc, where a precisely adjusted supply of brine is provided via a hydraulically-driven pump with run-dry protection. The mixing of the two products results in a reduction in the salt content by approximately 23% in comparison to dry salt.
The demopark is Europe's largest open-air exhibition for the green space maintenance industry and is located in Eisenach. Although the demopark could not take place this year due to the pandemic, around 50 innovations were submitted for the innovations competition.