01-Sep-2016

Agritechnica: Three silver medals for Amazone

Amazone has been rewarded once again for its important innovations. So, ahead of the world’s most important and biggest agriculture machinery trade fair, the Innovations Commission has awarded Amazonen-Werke three silver medals.

UX-Gestänge
The decisive innovations of AmaSpot feature the GreenSense (1) infrared sensors fitted at the sprayer boom and the new pulse width modulation nozzles (2).

The first medal was given for EasyCheck, the digital, mobile test kit for determining the lateral distribution of centrifugal fertiliser spreaders; the Innovations Commission recognised the significant increase in the efficiency of the process as well as the organisational benefits from this simplification in checking the lateral distribution of fertiliser spreaders. Instead of the normal collecting trays found in the classic, 16 tray mobile test kit, EasyCheck needs only lightweight rubber mats and a newly developed Smartphone APP to check and to optimise the lateral distribution and the adjustment of the spreader. Thanks to EasyCheck in future this requires about only one quarter of the time needed to carry out a test and so will result in a higher acceptance of the technique and thus lead to more customers making those checks.

The second medal is awarded to AmaSpot, the sensor controlled individual nozzle switching with low drift injector nozzle technology. AmaSpot is an innovation which Amazone has developed in co-operation with the companies Rometron and Agrotop. The decisive innovations here include the GreenSense infrared sensor fitted to the sprayer boom which allow the scanning of the entire field surface and which differentiate between green plants and bare ground. In addition, the system features new pulse width modulation nozzles which open and close in a split second and thus allow the on and off switching to the exact centimetre even at high forward speeds of up to 20 km/h. This teamwork of sensors and nozzles initially enables the precise application of herbicides just to targeted areas – right down to the individual plant: The sensor detects the green plant and the nozzle applies the herbicide exactly at this position. In this way AmaSpot does away with full area total herbicide application and only treats part areas where in fact weeds or volunteer grains are growing. When using glyphosate agents, between 20% and 80%, depending on drilling techniques, can be saved in comparison with full area treatments.

Catros

With the third medal for Amazone, the Innovations Commission has recognised the benefits of GPS-Switch with AutoPoint in connection with pneumatic seed drills. On the headland, this innovation very precisely switches on and off the metering system of seed drills automatically. Up until now, when utilising GPS-Switch on pneumatic seed drills, calculating the different delay times between the switching on and off of the metering units and the seed flow at the coulter was a problem. The new AutoPoint system, with the aid of a sensor at the coulter, is able to determine the actual seed flow and thus the exact delay time and the exact switching points to ensure the optimum start and stop of the metering cassette on the headland. Thus, overlaps and seed gaps are safely prevented and the efficiency of the seed drill is further increased. In addition, GPS-Switch with AutoPoint includes a driver's assistance system which, via a preview bar, displays on the ISOBUS terminal the position at which the system will switch. So, the driver can preselect the correct speed and maintain it during the complete headland turn around.

Press review 2016

Hude-Luftbild
31-Dec-2016

Amazone: Slight turnover increase in 2016

For the 2016 financial year, the Amazone Group achieved a turnover of 406 million Euros. In comparison with the previous year, at 402 million Euros, it means that the turnover was thus slightly higher. At the same time, this result is above average against the other German agricultural machinery manufacturers, which, according to the VDMA, registered in 2016 a drop in turnover of 2 %.

Image-Barometer
30-Dec-2016

DLG Image Barometer 2016: Again top rating for Amazone

In the DLG Image Barometer 2016 Amazonen-Werke again came out superbly well. With 50 points the company gained the 4th place against all agricultural machinery manufacturers represented in Germany. So, Amazone again is the best among the implement manufacturers of the Image Barometer. The first three positions were filled by the companies Fendt (60 points) and Claas and John Deere with 57 and 53 Points.

Cayros
29-Nov-2016

Amazone introduces the new Cayros mounted reversible ploughs

With the takeover of the plough factory from Vogel & Noot, Amazone has further expanded its range of ploughs. The new Cayros mounted reversible ploughs, in their green-orange colour, are now being shown for the first time at various international exhibitions.

DynamicSpread
10-Oct-2016

DynamicSpread dynamic part-width Section Control for Amazone fertiliser spreaders

As standard, the ZA-TS and ZG-TS ISOBUS fertiliser spreaders from Amazone feature a multiple part-width Section Control. This function can be actuated either manually or automatically via the Section Control software and, up until now, the maximum number of part-width sections has been 16 which are, when operated in combination with the AMAZONE GPS-Switch Section Control software, controlled automatically.

Geschätsführung VDMA
05-Oct-2016

Christian Dreyer elected as new Chairman of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association

Frankfurt, October 12, 2016 - Christian Dreyer is new Chairman of the industry association VDMA Agricultural Machinery. The manufacturers of agricultural machinery and tractors organized in the VDMA unanimously elected the 52-year old CEO of Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG as the successor of Dr. Hermann Garbers, who retired after two successful terms of office.
Garbers provided landmark Impulses

KarteStandort
26-Sep-2016

Amazone purchases Vogel & Noot plough production

The Amazone Group has purchased the plough production facility of the company Vogel & Noot based in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary. As part of a bidding consortium, a total of three investors were awarded major parts of the Vogel & Noot Group on September 19th 2016.

UX-Gestänge
01-Sep-2016

Agritechnica: Three silver medals for Amazone

Amazone has been rewarded once again for its important innovations. So, ahead of the world’s most important and biggest agriculture machinery trade fair, the Innovations Commission has awarded Amazonen-Werke three silver medals.

Catros Kompakt
01-Aug-2016

Hydraulically-actuated offset slide for Catros compact disc harrows

As standard the Catros/Catros+ 3001 and 3501 compact disc harrows are equipped with a slide mechanism to adjust the offset of the disc rows. This slide is utilised, on the one hand, to adjust the optimum offset between the first and the second disc row and, on the other hand with these non-folding models, it is also used to change between the transport and work positions.

Disc-Walze
11-Jul-2016

New: Disc roller added to roller options on passive soil tillage equipment

Amazone now has expanded its following roller range for passive soil tillage equipment with the new Disc roller. The new roller has been designed in par-ticular for operation on heavy, moist soils.

Cirrus mit Claas
01-Jul-2016

Cirrus 6003-2 now with the option of TwinTeC+double disc coulters

Amazone has introduced a new TwinTeC+ double disc coulter for its Cirrus 6003-2 and 6003-2C 6-m-large area sowing combinations. This makes the Cirrus the first seed drill from Amazone which, depending on choice and the individual farm situation, can be equipped with either the renowned RoTeC single disc coulter or with the new TwinTeC+ double disc coulter system.

XTender Heckbehälter
23-May-2016

increased flexibility with the XTender rear tank

With the new XTender, AMAZONE introduces a flexible tank system for use with its passive soil tillage range. The rear tank offers the possibility to simul-taneously apply fertiliser and/or seed in combination with the soil tillage im-plement.

Luftbild-Hude
16-Apr-2016

2015: Amazone - strong despite the weak market situation

In the 2015 financial year the Amazone Group achieved a turnover of 402 million € (excluding trading turnover) meaning that Amazone has performed well despite of the declining markets. In comparison with the previous year, the 2015 result, with a decrease of 3.5 %, exceeds the original expectations.

UF-Anbauspritze
30-Mar-2016

UF mounted sprayer: now also in a 30 m boom width

As a further expansion to the UF mounted sprayer range, Amazone now also offers the Super-S2 boom in a 30 m boom width. In spite of its large working width, the transport width remains at only 2.4 m and the transport height just 3.05 m.

Einzeldüse
24-Feb-2016

AmaSelect: 50 cm part-width sections help reduce chemical usage in crop protection

On offer now from Amazone is the electric AmaSelect individual nozzle control with 50 cm part-width sections and which is available for the UX trailed sprayer and the Pantera self-propelled sprayer. In combination with the automatic GPS-Switch headland and part-width SectionControl, which, on its own, enables spray agent savings of approximately 5 %, any overlapping during application can be still further reduced with the aid of the AmaSelect individual nozzle control.

UF mit DistanceControl
25-Jan-2016

DistanceControl plus: Automatic boom guidance with 4 sensors

With the aid of the automatic DistanceControl boom guidance system from Amazone, the sprayer boom follows the crop at the precise height so that the optimum distance between nozzle and the target surface is optimally main-tained.

Scheckübergabe
01-Jan-2016

Amazone Group donates 35,000 Euros towards the World Hunger Aid ('Welthungerhilfe') Project.

As a corporate partner, Amazonen-Werke is supporting the 'Welthungerhilfe' Project "Sustainable integrated agriculture in India". Initially, with a donation of 10,000 Euros handed over to the charity in the middle of 2014 and then this additional cheque, of 35,000 Euros, which was handed over in Hasbergen-Gaste on 18th December, 2015 by the Amazone general manager Christian Dreyer, his wife Bettina Dreyer, and the personnel manager René Hüggelmeyer to Vera Schernus...