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.
The basic design of this roller consists of enclosed welded steel dishes with serrated outer rims mounted in pairs. These dishes, which have a diameter of 600 mm, are fitted on a shaft at a spacing of 12.5 cm. To prevent the roller from becoming blocked in sticky soil conditions it is equipped with individually mounted, adjustable scrapers. Also, the dishes are low wearing and can be exchanged without any problem if necessary.
Thanks to its high weight of 220 kg/m working width and the narrow ribs, the Disc roller creates both a very good and deep reconsolidation on heavy soils as well as leaving a good crumbling effect. Any clods of soil are cut and stones are pressed into the soil. In this way, the roller leaves a rough soil surface and thus reduces any vulnerability to capping and provides a good exchange of air and water within the worked soils.
The new roller can be attached to all passive soil tillage implements from Amazone. For a flexible response to other soil conditions it can be exchanged without any problem by one of the nine other roller options from the Amazone range. So, for instance, the KW wedge ring roller is available for operation on medium and changeable soils or the DUW double U-profile roller for use on sandy soils.