23 Apr 2019
Pantera cleans up its act
The new Pantera 4503 self-propelled brings together Comfort-Pack 1 and an innovative new boom guidance system.
At the heart of the Pantera 4503 is the proven 6-cylinder Deutz engine which offer a maximum engine power of 218 HP. The in-line, turbo-charged and charge-air cooled engine ensures, thanks to its intelligent ECO mode engine management, the minimum amount of fuel used yet maintains that overall optimum performance. If, however, additional power is required, for instance when working on steep slopes, then POWER mode is always available to the driver.
The new Pantera 4503 fulfils the Stage 5 exhaust emissions legislation and, for an exhaust gas after-treatment, AMAZONE relies on the use of exhaust gas recirculation with diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particle filter to help protect the environment. During operation, the diesel particle filter is continuously regenerated. With the aid of the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) injection, the SCR catalyst reduces the level of nitrogen oxide. The 20 litre DEF tank is positioned next to the 230 litre diesel tank. The DEF consumption is approximately 2.5 % of the fuel consumption.
Found under the cover on the left hand side, the SmartCenter is hidden away with the induction bowl, the complete operator station and alongside the fill ports for suction filling. The introduction of Comfort-Pack 1 on the new Pantera, with itsTwinTerminal 3.0 mounted down on the operator panel, makes the operation of the machine even more comfortable. As standard, ComfortPack includes automatic fill stop for suction filling. As option, this is also available on the bowser fill port as well. The desired fill level can be entered either in the cab via the ISOBUS terminal or down at the operator station through the TwinTerminal.
During application, the agitator control regulates the intensity of the agitation depending on the tank fill level. After application, the Comfort-Pack facilitates the automatic clean out which can be controlled completely remotely from the tractor cab.
Alternatively, the Pantera can also be equipped with Comfort-Pack 2 which includes an additional fresh water pump. With this Pack, the machine can be cleaned continuously via the additional fresh water pump and during the suction filling procedure, the fresh water tank can also be filled in addition to the spray liquid tank.
Now as option for the Pantera 4503, the new ContourControl boom with its active SwingStop pendulum limitation for boom widths up to 40 m is available. In addition, and alongside the ContourControl boom control, the Super-L2 - and now also the new Super-L3 booms - include the new Flex-fold system. Flex-fold makes the folding in and out procedure 40 % quicker. Thanks to this intelligent boom folding, non-productive times during field changes can be noticeably reduced. With the new active ContourControl boom guidance, AMAZONE offers a level of innovative technology, which fulfils the demands created by higher operational speeds and maintains the highest precision during application.
ContourControl also offers negative geometry which allows the boom tips to angle below the horizontal and thus always maintain exactly the distance to the target surface. But whereas ContourControl is excellent in looking after the vertical boom movement, SwingStop optimises the horizontal movement which is particularly useful with wider booms. The instantly-reacting and precisely operating hydraulic boom guidance makes for, of course, higher operational speeds during application. In conjunction with the electric AmaSelect individual nozzle control, a level of output – yet that is still at the highest degree of precision – is achieved that has never been reached before.
In addition to the up-to-date amendments to the exhaust system, the innovative boom guidance system and Comfort-Pack, there are further changes and improvements to the Pantera 4503 which also receives new dust-proof storage compartments under the cab access ladder and new LED rear lights.