19-Nov-2019

The 250,000th Amazone drill sold

The origin of the seed drill’s history stretches back to 1947, when Dipl. Eng. Heinrich Dreyer worked together with Mr Kademann to develop the first D1 seed drill that had a working width of 2 m and which was equipped with the innovative Elite seed wheel for and easy switch between fine and normal seeds. This seed drill revolutionised the drilling of catch crops because, unlike other seed drills of that time, the D1 didn’t need the seed wheels to be constantly changed.

1966 saw an active seed drill combination launched onto the market for the first time ever in the form of the legendary D4 seed drill combined with an RE reciprocating harrow. The Royal Show 1984 saw the 100,000th drill on display with a D7/30ECN drill When the RPD 301 DrillStar was launched in 1988, Amazone offered the first tyre packer roller as an alternative to either a cage roller or tooth packer roller. The tyre packer roller offered targeted reconsolidation just to the seed row, which was further optimised with the invention of the wedge ring roller in 1998. The latest development in the field of conventional seed drill combinations is the Cataya, which features a precise metering system, electrically-driven seed shaft and a central SmartCentre enabling the quick adjustment of the metering system and comfortable calibration.

In addition to the range of conventional seed drills, pneumatic drills were added to the product range in 1995. The foundation was laid with a pneumatic front tyre packer seed tank in combination with a rotary cultivator and a tyre packer seed rail. This was followed by developments such as the renowned AD-P pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill and then further updates and optimisation took place that has gone towards the technology found today behind the Centaya. The Centaya has an electrically-driven seed metering unit and can be equipped with a choice of TwinTeC+ double disc coulters or RoTeC pro single disc coulters.

To meet the demand for higher output seed drill combinations that work in conjunction with non-PTO driven soil tillage implements, the Cirrus pneumatic large-area seed drill, which features passive soil working tools and comes in with working widths of 3 m to 6 m, was introduced in 2001. The flagship of this model range is the recently launched Cirrus-CC which is equipped with a 4,000 l pressurised tank with two electrically-driven metering units and an additional conveying system that enables two different materials to be transferred simultaneously as a double-shoot process.

Prof. h.c. Univ. Samara R A S Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz Dreyer managed to achieve another milestone with the introduction of the NT direct seed drill and its successor, the Primera DMC for direct, mulch and conventional seeding. The invention of the chisel opener made it possible from then on to carry out direct seeding across a variety unworked soils types. In addition to the Primera DMC, the range of large-area seed drills has been extended in the last decade by the introduction of the Cayena and Condor tine seed drills. Due to their special sowing coulters, and the large working widths of up to 15 m, both seed drills can be used to achieve high outputs on an extremely wide variety of soils.

This huge product portfolio allows Amazone to offer its customers a very broad range of seed drills and sowing methods in working widths ranging from 2.5 m to 15 m for a whole host of operational sizes and soil structures. 

Heres to the next 250,000 drills.

Press review 2019

250 000 Sämaschine
19-Nov-2019

The 250,000th Amazone drill sold

The origin of the seed drill’s history stretches back to 1947, when Dipl. Eng. Heinrich Dreyer worked together with Mr Kademann to develop the first D1 seed drill that had a working width of 2 m and which was equipped with the innovative Elite seed wheel for and easy switch between fine and normal seeds. This seed drill revolutionised the drilling of catch crops because, unlike other seed drills of that time, the D1 didn’t need the seed wheels to be constantly changed.

AmaSelect Row
24-Oct-2019

Three Agritechnica silver medals for Amazone

The first successes for Amazone on the run-up to Agritechnica 2019. The neutral panels of experts appointed by the DLG (German Agricultural Association) has awarded silver medals to three of Amazone’s innovations.

RoTeC-Control-Einscheibenschar
05-Oct-2019

Amazone RoTeC coulters – in use more than 1.5 million over

An Amazone innovation enjoys a very special anniversary with 1.5 million RoTeC single disc coulters now in use. And, at the standard row spacings of between 12.5 cm and 16.6 cm, this would correspond to a total working width of over 200 kilometres! The RoTeC coulter shows its strengths particularly under difficult mulch sowing conditions – when, for example, dealing with large quantities of crop residues and on damp, heavy and sticky soils.
Further notable advantages:...

Amazone_Cirrus mit Minimum TillDisc (1)
28-Aug-2019

Cirrus with Minimum TillDisc

Tillage-Live 2019 at Deenethorpe, Corby next week will see the public unveiling of the 6 metre Cirrus 6003-2C Minimum TillDisc with its new wavy disc element in front of the Matrix tyre roller. This unit takes the place of the normal twin-row of cultivation discs and, with a row spacing of 16.6 cm, the straight running 460 mm boron steel corrugated discs are designed to cut through any crop residues, cover crops or soil surface and run directly in front of the sowing...

GHD 1800
16-Jul-2019

Scoop purchase of Groundkeeper GHD 1800

The Groundkeeper GHD offers all the convenience of a trailed mower / collector – so less horsepower required, increased manoeuvrability and yet with a larger size hopper capacity; around 300 litres more in relation to a linkage-mounted machine and so less emptying time.

Cayros 2016
17-Jun-2019

Save £250/furrow on Cayros ploughs - an opportunity not to be missed

Cayros ploughs – Buy Now and Save!
The Cayros is the perfect match for any farm
Cayros mounted reversible ploughs come in a comprehensive range from 2 to 6 furrows and with a choice of 8 different plough bodies to suit individual soil conditions.

CombiDisc 3000
30-May-2019

The new CombiDisc 3000 lines up at the Cereals Event

For use in combination with either the gravity Cataya or the pneumatic Centaya harrow-mounted seed drills, Amazone now offers the new CombiDisc mounted compact disc harrow in a 3 m working width.

Equipped with 24 serrated discs, each featuring a diameter of 410 mm, the CombiDisc is ideally suited for seedbed preparation at depths from 3 to 8 cm.

Cirrus
29-May-2019

Cirrus 03-2CC Double-Shoot seeding combination to make its debut at Cereals

Cereals 2019 sees further expansion of the Cirrus trailed seeder range. Designated the Cirrus 03-2CC Double-Shoot, these hydraulic folding 4 & 6 metre trailed drills now feature a second distribution head and coulter system that can be used for either sowing a second seed type or applying fertiliser directly into the seedbed without coming into direct seed contact.

Pantera
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.

Amatechnica
15-Mar-2019

AMATECHNICA 2019

This Spring sees the opening of AMAZONE’s new training, education and research centre here at Orchard Farm, Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3NW. Orchard Farm represents a multi-million £ investment in British farming by the Dreyer family, who own the AMAZONE Group, with the new Centre being set in 12 ha of arable cropping that includes demonstration areas and trial plots. And for the launch of this brand new facility, you are cordially invited to attend our AMATECHNICA 2019...

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05-Mar-2019

AMAZONE Group turnover climbs to record level

Amazone turnover increases in 2018 to record level
Amazone turnover increases significantly despite the drought
For the 2018 financial year, the turnover of the Amazone Group of Companies further increased despite the drought that affected some countries in the second half of the year. The turnover increased to a record level of 481 Million Euros.

Catros Special mit Crushboard
14-Feb-2019

Crushboard or eradicators, the choice is yours

Front mounted frame with Crushboard or tractor wheel mark eradicators for Catros Special or CatrosXL

For the Catros Special and CatrosXL compact disc harrows in working widths of 3 m, 3.50 m and 4.00 m, AMAZONE now optionally offers a front mounted frame with Crushboard. This option makes these compact disc harrows ideally suited to seedbed preparation as the Crushboard achieves a strong crumbling and levelling effect.

ZA M
01-Jan-2019

Get a ZA-M ecoSPECIAL for just £4,950

Irrespective of the amount of fertiliser being spread on a farm, it is an expensive commodity that needs to be accurately applied. The ZA-M range of spreaders has been at the forefront of fertiliser spreading on British farms for decades and the simple mix of gentle fertiliser handling with the SBS – Soft ballistic System – and the high quality components made from stainless steel and plastic make it both easy on the fertiliser and easy on the pocket.