Amazone will use this year’s Tillage-Live event at Monks Kirby, Lutterworth to get a ruck of new kit dirty in the field. There will be a mix of drilling, cultivation and spraying equipment working for the first time in the field. Amazone can be found on Plot 6 with the cultivation gear and on Plot 202 for the sprayers. In the central demo ring we will be showing off the new grain and fertiliser Cirrus 4003-2C and the Cenius 4003-2TX with the new DW600 disc rollers and 40mm C-Mix deep working low disturbance tines.
Keeping the 240 hp headstock, 100 cm point to point clearance and 83 cm underbeam clearance from the standard shear bolt plough, the new Cayron 200 S-Force 5 & 6 furrow stone release ploughs feature a hydraulic auto-reset system which enables the central release force to be adjusted from the tractor cab.
On contact with a stone, a hydraulic accumulator on each leg allows the oil to be released from the ram to let that leg rise. The lift force is progressively reduced as the lift height increases but then, as the obstacle is cleared, the down force quickly returns ensuring the reliable pulling of the plough body back into the ground.
The hydraulic stone protection system can give way up to a lift height of up to 45 cm and offers a lateral deflection of up to 20 cm. The shear bolt is maintained in the system to further protect the plough in cases where any movement exceeds this range. A larger ram diameter on the first body automatically provides a release force 18 % higher than the subsequent bodies for better penetration on the headland or due to furrow wall consolidation caused by the tractor tyres running in the furrow.
The release force value, measured at the share tip, can be varied from 800 to 2,000 kg meaning that the plough can be operated at the lowest possible release force relevant for that location, resulting in the maximum structural protection of the plough and effectively preventing the ploughing up of stones.
In addition to the usual U 40 C-blade, a universal mouldboard that is ideal for light to medium-heavy soils, the Cayron range now offers two heavy land mouldboards, the W35 and the S35. Both these new mouldboards maintain the characteristics of the U40 of easy-pulling, wide furrow clearing and a good crumbling effect and they also keep that enlarged front shin on the mouldboard that covers the entire wear area helps reduce wearing metal costs and the point covers the wing, thus preventing baler twine, wires or root residues from becoming trapped.
The W 35 C-Blade helical mouldboard and the S 35 C-blade scrolled mouldboard work across a range of working depths from 18 to 30 cm and 30 to 50 cm furrow widths. Trashboards are also an option on both the W35 and S35 mouldboards
The W 35 C-blade spiral mouldboard has been developed for operation on medium-heavy loamy and clayey soils where the spiral shape allows a clean turning of the soil furrow and, simultaneously, a low pulling power requirement. The S 35 C-Blade scrolled mouldboard is designed for ploughing under the most arduous of soil conditions in heavily sticking soil types. The longer mouldboard holds the soil for longer ensuring a reliable inversion of the soil furrow and effectively prevents the ploughed earth from falling back into the furrow.
Designated as the 03 series, the 3rd generation of the proven Cenius Super mounted mulch cultivator now gets the new C-Mix integrated stone safety system. The new three stagger Cenius Super mulch cultivators, in working widths of 3m, 3.5 m & 4 m, offer a wide scope of application from shallow stubble tillage right through to top soil deep loosening. The tine spacing of 27 cm ensures the intensive incorporation of organic matter; the frame height of 80 cm and the layout of the tines providing the optimum passage of soil and trash for a blockage-free operation. Mounting to the tractor is via Cat. III lower link pins but, by simply reversing the pin, the wider Cat. IIIN can be also utilised for bigger tractors. Two mounting heights for the lower links and top link are available to ensure an optimum matching to the tractor.
On the C-Mix Super tines, stone protection is provided via a pressure spring with a release force of 600 kg and a spring lifting height of 300 mm and an additional shear bolt provides additional safety. Even when working deep, and under heavy soil conditions, the release force of 600 kg ensures the constant maintenance of the working depth right down to 30 cm.
The new C-Mix Super tine means that the C-Mix 3 share system can be utilised. The C-Mix 3 system consists of differing guide plates and share tips including the 350 mm C-Mix wing share. When equipped with any one of the permutations of the C-Mix 3 share system, the Cenius 03 Super can be operated very flexibly from 5 cm down to 30 cm in depth.
For levelling the soil surface, a single row levelling unit is mounted directly behind the tines with a choice of either levelling tines or serrated or smooth levelling discs, depending on the application. For a clean, even finish from bout to bout, side levellers are also fitted as standard.
The working depth and the height of the rear levelling assembly can be either adjusted mechanically via setting spindles or, as an option, hydraulically from the tractor seat. Easily-visible scales aid the quick adjustment from the tractor cab.
In order to match the Cenius Super to extreme variations in soil conditions, AMAZONE offers a wide range of following rollers. Thus it is possible to equip the Cenius Super with the perfect roller for any location. The following rollers are available: SW 520 cage roller, SW 600 cage roller, RW 600 knife ring roller, PW 600 tooth packer roller, KW 580 wedge ring roller, KWM 650 wedge ring roller with Matrix tyre profile, UW 580 U-Profile roller, DUW 580 Double U-Profile roller and the TW tandem roller.
Adding to that roller line-up for Tillage-Live 2016 is the all-new DW 600 disc roller which is designed specifically for use in heavy soil types. The mix of deep cutting discs with serrated rims means a constant positive drive and a good crumbling effect as well as leaving the perfect surface to prevent capping and erosion but still allowing the gaseous exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. The roller is also perfectly at home in stony going.
Cirrus 4003-2C grain & fertiliser trailed cultivator drills
The increasing trend towards applying fertiliser, particularly phosphate, down the spout when seeding has led to a demand for both trailed passive cultivator drills and tine seeders with a fertiliser option in England. These systems are working alongside the more traditional power harrow/drill combination approach seen north of the border for sowing spring barley together with a NPK fertiliser. In the ‘grain and fert’ world at Cereals 2016, the new 4 m folding Cirrus-C ISOBUS will sit on the Stand as well as the updated AD-P Super 3000 CC ISOBUS and the Cayena 6001-C ISOBUS tine seeder all of which are combined grain and fertiliser drills.
The 4m Cirrus ISOBUS features a 4,000 litre pressurised tank which is divided into two on a 60:40 split. The two halves of the tank can be calibrated to two separate application rates via push button calibration either from the tractor cab or down at the drill via the new TwinTerminal. This offers the option of having fertiliser in one half of the tank and grain in the other or maybe sowing two varieties of cover crop at once or under-sowing spring barley with grass seed depending on the application required.
The seed is metered from the hopper into the sealed conveying system where the new, low power requirement fan transfers the seed to the all-new segmented distribution head. The segmented head means that one half of the head can be isolated from the tractor seat to able the drill to be set for half-side shut-off when starting on the headland or for short work in the field via SectionControl.
Targeted consolidation of the seedbed to the seed row is provided by the renowned 880 mm diameter Matrix tyre which with its radial construction and high-load carrying capacity means high-speed road transport yet low ground pressure and an easy pull in the field. A cheaper, more usual AS profile tyre can also be specified if necessary. Following the Matrix roller, seed placement continues to be via the RoTeC pro coulter as found on the 3.0m and 6.0m Cirrus models with seed embedment being provided by either the trailing Exact harrow or the Roller harrow, both of which are pressure adjustable to suit the conditions.
Available now throughout the Cirrus range are the front tyre packer rollers options for added consolidation prior to the cultivation operation. Running ahead of the disc harrow segment, and taking the weight off the tractor linkage, is either a narrow ‘belly’ press roller either integrated into the drill frame (the IN-Pack) or as a three-point linkage mounted option in between the drawbar and the tractor (the U-Pack). The wings of the drill can also be pressed using the S-Pack wing packers if desired.