Everything in one pass with Amazone’s Precea 6000-2AFCC

  • AMAZONE has extended its unique 3-point linkage precision air seeder range with the new Precea 6000-2AFCC
  • The optimum combination of the robust KG rotary cultivator and the precision air seeder increases performance
  • Now available in a working width of 6 m and 8 rows, this combination offers farmers and contractors an extremely flexible tool when used in conjunction with the FTender front mounted hopper

An optimally prepared seedbed with uniform germination conditions is the basis for high field emergence. The robust KG 6002-2 Super rotary cultivator mixes the soil surface leaving it extremely even with its “on-grip” tines. The separation of the coarse clods left on the soil surface and fine soil in the area of the root horizon creates the ideal growing conditions. Forward speeds of up to 12 km/h can be achieved depending on the soil conditions and the working depth, thereby enabling an increase in the performance.

The change-over system allows fast conversion from the Precea precision air seeder to the Avant seed rail with RoTeC or TwinTeC coulters. Extended by the FTender for the supply of fertiliser or seed, the solo machines form a highly flexible and extremely manoeuvrable drill combination.

The innumerable application scenarios, and especially the amalgamation of several work steps into one pass, make the Precea 6000-2AFCC an economically-attractive machine.

The newly developed PreTeC mulch sowing coulter can be loaded mechanically with a coulter pressure of up to 220 kg. The hydraulic option enables the pressure to be adjusted up to 350 kg directly from the tractor seat whilst on the move. This ensures smooth running and uniform field emergence when used for both sowing after the plough and when mulch sowing.

The coulter unit can be quickly adapted to the specific field requirements without the need for tools. The placement depth can be individually adjusted and the sowing unit moved to the park position via a notched quadrant when the machine is set down. The contact pressure and the opening angle of the V-pressure rollers can also be adjusted very easily without the use of tools. The complete coulter unit is easily accessible and the maintenance-free bearings and bushings are optimally protected from dust.

The singling system in the Precea is based on overpressure generated by the blower fan. Both the seed hopper and the complete metering unit are subject to an overpressure. The seed is fed from a seed hopper to a singling disc hermetically sealed by the metering unit and pressed onto the holes in the disc. Precise singling is then ensured via the following three stripper fingers. The seed then reaches the propulsion channel, where the contact pressure is stopped and the grain is shot precisely into the seed furrow and caught by the catcher roller. An optical sensor closely monitors the singling process and reports any misses and doubles to the tractor terminal. The stripper system can then be easily adjusted. Fully automatic, electric stripper finger adjustment via SmartControl is another positive development step.

The Precea 6000-2AFCC model comes with the new FTender front mounted hopper for maximum fertilisation efficiency. Capacities of either 1,600 l or 2,200 l result in less downtime and therefore higher outputs. The FTender is equipped with electric metering drive and is controlled via the ISOBUS terminal as standard. Calibration is possible directly on the front mounted hopper via the optional TwinTerminal. In this regard, the scales and a folding bucket supplied are safely stowed near the easily accessible metering unit.

The FTender offers added value as it can also be used as a seed hopper for the Avant 02 seed drill combination. However, it can also be combined with AMAZONE soil tillage machinery, in order to apply, for example, catch crops and/or fertiliser in one pass.

In-house developed software via an ISOBUS terminal, such as the AmaTron 4 or AmaPad 2, enables extremely comfortable machine operation for the Precea-2AFCC. The touch-optimised operation makes it easy for the operator to navigate through the software.