This plethora of new kit from Amazone includes seed drills, catch crop seeders, self-propelled sprayers, cultivators, power harrows and spreader upgrades – some of which are detailed below:
Pantera 4504 self-propelled sprayer
Cereals will see the public unveiling of the new Pantera 4504 self-propelled sprayer which is designed to set new standards in precision plant protection application and ease of operation.
This new generation, the Pantera 4504, focuses on increased work rates and reducing the work load on the driver. The new in-house operating system, modified spray agent liquid circuit and changes to the operator station offer significant added value.
The all-new SmartCenter and complete operator station are securely protected under the access cover on the left side of the sprayer and it is here that the new 60 litre induction bowl, which quickly inducts powder and granules with huge effectiveness, is also located.
The new twin, pressure-stable and liquid-fertiliser proof AR piston diaphragm pumps, with a total output capacity of 520 l/min, have been repositioned over to the right-hand side resulting in a considerable noise reduction during the filling process and yet offer a fill capacity of up to 700 l/min. There is also easy accessibility for the operator.
The SmartCenter offers the ideal solution for every customer requirement: from the simple and clever Comfort-Pack with its TwinTerminal 3.0 up to Comfort-Pack plus for maximum convenience. On the Comfort-Pack plus, instead of operating taps, the TwinTerminal 7.0 makes machine operation much easier with its pressure-sensitive touchscreen. The operator only has to select the desired function and the sprayer adjusts itself fully automatically with functions such as the spray agent tank and the fresh water tank being filled to the required level and an automatic cleaning program that can be started at the touch of a button.
The newly located, more easily accessible fuel tank holds up to 290 litres for higher outputs and provides enough fuel even on long workdays. The 20 litre AdBlue tank is located next to it.
The new AmaDrive 7.0 vehicle terminal has now been integrated in the ergonomically-designed armrest. All machine-specific functions can be clearly displayed and intuitively operated via this new 7” touchscreen, colour display.
The new in-house operating system software is displayed on either the 8” AmaTron 4 terminal or the 12.1” AmaPad 2 ISOBUS terminals.
The well-known ContourControl active boom guidance system and the SwingStop boom tip swing compensation ensure the best boom ride, even at the larger working widths of 40 m with ContourControl offering negative as well as positive geometry thus ensuring that the distance to the target is always exactly maintained. And whilst ContourControl provides excellent vertical boom guidance, SwingStop optimises the horizontal position, especially on the larger booms.
This exceptionally fast and precise hydraulic boom guidance means higher forward speeds are possible during application and this, in conjunction with the AmaSelect electric individual nozzle control, with its added functionality of AmaSelect CurveControl, AmaSelect Row and AmaSelect Spot takes the sprayer to the highest level of precision.
The new model is introduced without any increase in price against the outgoing Pantera 4503.
Cenio 3000 mulch cultivator
On the Stand at Cereals, and then working at Tillage-Live, will be the new Cenio 3000 mulch cultivator. The Cenio is aimed at the smaller tractor with its shorter, lighter execution making the tractor lift easier.
The Cenio, with 30 cm tine rows and a maximum working depth of 25 cm, keeps the 3 row tine layout of the Cenius but has 1 less tine and a maximum working depth of 5 cm less. The rear levelling discs or paddles back-fill the tine action to ensure a level finish before being consolidated by the following roller.
The Cenio range is available in 3 m, 3.5 m and 4 m rigid mounted models and is offered with the full range of following rollers – from the simple cage, the soil on soil UW and DUW rollers, through to the wedge ring and disc rollers.
The Cenio Special features shear bolt overload protection for the tines – the Cenio Super with sprung break back overload protection and a 450 kg trip force, Prices start from £13,385
Cereals will also see the introduction of the new GreenDrill 501 universal catch crop seeder box.
The GreenDrill 501 is suitable for sowing catch crops, fine seeds, undersown crops and spreading micro-granules, pellets and micro-fertilisers in combination with either the trailed AMAZONE soil tillage range or the Cirrus trailed drill combination. The 500 l capacity, plastic seed hopper can easily be accessed using steps and a platform for rapid seed filling and has a screw lock to protect the contents against dust and moisture. The seed hopper has a fill level sensor that can be mounted in two positions and, in the bottom, a protective sieve in order to protect the hopper from foreign bodies.