Boom | Boom guidance

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AMAZONE aircraft-style boom design

  • UF 1801 with LED individual nozzle lighting
  • Lift mast with height adjustment of approx. 0.50 to 2.20 m

“On the Amazone, the boom provides the biggest range of adjustment and quickest folding.”
(profi magazine – Practical test: "5 mounted sprayers in comparison" - 01/2013)

“The Amazone UF 1201 with its Super-S boom features the best suspension and damping.”
(profi magazine – Practical test: "5 mounted sprayers in comparison" - 01/2013)

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Super-stable and, at the same time, super-light

Thanks to their special profile design, AMAZONE booms are extremely rigid and yet extremely light. The nozzle bodies with integrated diaphragm non-return anti-drip valves fit up into the boom profiles reliably preventing any dripping at the nozzle. Self-adjusting bayonet fixings ensure a tool-less quick nozzle change. For any operational use and any application rate, the right nozzles are available, for example, for optimum wetting, anti-drift or for liquid fertiliser use.

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3-fold shock absorbed suspension for the most arduous of operational conditions


As standard all AMAZONE booms are equipped with

  • springs and shock absorber pack for damping the vertical roll movements, 
  • rubber buffer damping elements with ball suspension to damp down the horizontal yaw movements and
  • tension springs for the shock absorbed suspension of the entire boom.

As standard also are hydraulic height adjustment and guide skids that results in the perfect boom guidance and thus, the accurate longitudinal and lateral distribution of the spray agent.

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Boom design to perfection

In hilly terrain and with large working widths, hydraulic tilt adjustment makes sense. The quick and precise tilting and return of the boom into the level position is possible via a tractor spool valve or via the electro-hydraulic functions in the ISOBUS terminal.

The AMAZONE Q-Plus and Super-S series booms are JKI approved. They therefore comply with the highest European demands for crop protection implements – compare them for yourself!

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AMAZONE booms – an idea becomes reality

Compactness matters!
The machine is easy to carry due to the low centre of gravity and its light and robust design. The front axle weight load is lower than that of many competitors.

Drive safely!
The visibility in road transport is exemplary. Anywhere the tractor can go, the sprayer, with its narrow booms, goes as well. No protruding parts, no boom damage, minimal transport width.

Everything shipshape!
The boom locates safely in the transport hooks. No rattling. No susceptible wear on the boom pivots. High road speeds are not a problem.

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Clean working!
No spray agent dripping from the boom onto the tractor or the operator station, and the boom does not touch the tractor cab.


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Maintenance-free and with a long service life

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Exclusively from AMAZONE: All hydraulic connectors are always made from stainless steel!

The decades of experience in boom design pay off: The conical hinge pin is the intelligent centre of a well thought-out boom philosophy! The boom pivots self-adjust against any play on the conical hinge pins and that ensures, for the end user, an optimised boom function even after many years.

The standard use of stainless steel, the automotive-industry standard, cathodic dip painting process and the targeted use of plastics and aluminium are the perfect guarantee of a long service life.



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Q-Plus boom – 12 – 12.5 – 15 metres

The robust, entry-level boom

With the horizontally folded Q-Plus boom in working widths of 12 m, 12.5 m and 15 m, AMAZONE offers an entry-level boom that is second to none when it comes to quality and reliability. Folding in and out is hydraulic as standard, as are the boom height adjustment and one-sided folding in the left-hand direction of travel.


The benefits:

  • Super-stable and, at the same time, super-light 
  • 3-fold shock absorption
  • Hydraulic height adjustment as standard 
  • One-sided folding on the left-hand side as standard
  • Available with hydraulic tilt adjustment
  • The central hose guidance ensures a clean and kinkfree routing of all hoses and cables
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Manually folded Q-Plus boom

The Q-Plus boom is also available with manual folding as an option. The manual folding is actuated via powerful tensioning and pressure springs without locking catches.

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Super-S boom – The top-class boom from 15 to 24 metres

Super-S1 and S2 boom suspension

  1. Central pendulum point
  2. Spring damping system for reducing the horizontal swing movement
  3. Boom pendulum lock
  4. Spring damping system for reducing the vertical swing movement
  5. Joint orientated across the direction of travel

The 3-fold, shock-absorbed suspension, with hydraulic height adjustment and elastic boom height indicators, guides the Super-S boom safely over the crop at the right height.

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The comfortable, industry-leading boom in working widths up to 24 metres

The vertically folding Super-S boom is available in working widths from 15 m to 24 m. Due to the layout of the boom, there are only a few pivot points, which enables a quick folding and, more importantly, a transport width of just 2.40 metres. When equipped with Profi-fold electro-hydraulic boom actuation and DistanceControl height control, operation is made so much easier.

The Super-S boom is available as the Super-S1 from 15 m to 21 m and the Super-S2 from 15 m to 24 m.


The benefits:

  • Super-stable and, at the same time, super-light 
  • Super narrow transport width of just 2.40 m
  • 3-fold shock absorption
  • Hydraulic height adjustment as standard 
  • Expandable with fully automatic DistanceControl height control
  • Expandable with hydraulic tilt adjustment 
  • Expandable with end nozzle control
  • Expandable with Profi-fold electro-hydraulic boom actuation
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More than just the solid core: Profiles made from high tensile steel

What has been taken away from the boom in weight has been returned in output. The clever lightweight design makes use of the material where it makes sense. For instance, aluminium for weight reduction at the outer boom sections of the Super-S2 boom, but not however, in the middle of the boom. There, high tensile steel is necessary so that the boom is kept rigid and in line and so spray errors due to movement are prevented.

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The Super-S2 boom is super-stable and, at the same time, super-light.



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Super-S1 boom: 15 – 18 – 21 metres

Due to the layout of the boom sections, there are only a few pivot points, which allows faster folding. The well-known robust profile construction of this execution also convinces. Despite the individual sections of the Super-S1 boom being 50 centimetres longer in comparison with the Super-S2 boom, the machine height comes to just 3.30 metres.

The Super-S1 boom, in working widths of 18 and 21 metres, can be easily reduced to 15 metres by folding in the outer boom section.

  • “The transport width remains just 2.40 m – a big benefit from the vertical folding of the boom pack”


“[…] has the benefit of having one joint less making the boom, on the one hand quicker folding, and on the other hand more cost-effective.”
(dlz agrar magazine – Field test UF 1201 “Super also in small widths” · 05/2016)


“The boom is so robust and, during our use of it, the boom ride was pleasantly smooth.”
(dlz agrar magazine – Field test UF 1201 “Super also in small widths” · 05/2016)

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Super-S2 boom: 15 – 16 – 18 – 20 – 21 – 24 metres

Due to the shorter, individual sections, a machine height of just 2.90 m is achieved.

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With maximum comfort and even more precision

Pre-select fold:

Independent folding is possible via either the AmaSpray+ in-cab terminal or an ISOBUS terminals via the tractor spool valves.


Profi-fold – flexible and comfortable

As an option for all Super-S booms, AMAZONE offers the Profi-fold electro-hydraulic actuation system. All hydraulic functions can be performed reliably and easily from the cab using the ISOBUS terminal. The multi-function joystick makes handling particularly comfortable.


Profi-fold 1:
Height adjustment, folding in and out, independent, one side folding at reduced speeds (max. 6 km/h), boom width reduction, and tilt adjustment.


  1. Booms folded out
  2. Booms on sloping ground
  3. Working width slightly reduced
  4. Working width further reduced
  5. Boom independent, one sided folding Caution! Forward speeds only up to 6 km/h
  6. Boom independent, one sided tip angling (Profi-fold 2)
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DistanceControl with 2 sensors or DistanceControl plus with 4 sensors

AMAZONE offers for Super-L booms, either DistanceControl fully automated boom control with 2 sensors or DistanceControl plus with 4 sensors on the Pantera self-propelled sprayer. In heavily differing crop heights, or in areas with partially lodged corn, it could be that the boom, when equipped with 2 sensors, dips into the crop. In this case equipping the boom with four sensors will prevent this. The sensors are electrically connected in parallel and so it is always the sensor that is closest to the target surface that is actuated.

The driver is able to concentrate on correctly applying the plant protection agent, whilst the computer optimises the boom guidance!


Benefits of the DistanceControl boom guidance:

  • Fully automatic boom guidance including height guidance, tilt adjustment and boom lifting on the headland
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DistanceControl when equipped with two sensors: Measuring to the crop
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DistanceControl when equipped with two sensors: The boom can dip into the crop, for example, where there is lodged corn

  1. Ultra-sound sensors
  2. Angle sensors




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LED individual nozzle lighting

Professional work lighting is today the basis of a flexible, output-increasing solution to operating in twilight and at night. LED individual nozzle lighting picks out each individual spray fan. An absolutely immediate assessment of their operation down to the very last nozzle on the boom can be made.

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LED boom lighting for Super-S booms

For flexible and efficient operation at twilight and in the dark, LED boom lighting is available.

Two far-reaching LED work lights, mounted in the middle of the boom, ensure excellent visibility of all the nozzles at a glance.

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The plant protection sector will have to change in the future

The plant protection sector will have to change in the future. Plant protection is an important part of agriculture in securing high yields and optimum quality. Due to the increasing world population, both factors play an enormous role in securing food supply.