Feb 4, 2015

New AD-P Special seed drill with electric metering

Amazone presents the new AD-P Special pneumatic seed drill with electric metering. The new series supersedes the very successful previous model. Apart from many attractive detail solutions, the outstanding improvement in operational comfort is the major change.

The optimised hopper shape is impressive with its shallow design which is especially characterised in the smaller machine with its 850 litre hopper volume. The larger version of the AD-P Special features a 1250 litre hopper. At 2.2 m wide, both hoppers have been designed specifically so that filling via a wide front end loader shovel is also no problem. With the aid of an extension, the capacity can be increased to a total of 1,100 litres or 1,500 litres respectively.

Electric metering

The metering unit, well-known from the large area sowing technology, is now also integrated in the new AD-P Special. It is characterised, above all, by the improved access when calibrating and when changing the various metering cassettes. In addition, the metering cassette can be easily removed with nothing hampering the metering cassette change, even when the hopper is full. As standard, the metering unit of the AD-P Special is driven electrically allowing, on the one hand, calibration by the press of a button and, on the other hand, meaning the very simple adjustment of the seed rate from the tractor cab. For this, from choice, the AMADRILL+ on-board computer or the AMATRON 3 operator terminal can be used. For determining the forward speed, various speed signal sources can be utilised on the AD-P Special. Depending on preference, there is a choice of a space-saving radar sensor in conjunction with a working position sensor, using the speed signal of the tractor, a GPS speed signal or the current impulse wheel system can be used.

One important detail has been realised with the addition of two extra seed rows that can be switched off when tramlining. So, now up to 5 rows per side can be shut off, resulting in a maximum tyre width of the following tractor of up to 99.6 cm at a row spacing of 16.6 cm or 75.0 cm with a row spacing of 12.5 cm. In this way the demands from the market for still wider tyres on the following husbandry tractor have been taken into account.

ComfortPack – the interesting equipment option
One very interesting option for the AD-P Special is the new ComfortPack. It includes the TwinTerminal 3.0 with its 3.2” big display. This TwinTerminal allows the driver to save making unnecessary trips between the tractor cab and seed drill during calibration. The repeated climbing on and off the tractor cab during one calibration procedure thus is history, because it is not only possible to start the calibration from outside but also, following calibration, the weighed calibration quantity can be input directly into the terminal. This option is rounded off by the added function of emptying the seed tank residues which makes it easier for the user to change over between seed types.

GPS-Switch with AMATRON 3

As on all seed drills from AMAZONE that are equipped with electric metering drive, the AD-P Special can be controlled on the headland automatically as well via GPS-Switch part-width section control. The increase in efficiency created by saving seed corn and reducing overlapping on the headland, even in any field size, can be enormous. Additionally, by using an automatic switching system the stress on the driver can also be considerably reduced. It also doesn’t matter how many AMAZONE machines are used, only one GPS-Switch licence needs to be activated for them all.

Press review 2015

ZA-V 2600 im Einsatz
Dec 7, 2015

New ZA-V 2600 and hopper extensions

With the ZA-V 2600 Amazone has supplemented its ZA-V fertiliser spreader range by a new model with a hopper capacity of 2,600 litres. So, the full range now encompasses seven models with hopper volumes from 1,700 right through to 4,200 litres.

Innovation Award
Nov 10, 2015

Call for the “Innovation Award 2015”

This year the Amazone Foundation again will award two outstanding scientific degree thesis the "Innovation Award 2015" and attractive monetary prizes. Those young scientists can apply for whose bachelor or master thesis have a relation to agriculture. In addition the dissertation should deal with innovative themes in the range of system- or machine technology, the production of agricultural machinery or their sale and service.

Nov 10, 2015

Amazone foundation awards the innovation prize 2015

The Amazone Foundation again has awarded two scientific degree theses the ‘Innovation Award 2015’. The official presentation of the Innovation Award was held at Agritechnica 2015 in Hanover.

Oct 25, 2015

The new AD-P Super ISOBUS seed drill

At Agritechnica 2015 AMAZONE presents for the first time the new AD-P Super pneumatic ISOBUS seed drill, the newly designed AD-P Super pneumatic seed drill replaces the successful previous series and is characterised by an even higher work rate potential than the new AD-P Special that was first shown at SIMA 2015.

Oct 8, 2015

Agritechnica: Three silver medals for Amazone

Amazone has been rewarded once again for its important innovations. So, ahead of the world’s most important and biggest agriculture machinery trade fair, the Innovations Commission has awarded Amazonen-Werke three silver medals.

Aug 28, 2015

New following roller with Matrix tyre profile

To expand the working spectrum of the wedge ring roller, Amazone has de-veloped a version with a new Matrix tyre profile. The special feature of this roller is the specific longitudinal and lateral profiles of the Matrix tyres. Whereas the longitudinal profile creates the desired strip-wise reconsolidation of the soil, the narrow cross bars on the profile provide more fine soil, resulting in optimum growing conditions.

Jun 28, 2015

New to the Amazone range: the Double-U profile roller

With the DUW 580 Double-U profile roller, Amazone has extended its pro-gramme yet further with another following roller for the Certos TX heavy com-pact disc harrow and for the Cenius TX mulch cultivator. The specific feature of this roller is the 580 mm diameter U profile rings which are open and be-come filled with soil during operation.

Maschine des Jahres 2016
Jun 27, 2015

Machine of the year: ZA-TS fertiliser spreader

The new Amazone ZA-TS fertiliser spreader with Argus Twin now is allowed to carry the title "Machine of the year 2016". This titel is a special Innovation award. The official presentation by the agricultural technology editors of the dlv Deutsche Landwirtschaftsverlag took place on 10th November, 2015 at the Agritechnica in Hanover.

Jun 26, 2015

DLG image barometer 2015: Top rating for Amazone

In the DLG Image Barometer 2015 Amazonen-Werke again came out superbly well. With 52 points the company gained 4th place against all agricultural machinery manufacturers represented in Germany. The first three positions were filled by the companies Fendt (60 points) and Claas and John Deere with each 54 points. In the total ranking, Amazone even improved its position in comparison with the 2014 result by 2 points and thus increased its image overall.

May 7, 2015

Better longevity from the C-Mix HD shares for Cenius cultivators

As an addition to the C-Mix share system for Cenius cultivators, Amazone now offers the C-Mix HD coulter for use in especially arduous conditions. Thanks to the hard metal inserts in the main wear areas, the C-Mix HD share (HD meaning Heavy Duty) is characterised by a significantly higher wear resistance, resulting in the decisive benefit that the share length, and thus the working depth, are maintained.

Apr 4, 2015

Amazone Cracker Disc roller – the wave profile keeps everything performing well!

As a robust, enclosed steel packer, the Cracker Disc roller copes easily with the most arduous of soil conditions, managing well also even on heavy, clayey soils, in addition to leaving a maximum crumbling effect, it ensures the opti-mum seedbed preparation.

Mar 4, 2015

Hydraulischer Oberlenker für AD-Säkombinationen

In order to utilise the soil tillage implement as a solo machine, Amazone now offers a swivel top link as an option for its AD pack top seed drill combinations. With the aid of a specific lever construction, the top link is rotated between the soil tillage implement and the seed drill in such a way that when the piston rod is extended, the seed drill is tilted forward. At this point the coulters and follow-ing harrow are lifted by a minimum of 100 mm and the tines of the...

Feb 4, 2015

New AD-P Special seed drill with electric metering

Amazone presents the new AD-P Special pneumatic seed drill with electric metering. The new series supersedes the very successful previous model. Apart from many attractive detail solutions, the outstanding improvement in operational comfort is the major change.