Mechanise for the future with Amazone’s most advanced agricultural implements for soil tillage
A major portion of the costs of establishing a crop can be allocated to soil tillage and cultivation; the price of diesel is another consideration. Increasing prices for inputs and the again low producer prices are exacerbating the situation even further. When it comes to the question of choosing an implement, many farms are looking for a tool that will not only help to reduce establishment costs but also be as versatile as possible.
Amazone, the leaders in innovation and German technology, offer a range of soil tillage implements to suit every establishment’s needs and budget.
The Catros+ is ideal for quick, shallow and intensive stubble-mixing work and operates without plugging, even with high amounts of surface straw. It is used mainly to incorporate maize stalks and grain stubble, to loosen up grassland or uncultivated land, and to incorporate organic manure. The Catros+ is fitted with serrated discs to increase the maximum possible working depth, which is approximately 15 cm. In addition, the wear limit is not reached so quickly. Of particular note is that the discs are very coarsely serrated, minimising the danger of harvest residues being simply run over – ideal, above all, in places where the combine, due to lodged grain, had to drive more slowly or had to reverse for a short time. In addition, the Catros+ can also be used for stubble work after harvesting grain or maize. Various rollers are available to reconsolidate the soil after the discing operation. The roller range comprises a wedge ring roller, cage roller, tandem roller, tooth-packer roller and knife ring roller. The implement is available in working widths from 3 m to 12 m and is either mounted or trailed.
The new Amazone Cenius-2TX trailed mulch cultivator can be used for jobs from shallow stubble work to deep topsoil loosening. It can be adjusted to suit just about every application, including conservation tillage. Four rows of C-Mix Super tines, with a staggered spacing of 280 mm and under-beam clearance of 800 mm, allow a reliable, blockage-free operation. The C-Mix share system offers share options for all applications and ensures an intensive incorporation. The tines are protected by a spring overload safety device with a release force of 600 kg. This allows safe working down to a depth of 300 mm, even in stony ground.
A perfect levelling effect is provided by serrated levelling discs with maintenance-free bearings, individually mounted on rubber elements for both contour following and overload protection. The TW tandem cage roller at the rear works blockage-free under variable conditions and does a good job of crushing dry clods and leaving a seedbed behind.
- The Cenius is used for shallow stubble working immediately after harvest at depths from 50 mm to 120 mm.
- For medium-depth soil tillage and intensive mixing in of crop residue at depths from 120 mm to 200 mm.
- Topsoil loosening at 200 mm to 300 mm.
- Incorporation of solid and liquid manure and organic material.
The Amazone GreenDrill is a pneumatic seeder. Used either in combination with the Catros Disc Harrow, KE Rotary Harrow or Catros Compact Disc Harrow, it enables the sowing of cover crops directly into stubble and is also used for pasture reseeding.
The Amazone range of soil cultivation implements offers the market everything from entry-level solutions through to the most advanced mechanised agricultural implements. Amazone implements are distributed in South Africa by Falcon Agricultural Equipment.
For more information on our Soil Tillage implements: http://www.falconequipment.co.za/product-category/amazone/soil-tillage/