Amazone unveils new linkage spreaders

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Amazone says its new ZA-V linkage-mounted spreaders offer all the precision and innovation found in the professional ZA-TS range in a more “everyday” size.

Amazone unveils new linkage spreaders
Amazone's ZA-V linkage mounted spreaders offer all of Amazone's spreading technologies in a more compact size.

The series features hopper sizes of 1,700 to 4,200-litres and a range of technologies including automatic calibration, on-board weigh cell, tilt sensor technology and many other innovations.

All models feature Amazone’s "soft ballistic pro" technology, which ensures all components of the agitation, metering and spreading system are optimally matched to protect the integrity of fertiliser granules.

Amazone product manager Craig Hopkins says the ZA-V builds on more than 50 years of leadership in twin-disc centrifugal spreading technology.

"The ZA-V is a completely new series based on Amazone's tried and proven ZA technology used in one million spreaders since 1958," he says.

According to Amazone, the ZA-V range offers a maximum discharge rate of 6.4 kg/second, a working width of 36m and operational speeds of up to 30 km/h for top end spreading performance.

Three sets of quick-change discs achieve a three dimensional spreading pattern from 10 to 21m, 21 to 28m and 27 to 36m.

The high quality, deep-pressed hopper is manufactured in one piece and ensures optimum fertiliser flow.

Amazone’s ZA-V range  is available in a range of configurations - the Super Profis (up to 3,200-litres) and Ultra Profis (up to a 4,500-litres).

Both configurations are equipped with two on-board weigh cells that automatically monitor and regulate application rate according to forward speed.

An optional tilt sensor monitors and adjusts the spreading pattern in undulating conditions.

"Optional low level sensors in the left and right hoppers send a warning message to the terminal once pre-set minimum fill levels have been reached," Hopkins says.

Profis models are equipped with an ISOBUS job computer as standard.

"This computer can be accessed using the Amazone Amatron 3, CCI 100 or Amapad terminal or indeed, any other ISOBUS compatible terminal," Hopkins says.

"Alternatively, there is the option of the new Amaspread+ operating terminal, which was developed specifically for fertiliser application."

The 145mm display features illuminated keys, large icons and easy menu navigation. Settings for up to 20 different fertilisers can be stored and recalled at any time.

In addition, it stores all details for up to 99 jobs including area, fertiliser type, application rates, quantity applied and the time taken.

Amaspread+ also controls the new Limiter V+ border spreading deflectors, which improve spreading accuracy along borders and water courses without leaving the cab.

All Amazone controllers can be equipped with optional GPS-Switch section control, GPS-Track guidance and GPS-Maps variable rate technology.

Lower specifications include the ZA-V Control, which features a speed-related metering system, and the ZA-V Easy, which features a simple electric on/off control.

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