Amazone adds knife roller to Cirrus 6003-2

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Amazone has made a performance upgrade to one of its cultivator-drills, adding a forward-mounted knife roller to help increase efficiency in the paddock

The machine in question is the Cirrus 6003-2 folding trailed combination cultivator-drill, which has received the knife roller to help shred standing vegetation or tall stubble.

It features a unique chevron knife arrangement, which Amazone says intensively chops standing organic material at right angles to the direction of travel.

The remaining residue is then aligned longitudinally by the cutting discs on the standard Cirrus platform, the company adds.

Amazone's Cirrus 6003-2 folding trailed combination cultivator-drill

Claas Harvest Centre Product Manager – Amazone, Joshua Patrick, says the changes will help to improve the effectiveness of direct-drilling operations for farmers.

"This unit will save an additional run with a mulcher, roller or disc harrow as well as helping to preserve precious soil moisture and structure," he says.

"The roller has an additional benefit in crumbling cloddy soils, which helps to increase seed placement accuracy and even crop emergence in a wide range of soil conditions.

"Effective shredding and incorporation of stubble is also an important part of good field hygiene and integrated disease management programs."

Each knife segment of the roller follows the ground contour independently, preventing lateral pull and maintaining a consistent cut across the entire working width.

"The reversible knives are made from boron steel to ensure a long operating life and the roller mounts have spherical bearings and face seals," Patrick says.

"The knives are recessed into the round tube on the roller and the central core of the roller is resistant to the build-up of stones and dirt."

Amazone machinery is distributed in Australia and New Zealand via the Claas Harvest Centre network and selected independent dealerships.

The changes are designed to both save farmers time and maintain soil structure

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