New Amazone trailed spreader delivers perfect balance between capacity, work rates and precision
Amazone’s latest ZG-TS 10001 trailed spreader, with a working width of up to 54 metres, is now available on the Australian market.
CLAAS Harvest Centre product manager for Amazone, Craig Hopkins, says the ZG-TS 10001 spreader delivers a perfect balance between capacity, work rates and precision.
“Theoretically, it is possible to spread 40kg/ha over 250 hectares in 90 minutes before reloading,” he says.
Other standout features of the ZG-TS 10001 include an operating speed of up to 30km/h, a 10,000-litre hopper, and its “top-of-the-line” ProfisPro weighing technology that autoregulates application rate.
Hopkins adds: “Four weigh cells positioned between the hopper frame and chassis constantly monitor the amount of fertiliser being discharged. This data is used to adjust the metering shutter slides, as well as the intelligent fill-level management system.
“By constantly measuring how much fertiliser remains in the hopper, the weighing system can determine how much fertiliser is required to complete the job. This avoids unnecessary travelling in the field with a half-full spreader.”
The ZG-TS 10001 also comes equipped with the new ArgusTwin and WindControl spreading pattern adjustment systems and FlowCheck aperture, which were released at last year’s AgQuip Field Days.
The ArgusTwin utilises 14 radar sensors to monitor the spreading pattern of the left and right spreading discs. “This system automatically adjusts the spreading pattern of either disc if any deviation from the settings is detected, while an additional tilt sensor compensates for sloping terrain,”
Hopkins says. “A third monitoring system, WindControl, automatically adjusts lateral distribution according to wind speed and direction.”
Hopkins says the ZG-TS 10001’s TS twin disc spreading system ensures constant speed and precision in all conditions: “The vane kits can be quickly and simply changed, while the AutoTS system allows the spreader to switch seamlessly from normal to broad spreading without the need to change discs.
“All components are made from stainless steel for a long working life,” he says.
Optional DynamicSpread part-width section control technology offers the possibility to switch up to 128 part-widths in wedge-shaped fields, while the steering system switches off automatically once the spreading disc drive is deactivated or ground speeds go over 25 km/h.
“The 28-degree pivot angle means the 10001 is capable of true-track steering, even with a track width of 1.8m and a tyre width of 520mm,” Hopkins says.
Its steering system, spreading discs, and floor belt are powered and controlled via a standard tractor-based load-sensing hydraulic system or a new hybrid system.
“The latter requires only two-thirds of the oil capacity of the conventional load-sensing system, which allows the use of smaller tractors,” Hopkins says.
“The other third is generated via a PTO-driven hydraulic pump mounted on the spreader itself.”
The ZG-TS 10001’s steering system, spreading discs and floor belt are powered and controlled via a standard tractor-based load-sensing hydraulic system or a new hybrid system