sen­si­tive spreader

New Ama­zone trailed spreader de­liv­ers per­fect bal­ance be­tween ca­pac­ity, work rates and pre­ci­sion

Farms & Farm Machinery - - PRODUCT NEWS -

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

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