High capacity trailed sprayers, new booms, a front tank sprayer with camera as well as a direct injection system from Amazone will make their debut at the forthcoming Agritechnica Show, in Germany early next year.
These new machines join the updated Pantera 4504, which was first seen at Cereals in the summer.
High capacity traileds
With the launch of the UX 7601 Super and UX 8601 Super Amazone now offers single-axle trailed sprayers with capacities of 8,000- and 9,000 litres and booms up to 42m wide.
Both are built on a completely new chassis frame, with a straight beam that slopes down directly from the axle to the drawbar.
This design, says Amazone, improves the distribution of the maximum 14t permissible weight and optimises the permissible drawbar and axle loads. The narrow profile spray tank and clean water tanks are mounted either side of the frame, which helps to maintain stability on slopes and during turns.
Both sprayers are available with the options of a 28° angle, steering axle as well as hydro-pneumatic suspension.
Twin pump system
Two piston diaphragm pumps are fitted as standard – delivering 250 litres/min for spraying and 350 litres/min for agitation. With the HighFlo+ option, they can be combined for spraying to deliver flowrates up to 400 litres/min, while maintaining agitation.
Larger piston diameters, with a shorter stroke, on these new pumps, delivers high outputs with fewer movements. This, says Amazone, increases the diaphragm life and reduces maintenance.
There is a choice of PTO or hydraulic pump drive. Hydraulically driven pumps are controlled by the ISObus system, which automatically regulates the speed to match the application requirements.
A one-piece guard, on the left-hand side, lifts to reveal the SmartCenter filling area, which includes a 60 litre capacity induction hopper with spray lance, ring rinse and facility to wash when the lid is closed.
There is a choice of three levels of control. First step is a completely manual Standard-Pack, while Comfort-Pack comes with the TwinTerminal 3.0 offering automatic filling stop, automatic cleaning programs and auto-dynamic agitation control relative to the tank contents. Top of the list is Comfort-Pack plus, which provides fully automated filling and cleaning, with operation via a touch-pad terminal.
New booms up to 42m wide
To match the high capacity sprayers is the new Super-L3, four-fold boom available in widths of 39m, 40m or 42m and equipped as standard with Contour Control active boom guidance and SwingStop active vibration damping.
These wider booms have folding points at 12m, 24m and 33m and come with the option to also spray at these reduced widths. Each boom side also folds independently and also fold within the length of the sprayer transport – with no overhang at the front.
Both models are also available with all the other Super-L2 and Super L3 boom width options.
With 1,500 litre capacity and integral spray system the Amazone FT 1502 self-contained front tank is designed for use with rear-mounted implements, such as inter-row hoes, drills and for liquid fertiliser.
Based on the technology from the firm’s UF 02 sprayer range, it has a 180 litre/min capacity hydraulically driven pump. This is capable of meeting application rates of 5-100 litre/min at pressures from 2-8 bar.
Products are introduced though an inductor fitted beneath the tank’s domed cover. Accessed by a fold-down platform at the front, the inductor has a removable stainless steel grid. It also includes a can rinse nozzle and cleaning lance, with their taps mounted close by.
The operator station, positioned on the left-hand side provides manual control of the filling process, but has the option of Comfort-Pack. This provides auto-fill stop and auto-agitation relative to the tank level as well as automatic rinse programs.
Application rate is controlled automatically via a compatible ISObus terminal, which can also deliver auto-section control, part area and site specific applications. The system also offers complete job management and recording.
Cameras look both ways
To improve safety when turning onto road and around blink corners, Amazone now offers a new integrated camera system for its front-mounted tanks and transfer hoppers.
While Amazone already offers a camera system, this latest version meets the legal requirements of new rules introduced in Germany and is certified by the DLG testing organisation.
Two cameras, installed either side, transmit images to an in-cab monitor with split screens for simultaneous left and right views.
Direct injection on target
A new direct injection system from Amazone enables operators to spot and immediately treat specific targets during spraying operations, without the need to pre-mix chemicals.
Called DirectInject, it is designed for use with the UX 01 single-axle, trailed machines, and comes with standard ISObus connection and AmaSwitch or AmaSelect single nozzle control and DUS high pressure recirculation.
The system comprises a 50 litre capacity tank with mechanical agitation, pump and metering housed in the sprayer’s storage compartment. Undiluted product, held in the tank, is pumped directly into several injection points spaced evenly on a separate sprayline on the boom. This mixed spray is continually recirculated around the boom at a pre-set pressure by the DUS system.
There is no further need for mixing, enabling an instant start as soon as the nozzles are switched on. Circulation stops as the spray is applied and as more product is withdrawn from the tank it continues to be mixed with clean water in the spraylines until the nozzles are switched off. Remaining mixed product is then recirculated until it is required again.
Injecting concentrated chemical directly into the spraylines with constant recirculation, says Amazone, results in short reaction times and minimum waste. DirectInject operates with only clean water, so minimises waste and cleaning, although the whole system is integrated into the Comfort-Pack auto-rinse system.
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