Amazone, the German manufacturer of agricultural machinery for tillage, sowing, fertilization and plant protection, recently announced the launch of two new rigid models of its Ceus trailed disc and tine cultivator in working widths of 3 m and 4 m.
This combination of discs and tines can therefore also be used on smaller farms and with tractors from 112 kW.
The new Ceus 3000-TX and Ceus 4000-TX are equipped with a central undercarriage and offer precision and versatility for both stubble cultivation and primary tillage, deep loosening and seedbed preparation.
According to a statement released by Amazon, the combination of discs and teeth means the Ceus produces a perfect blend at working speeds of up to 15 km / h.
Straw, stubble or catch crops are finely ground by the front discs and then, in conjunction with the next segment of tines, the organic material is evenly mixed, even in the presence of large amounts.
This combination of tools allows the Ceus to create the best conditions for rapid decomposition and excellent emergence in the field, with minimal disease pressure on the next planting operation.
Functionality in detail
The main disc element is fitted with large diameter discs, which crush organic matter and leave a finely crumbled soil structure for optimal sowing conditions.
The discs are available in smooth and serrated versions and, thanks to the individual suspension, ensure a high level of passage and a good contour after intensive cultivation.
With a tooth spacing of 40cm, the next tooth segment reliably incorporates any organic material, even in large quantities, and is easy to pull while maintaining a high level of passage. The depth of the tines can be adjusted up to 30 cm.
However, it is also possible to work at a shallow depth, so that the tip goes just below the working depth of the disc harrow in wet and heavy conditions. This loosens the horizon and creates a rough structure in the soil, greatly reducing the risk of styling on these types of soil.
As an option, according to the release, the new C-Mix Ultra tines with automatic overload protection via hydraulic cylinders can also be specified for the Ceus-TX. Here the trigger force can be continuously adjusted up to 800 kg.
On the one hand, this ensures that the desired working depth of up to 30 cm is precisely maintained. On the other hand, the C-Mix Ultra system protects the cultivator from extreme loads thanks to a very damped rearming of the tine after triggering.
The tooth segment is followed by a set of leveling tools, which can be fitted with smooth or toothed discs or spring-loaded tooth levelers. The height and inclination of the side discs can be adjusted separately to ensure an optimal match from one fight to another.
Eleven different rollers and various rear harrows are available for final reconsolidation. The roller can be removed in particularly wet conditions, such as spring, and work done without reconsolidation, so that the loosened soil can dry and warm up more quickly.
The hydraulic depth adjustment option for optimum adaptation to the respective soil conditions is particularly practical.