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GreenDrill for catch crop sowing

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The GreenDrill seeder unit is Amazone's new solution for the sowing of catch crops and reseeding grass. The GreenDrill can be mounted onto a variety of Amazone soil tillage implements up to 4 m working width such as the Catros compact disc harrow, the Cenius mulch cultivator and the KG rotary cultivator or KE rotary harrow.

The 200 litre GreenDrill seed hopper is easily reached via its access steps. The seed shaft, that is located within the metering unit underneath the seed hopper, can be equipped with normal or fine seed metering wheels, depending on the seed type and application rates. After metering, the seed is delivered via hoses to a series of baffle plates where it is applied directly in front of, or behind the roller, of the soil tillage implement. An electric motor drives both the seed shaft and the blower fan.

For controlling the unit, Amazone offers two alternatives with differing levels of operational comfort. The GreenDrill, in its basic version, provides the means for switching on the seed metering, powering the blower fan and setting the speed of the seed shaft. In the comfort version, the in-cab terminal also provides a menu to assist the calibration test and includes a display of the forward speed, the worked area and the operating hours. In addition, it automatically matches the seed shaft speed to changing forward speeds, if the in-cab terminal is connected into the 7-pole tractor signal socket.