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New at Amazone: 4 m Cirrus folding trailed cultivator drills

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With the new models Cirrus 4003-2 and Cirrus 4003-2C, Amazone has supplemented its series of trailed Cirrus cultivator drills with addition of two further models. Both machines are ISOBUS compatible and are fully AEF cer-tified and feature a working width of 4 m and a transport width of 3 m; however, they differ in their seed hopper format. The Cirrus 4003-2 features an open, single tip 3,600 litre hopper whereas the Cirrus 4003-2C is equipped with a sealed, twin tip 4,000 litre pressurised hopper. This pressurised hopper on the 4003-2C is divided in the ratio 60:40 and, utilising the Single-Shoot principle, offers in addition to sowing just one kind of seed, two alternative possibilities: either the simultaneously sowing of two different seeds or seed together with fertiliser.

The twin tip pressurised hopper is ideally suited for sowing, for instance, catch crop mixtures which, during transport, would easily segregate in a single hopper. Also the direct application of a starter fertiliser can help to accelerate field emergence. In this way better germination conditions for spring cereals can be achieved - especially in regions where, due to the climate, short growing seasons prevail.

The new trailed cultivator drills are of special interest to medium-sized farms which, in addition to demanding maximum efficiency, have to face long transport distances with a filled seed hopper. The sowing tractors of these farms, which usually feature engine capacities of between 170 and 200 HP, are ide-ally suited for working with the Cirrus 4003-2 and 4003-2C.

Thanks to being equipped with Matrix tyres, both machines can be transported quickly on the road at 40 km/h with a filled hopper. So, road travel is not only quick but also safe and compliant with all traffic regulations.

From an arable farming point of view, the Matrix tyres also provide multiple benefits as, thanks to their specific profile, they provide, in addition to the strip wise reconsolidation of the soil,  a large amount of fine earth with both factors adding to an optimum seed emergence. At the same time, the 880 mm Matrix tyres feature a good self-driving effect. As an alternative to the Matrix tyres, the two new Cirrus models can be also equipped with the cheaper AS tyres.

For a quicker and more comfortable filling from Big Bags or bagged seed the Cirrus 4003-2C is, as standard, equipped with a lateral, foldable loading board. For the Cirrus 4003-2, this lateral loading board is offered as a special option. In addition, both machines can be equipped with a hydraulic filling auger.

Further optional equipment is the Comfort Pack with TwinTerminal 3.0, meaning that the drill can be primed, calibrated and residues emptied quickly, precisely and comfortably directly down at the machine. In this way, there is no need for the driver to climb up and down from the tractor several times.