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50,000 rotary cultivators and rotary harrows

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Donnerstag, 12. März 2009

It is exactly 30 years ago since Amazone sold its first rotary cultivator, then five years later introduced the first rotary harrows. At the end of February, 2009 Amazone delivered their 50,000th machine to a customer – in combination with a pneumatic Pack Top seed drill.

Amazone reports that the sales figures over roughly the last 5 years have shown an increasing tendency to move more towards the rotary cultivators. The reason being for this is that the trend now, even on medium sized farms, is the necessity to establish – alongside classic inversion tillage with the plough –much of the crop rotation utilising a mulch sowing system.

The most important feature of the rotary cultivator is the "on grip" tines enabling the machine to give an optimised mixing of organic residual matter. At the same time it pulls itself down into the soil and, in this way, always maintains the desired working depth even on hard and clayey soils. When used in combination with seed drills equipped with RoTeC disc coulters, the rotary cultivator offers flexible operation even in mulch sowing systems.