AMAZONE - USA
Time is of the essence – the low-platform steep tipper from Amazone (1950
Time is of the essence – this was often the motto in post-war Germany of the 1950s. During the period of reconstruction, the people had to transport a lot of material, do a lot of building and produce a lot of food. A major topic was the rationalisation in agriculture. A lot of new ideas emerged during this time. Amazone also devoted itself to new technologies and developed an agricultural transport device for universal use: The low-platform steep tipper. The key feature here: The universal vehicle was an ideal small means of transport, but it could also be extended to form a large-area spreader by attaching a fertiliser spreader. It was also possible to use the tipper as a horse and tractor trailer. The driver could simply empty the vehicle by tilting it when transporting field crops or bulk material.
But not every good idea is accepted at the first attempt – sometimes inventions are simply ahead of their time. The production of the "steep tipper" was therefore soon stopped again.
But it became a success at the second attempt. Amazone simply developed a conventional tipper from the original vehicle which could be extended by a fertiliser spreader and a spreader unit – and the tipper became a manure spreader. This development went on to become a top seller. Incidentally, one of the first users – a tipper pioneer so to speak – was our neighbour Karl Wiendieck with his horse "Max". You can see him on an advertising poster from that time with the slogan-like title "Das geht schnell” [It won't take long].