KE 02 Rotamix rotary harrow
High-output new models in working widths of 3, 4, or 6 m
AMAZONE offers new rotary harrows for high tractor power ratings of up to 240 HP, at a working width of 3 m and up to 400 HP at a working width of 6 m. The new KE 02, in 3 m, 4 m and 6 m working widths and featuring the innovative Rotamix system, comes into its own when intensively soil crumbling, especially on heavy ground.
The Rotamix system – close-coupled, compact and with two extra tool carriers
The KE 02 with the Rotamix system has four tool carriers per metre of working width. The incoming power is evenly distributed across these rotors. The trailing tines produce a very good crumb structure meaning that the new rotary harrow achieves excellent results on heavy ground and is suitable for creating the optimum seedbed, especially after ploughing.
The four tool carriers per metre working width facilitates a small spur gear diameter. This layout meant that a very compact and light design of the robust rotary harrow trough was possible. This compact design of the rotary harrow reduces the lift capacity requirement on the tractor and any harrow-mounted seed drill is positioned very close to the tractor when used in a drill combination. The lifting power requirement is therefore lower than that of other rotary harrows, which also makes for a positive impact on front ballasting.
The Long-Life-Drive system ensures a long service life and very smooth running. The double sealing system with cassette seal and labyrinth seal protects against dust, moisture and dirt ingress. The tried and tested Quick+ Safe system provides the 290 mm tines with an integrated stone release plus the tines can be easily exchanged without the need for tools.
A higher class of performance with the DirectDrive gearbox
At the heart of the new KE 02 Rotamix is the DirectDrive gearbox, via which the higher power flow is transmitted directly to the spur gears of the tool carriers. As in the case of the KX and KG rotary cultivators, there is no power redirection thus ensuring an excellent, low-wear, power transmission. The 3 m and 4 m working width rotary harrows can be used with PTO shaft speeds of 540, 750 and 1,000 rpm - at 6 m working width it is 1,000 rpm. Exchange gear sets allow the harrow rotor speed to be adapted to different soil conditions and the tractor PTO shaft speed.
QuickLink quick coupling system for 3 m and 4 m working widths
The entire AMAZONE active soil tillage range with a working width of 3 m and 4 m is available with the QuickLink quick coupling system for maximum flexibility. The new rigid KE 02 Rotamix models can also be mounted under different seed drills via the QuickLink system with very little effort. The KE 02 Rotamix forms a compact team with the Cataya harrow-mounted conventional seed drill and the Avant 02 pneumatic front tank system. Thanks to the reinforced headstock, the Centaya Super pneumatic seed drill can now also be used with this new rotary harrow. The new Precea-A harrow-mounted precision air seeder can also be connected without tools and, it goes without saying, that a combination with the D9 mounted conventional seed drill via the “Liftpack” system is also possible.
Setting and tools
The optional hydraulic depth control is a new feature of the KE 02. This allows the rotary harrow to be easily tailored to the field and operating conditions from the tractor cab whilst on the move. A scale assists in constant monitoring of the working depth.
Extendable lower links allow the rigid version of the KE 02 Rotamix to be individually aligned for any tractor size. This also facilitates attachment of tractor wheel mark eradicators. In addition, the lower links can be adapted to suit linkage dimensions of Cat. 3 or Cat. 3N.
The height of the levelling board for levelling the soil is precisely guided by the roller. The levelling board also deflects upwards thanks to the integrated overload protection. A universal setting tool is offered for precise adjustment, which can also be used for many other adjustments on the machine, such as for adjusting the height of the side plates or for setting the track markers.
Versatile roller range
Numerous roller types with different diameters for targeted reconsolidation are available for a wide range of site-specific requirements. The extensive range extends from the light cage roller to the wedge ring roller, which is also available in the matrix profile, the trapezium roller and the tooth packer roller for medium to heavy soils.
The advantages at a glance:
- Direct power transmission and long service life thanks to DirectDrive gearbox
- High-performance due to power output of up to 240 HP or 400 HP
- Compact construction due to reduced tine carrier diameter
- QuickLink quick coupling system for rigid KE 02 Rotamix
- Good crumbling due to four tool carriers per metre of working width
- The versatile roller programme offers the right choice for any soil type