At the heart of the machine, and the guarantee of a uniform, quick field emergence, are the new Matrix tyres. With dimensions of 400/55R17.5, these tyres feature a diameter of 880 mm and a width of 410 mm (wide enough for 4 seed rows at 12.5 cm spacing or 3 seed rows at 16.6 cm). The combination of the big diameter, together with the new profile, provides an easy rolling effect – and thus a reduced pulling power. This is a characteristic which is, above all, very important for trailed seed drills that are equipped with passive soil tillage tools and driven at fast forward speeds. Keeping to the principle that has been established for many years at AMAZONE, the Matrix tyres provide the reconsolidation in strips. The reconsolidated strips with small ridges of loose earth provide more than enough fine soil for the coverage of the seed. The heterogeneous soil structure, created by the tyres, provides the optimum plant growth under all conditions. With the Matrix tyre, AMAZONE, for the first time, makes use of radial design tyres with steel inserts in the tread. Due to the radial design, with its higher deflection ability, the profile has a true soil contact across all the rows creating perfectly even growing conditions. In addition, radial tyres, thanks to their design, have the benefit that they offer very good self-cleaning, even at the standard 3.5 bar pressure. Ridge levellers in between the rows, which are available as an option, provide an even operational performance and make sense especially on light soils.