Nov 24, 2014

750,000 ZA fertiliser spreaders from Amazone

Download media pack

With more than 750,000 ZA fertiliser spreaders now sold, Amazonen-Werke is celebrating another special anniversary in 2014. Three quarters of a million fertiliser spreaders is an impressive figure and possibly one that hardly any other agricultural machinery manufacturer has achieved up to now.

The origins of the ZA go back to the year 1958. At that time Prof. h.c. (SAA Samara) RAAS Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz Dreyer had, together with his cousin Klaus Dreyer, just taken over as third generation owners of Amazone and he immediately invented the first ZA twin disc fertiliser spreader with its 330 litre capacity and a 10 m working width,. In accordance with its design as a "Zentrifugalstreuer Anbaumaschine“ (centrifugal mounted spreader) he called it ZA.

Immediately this first ZA provided enormous improvement in the effectiveness of mineral fertiliser application. In comparison with the then existing full width box spreaders, it was unique in its larger working width and, compared to the single disc and pendulum fertiliser spreaders around, offered a much higher precision. In the course of ZA history, Amazonen-Werke since then has launched to the market numerous subsequent ranges - each with higher and higher capacities and wider and wider working widths. However the basic design principle of that first ZA has been maintained up until today: a twin hopper with two contra-rotating spreading discs running at a constant speed, creating a mirrored spread pattern and a maintained accuracy to the left and right hand side of the tractor.

Also with regard to precision, ZA fertiliser spreaders have again and again set new standards resulting in both savings in the material being applied as well as a more environmentally-friendly application. Here, the milestones were, for example, swivel blades for late top dressing, the interchangeable disc system for wider and variable working widths, the Limiter boundary spreading device and SBS, the Soft Ballistic System, which ensures gentle fertiliser treatment during spreading. Also important progress has been achieved thanks to the introduction of hydraulics and electronics. So, today’s ZA programme fulfils the highest demands on precision thanks to weigh-cell technology, the GPS automatic headland and part-width section control as well as the use of convenient ISOBUS terminals.

The most recent ZA-TS series consists of models with weigh-cell technology and ISOBUS regulated electronics and comes in hopper sizes from 1,700 up to 4,200 litres and with working widths from 18 m to 54 m. This means a maximum capacity today that is ten times bigger and in a maximum working width which is more than five times wider than those first ZA-spreaders of 1958. With the new spreader series, Amazone has also introduced the TS spreading system with its disc integrated AutoTS border spreading device onto the market, via which the fertiliser can be spread quite deliberately up to the field's border. Thanks to the AutoTS, a lateral distribution to a level of precision that up to now has not been possible is achieved also on the headland. This means, in comparison with other border spreading systems currently available, significantly higher yields in the area encompassed by the field's border.

Mar 20, 2020

New Amazone Website

Amazone has fully revamped its on-line presence. The new website has been designed specifically from the customer's point of view and visitors are now greeted by a modern, user-friendly and clearly laid out Home page. The focal point of the new website is to meet the informational needs of customers, dealers and service staff. The clear structure of the website allows visitors to navigate quickly – for example, when searching for specific machines or specifications, or...

01_FT1502_UF2002
Mar 4, 2020

Amazone FT 1502 front tank for UF 1602 and UF 2002

The cost-effective mini ‘self-propelled sprayer’ - up to 3,500 l and fill level management

For many years Amazone has offered the FT 1001 front tank, and with great success, and the flexibility of this concept has now been extended by the introduction of the new FT 1502. The FT 1502 front tank, when used in conjunction with the UF 02, means that the tank capacity of the UF 02 mounted sprayer is simply and conveniently extended by an additional 1,500 l. For example...

EasySet_2
Jan 23, 2020, Hasbergen-Gaste

EasySet 2 in-cab operating terminal for ZA-V

The more comfortable and precise solution in machine operation

As an alternative to the more common hydraulic shutter actuation found on the entry-level ZA-V fertiliser spreaders, AMAZONE now offers the EasySet 2 in-cab terminal. EasySet 2 offers electric shutter operation at the push of a button. No hydraulic connections are required for the shutter actuation, but just a 12 V power connection for the in-cab terminal.
The EasySet 2 in-cab terminal does not require...

Cenio_3000_Special
Nov 28, 2019, Hasbergen-Gaste

Cenio – the new lightweight and versatile mounted cultivator

With the Cenio, Amazone launched a new 3-row compact mounted cultivator at this year’s Agritechnica 2019. Designed as a lightweight but extremely flexible mulch cultivator, the Cenio rounds off the bottom end of the Amazone cultivator range of 3-point linkage mounted cultivators as the "little brother" of the Cenius.

Amazone Saetechnik damals_heute
Nov 20, 2019, Hasbergen-Gaste

250,000 Amazone seed drills sold

Having sold 250,000 seed drills, Amazone certainly has special cause for cele-bration. Not only is the quarter of a million sales that have been notched up an impressive feat; but we can look back on a long history of successful seed drill developments.The origin of the seed drill’s history stretches back to 1947, when Dipl. Eng. Heinrich Dreyer worked together with Mr Kademann to develop the first D1 seed drill that had a working width of 2 m and which was equipped with...

Amazone_AmaSelect Row
Oct 24, 2019

Three Agritechnica silver medals for Amazone

The first successes for Amazone on the run-up to Agritechnica 2019. The neutral panels of experts appointed by the DLG (German Agricultural Association) has awarded silver medals to three of Amazone’s innovations.

RoTeC-Schar Teaser
Oct 5, 2019

Amazone RoTeC coulters – in use more than 1.5 million over

An Amazone innovation enjoys a very special anniversary with 1.5 million RoTeC single disc coulters now in use. And, at the standard row spacings of between 12.5 cm and 16.6 cm, this would correspond to a total working width of over 200 kilometres! The RoTeC coulter shows its strengths particularly under difficult mulch sowing conditions – when, for example, dealing with large quantities of crop residues and on damp, heavy and sticky soils.
Further notable advantages:...

Amazone_Cirrus mit Minimum TillDisc (1)
Mar 26, 2019

Cirrus with Minimum TillDisc

Cirrus with Minimum TillDisc The new set-up for changing arable farming concepts. With the Minimum TillDisc corrugated disc segment, the Cirrus gets a new special option in place of the cultivation discs.

AmazoneAmatron4 (1)
Mar 18, 2019

Amazone gets iF Design Award 2019 for AmaTron 4

A further design success for Amazone: the Amazone AmaTron 4 ISOBUS terminal has been awarded the coveted iF Design Award 2019. The intuitive handling and the unique, tablet style design of the terminal were picked out as being of an exemplary design in the industry.

The jury tested, in part, the new interface for itself and, included in its evaluation, the impression gained of the high degree of ergonomics. The terminal is a complete in-house development from Amazone.

Amazone_UF1602_022019
Mar 9, 2019

New UF 1602 mounted sprayer

New UF 1602 mounted sprayer
AMAZONE now broadens its range of UF 02 mounted sprayers with the new, ISOBUS compatible, UF 1602 with a nominal volume of 1,600 l and an actual volume of 1,700 l. The UF 1602 can be equipped with all Super-S2 booms from 15 m to 30 m.
The UF 1602 features a specifically shaped, polyurethane tank with a favourable centre of gravity. The very smooth tank walls allow the effective interior and exterior cleaning of the tank.

The operation of...

Catros Special mit Crushboard
Feb 12, 2019

Front mounted frame with Crushboard or tractor wheel mark eradicators for Catros Special or CatrosXL

Front mounted frame with Crushboard or tractor wheel mark eradicators for Catros Special or CatrosXL

For the Catros Special and CatrosXL compact disc harrows in working widths of 3 m, 3.50 m and 4.00 m, AMAZONE now optionally offers a front mounted frame with Crushboard. This option makes these compact disc harrows ideally suited to seedbed preparation as the Crushboard achieves a strong crumbling and levelling effect. However, also during stubble cultivation, this...

agrirouter-golive-dke-data-de
Feb 6, 2019

SIMA 2019 - the agrirouter is online

Manufacturer-independent data exchange is reality

Osnabrück / Paris, 06 February 2019
The web-based data exchange platform "agrirouter" enables data exchange between machines, agricultural software products from different manufacturers and suppliers. For farmers and contractors with mixed machinery this has not been possible so far.
The developers of the agrirouter, the German DKE-Data GmbH & Co KG based in Osna-brück, Lower Saxony, announced the official launch...