Nov 20, 2019, Hasbergen-Gaste

250,000 Amazone seed drills sold

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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 the in-novative Elite seed wheel for fine and normal seeds. This seed drill revolution-ised the drilling of catch crops because, unlike seed drills of that time, the D1 didn’t require the seed wheels to be constantly changed.

1966 saw an active seed drill combination launched onto the market for the first time ever in the form of the legendary D4 seed drill combined with an RE recip-rocating harrow. The D7, its successor, came out in 1972 and became one of the world’s best-selling seed drills of all times.

When the RPD DrillStar was launched in 1988, Amazone offered the first tyre packer roller as an alternative to either a cage roller or tooth packer roller. The tyre packer roller offered targeted reconsolidation just to the seed row, which was further optimised with the invention of the wedge ring roller in 1998.

The latest development in the field of conventional seed drill combinations is the Cataya, which features a precise metering system, electric drive to the seed shaft and a central settings centre for quick adjustment of the metering system and comfortable calibration.

In addition to the range of conventional seed drills, pneumatic drills were added to the product range in 1995. The foundation was laid with a pneumatic front tyre packer seed tank in combination with a rotary cultivator and a tyre packer seed rail. This was followed by developments such as the renowned AD-P pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill and then further updates and optimisation took place that has gone towards the technology behind today’s Centaya. The Centaya has an electrically-driven seed metering unit and can be equipped with TwinTeC+ double disc coulters or RoTeC pro single disc coulters as options.

To meet the demand for higher output seed drill combinations in conjunction with passive soil tillage implements, the Cirrus pneumatic large-area seed drill, which features passive soil working tools and comes in with working widths of 3 m to 6 m, was introduced in 2001. The flagship of this model range is the re-cently launched Cirrus-CC. It is equipped with a 4,000 l pressurised tank with two electrically-driven metering units and an additional conveying system that enables two different materials to be transferred simultaneously as a double-shoot process.

Prof. h.c. Univ. Samara R A S Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz Dreyer managed to achieve another milestone with the introduction of the NT direct seed drill and its suc-cessor, the Primera DMC for direct, mulch and conventional seeding. The in-vention of the chisel opener made it possible from then on to carry out direct seeding across a variety unworked soils types. In addition to the Primera DMC, the range of large-area seed drills has been extended in the last decade by the introduction of the Cayena and Condor tine seed drills. Due to their special sowing coulters, and large working widths of up to 15 m, both seed drills can be used to achieve high outputs on an extremely wide variety of soils.

This product portfolio allows Amazone to offer its customers a very broad range of seed drills and sowing methods in working widths ranging from 2.5 m to 15 m for a whole host of operation sizes and soil structures.

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