ZA-X Centrifugal Broadcaster

Overview

The twin disc spreader for smaller to medium sized arable farms and grassland farms. The ZA-X Perfect allows convenient adjustment and the accurate spreading of all commercial types of fertiliser up to 18 m and with Urea up to 15 m.

Details

• Square, compact hopper with capacities from 500 to 1750 litres.
• Steep hopper walls, yet with a low filling height from 91 cm.
• Easy attachment to the tractor, spreader always sits level and at the same mounting height.
• 1 pair of “Omnia-Set“ spreading discs with very easily adjustable spreading vanes for normal spreading, late top Dressing and border spreading – no tools required.
• Accurate spread pattern with working widths from 10 to 18 m, Urea safe up to 15 m.
• Comprehensive setting chart for all kinds of fertilisers, seeds, slug pellets, etc.
• Spreading discs, spreading vanes, deflector plate and all important paarts made from stainless steel.
• Guard tube for additional safety.
• Tele-Quick precision border spreading vane (as option available for ZA-XW 502).
• 720 r.p.m. disc speed provides gentle fertiliser treatment.
• Very easily adjustable, robust rate setting with clear scales.
• Hydraulic individual shutter remote control for right and left hand side with 2-way valve.
• Disengageable agitator heads, e.g. for Urea or for prolonged half side spreading.
• Swivel blades for late top Dressing, no Need for a disadvantageous tilting the complete spreader.
• Twin hopper with visual check of the metering apertures.
• Shear bolt protection against PTO shaft overload.
• Excellent value for money.

Accessories

 

Calibration Device
By using the calibration device for a spread rate check (special option) a very convenient and accurate determination of the setting for the required spread rate is possible. The amount of fertiliser collected over a set distance is weighed and then using the clear ladder scale the shutter position for the desired spread rate can be accurately determined.

Broad Spreader Deflector
The border spread deflector (special option) for the exact border spreading directly at the field side. For this application one outlet opening is left closed whereas for normal fertilising the border spread deflector is simply swivelled manually upwards out of the way. Also this useful AMAZONE option consists of stainless steel.

Limiter X
The Limiter is used when the first tramline is placed at half the working width of the fertiliser spreader from the field boundary. It can be used for border spreading, water course spreading and side spreading.
The decisive point is:
There is no stopping and leaving the tractor cab. The strong tubular frame carries the “lamella block” made entirely from stainless steel. The “lamella block” can be shifted forwards and backwards and in this way the “Limiter X” can be set to the desired function (working width, border or side spreading, type of fertiliser). When not in use the lamella block is comfortably raised via a hydraulic ram. The device does not require any additional control valves on the tractor.
The “lamella block” changes the direction of part of the fertiliser flow. This way an optimum spread pattern on the border is achieved. An automatic spread rate reduction when border spreading is also possible.

L800 Extension
Via the L 800 extension the capacity of the ZA-X Perfect 902 is readily increased by 800 litres. With this wide extension the filling procedure via front end loaders or telescopic loading shovels is mace more convenient.

Swivel Hopper Cover
When filling the swivel hopper cover (special option) is simply folded open and ensures dry spreading material in wet weather.
A traffic light kit with warning plates (special option) can be specified on request.

Parking Wheels
The proven parking wheels (special option) ease the process of attaching the spreader to the tractor and detaching and manoeuvring in the yard. The wheels are quickly removed.

 

ZA-M Centrifugal Broadcaster

Overview

The ZA-M twin-disc broadcaster, in hopper capacities up to 3,000 litres and spreading widths of up to
36m, is the ideal machine for both farming enterprises and contractors alike and places great value on
safety and reliability. The slow-turning, high capacity agitation system and the reduced disc speeds
ensure an even, granule-protecting fertiliser flow.

Details

 

Top Arguments
+ Double tipped hopper with optimum hopper shape for continuous flow Monitoring and more precision
+ Fine-mesh filling sieves prevent problems when spreading and are easy to fold and lock in position for cleaning the machine
+ Spreading system made completely of stainless steel
+ Convenience and reliability due to simple and easily accessible adjustment of spread rate and working width
+ Perfect double shutter control system; for rate setting and  for opening and closing
+ Safety set with lighting system, warning signs and safety bracket as standard

In compact size: ZA-M 1001 Special
For small to medium-sized farms
working width: 10 – 36 m
hopper capacity: 1.000 l
with extension: 1.500 l
robust frame construction with maximum payload of 1800 kg

In flexible sizes: ZA-M 1201 and ZA-M 1501
For medium-sized operations
Working width: 10 – 36 m
Hopper capacity: 1.200 l / 1.500 l
With extension: 1.700 l / 2.000 l / 2.200 l / 2.500 l / 2.700 l / 3.000 l
– robust frame construction with maximum payload of 3100 kg
– large filling width with the L-extensions

ZA-M 1001 Special Profis weigh cell spreader
Working width: 10 – 36 m
Hopper capacity: 1.000 l / 1.500 l / 2.000 l
Standard: weigh cell with Tronic package and AMATRON 3
Electronic Option: HyClick electrid 3-way changeover switchbox

He who weighs wins!
No calibration required. Enter the spread rate and drive off! It couldn’t be simpler. The weighing frame of the ZA-M Profis with a payload of up to 2100 kg gives you even more precision and capacity.
The weighing system offers controlled comfort and even more reliability. It determines the different properties of the spreading material on-line using a weigh cell – and extremely accurately. It automatically compares the actual quantity that has been spread with the specified quantity. Differences in flow behaviour, e.g. with heterogeneous mineral fertilisers, are detected and the spreader automatically readjusts itself via the electric dosing shutter. The quantity applied is also precisely documented for the purpose of field-related nutritional balance.
The sturdy weighing frame is integrated in such a way that neither the centre of gravity distance nor the filling height are increased.
For a balanced nutrient supply, the spread rate calibration value can be changed via the AMATRON 3 on-board computer at the push of a button. The quantity can also be adjusted automatically according to the quantity of pure nitrogen already absorbed using additional on-line N-sensor technology.

Safety-Set as standard with all ZA-M
The AMAZONE ZA-M with the new Safety-Set provides additional safety. Working equipment that is hitched to fast-moving tractors must be clearly recognisable in road traffic. AMAZONE has integrated the strict safety requirements into a modern design.
The optional mud flaps ensure that no dirt can be thrown onto the spreading discs from the tractor wheels. Large warning signs at the rear and the lighting system make the tractor and spreader combination more noticeable. The surrounding safety guard complies with the accident prevention regulations.

SBS – Soft Ballistic System
Gentle Guidance:
The AMAZONE Soft Ballistic System is incorporated into the agitators which are shaped in such a way that the fertiliser is taken from across the whole width of the hopper alleviating problems of the formation of a fertiliser funnel in the centre of the hopper and maintaining homogeneity.
Gentle delivery:
The delivery of the fertiliser directly onto the centre of the spreading disc is especially advantageous because of the low peripheral speed of the spreading disc in this sector.
Gentle acceleration
The AMAZONE Soft Ballistic System gently accelerates the fertiliser via the spreading discs rotating at 720 r.p.m. making sure that even very fragile fertilisers keep their spreading properties.
Gentle ejection
With the aid of the AMAZONE Soft Ballistic System the fertiliser is provided with the energy required for the optimum trajectory and a precise spread pattern.

Stainless steel spreading system
The entire spreading system of the ZA-M spreaders is made from stainless steel:
• the hopper tips and agitator spirals
• the entire base plates with setting rate slides and hydraulic shutters
• the spreading discs with the spreading vanes
• the fully enclosed deflector plates

 The benefits:
• Easy to maintain due to open design of spreader
• Perfect functionality due to the maintenance-free oil bath gearboxes, stainless steel chain drive for agitator shaft, hydraulic cylinders and robust frame

Oil-immersed gearbox
The oil-immersed gearbox is the indestructible heart of this AMAZONE twin disc spreader. The AMAZONE gearboxes have been proven by the hundreds of thousands, are maintenance-free and feature an integrated overload protection against gearbox damage.
Simple, tool-less spread rate adjustment.
The spread rate and the working width are preselected from the extremely comprehensive setting chart. Clear, large dimensioned scales help you to set the spread rate exactly using the shutter slides.
The AMAZONE double shutter control system provides maximum safety
The double shutter control system with rate (1) and on/off shutters (2) can be operated independently of each other. The double acting hydraulic slides ensure an instantaneous opening and closing of the shutters at the ends of the field. So, the fertiliser is available at the full amount right from the start. For forward speed related spread rate control via AMADOS+ or AMATRON 3 only the metering shutter slides are actuated by the electric setting motors, for example for the slight correction of fertiliser rates.

OM OmniaSet spreading disc for the ultimate precision
The OM Omnia-Set spreading discs are equipped with pivoting spreading vanes that generate a spread pattern that is extremely precise and safe. With the aid of an easily readable scale that is in the user’s field of view, the spreading vanes can be adjusted easily and exactly, without tools. AMAZONE provides comprehensive setting charts for all kinds of fertiliser, seed and slug pellets. The OM Omnia-Set spreading discs are made from stainless steel and are easy to fit.
Late top dressing is advantageous for generating quality crops. With the AMAZONE spreading discs this procedure is extremely easy to do without tools by just tilting up the standard equipped swivel tips on the spreading vanes.
Optimum lateral distribution (example: working width 24 m, picture below). The flat side edges of the Omnia-Set spread pattern make it insensitive to side wind and the different spreading properties of the kinds of fertiliser. This triangular spread pattern with its long, low flat spread and therefore large overlapping zones is decisive for providing additional safety and optimum precision.

High quality multi-layer laquer finish
1 – Steel plate
2 – Zinc phosphate treatment (crystalline layer)
3 – KTL primer coat
4 – Finishing top coat

Hose cabinet
The hose cabinet protects all tractor connections from soiling.

Spread rate checking
The checking the spread rate is extremely easy using the calibration kit for determining the material characteristics (flow behaviour etc.). If you do not wish to perform a calibration test, simply choose our ZA-M 1001 Special Profis weigh cell spreader.

Accessories

Border spreading with Tele-Set disc
Economical, and in particular, extremely ecologically sensitive mineral fertilising requires responsible minded actions. According to new environmental directives, environmentally harmless fertilisation on the field edge is not possible without modern border spreading systems. All of the requirements of the current fertiliser ordinance can be perfectly met with AMAZONE boundary spreading equipment.
Tele-Set-disc: Change over from normal spreading to side, boundary or water course spreading by means of a tool-less disc change.

Side spreading (yield oriented setting)
The neighbouring field us an area that is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the border of the field. The fertiliser Distribution inside the field boundary is still 80 % of the desired application rate at the edge of the field.

Boundary spreading (environmentally friendly adjustment
In case of a road or a cycle path right against the side of the field no fertiliser may be spread beyond the field’s border. In order to avoid the over fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate has to be reduced on the field’s border. This boundary spreading system fulfil the fertiliser decree requirements.)

Water-course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If there is surface water at the edge of the field, a distance of one metre must be maintained using the border spreading device according to the fertiliser ordinance, and even three metres without a border spreading device. In order to prevent over Fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate must be reduced at the boundary side.

Border spreading with the border spread deflector
If the first tramline is situated at the field’s edge, border spreading (environmentally-orientated adjustment) is then achieved by the half-side shut-off of the spread fan. No fertiliser is thrown beyond the field’s border and, inside the field, optimum fertilisation is maintained.

Boundary spread deflector, left hand side
The one-sided, manually folded spread deflector is a low-cost solution for carrying out boundary spreading on the left side in the direction of travel.

ZA-M border spread deflector for both sides
The border spread deflector to both sides can be operated at the left and right hand side but also at both sides, to keep the track virtually free from fertiliser. Adjustable for different fertilisers and also suited for special crops. Many applications possible. The mounting and demounting is quickly and easily done without  tools.

AMAZONE Limiter right or left hand
With the ZA-M there is a choice: Limiter to the right or left hand side. Modern tractors have most of the controls on the right next to the driver’s seat. In this case, border spreading is more convenient and comfortable using the right hand Limiter. The all-stainless steel Limiter is simply folded down into the spread fan. The lamella block then produces a direction change for part of the flow of fertiliser. An optimum spreading pattern is formed up to the border.

Perfect boundary and side spreading
The Limiter is a modern boundary spreading system that is used if the first tramline is half the working
width of the fertiliser spreader. It is used for side, boundary and water course spreading.
The decisive advantage with the Limiter is that there is no need to stop, interrupt the spreading operation
or dismount from the tractor.
With AMADOS+ and AMATRON 3, the quantity is automatically reduced on that side during boundary
and water course spreading when the Limiter is swivelled down.
The Limiter can be moved on a fixed frame within a generously dimensioned swivel range. This sets the
Limiter to the required position for side, boundary or water course spreading, depending on the type of
fertiliser. Exact details of this can be found in the setting chart and on a sticker on the machine. If the
Limiter is not being used, it is conveniently swivelled up via a hydraulic cylinder.

The extensions: The hopper volume can be quickly upgraded or retrofitted
Extension S – narrow
The narrow S-extension gives you a small transport width. Direct filling from a tipping trailer or out of big bags is no problem.

Extension L – wide
The large filling width of 2.76 m provides you with adequate safety when loading with wide buckets.
The wide L-extension is particularly recommended when large industrial front loading shovels are being used.

Electric 3-way unit
The HyCLICK electric 3-way unit can be used as a convenient preselection isolator for the Limiter and right or left hand double shutter functions for tractors with only one control valve.

2-way and 3-way control units
Simple 2-way and 3-way control units are also available for tractors without enough hydraulic facilities.

Castor wheels and ‘Tele Space’
A sensible accessory: the robust castor wheels make it easier to attach and detach the spreader and manoeuvre in the farmyard. The wheels can be quickly removed. It is even easier to attach and detach the spreader using the “Tele-Space” telescopic PTO shaft.

Swivel hopper cover
The hopper cover is simply swivelled open before filling. When closed it allows fertiliser spreading to continue, even during bad weather.

Front lights / integrated ladder
According to the StVZO, front lights are required for the wide L-extension if there is an excess width. The ladder integrated on the left-hand side provides a better view into the hopper and therefore makes inspection and cleaning easier.

Mobile test rig
For even more peace of mind with difficult kinds of fertiliser
•  Perfect control in the field
•  Simple to use and safe
•  Checks the lateral distribution
•   top agrar Test 06/2011 quoted: “a very user-friendly system”

ZA-V Centrifugal Broadcaster

Overview

The ZA-V mounted spreader is available in hopper capacities from 1,400 to 4,200 l and it impresses with its high operational speeds of up to 30 km/h. Thanks to a high spreading capacity of up to 390 kg/min and working widths of up to 36 m, exceptionally high acreage outputs are achieved.
ISOBUS communication, weighing system, the hydraulic or electric Limiter V or V+ border spreading systems plus the many other optional extras make the ZA-V one of the most modern fertiliser spreaders in its class.

Details

The top benefits
+ Precise spread patterns at working widths of up to 36 m
+ Tronic and Hydro models standard with ISOBUS communication
+ Monitoring and control of the spread rate via the optionally available 200 Hz weighing system
+ Soft Ballistic System (SBS) for an especially gentle handling of the fertiliser
+ Spreading unit for application rates of up to 390 kg/min
+ Intelligent, fertiliser saving agitator with speed reduction when the shutter slide is closed
+ Spreading discs with exceptionally quick and precisely adjustable spreading vanes using the QuickSet system
+ Hydraulic Limiter V or the electrically actuated Limiter V+ border spreading systems both of which can be variably adjusted down into the fertiliser flow for a more precise side, border or water course spread pattern.
+ Compact, tight closing, operator-friendly roll-over hopper cover

Outstanding design: mounted spreader with 4500 kg payload
The benefits
+ Lightweight frame design with excellent rigidity
+ Optimised centre of gravity and yet plenty of space for hitching up
+ Special frame: 2,200 kg payload
Category II linkage dimensions and fixing pins
+ Super frame: 3,200 kg payload
Category II linkage dimensions and fixing pins
+ Ultra frame: 4,500 kg payload
Category III linkage dimensions with cat. II/III fixing pins

The deep-pressed base hopper
The base hopper has a volume of 700 l. It is deep-pressed without corners, edges and weld seams ensuring the continuous and the even flow of the fertiliser. Also the cleaning of the spreader is made easy thanks to this design.

The extensions: In two widths and many sizes
For subsequent increases to the hopper capacity of the ZA-V, AMAZONE offers, for the S and L base hopper extensions, a further suitable bolt-on extension. The volume of these bolt-on extensions is 600 l for the S hopper width and 800 l for the L hopper width. Of course, these extensions can also be equipped with the roll-over hopper cover. So, the spreader can simply grow together with the farm or the size of the husbandry tractor available.

SafetySet as standard
The AMAZONE ZA-V is equipped as standard with SafetySet  to provide more peace of mind. Implements which are mounted on the back of fast moving tractors require clear visibility on the road. AMAZONE has incorporated these strict safety requirements into its modern design. The surrounding guard tube fulfils the accident prevention regulations.
Large-dimensioned marker boards to the rear and the road lighting kit ensure better visibility in road  traffic.

Ladder for safe access
For comfortably accessing the hopper from outside and matching the ladders on the wider L extensions, a ladder is also available for the narrow extensions which can be fitted on the left and/or the right hand side.

Licence plate carrier
The licence plate carrier with lighting offers the possibility to attach a repetition plate.

Calibration device
For the convenient spread rate check without dismounting the spreading disc, a lateral calibration device is available at the left or right hand side of the machine. In conjunction with the ZA-V Control and ZA-V Tronic spreader units also an automatic time measurement is possible.

Spreading system with Soft Ballistic System
Due to its large aperture, the ultra-modern spreading system on the ZA-V can achieve application rates of up to 390 kg/min. The hopper tip, which tapers down to the shutter slide, prevents residues being left making it easy to clean.
The quantity-effect free aperture is positioned freely above the spreading disc. The position is very close to the centre of the spreading disc offering the advantage that the fertiliser is taken up extremely gently by the spreading discs at the lowest circumferential speed. The fertiliser is then accelerated very gently. The spread pattern is maintained at all application rates and at all forward speeds and is completely independent to the spread rate.
On ZA-V spreaders, the entire spreading system is made from stainless steel and high-quality glass-fibre reinforced plastic and thus provides a long service life and a high resale value.

SBS – Soft Ballistic System
Mineral fertilisers require an especially-gentle treatment to ensure precise distribution and transport to the crop over the total working width. Fertiliser which has been already damaged in the spreader can no longer be reliably distributed. On the ZA-V, the agitator, shutter slides and spreading discs are optimally matched, protecting the fertiliser and ensuring yields are maintained.

Double overlap at up to 36 m working width
The spreading unit of the ZA-V has been developed utilising three dimensional spread patterns, ensuring the perfect lateral distribution and allowing, thanks to SBS, the generation of working widths of up to 36 m. The large overlap zones provide the perfect spread pattern.

Spreading discs with QuickSet
Only 3 pairs of spreading discs cover the entire operational range from 10 m to 36 m. The working width is simply, quickly and safely adjusted via the spreading vane position. Setting of the spreading vanes is carried out without any tools via the QuickSet setting system.

The standard spreading disc speed is at a fertiliser-protecting 720 rpm.
With their special shape, and several feed-on points at both the upper and lower end of the spreading vane, the newly developed spreading vanes of the ZA-V provide an especially good lateral distribution. The different spreading vanes can be quickly and simply exchanged with the aid of an interchangeable system. The perfect solution, e. g. for the agricultural contractor.

The intelligent agitator
The new mechanical star agitator of the ZA-V is positioned directly above the deep aperture and in this way provides a reliable and consistent fertiliser flow at all application rates. Turning at just 45 rpm, it makes for a fertiliser-protecting operation. When the shutter slides on each side are closed, the agitator speed is reduced to avoid unnecessary damage of the fertiliser in this situation.

ZA-V with hydraulic shutter actuation
As an innovation for the ZA-V fertiliser spreader product range, AMAZONE now offers the ZA-V with hydraulic shutter actuation. This level of specification allows the direct operation of the shutter slides via two double-acting hydraulic spool valves on the tractor.
As with all ZA-V product models, this version is also equipped with the precision spreading system for working widths from 10 to 36 m and which includes the SBS Soft Ballistic System. It is available in hopper capacities from 1,400 to 4,200 l.
Via individual setting levers for each side of the spreader, the complete shutter slide assembly underneath of the aperture can be adjusted. The position of the shutter slide assembly is fixed via an additional clamping lever. The peculiarity of this model, with its hydraulic shutter slide adjustment, is that the hydraulic cylinder for the shutter slide actuation always opens or closes completely. The position of the setting lever only serves as a fixing for the shutter slide assembly, not as a stop to the shutter slide, and thus is not pressurised. In this way, any unintentional opening or adjustment of the application rate is avoided.

ZA-V Profis Hydro
To supplement the ZA-V programme at the top end, AMAZONE now introduces for the ZA-V, hydraulic spreading disc drive which enables individual control of the side, border and water course spreading operations to either side of the machine. For spreading at the field’s edge, the switching over between these individual functions is possible on the move. If the pre-set disc speed is not ideally suited for an exact spreading right to the edge, it can then be adjusted via the terminal whilst driving. These changes are then automatically stored in the terminal for the relevant border situation.
In addition to a fertiliser-saving, simply interchangeable and adjustable spreading at the field’s border, the ZA-V Hydro also provides the benefit that this spreader operates completely independently from the tractor engine speed thus saving fuel.

On the ZA-V Hydro, the “Profis” weighing system and “Tronic” ISOBUS communication come as standard. For spreading in short work and in wedges, the ZA-V Hydro in total can actuate 16 part-width sections in automatic mode via the AMAZONE GPS-Switch Section Control software or 8 partwidth sections in manual mode.

On-line sensors
Actually on-line sensors are the ideal tool for supplying the appropriate amount of Nitrogen. During fertiliser application, they measure the supply available at the plant. Within the restraints of the pre-determined values, the required amount of fertiliser for an optimum plant growth is then calculated.
Via the serial interface (RS 232) all ZA-V spreaders with AMATRON 3, CCI 100 and other compatible ISOBUS terminals offer an optimum access to all on-line sensors available in the market (e.g. YARA N-Sensor, FRITZMEIER ISARIA, CLAAS CropSensor, CropCircle, OptRx, GreenSeeker). Via the AMAZONE operator terminal, the calculated amount of fertiliser is directly entered in to control the machine. For documentation purposes, the actual applied amount of fertiliser applied is recorded.

 

Accessories

AmaPilot multi function joystick
All the functions of the work menu can also be operated via the AmaPilot multi function joystick or other ISOBUS joysticks (AUX-N). The keys can be simply and freely programmed with the most important functions.

SwitchPoint
When utilising GPS Switch, SwitchPoint means the adjustment of the switch on and switch off points depending on fertiliser type and working width. Both values can be taken from the spreading chart and entered
into the relevant operator terminal.

Limiter V border spreading system
For side, border and water course spreading, the hydraulically-actuated Limiter V boder spreading system is available. Prior to spreading, and depending on the desired border situation, the depth to which the Limiter V can drop to is set via a pin. Around the field’s edge, the Limiter V can then be hydraulically lowered to that pre-selected position and raised again in the field.

Limiter V+ border spreading system
Via the sensitive electric adaptation of the angle of the Limiter V+ in relation to field’s border, a comfortable changeover between side, border and water course spreading is possible from the tractor cab. Due to the design of the Limiter V+ being open at the bottom, this can be swivelled down in steps from above into the spread fan diverting what is going towards the field’s border.
1. With just a slight lowering of the Limiter V+ only the fertiliser flow of the long vane is deflected.
2. If the Limiter V+ is lowered further, the fertiliser flow from both spreading vanes is deflected.
3. In the completely lowered position, the lamellae provide an accurate spread pattern towards the field’s border.

Side, border and water course spreading
For spreading next to adjacent fields, roads or water courses, the ZA-V can be equipped with the Limiter V+. The border spreading system can be lowered in small steps into the fertiliser flow. The swivelable adjustment around the centre of  the spreading disc sets the Limiter V+ to the different working widths and fertiliser types. In this way an accurate spread pattern at the border is ensured.

Side spreading (yield oriented setting)
The neighbouring field us an area that is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the border of the field. The fertiliser Distribution inside the field boundary is still 80 % of the desired application rate at the edge of the field.

Boundary spreading (environmentally friendly adjustment)
In case of a road or a cycle path right against the side of the field no fertiliser may be spread beyond the field’s border. In order to avoid the over fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate has to be reduced on the field’s border. This boundary spreading system fulfil the fertiliser decree requirements.

Water-course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If there is surface water at the edge of the field, a distance of one metre must be maintained using the border spreading device according to the fertiliser ordinance, and even three metres without a border spreading device. In order to prevent over Fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate must be reduced at the boundary side.

Border spreading with the border spread deflector
If the first tramline is situated at the field’s edge, border spreading (environmentally-orientated adjustment) is then achieved by the half-side shut-off of the spread fan. No fertiliser is thrown beyond the field’s border and, inside the field, optimum fertilisation is maintained.

Bed spreading with bed spreading deflector to both sides
For spreading specialist crops in beds to either side of the tractor AMAZONE offers the bed spreading deflector. It keeps the track virtually free from fertiliser.

ZA-V Profis with weigh cell frame: He who weighs wins!
No calibration required; just enter in the spread rate and drive off! There is no simpler way.
The weighing system, for the Super and Ultra frames, offers controlled comfort as well as more peace of mind. With its 200 Hz weighing technology, it works on-line to determine the different characteristics of the spreading material – and all this with the highest degree of measuring accuracy. It automatically compares the actual applied rate with the pre-determined rate. Deviations in flow behaviour, such as, for example with heterogeneous mineral fertilisers, are detected and the spreader automatically re-adjusts via the electric metering slides. The quantity applied is also precisely documented for the purpose of site-specific nutritional application. For a balanced nutrient supply, the spread rate can be changed at the touch of a button via the terminal.
1 – Weigh cell frame
2 – Horizontally aligned tie bar
3 – Weigh cells

Tilt sensor for steeper sloping terrain
On the ZA-V Profis, any possible influences due to a change in the centre of gravity are taken into account by the on-the-move measuring procedure with the aid of the tilt sensor. The two-dimensional tilt sensor, which detects angles to the front and back or side to side, corrects any errors in the measuring procedure which might occur when driving up and down hills or when driving across a slope. In this way, in combination with the intelligent weighing algorithms, deviations in the flow characteristics of heterogeneous mineral fertilisers are more accurately detected and the spreader is automatically re-adjusted via the electric metering slides.

Low level sensor
For monitoring both apertures, AMAZONE offers a low-level sensor system for the ZA-V. These can be positioned if desired above the aperture and can be mounted at three different heights. So, the driver sees early enough in the terminal an alarm signal that one hopper tip is almost empty.

Roll-over cover
The manual or hydraulically controlled roll-over cover ensures dry spreading material even in wet weather and enables you to continue spreading even in bad weather conditions. The roll-over cover is available for all S and L extensions. Needless to say that the roll-over cover can be also combined with the S 600 and L 800 bolt-on extensions.

Rolling and parking device for Super and Ultra frames
The swivel rolling and parking device eases both the coupling and the uncoupling of the spreader and for when manoeuvring the spreader off the tractor in the yard. The castor wheels are quickly folded up and down and are optimally protected from dirt.
As an alternative to the swivel rolling and parking device, there is also a cheaper parking stand with integrated skid available

Rolling and parking device for Special frame
An option that makes sense: the robust rolling device eases the mounting and dismounting of the spreader and is handy for manoeuvring in the yard. The castor wheels can be quickly removed.

ZA-TS Centrifugal Broadcaster

Overview

The ZA-TS mounted spreaders and ZG-TS trailed spreaders are available in hopper capacities from 1,400 to 8,200 l and are both equipped with the new TS spreading unit. The TS spreading unit is designed for working widths of up to 54 m and, at the same time, offers particularly excellent border spread patterns. This makes the ISOBUS ZA-TS and ZG-TS the highest performing of spreaders.
The accurate weighing system, the precise AutoTS and ClickTS border spreading systems, the comfortable Argus Twin technology, as well as the many other additional options, make these fertiliser spreaders possibly the most modern in their class.

Details

Top features:
+ Precise spread patterns even at working widths of up to 54 m
+ As standard ISOBUS communication utilising the most modern of operator terminals
+ Monitoring and control of the application rate via the weighing system
+ Soft Ballistic System pro (SBS pro) for an especially gentle handling of the fertiliser
+ AutoTS and ClickTS disc integrated border spreading systems, electric or manual
+ Argus Twin-ready delivery system, with phenomenal output capacities of up to 650 kg/min and 50 ha/h
+ Electrically-driven, fertiliser-protecting agitation with automatic shut-off
+ Automatic adjustment of the lateral distribution with Argus Twin: possibly the most comfortable way of spreading
+ Compact, tight and operator-friendly swivel hopper cover
+ FertiliserService, the top quality, unique spreader support service with more than 25 years experience

Outstanding design: mounted spreader with 4500 kg payload
The benefits
+ lightweight Frame design with excellent rigidity
+ optimised centre of gravity and yet plenty of space for hitching up
+ Super Frame: 3,200 kg payload,
Cat. II linkage dimensions and fixing pins
+ Ultra Frame: 4,500 kg payload,
Cat. III linkage dimensions and Cat. II/III fixing pins

The deep-pressed base hopper
The base hopper has a volume of 700 l. It is deep-pressed without corners, edges and weld seams ensuring the continuous and the even flow of the fertiliser. Also the cleaning of the spreader is made easy thanks to this design.

The extensions: In two widths and many sizes
For a subsequent increase in hopper capacity for the ZA-TS, AMAZONE offers for both the S and L base machines a suitable bolt-on extension. The volume of the extension is 600 l for S hoppers and 800 l for L hoppers. Needless to say, the rollover cover can be fitted on to these extensions. This enables the spreader to simply grow together with the farm or to take into account any subsequent increase in size of the husbandry tractor on the farm.

SafetySet as standard
The AMAZONE ZA-TS is equipped with SafetySet as standard to provide maximum safety. Implements that are mounted to high-speed tractors need to be clearly visible in road traffic. AMAZONE has incorporated these strict safety requirements into the modern design. The peripheral guard tube fulfils the health and safety requirements. Large dimensioned marker boards to the rear and the road lighting kit ensure better visibility when in amongst road traffic.

Ladders that ensure a safe access
For optimum access to the hopper from outside, even on the narrow extensions, a ladder is available which can be fitted to the left and/or right hand side. For the wide L extensions though, ladders are provided to both sides as standard.

Licence plate carrier
The licence plate carrier with lighting offers the possibility to attach a repetition plate.

Calibration device
For the convenient spread rate check without dismounting the spreading disc, a lateral calibration device is available at the left or right hand side of the machine. In conjunction with the ZA-V Control and ZA-V Tronic spreader units also an automatic time measurement is possible.

Soft Ballistic System pro
Mineral fertilisers require an especially gentle treatment to ensure a precise distribution and accurate transport to the crop. Fertiliser which has been already damaged in the spreader can no longer be reliably distributed.
For peace of mind, AMAZONE’s Soft Ballistic System pro is integrated as standard into the mounted ZA-TS and trailed ZG-TS spreaders. This means that the agitator, metering components and spreading discs are all optimally matched thus protecting the fertiliser and ensuring better yields.
1. Gentle guidance
The electrically driven star agitators in the hopper bottoms ensure an even fertiliser delivery onto the spreading discs. The slowly rotating, star shaped segments of the agitator evenly deliver the fertiliser to the relevant outlet opening. When the delivery system is adjusted, the agitator star rotates as well so that it is always perfectly positioned above the aperture. The agitator switches off automatically when the shutter slide is closed.
2. Gentle delivery
Due to the delivery system, adjustment to the throwing width and throwing direction can be regulated. In addition, the working width can be adjusted each side individually by changing the disc speed. The fertiliser is fed on centrally at a low peripheral speed resulting in little fertiliser damage. The concentric delivery system adjustment results always in a gentle treatment of the fertiliser.
3. Gentle acceleration
With a standard disc speed from 600 rpm up to 900 rpm, the AMAZONE‘s Soft Ballistic System pro gently accelerates the fertiliser. Even fertiliser types with minimal breaking strength maintain their spreading properties and provide a clean, even spread pattern.
4. Gentle ejection
With the AMAZONE Soft Ballistic System pro, as little energy as possible is given to the fertiliser for an Optimum trajectory and a precise spread pattern. So, the spreading vanes are optimally adjusted to a laid-back position.

Benefits of the electrically driven star agitators
– Two slow-running, fertiliser saving agitators turning at 60 rpm
– switch off automatically as soon as the shutter slide is closed, also just to the one side and independently of each other
– reverse automatically when blocked by a foreign object

The AMAZONE delivery system
The delivery system with its electrically-driven star Agitators in the hopper bottoms ensure an even fertiliser flow onto the spreading discs. The slowly rotating star shaped segments of the agitator deliver the fertiliser evenly to the relevant shutter outlet. In case of lumps in the spreading material, the agitator operates automatically in the opposite direction to clear the outlet so that an optimum fertiliser flow is maintained.
The two ultra-modern electrically controlled metering shutter slides make sure of a quick opening and closing on the headland so that the fertiliser is available at the full amount right from the start. Simultaneously the shutter slides are responsible for the metering of the fertiliser rate plus they can be operated independently from one another.
For forward speed related spread rate control, such as, for example via AMATRON 3, or via any other suitable ISOBUS terminal, the metering shutter slides are actuated by the electric setting motors to match the application rate and speed.
The big outlet opening can cope with a high fertiliser flow so that the delivery system, with easy flowing fertilisers, is able to go spreading at operational speeds of up to 30 km/h.
The brush kit ensures a clean delivery of the fertiliser on to the spreading disc without splatter and without losing any “granules”.

Quantity effect-free aperture design
Due to the specific shape of the outlet and the shutter the spread pattern is always maintained, even at varying operational speeds. The position of the delivery system is independent and does not require any readjustment.
This is the decisive difference to adjustment of the feed-on point.
Concentric delivery system adjustment
Via the delivery system the fertiliser is gently fed-on extremely close to the centre of the spreading disc. At this point close to the centre of the disc,  the peripheral speed is low resulting in a particularly gentle treatment of the fertiliser. For setting the spreader unit to different working widths and fertiliser types, the delivery system is pivoted electrically (concentrically) around the centre of the discs. The distance between the feed-on point of the fertiliser and the centre of the disc always remains the same.  The agitator is firmly fixed to the delivery system and thus always maintains the same position above the aperture.
The swivelling of the delivery system provides you with a wide range of possible working widths. Just three sets of spreading vanes cover working widths from 15 m to 54 m.

Mechanical delivery system adjustment
Due to the quantity effect-free aperture, the ability to mechanically adjust the delivery system for the ZA-TS often is sufficient as the delivery system only requires moving when either the working width or the fertiliser type is changed. When varying spread rates and forward speeds no adjustment is necessary.

TS spreading system – designed for efficiency and high longevity
Characteristics of the TS spreading system:
+ High throwing width, still double-overlapping even at 36 m
+ Integrated boundary spreading system
+ High application rates (up to 10.8 kg/sec or 650 kg/min)
Composition of the TS spreading system
1) electric setting motor for the fertiliser metering
2) electric agitator drive
3) electric setting motor for rotating the delivery system
4) delivery vane
5) boundary spreading vane
6) normal spreading vane
7) AutoTS actuation
8) electric setting motor for AutoTS including function check

Stainless steel for a prolonged operational life
The entire spreading system of the ZA-TS spreaders is made from stainless steel providing a prolonged operational life. The vane change system enables the quick and easy change of the spreading vane tips. The ideal solution, for example, for agricultural contractors.

The drive to the spreading discs is available from choice as either mechanical (ZA-TS Profis) or hydraulic (ZA-TS Profis Hydro). Different spreading vanes are activated for normal spreading (utilising a large throwing width) than for the boundary spreading width (reduced throwing width to one side) via the so-called AutoTS. This means a disc change is not necessary.

Hard metal coated spreading vanes
The spreading vanes are coated with a special long-lasting anti-wear protection. This is made possible by an especially hard structure to the metal. This finish is produced through a high-speed flame heating process that develops an ultra-hard coating to protect the spreading vanes against mechanical wear. Consequently, the result is a three-fold increase in lifespan.

Sets of spreading discs
TS 1 = 15 m – max. 24 m
TS 2 = 21 m – max. 36 m
TS 3 = 24 m – max. 54 m

AutoTS – for optimum spreading right up to the border
Significantly new is the disc integrated boundary spreading device enabling the electrical activation from the tractor cab whilst spreading. This makes for a perfect drop off of the fertiliser right up to the field border to ensure the precise lateral distribution.
Auto-TS an ingenious principle:
The setting motor moves the delivery vane by approximately 10° resulting in the carrying of the fertiliser for side-, border- or water course spreading into the shorter boundary spreading vane.

Border spreading with ClickTS
As an alternative to having the AutoTS system on both sides that can be controlled remotely from the tractor cab, there is now the option of AutoTS just on the one-side alongside the manually-adjusted ClickTS on the other.
Customers, who always travel around the headland spreading to the same side, now also have the possibility to order the AutoTS remotely controlled border spreading system to that side only. On the other side then the ClickTS version is automatically fitted.
So, with this version, border spreading to both sides still is possible but with one side remotely controlled and the other side manually-actuated. As a further option, the manual ClickTS system can be also ordered on both sides

Optimised spread pattern
Normal spreading
By the adjustment of the delivery system the feed-on point of the spreading material on to the spreading disc is changed and in this way the spreading width and the lateral distribution are regulated. In addition, the working width can be adjusted even more individually by a spreading disc speed change.

Three dimensional spread pattern
The spreader unit has been designed with the aid of three dimensional spread patterns to perform the perfect lateral distribution. Thanks to SBS pro, working widths of up to 54 m can be generated. The wide, overlapping spread fans provide the perfect spread pattern.

Non-sensitive spread pattern via the multi-sectional spread fan
Due to the special profile and the angle of the spreading vanes on the ZA-TS, the multi-sectional spread fan has been widened. This means that the long and short spreading vanes do not influence the spread pattern to either side and an optimum trajectory is maintained

Mechanical drive with Tronic Pack and up to 16 part-width sections
As ZA-TS and ZG-TS fertiliser spreaders feature a separate, disc integrated, border spreading system (ClickTS/AutoTS system) the spread patterns are designed to ensure very wide throwing widths when spreading normally. This offers the farmer the benefit that the spread patterns are significantly more consistent when facing external influences, such as side wind, slope inclination, humidity and changeable fertiliser quality, resulting in wide, flat, triangular spread patterns.
Especially large working widths require additional control of the spread pattern in wedge shaped fields and in short work. To respond to such situations even more sensitively, the mechanically-driven ZA-TS Tronic and ZG-TS Tronic, with the optional electric delivery system adjustment, can alter the position of the delivery system as well as being able to adapt the spread rate. In this way, even outer part-width sections can be controlled individually as well. Due to the combined work of the part-width section control via spread rate change and adjustment of the delivery system, the accuracy of fertiliser distribution in short work is significantly improved at these larger working widths.

Hydraulic drive with Hydro Pack and up to 128 part-width section control
Apart from just adapting the application rate and the delivery system, the ability to control the speed of either the left or right hand side spreading disc speed individually means that the ZA-TS Hydro and ZG-TS Hydro models, again along with the electric delivery system adjustment, offer the additional benefit of being able to reduce the throwing width from the outer edge to the middle. Particularly when working at larger widths, and in long, shallow wedge shaped fields, the Hydro version offers additional benefits in comparison to the mechanically-driven machines ensuring the perfect spreading of wedge shaped fields and when in short work.
The ZA-TS Hydro and the ZG-TS Hydro feature, in manual mode, 8 part-width sections which are controlled by simple hand pressure on a key. In automatic mode via GPS-Switch or SectionControl, the part-width section switching is actuated across up to 128 part-width sections.
Apart from the benefit of these additional part-width sections, the TS Hydro spreaders also offer the big advantage of being able to be operated independently from the engine speed of the tractor, saving fuel and providing, if necessary, additional reserve in hilly terrain.

ZA-TS and ZG-TS spreaders with Argus Twin
The Argus system represents an innovation that offers far-reaching improvements in operational comfort and in the quality of work.
The Argus system, which checks the spread fan and automatically regulates the lateral distribution, is based on radar technology that is independent of dust and pollution and thus provides reliable results in practice. Argus Twin constantly monitors, via radar sensors mounted on both the sides of the spreader, the left and right hand spread fans simultaneously and re-adjusts the electric delivery system independently of each other if necessary.

Top features of Argus Twin:
+ The system is ready for immediate operation, no calibration necessary
+ Constant on-line monitoring of both spread fans
+ Maintains an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser even with changeable fertiliser quality
+ Basis for optimum crop management
+ More effective use of fertiliser
+ The system is also active when border spreading or if a part-width section is switched on or off
+ Automatic slope compensation of the spread pattern by readjustment of the delivery system position
+ Rigidly attached to the spreader: no moving parts – completely maintenance-friendly and free of wear

Automatic delivery system adjustment
Via the ISOBUS terminal, the application rate and any further relevant data for the fertiliser to be spread are entered from the setting chart. For the Argus system, the spreading chart has been updated to include the throwing angle that gives the optimum lateral distribution. Utilising this value, Argus Twin constantly checks whether the predetermined direction of throw for that fertiliser is in fact being maintained by the spreading discs. When the actual throwing width deviates from the “desired” throwing width due to inconsistencies within the fertiliser, worn spreading vanes, working across slopes or during starting and stopping procedures, the spreader readjusts, on its own, the setting for the delivery system – and that of each side individually. The only pre-condition for its use is the electric delivery system adjustment. Argus Twin can be operated both with a mechanically-driven ZA-TS Tronic or ZG-TS Tronic as well as with a ZA-TS Hydro or ZG-TS Hydro with hydraulic spreading disc drive.

Constant on-line monitoring
Both on the ZA-TS mounted spreader and ZG-TS trailed spreaders, Argus Twin ensures always, via  continuous on-line monitoring and the readjustment of the delivery system, the optimum lateral Distribution for that fertiliser. This leads to a more effective fertiliser use and forms the basis for optimum crop management.
The system is immediately live and operates even when border spreading and if part-width sections are switched off and on. In hilly terrain, Argus even provides slope compensation of the spread pattern via the automatic readjustment of the delivery position of the fertiliser.
Due to the rigid fixing, the system avoids any moving components and is thus extremely robust and is completely maintenance-free.
Whilst Argus optimises the lateral distribution, the optional weighing system on the ZA-TS and ZG-TS ensures that the correct spread rate is being maintained. Thanks to the optionally-available tilt sensor for the weighing system on the ZA-TS, the application rate can be monitored continuously and maintained with the same precision even on sloping terrain.

Optimum plant growth thanks to the correct nitrogen supply
Actually on-line sensors are the ideal tool for supplying the appropriate amount of Nitrogen. During fertiliser application, they measure the supply available at the plant. Within the restraints of the pre-determined values, the required amount of fertiliser for an optimum plant growth is then calculated.
Via the serial interface (RS 232) all ZA-TS spreaders with AMATRON 3, CCI 100 and other compatible ISOBUS terminals offer an optimum access to all on-line sensors available in the market (e.g. YARA N-Sensor, FRITZMEIER ISARIA, CLAAS CropSensor, CropCircle, OptRx, GreenSeeker). Via the AMAZONE on-board computer, the calculated amount of fertiliser is directly entered in to control the machine. For documentation purposes, the actual applied amount of fertiliser applied is recorded.

Options

AmaPilot multi function joystick
All the functions of the work menu can also be operated via the AmaPilot multi function joystick or other ISOBUS joysticks (AUX-N). The keys can be simply and freely programmed with the most important functions.

Border spread deflector
For cases where there is a need to spread directly from the edge of the field inwards towards the middle of the field, there is a border spread deflector available for the ZA-TS. When the border spread deflector is swivelled down, spreading is carried out only from the field side spreading disc. The fertiliser from this spreading disc is deflected in such a way that it is only thrown directly behind the tractor into the field, but, however, not out across the border. The border spread deflector can be utilised on both the left and right hand side. The actuation of the border spread deflector is carried out manually or, as option, hydraulically from the tractor seat. If the border spread deflector is left swivelled upwards then the spreader can be utilised for normal arable farming situations without limitation

Bed spreading deflector
Within the sector of specialist crops, often beds are created with wheel tracks in between. For spreading beds to the left and right hand side of the tractor, the bed spreading deflector provides the optimum fertiliser distribution just across the beds. When the bed spreading deflector is swivelled downwards, however, then behind the tractor where there are no plants, no fertiliser is spread.
For optimising the fertiliser distribution, the telescopic end pieces on the bed spreading deflector can be adjusted to suit, depending on working width and fertiliser type. The bed spreading deflector can be utilised to either one, or both sides and actuation of the bed spreading deflector is carried out, similar to when border spreading, either manually or, as an option, hydraulically from the tractor seat. If the bed spreading deflector is swivelled upwards then again the spreader can be utilised as usual for arable farming.

Side spreading (yield oriented setting)
The neighbouring field us an area that is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the border of the field. The fertiliser Distribution inside the field boundary is still 80 % of the desired application rate at the edge of the field.

Boundary spreading (environmentally friendly adjustment)
In case of a road or a cycle path right against the side of the field no fertiliser may be spread beyond the field’s border. In order to avoid the over fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate has to be reduced on the field’s border. This boundary spreading system fulfil the fertiliser decree requirements.

Water-course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If there is surface water at the edge of the field, a distance of one metre must be maintained using the border spreading device according to the fertiliser ordinance, and even three metres without a border spreading device. In order to prevent over Fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate must be reduced at the boundary side.

Border spreading with the border spread deflector
If the first tramline is situated at the field’s edge, border spreading (environmentally-orientated adjustment) is then achieved by the half-side shut-off of the spread fan. No fertiliser is thrown beyond the field’s border and, inside the field, optimum fertilisation is maintained.

Bed spreading with bed spreading deflector to both sides
For spreading specialist crops in beds to either side of the tractor AMAZONE offers the bed spreading deflector. It keeps the track virtually free from fertiliser.

Who weighs wins
No calibration: enter the spread rate and drive off! There is nothing simpler
The weighing system provides controlled convenience and more safety enabling an on-line determination of the different spreading material properties with two 200 Hz weigh cells – with high measuring accuracy. It automatically compares the actually applied rate with the pre-determined rate. Deviations in the flow characteristics, for example when spreading heterogeneous mineral fertilisers, are detected and the spreader is re-adjusted automatically via the electric metering shutter slides. In addition, for field-related nutrient application, for example, the applied rate is precisely documented. For a well-balanced nutrient supply, the application rate can be changed via the ISOBUS terminal at the touch of a button.

(1) weighing  frame
(2) horizontally aligned tie rod
(3) weigh cells

The tilt sensor for heavily undulating
The combination of tilt sensor and weighing algorithms increases the precision and efficiency of the ZA-TS Profis weigh-cell spreader.
With the Profis, possible changes in the centre of gravity are taken into account during the measuring procedure whilst on the move via the tilt sensing technology: the two-dimensional tilt sensor which records the angle, both to the front and the rear and to the left and right hand side, corrects the measuring inaccuracies which might arise when driving up and down hill or that might occur when driving on sliping ground.
In this way, in combination with the intelligent weighing algorithms, deviations in the flow characteristics when working with blended mineral fertilisers are even better detected and the spreader is automatically re-adjusted via the electric metering shutter slides.

Low-level sensor
For monitoring both apertures AMAZONE offers low-level sensors for the ZA-TS. When fitted, these are positioned above the aperture and can be mounted at three different heights. So, the driver is alerted early enough, via the terminal, by an alarm signal to show that one hopper tip is almost empty.

Roll-over hopper cover
The manually or hydraulically actuated roll-over hopper cover ensures that the spreading material is kept dry even in wet weather and allows you to continue spreading even in bad weather. The roll-over hopper cover is available for all S and L extensions.

Large, wide hopper extensions
Direct filling from a tipping trailer or from big bags is no problem. Especially when using big loader buckets, the wide L-extension is of great advantage.

Additional hopper extensions
For a subsequent increase in hopper capacity for the ZA-V and ZA-TS, AMAZONE offers for both the S and L base machines a suitable bolt-on extension. The volume of the extension is 600 l for S hoppers and 800 l for L hoppers. Needless to say, the roll-over cover can be fitted on to these extensions. This enables the spreader to simply grow together with the farm or to take into account any subsequent increase in size of the husbandry tractor on the farm.

Rolling and parking device
The swivel rolling and parking device eases both the coupling and the uncoupling of the spreader and when manoeuvring in the yard. The castor wheels are quickly folded in and out and optimally protected from dirt. They are permanently mounted on the spreader – so no need to search for them between one driver and another.
As an alternative to the swivel rolling and parking device, a cheaper parking set with integrated stands is also available.

Parking stands
As an alternative to the swivel rolling and parking device, a cheaper parking set with integrated stands is also available.

Camera system for ZG-TS and ZA-TS
The optionally available camera system mainly serves as a means of ensuring safety when manoeuvring. This is possible at any time due to ist night vision compatibility and heated lens. The high resolution and anti-reflective monitor is backlit and can also display two cameras simultaneously.

Mobile fertiliser test kit
For even more peace of mind with difficult fertiliser types
– perfect check in the field
– simple and safe
– measuring the lateral distribution of the fertiliser
– check of the lateral distribution
– top agrar Test 06/2011: “Very user-friendly system“

ZG-B Centrifugal Broadcaster

Overview

AMAZONE‘s ZG-B range of bulk fertiliser spreaders represents a high output range of machines for the efficient and ecological application of mineral fertilisers and earth moist fertilisers. All models have certain features in common: they offer the best possible spreading accuracy, maximum reliability, and are easy and convenient to operate, which makes them ideal for use by large farms, agricultural contractors, or in farming cooperatives. Different specification variants and a comprehensive range of accessories make AMAZONE fertiliser spreaders the obvious first choice for any business!

Details

The benefits
• Low wheel slip for exact Speed recording via wheel sensor
• Simple and freely selectable metering of the spread rate via the shutter slide
• Convenient Operation and control of all hydraulic functions via the AMATRON 3
• Calibration when stationary thanks to AMATRON 3 and integrated speed simulator
• Forward speed-related rate control due to the electro-hydraulically controlled rubber belt floor
• Universal twin-disc spreading unit with lime spreading discs
• Optional: Easy to install OM spreading discs for mineral fertilisers
• Optional: Limiter border spreading system
• Robust sensor technology for function monitoring (e.g. position of the Limiter)
• Standard half-side shut off recudes over-fertilisation when base fertilising
• Very simple emptying of residues when stationary using the hydraulic drive
• Perfect drive with 40 l/min flow rate, optional load-sensing connection
• Optional weighing equipment

ZG-B Special
• Floor belt- and spreading unit drive via the PTO shaft
• Fertiliser metering via conveyor belt
• Hopper volume 5,500 / 8,200 l
• Working widths 10 – 36 m

ZG-B Super
• Belt floor drive via ground wheel (forward speed related metering control).
• Fertiliser metering via conveyor
• Hopper volume 5,500 / 8,200 l
• Working widths 10 – 36 m

ZG-B Drive
• Electro-hydraulically driven belt floor (forward speed related rate control)
• Fertiliser metering via conveyor belt
• Hopper volume 5,500 / 8,200 l
• Working widths 10 – 36 m

ZG-B Special and ZG-B Super
– Ideal for agricultural contractors and contract farming.
– Working width up to 36 m
– Hopper volume 5500/8200 litres
The robust ZG-B Special and ZG-B Super bulk fertiliser spreaders are top of the class when it comes to cost-effective fertilising. They are equipped with a strong universal lime spreading unit for working widths of up to 15 metres. This enables even large quantities to be evenly and accurately distributed. Whether you are distributing earth moist or dehydrated sewage sludge, the power and output of these bulk fertiliser spreaders is bound to impress!

Large-capacity hoppers – save travelling and loading times
• Hopper capacity: 5500 litres and 8200 litres
• Easy to fill from the store or using a loader thanks to large filling opening.
• Steep walls in the hopper ensure that the spreading material slides down into the hopper also in sloping terrain.
• Low-wear rubber belt floor with automatic belt control centres automatically even with uneven operational demand.

Sophisticated spreader technology – first-class spreading results
• Stainless steel sheet metal withstands even intense abraison from fertilisers
• The agitator, metering elements and spreading discs are optimally linked together and ensure even fertiliser distribution
• High-grade stainless steel screw Joints for hydraulics in the “dirty zone”
• Mechanical spreader disc drive available for PTO shafts of 540 rpm or 720 rpm
• Maintenance-free and robust oil-bath gearbox with integrated overload safety

Running gear – high levels of comfort for maximum work rates
• Well-engineered and robust running gear technology, designed for speeds up to 50 km/h
• 7.0 to 9.8 t payload
• Over-size tyres reduce ground contact pressure and enable the spreader to be used in even the most arduous conditions
• Track widths of 1.50 to 2.25 m are possible for tyres with an AS profile
• Increased driving comfort due to spring-suspended and height-adjustable drawbar systems
• Increased safety in road traffic due to large-dimensioned axles and Brakes (dual-circuit pneumatic air brakes or hydraulic braking system)
• PTO shaft drive with Walterscheid wide angle PTO shaft
• Large ground clearance
• Large-dimensioned stand
• Foldable ladder

Cutting costs with high performance!
(1) Stainless steel rate sluice gate for setting the spread rate with an easily readable scale directly in the operator’s field of Vision, and easily adjustable. Optional: Hydraulic shutter operation with half-side shut-off possible with double shutter system.
(2) When spreading earth moist fertilisers and large application rates, the belt floor is subjected to extreme loads. With uneven loads, the unique belt floor control ensures that the rubber belt remains in a central Position. This helps to prevent damage and guarantees a long Service life.
(3) The rugged universal twin-disc spreading unit with oil-bath gearbox and overload safety for direct driving of the spreader discs ensures even Distribution, even with very high spread rates. Optionally available: OM spreading discs for the application of granulated mineral fertilisers for working widths of 10 to 36 m, easy to install.

ZG-B Drive – the allrounder for successful seamless spreading
– Universally applicable for earth moist fertilisers, lime, sewage sludge, base fertilisers and Mineral fertilisers
– Hopper volume: 5500 / 8200 litres
– Working widths up to 36 m
The ZG-B Drive is a universal talent universally applicable for both, earth moist lime or granulated mineral fertilisers for base fertilisation. The ZG-B Drive ensures reliable and precise work under all conditions. Its strengths are flexibility and convenient use, from which you can benefit in every day use!

ZG-B Drive with AMATRON 3 on-board computer
Excellent operation of your ZG-B Drive is ensured with the state-of-the-art AMATRON 3 on-board computer. The Computer enables simple Operation and Monitoring of all hydraulic functions: e.g. the hydraulic shutter slide for half side shut-off, the swivelable hopper cover, Forward speed-related rate control, or the optional Limiter.
Reduce costs with AMATRON 3: Rising Prices and strict environmental regulations call for accurate, targeted use of valuable fertilisers. The specification of the ZG-B bulk fertiliser spreader with ist modern AMATRON 3 on-board computer and in conjunction with a GPS terminal enables site-specific mineral fertilising based on application maps.
Even spreading – no matter how fast you travel – can be ensured thanks to the forward speed related rate control. The AMATRON 3 operating terminal controls the speed of the hydraulic rubber bet floor according to the forward speed, thus enabling the potential of the spreader to be maximised.
The optionally available weighing equipment is particularly useful for agricultural contractors. It enables you to determine the quantity actually distributed, and adjust the shutter slide as necessary. This guarantees an even application rate and provides the best prerequisite for efficient nutrient distribution. As an added bonus, the weighing Equipment also aids automatic plot-related documentation (ASD).

AMATRON 3 on-board computer for ZG-B Drive
Using the state-of-the-art AMATRON 3 on-board computer you can conveniently and accurately control and monitor all the functions of the ZG-B. The clear display ensures you can easily view all information at all times. The AMATRON 3 is impressively clear, simple and logical to operate. Due to the compact Format the Computer only reauires a small amount of space in the tractor cab.
The benefits:
– Large, high contrast graphic Display
– Single-Hand Operation during work
– Optimum coordination with the machine
– Serial port Connection to various GPS terminals
– Connection to sensor Technology possible
– Memory space for 20 Jobs – particularly advantageous for agriultural contractors
– Automatic field-related (ASD) documentation inside
With AMATRON 3 all machines speak the same language. You can use the AMATRON 3 machine overlapping for all AMAZONE fertiliser spreaders, field sprayers and seed drills.

Omnia-Set spreading discs
Precise: The OM Omnia-Set spreading discs are equipped with pivoting swivel vanes that generate a spread pattern that is extremely precise and safe.
Easy: The working width and the spread rate can be easily adjusted via the spreading vanes and metering shutter without tools.
Precious: OM spreading discs are made from stainless steel and easy to fit.
Extra: Late top dressing is advantageous for generating quality crops. With the OM spreading discs this procedure is extremely easy to do without tools by just tilting up the standard equipped swivel tips on the spreading vanes.
OM spreading discs for ZG-B: OM 10-16; OM 18-24, OM 24-36 (with hard metal coating for a prolonged service life)

Automatic rubber belt floor control
Standard comfort: The automatic rubber belt floor control guarantees constant conveyor centring, even under demanding conditions.

Two belt floor speeds
Using the gearbox (ZG-B Special / ZG-B Super), you can choose between two belt floor speeds for metering large and small spread rates.

Infinitely adjustable rate control
The infinitely adjustable rate control and emptying while stationary are enabled by the hydraulically driven floor belt gearbox (ZG-B Drive).

Calibration kit
The calibration kit can be used to monitor the fertiliser flow rate, enabling the spread rate to be precisely determined.

Ground clearance
The high ground clearance reduces plant damage when travelling through high crops.

Strong parking jack
The parking jack is strong enough to accomodate the spreader even when full.

Drawbar and coupling system
You choose the appropriate combination of drawbar and coupling for the tractor:
Top hitch drawbar with towing eye
Bottom hitch drawbar with towing eye
Steering drawbar with ball coupling

Accessories

AMAZONE Limiter boundary spreading system – keeping it green
Side and boundary spreading are among the most important aspects of fertiliser spreading.
The AMAZONE Limiter enables precise application of fertiliser right up to the edge of the field. It ensures optimal distribution and excludes over-spreading in areas that are not used for agricultural purposes. This is not only particularly economical, but also provides active environmental protection!

Limiter made of high-grade stainless steel
The AMAZONE Limiter is a considerable aid to accurate work. The hydraulic Limiter is conveniently controlled via the AMATRON 3 on-board computer directly from the driver’s seat. The benefit: No stopping, no interruption of work, no need to climb down from the tractor.
The Limiter can be moved on a fixed frame within a generously dimensioned swivel range. This enables easy adjustment according to the function required (working width, side or boundary spreading, type of fertilser).
Important: The Limiter fulfils all the requirements of the current fertiliser decree. Can be installed in all ZG-B fertiliser spreaders.

Side spreading (yield oriented setting)
The neighbouring field us an area that is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the border of the field. The fertiliser Distribution inside the field boundary is still 80 % of the desired application rate at the edge of the field.

Boundary spreading (environmentally friendly adjustment)
In case of a road or a cycle path right against the side of the field no fertiliser may be spread beyond the field’s border. In order to avoid the over fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate has to be reduced on the field’s border. This boundary spreading system fulfil the fertiliser decree requirements.

Water-course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)

If there is surface water at the edge of the field, a distance of one metre must be maintained using the border spreading device according to the fertiliser ordinance, and even three metres without a border spreading device. In order to prevent over Fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate must be reduced at the boundary side.

GPS-Switch for AMATRON 3
This GPS assisted on-board computer system automatically calculates the accurate position for switching on and off the machine on the headland, at the field’s edge and in wedge shaped short work.
GPS-Switch automated part-width section control gives you comfort and peace of mind. Just select the desired degree of overlap and set the switching on and off to automatic. Furthermore you save on fertiliser as well as the environment plus the driver can fully concentrate on its monitoring.
For the ZA-TS, SwitchPoint has been integrated into the spreader software which bears in mind the extent to which the spread fan falls behind the machine. When utilising GPS-Switch, SwitchPoint means the automatic adjustment of the switching on and off points depending on fertiliser type and working width.  both values can be taken from the spreading chart and entered into the relevant operator terminal.

GPS-Track for AMATRON 3
The GPS track parallel guidance system proves to be a huge help for orientation within the field. It features different track modes, such as A-B line, contour following and an obstacle function. The tracks are clearly numbered all the way through. The deviation from the ideal line is graphically shown in the display; clear steering recommendations keep you in the track. Also the distance to the next bout is accurately displayed – for an ideal orientation. Of course, GPS-Track also works as a “stand-alone“ system, even without an implement attached..

GPS-Maps for AMATRON 3
In addition to the ISO-XML-data management, the job management of the terminal (TaskController) is also able to process application maps (Shape-Format), meaning, depending on the objective and the terminal, several possibilities for a part-area site specific application – according to a map or to a sensor. Which system is most suitable and will best serve the individual demands and requirements is just up to you as the user.

Weighing equipment
The weighing equipment enables you to keep a constant eye on the fill level of the hopper and the spread rate. For the ZG-B Drive, the spreader can also be calibrated whilst stationary.

Weighing display
Weighing display without regulation for determination of the hopper contents (only for ZG-B Special and ZG-B Super). The max. Speed in conjunction with the weighing system is 40  km/h.

Switchover for hydraulic functions
New switchover for hydraulic functions within the bulk fertiliser spreader. AMAZONE has developed HyCLICK, a user-friendly switchover unit for operating the hydraulic functions of the bulk fertiliser spreader with just one double-acting spool valve.

Multi-function joystick (optional)
Ergonomic and comfortable operation of the most important functions.

ASD – Reliable and simple documentation
Automatic field-related documentation (ASD) is a product and manufacturer-encompassing documentation concept for transmitting field-related data between the AMATRON 3 or AMADOS+ and the electronic field data management system. The digital interface used is published and accessible to all manufacturers.
ASD provides the farmer with the possibility of simply and economically integrating all machines in the documentation chain

Swivelable hopper cover
The swivelable hopper cover protects your fertiliser against mud and rain. The cover can be opened at the touch of a button via the AMATRON 3 or the hydraulic controls .

Hydraulic shutters
Hydraulic shutters enable you to switch off each side individually, e. g. base fertilisation. For spreading earth moist lime, dried chicken dung, dehydrated sewage sludge, etc., you can simply wind up the shutter and if neseccary, lower the chain rake.

Filling sieve
Large filling sieve – this additional equipment offers your machine the ultimate protection against foreign objects.

Ground wheel drive
Efficient variant for ground speed related fertiliser spreading: The ground wheel drive ensures that the spread rate remains constant even at different forward speeds. Tip: The drive variant with electronic wheel sensor offers even greater convenience for ground speed related belt floor control.

Funnel chute
Robust funnel chute – for the use with granulated fertilisers in conjunction with OM spreader discs Robuste (ZG-B Special, ZG-B Super, ZG-B Drive).

Specialist equipment
Bone meal spreading discs (ZG-B Super, ZG-B Special, ZG-B Drive), complete with fertiliser chain rake to ais even flow of  fertiliser.

Camera system
The rear view camera mainly serves as a means of ensuring safety when manoeuvring. This is possible at any time due to ist night Vision compatibility and heated lens.

Amazone ZG-TS Bulk Centrifugal Broadcaster

Overview

The ZG-TS trailed spreader, in hopper capacities of either 5,500 l or 8,200 l, is equipped with the new TS spreading system. With the TS spreading unit, working widths of up to 54 m are possible and yet, at the same time, superb border spread patterns are achieved making these ISOBUS spreaders rank among the absolutely highest capacity spreaders.
The ZG-TS impresses with its outstanding precision as well as offering the ultimate in work rates via the TS spreading unit which allow outputs of up to 650 kg/min.

Details

Top features:
+ Precise spread patterns even at working widths of up to 54 m
+ As standard ISOBUS communication utilising the most modern of operator terminals
+ Monitoring and control of the application rate via the weighing system
+ Soft Ballistic System pro (SBS pro) for an especially gentle handling of the fertiliser
+ AutoTS and ClickTS disc integrated border spreading systems, electric or manual
+ Argus Twin-ready delivery system, with phenomenal output capacities of up to 650 kg/min and 50 ha/h
+ Electrically-driven, fertiliser-protecting agitation with automatic shut-off
+ Automatic adjustment of the lateral distribution with Argus Twin: possibly the most comfortable way of spreading
+ Compact, tight and operator-friendly swivel hopper cover
+ FertiliserService, the top quality, unique spreader support service with more than 25 years experience

Outstanding precision meets the highest demands
For large farms, agricultural contractors and farm overlapping operations, AMAZOME offers, with its ZG-TS, a high-capacity large area spreader for the quick and precise application of mineral fertilisers. The ZG- TS impresses with the outstanding accuracy and huge work rates provided by the TS spreading unit with its integrated AutoTS boundary spreading system. Convenient operation is made possible via the ISOBUS operator terminal, such as, for example‚ AMATRON 3, CCI 100 or AMAPAD and is available with 2 hopper sizes – 5,500 and 8,200 l.
As standard, the ZG-TS Tronic is equipped with 16 fold part-width section control which is carried out by matching the application rate and the delivery system to the width of spread. However, the ZG-TS Hydro comes equipped DynamicSpread ready making possible the control of up to 128 part-width sections via of mixture of application rate, delivery system and matching the disc speed.
Needless to say, the part-width section control for the ZG-TS can be also controlled via GPS.

Large volume hoppers – saving on driving and loading times
– Hopper capacity: 5500 litres and 8200 litres
– Large filling opening enables the easy filling from a tank or with a loader
– Steep hopper walls ensure the perfect flow of the spreading material even in hilly terrain
– The rubber floor belt suffers little wear due to the centralised, automated belt control even under uneven conditions.

Maximum comfort for the highest of outputs
+ Stable and robust chassis technology, designed for speeds of up to 50 km/h
7.0 t up to 9.8 t payload
+ Payload of up to 9.8 t on public roads
+ Oversized tyres reduce the ground pressure and allow operation even under the most difficult of conditions
+  For tyres with an AS profile, track widths of 1.80 to 2.25 m are possible (up to 3.0 m track width unbraked)
+ Increased driving comfort from the sprung suspended and height adjustable drawbar systems
+  More safety in road traffic thanks to over-dimensioned axles and brakes
+  Hydraulic braking system or twin-line air braking, and both with parking brake
+  Swivel hopper cover with hydraulic actuation
+  Mud guards (required for 40 km/h version)
+  Large ground clearance
+  Large-dimensioned parking jack
+  Foldable ladder

Well thought through spreading system technology – first class spread results
– All the components made from stainless steel are also resistant to heavy abrasion from the fertiliser
– Agitator, metering components and spreading discs are optimally matched to provide an even fertiliser distribution
– High-quality stainless steel joint connections for the hydraulics within the fertiliser contact area
– ZG-TS Tronic with 16 part-width sections
– ZG-TS Hydro with up to 128 part-width sections via DynamicSpread
– Maintenance-free and robust oil bath gearbox with integrated overload safety device
Spreading vane sets
TS 1 = 15 m – max. 24 m
TS 2 = 21 m – max. 36 m
TS 3 = 24 m – max. 54 m

Reliable and accurate application of the desired spread rate
The weighing system which can be used for determining the hopper Contents (fill level check) and for monitoring the application rate via the offline weighing procedure, provides the utmost comfort and convenience.
For ZG-TS spreaders, a calibration device for carrying out a spread rate check is optionally available. The calibration device is equipped with a sensor for monitoring the time. The measured values can be processed in the ISOBUS terminal.

Soft Ballistic System pro
Mineral fertilisers require an especially gentle treatment to ensure a precise distribution and accurate transport to the crop. Fertiliser which has been already damaged in the spreader can no longer be reliably distributed.
For peace of mind, AMAZONE’s Soft Ballistic System pro is integrated as standard into the mounted ZA-TS and trailed ZG-TS spreaders. This means that the agitator, metering components and spreading discs are all optimally matched thus protecting the fertiliser and ensuring better yields.
1. Gentle guidance
The electrically driven star agitators in the hopper bottoms ensure an even fertiliser delivery onto the spreading discs. The slowly rotating, star shaped segments of the agitator evenly deliver the fertiliser to the relevant outlet opening. When the delivery system is adjusted, the agitator star rotates as well so that it is always perfectly positioned above the aperture. The agitator switches off automatically when the shutter slide is closed.
2. Gentle delivery
Due to the delivery system, adjustment to the throwing width and throwing direction can be regulated. In addition, the working width can be adjusted each side individually by changing the disc speed. The fertiliser is fed on centrally at a low peripheral speed resulting in little fertiliser damage. The concentric delivery system adjustment results always in a gentle treatment of the fertiliser.
3. Gentle acceleration
With a standard disc speed from 600 rpm up to 900 rpm, the AMAZONE‘s Soft Ballistic System pro gently accelerates the fertiliser. Even fertiliser types with minimal breaking strength maintain their spreading properties and provide a clean, even spread pattern.
4. Gentle ejection
With the AMAZONE Soft Ballistic System pro, as little energy as possible is given to the fertiliser for an Optimum trajectory and a precise spread pattern. So, the spreading vanes are optimally adjusted to a laid-back position.

Benefits of the electrically driven star agitators
– Two slow-running, fertiliser saving agitators turning at 60 rpm
– switch off automatically as soon as the shutter slide is closed, also just to the one side and independently of each other
– reverse automatically when blocked by a foreign object

The AMAZONE delivery system
The delivery system with its electrically-driven star Agitators in the hopper bottoms ensure an even fertiliser flow onto the spreading discs. The slowly rotating star shaped segments of the agitator deliver the fertiliser evenly to the relevant shutter outlet. In case of lumps in the spreading material, the agitator operates automatically in the opposite direction to clear the outlet so that an optimum fertiliser flow is maintained.
The two ultra-modern electrically controlled metering shutter slides make sure of a quick opening and closing on the headland so that the fertiliser is available at the full amount right from the start. Simultaneously the shutter slides are responsible for the metering of the fertiliser rate plus they can be operated independently from one another.
For forward speed related spread rate control, such as, for example via AMATRON 3, or via any other suitable ISOBUS terminal, the metering shutter slides are actuated by the electric setting motors to match the application rate and speed.

The big outlet opening can cope with a high fertiliser flow so that the delivery system, with easy flowing fertilisers, is able to go spreading at operational speeds of up to 30 km/h.

The brush kit ensures a clean delivery of the fertiliser on to the spreading disc without splatter and without losing any “granules“.

Quantity effect-free aperture design
Due to the specific shape of the outlet and the shutter the spread pattern is always maintained, even at varying operational speeds. The position of the delivery system is independent and does not require any readjustment.
This is the decisive difference to adjustment of the feed-on point.

Concentric delivery system adjustment
Via the delivery system the fertiliser is gently fed-on extremely close to the centre of the spreading disc. At this point close to the centre of the disc,  the peripheral speed is low resulting in a particularly gentle treatment of the fertiliser. For setting the spreader unit to different working widths and fertiliser types, the delivery system is pivoted electrically (concentrically) around the centre of the discs. The distance between the feed-on point of the fertiliser and the centre of the disc always remains the same.  The agitator is firmly fixed to the delivery system and thus always maintains the same position above the aperture.
The swivelling of the delivery system provides you with a wide range of possible working widths. Just three sets of spreading vanes cover working widths from 15 m to 54 m.

TS spreading system – designed for efficiency and high longevity
Characteristics of the TS spreading system:
+ High throwing width, still double-overlapping even at 36 m
+ Integrated boundary spreading system
+ High application rates (up to 10.8 kg/sec or 650 kg/min)
Composition of the TS spreading system
1) electric setting motor for the fertiliser metering
2) electric agitator drive
3) electric setting motor for rotating the delivery system
4) delivery vane
5) boundary spreading vane
6) normal spreading vane
7) AutoTS actuation
8) electric setting motor for AutoTS including function check

Stainless steel for a prolonged operational life
The entire spreading system of the ZA-TS spreaders is made from stainless steel providing a prolonged operational life. The vane change system enables the quick and easy change of the spreading vane tips. The ideal solution, for example, for agricultural contractors.

The drive to the spreading discs is available from choice as either mechanical (ZA-TS Profis) or hydraulic (ZA-TS Profis Hydro). Different spreading vanes are activated for normal spreading (utilising a large throwing width) than for the boundary spreading width (reduced throwing width to one side) via the so-called AutoTS. This means a disc change is not necessary.

Hard metal coated spreading vanes
The spreading vanes are coated with a special long-lasting anti-wear protection. This is made possible by an especially hard structure to the metal. This finish is produced through a high-speed flame heating process that develops an ultra-hard coating to protect the spreading vanes against mechanical wear. Consequently, the result is a three-fold increase in lifespan.

Sets of spreading discs
TS 1 = 15 m – max. 24 m
TS 2 = 21 m – max. 36 m
TS 3 = 24 m – max. 54 m

AutoTS – for optimum spreading right up to the boirder
Significantly new is the disc integrated boundary spreading device enabling the electrical activation from the tractor cab whilst spreading. This makes for a perfect drop off of the fertiliser right up to the field border to ensure the precise lateral distribution.
Auto-TS an ingenious principle:
The setting motor moves the delivery vane by approximately 10° resulting in the carrying of the fertiliser for side-, border- or water course spreading into the shorter boundary spreading vane.

Border spreading with ClickTS
As an alternative to having the AutoTS system on both sides that can be controlled remotely from the tractor cab, there is now the option of AutoTS just on the one-side alongside the manually-adjusted ClickTS on the other.
Customers, who always travel around the headland spreading to the same side, now also have the possibility to order the AutoTS remotely controlled border spreading system to that side only. On the other side then the ClickTS version is automatically fitted.
So, with this version, border spreading to both sides still is possible but with one side remotely controlled and the other side manually-actuated. As a further option, the manual ClickTS system can be also ordered on both side

Optimised spread pattern
Normal spreading
By the adjustment of the delivery system the feed-on point of the spreading material on to the spreading disc is changed and in this way the spreading width and the lateral distribution are regulated. In addition, the working width can be adjusted even more individually by a spreading disc speed change.

Three dimensional spread pattern
The spreader unit has been designed with the aid of three dimensional spread patterns to perform the perfect lateral distribution. Thanks to SBS pro, working widths of up to 54 m can be generated. The wide, overlapping spread fans provide the perfect spread pattern.

Non-sensitive spread pattern via the multi-sectional spread fan
Due to the special profile and the angle of the spreading vanes on the ZA-TS, the multi-sectional spread fan has been widened. This means that the long and short spreading vanes do not influence the spread pattern to either side and an optimum trajectory is maintained

Increased yield on the border thanks to AutoTS and ClickTS
The  AutoTS border spreading system and ClickTS generates a steep border spread pattern and thus the ability to provide the optimum growth conditions close to the field’s border. Compared to other border spreading systems, a significantly increased yield is possible.
The AutoTS spreading system makes use of an automated rate reduction when boundary spreading with the spread rate setting in freely-selectable percentage steps. As the two spreading discs can be operated independently from one another, the change to one or both sides can be adjusted.

Mechanical drive with Tronic Pack and up to 16 part-width sections
As ZA-TS and ZG-TS fertiliser spreaders feature a separate, disc integrated, border spreading system (ClickTS/AutoTS system) the spread patterns are designed to ensure very wide throwing widths when spreading normally. This offers the farmer the benefit that the spread patterns are significantly more consistent when facing external influences, such as side wind, slope inclination, humidity and changeable fertiliser quality, resulting in wide, flat, triangular spread patterns.
Especially large working widths require additional control of the spread pattern in wedge shaped fields and in short work. To respond to such situations even more sensitively, the mechanically-driven ZA-TS Tronic and ZG-TS Tronic, with the optional electric delivery system adjustment, can alter the position of the delivery system as well as being able to adapt the spread rate. In this way, even outer part-width sections can be controlled individually as well. Due to the combined work of the part-width section control via spread rate change and adjustment of the delivery system, the accuracy of fertiliser distribution in short work is significantly improved at these larger working widths.

Hydraulic drive with Hydro Pack and up to 128 part-width section control
Apart from just adapting the application rate and the delivery system, the ability to control the speed of either the left or right hand side spreading disc speed individually means that the ZA-TS Hydro and ZG-TS Hydro models, again along with the electric delivery system adjustment, offer the additional benefit of being able to reduce the throwing width from the outer edge to the middle. Particularly when working at larger widths, and in long, shallow wedge shaped fields, the Hydro version offers additional benefits in comparison to the mechanically-driven machines ensuring the perfect spreading of wedge shaped fields and when in short work.
The ZA-TS Hydro and the ZG-TS Hydro feature, in manual mode, 8 part-width sections which are controlled by simple hand pressure on a key. In automatic mode via GPS-Switch or SectionControl, the part-width section switching is actuated across up to 128 part-width sections.
Apart from the benefit of these additional part-width sections, the TS Hydro spreaders also offer the big advantage of being able to be operated independently from the engine speed of the tractor, saving fuel and providing, if necessary, additional reserve in hilly terrain.

ZA-TS and ZG-TS spreaders with Argus Twin
The Argus system represents an innovation that offers far-reaching improvements in operational comfort and in the quality of work.
The Argus system, which checks the spread fan and automatically regulates the lateral distribution, is based on radar technology that is independent of dust and pollution and thus provides reliable results in practice. Argus Twin constantly monitors, via radar sensors mounted on both the sides of the spreader, the left and right hand spread fans simultaneously and re-adjusts the electric delivery system independently of each other if necessary.

Top features of Argus Twin:
+ The system is ready for immediate operation, no calibration necessary
+ Constant on-line monitoring of both spread fans
+ Maintains an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser even with changeable fertiliser quality
+ Basis for optimum crop management
+ More effective use of fertiliser
+ The system is also active when border spreading or if a part-width section is switched on or off
+ Automatic slope compensation of the spread pattern by readjustment of the delivery system position
+ Rigidly attached to the spreader: no moving parts – completely maintenance-friendly and free of wear

Constant on-line monitoring
Both on the ZA-TS mounted spreader and ZG-TS trailed spreaders, Argus Twin ensures always, via  continuous on-line monitoring and the readjustment of the delivery system, the optimum lateral Distribution for that fertiliser. This leads to a more effective fertiliser use and forms the basis for optimum crop management.
The system is immediately live and operates even when border spreading and if part-width sections are switched off and on. In hilly terrain, Argus even provides slope compensation of the spread pattern via the automatic readjustment of the delivery position of the fertiliser.
Due to the rigid fixing, the system avoids any moving components and is thus extremely robust and is completely maintenance-free.
Whilst Argus optimises the lateral distribution, the optional weighing system on the ZA-TS and ZG-TS ensures that the correct spread rate is being maintained. Thanks to the optionally-available tilt sensor for the weighing system on the ZA-TS, the application rate can be monitored continuously and maintained with the same precision even on sloping terrain

Options

AMATRON 3 – The ISOBUS terminal that offers complete functionality
By using the practical and clearly designed AMATRON 3, you only need one terminal for the control of different fertilising functions. With the AMATRON 3, all relevant data is clearly displayed and the few necessary inputs are entered very conveniently.
AMATRON 3 features back-lit keys and a display with high resolution and contrast. All the information regarding the control of the fertiliser spreader is shown on the one screen. Depending on the driving situation and your personal preference, you can select either the fertiliser spreader overview or the GPS functionality as a detailed view.
AMATRON 3 is fully downward compatible to AMATRON+ and upwardly compatible to the ISOBUS standard providing a bridge between the non-ISOBUS and the ISOBUS world. With AMATRON 3, the end user can safely and conveniently operate any AMAZONE implements fitted with AMATRON+ (AMABUS) and also all implements conforming to the ISOBUS standard. Needless to say, this is also possible on non-AMAZONE implements.
AMATRON 3 allows the fully automated regulation of the predetermined application rate. Defined rate changes are quickly and precisely carried out in % increments.
Due to its clear, simple and logical menu guidance, this modern operator terminal is especially versatile. The very compact shape of the computer means it requires little space in the tractor cab.
The terminal features the following functions:
+ ISOBUS machine operation
+ AMABUS machine operation
+ Tractor ECU function (interface for speed and PTO shaft)
+ Task Controller job management for documentation
+ Import/Export of field data via a USB stick
+ GPS-Switch automated part-width section control (optional)
with up to 64 part-width sections via DynamicSpread
+ GPS-Track parallel guidance system (optional)
+ Optional external light bar display for GPS-Track parallel guidance
+ GPS-Maps application map module (optional)
+ ASD interface via RS232 (nominal rate transfer),
for example, with N sensors

GPS-Switch for AMATRON 3
This GPS assisted on-board computer system automatically calculates the accurate position for switching on and off the machine on the headland, at the field’s edge and in wedge shaped short work.
GPS-Switch automated part-width section control gives you comfort and peace of mind. Just select the desired degree of overlap and set the switching on and off to automatic. Furthermore you save on fertiliser as well as the environment plus the driver can fully concentrate on its monitoring.
For the ZA-TS, SwitchPoint has been integrated into the spreader software which bears in mind the extent to which the spread fan falls behind the machine. When utilising GPS-Switch, SwitchPoint means the automatic adjustment of the switching on and off points depending on fertiliser type and working width.  both values can be taken from the spreading chart and entered into the relevant operator terminal.

GPS-Track for AMATRON 3
The GPS track parallel guidance system proves to be a huge help for orientation within the field. It features different track modes, such as A-B line, contour following and an obstacle function. The tracks are clearly numbered all the way through. The deviation from the ideal line is graphically shown in the display; clear steering recommendations keep you in the track. Also the distance to the next bout is accurately displayed – for an ideal orientation. Of course, GPS-Track also works as a “stand-alone“ system, even without an implement attached..

External lightbar for GPS Track parallel guidance system
As a possibility, an external lightbar display is available which can be easili used in conjunction with GPS-Track. The external lightbar can be freely positioned anywhere in the cab.

GPS-Maps for AMATRON 3
In addition to the ISO-XML-data management, the job management of the terminal (TaskController) is also able to process application maps (Shape-Format), meaning, depending on the objective and the terminal, several possibilities for a part-area site specific application – according to a map or to a sensor. Which system is most suitable and will best serve the individual demands and requirements is just up to you as the user.

CCI 100 terminal
The CCI ISOBUS terminal from AMAZONE is the result of the cooperation with several other manufacturers of agricultural machinery who are joint participants in the Competence Center ISOBUS e.V (CCI). With CCI, AMAZONE and its partners have laid the foundation to introduce ISOBUS into practice. The CCI is the basis to convert all AMAZONE machinery and implements successively to the ISOBUS standard.
+ The bright 8.4″ display with its high screen resolution and ambient light sensor matches the brightness automatically to the light conditions. This avoids the driver in twilight or at night being blinded by too bright a display.

+ The input is carried out from choice via the operator friendly touch screen or via the soft keys.

+ Fatigue-free operation at night is assisted by the back-lighting of the keys which are also connected with the light sensor.

+ The proven AMAZONE one-handed operation is still possible because the function of the ”soft keys“ can be simply mirrored.

+ For intuitive menu guidance and the convenient input of values and text, the terminal is provided with a high-quality touch screen.

+ For the direct quick, input and adjustment of the input values, a scroll wheel with actuating function is ergonomically integrated in the housing.
The terminal includes the following functions:
+ ISOBUS machine operation
+ Tractor ECU function (Interface for Speed, PTO shaft and lower link position)
+ CCI.Control job management for documentation
+ CCI.Command (optional)
– CCI.Command.SC automatic section control with up to 64 part-width sections via DynamicSpread
– CCI.Command.PT parallel guidance aid
+ Application maps supported in the ISO-XML format
+ USB Interface for data exchange
+ Interface for the connection of a GSM modem
+ ASD and LH5000 Interface via RS232 (nominal rate Transfer) e.g. for N-sensors
+ CCI.Cam camera function

External lightbar for CCI.Command.PT
As a possible Extension, an external lightbar is available which can be comfortably coupled with CCI Command.PT. The external lightbar can be positioned freely in the tractor cab. The only precondition for its utilisation is the activation of the Parrallel Tracking module in CCI.Command.

AMAPAD – the new dimension in control and monitoring
With the AMAPAD operator terminal, AMAZONE offers an entirely new and high-class solution for GPS application such as automated GPS based part-width section control and Precision Farming applications.
AMAPAD features an especially ergonomic, 12.1” touch screen. With the unique “Mini-View” concept, applications that do not need to be actuated but which, however, need to be monitored, are clearly shown at the side. If needs be, these can be enlarged by “finger tip“ widening. The possibility also exists to customise the Display, a feature which rounds off the exceptional layout of this operator terminal.
In addition to GPS-Switch pro part-width section control, a high-quality professional manual light bar guidance system is also installed as standard. GPS-Track can also be upgraded to an automated steering system.

The terminal includes the following functions:
– ISOBUS implement actuation
– TaskController job Management for documentation
– GPS-Switch pro automatic section control with up to 128 part-width sections via DynamicSpread
– Integrated light bar for GPS-Track pro parallel steering aid
– As an option: upgradable to automatic steering
– GPS-Maps pro application map modul
– RS232 Interface via SCU adapter (for data exchange)
– Two USB interfaces for data exchange
– WLAN module (via USB adapter)
– GPS output
The characteristics of AMAPAD:
+ screen made from toughened glass
+ housing made from impact-proof plastic
+ extra-narrow rim for maximum visibility
+ flush finish, no penetration of dust / humidity

AmaPilot multi function joystick
All the functions of the work menu can also be operated via the AmaPilot multi function joystick or other ISOBUS joysticks (AUX-N). The keys can be simply and freely programmed with the most important functions.

Side spreading (yield oriented setting)
The neighbouring field us an area that is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the border of the field. The fertiliser Distribution inside the field boundary is still 80 % of the desired application rate at the edge of the field.

Water-course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If there is surface water at the edge of the field, a distance of one metre must be maintained using the border spreading device according to the fertiliser ordinance, and even three metres without a border spreading device. In order to prevent over Fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate must be reduced at the boundary side.

Boundary spreading (environmentally friendly adjustment)
In case of a road or a cycle path right against the side of the field no fertiliser may be spread beyond the field’s border. In order to avoid the over fertilisation inside the field, the spread rate has to be reduced on the field’s border. This boundary spreading system fulfil the fertiliser decree requirements.

Border spreading with the border spread deflector
If the first tramline is situated at the field’s edge, border spreading (environmentally-orientated adjustment) is then achieved by the half-side shut-off of the spread fan. No fertiliser is thrown beyond the field’s border and, inside the field, optimum fertilisation is maintained.

Bed spreading with bed spreading deflector to both sides
For spreading specialist crops in beds to either side of the tractor AMAZONE offers the bed spreading deflector. It keeps the track virtually free from fertiliser.

Camera system for ZG-TS and ZA-TS
The optionally available camera system mainly serves as a means of ensuring safety when manoeuvring. This is possible at any time due to ist night vision compatibility and heated lens. The high resolution and anti-reflective monitor is backlit and can also display two cameras simultaneously.