ED Precision Air Seeder

Overview

The ED precision air seeder scores with its precise seed placement and the very accurate singling system. When equipped with the appropriate singling disc it can be matched to almost any seed type. In addition the 60 l seed hoppers reduce the fill times. Mechanical fertiliser and singling drive on the ED Special. The ED Super, however, is equipped with electric drive for the fertiliser metering as well as hydraulic singling drive.

Apart from the rigid 3 m and 4.5 m machines, AMAZONE also offers the folding 4.5 m and 6 m versions. In addition, a front tank can be utilised as a fertiliser hopper.

The ED is ISOBUS compatible and can comfortably be operated with the Profi electronics via AMATRON 3, CCI 100 or other ISOBUS terminals. In its basic electronic equipment level, the ED Special is controlled via the machine specific AMASCAN+.

Details

Hydraulic variants
Depending on the choice made, the hydraulic system is available in three versions. There is the entry-level Standard hydraulics, where every function has to be actuated from the spool valve on the tractor. On modern tractors with sufficient spool valves, this equipment level might be sufficient. For tractors with a limited number of spool valves, the comfort hydraulics can be selected. Here the functions of wing and track marker folding can be combined via an electric changeover valve supplied by one spool valve. For those customers who intend to operate all functions via the terminal or the optional joystick, then the Profi hydraulics are available, requiring one single acting spool valve with a pressure-free return flow on the tractor or alternatively a Load Sensing hydraulic system.

Forward speed recording
For regulation and drive of the fertiliser metering unit, the forward speed of the ED Special is taken from the ground wheel drive. On the ED Super, this can be carried out via a GPS receiver or the signal socket of the tractor or the Super Fast radar sensor on the precision air seeder.

Calibration button
The teamwork with the AMATRON 3 terminal means that calibration tests to ascertain the exact fertiliser rates can be quickly done. The operation of the complete calibration procedure is comfortably carried out at the left hand side of the machine.

Fertiliser equipment
For metering the fertiliser, the ED Special is equipped with a mechanical drive, whereas the ED Super has an electric system. With the electric drive, the fertiliser rate can be also variably matched on the move. Via the new loading board, the fertiliser hopper is easily and safely accessible. In conjunction with the electric metering drive, the calibration button is standard at the ED Super.
For the continual fill level check, the fertiliser hopper is equipped with large sight glasses at the front and rear. In addition, also an electronic fill level control of the rear fertiliser hopper can be chosen, reminding the driver to refill the fertiliser hopper right on time. The optional internal hopper lights and the LED working lights allow operation also at night.

Accessories

Filling auger
For filling the ED with fertiliser, AMAZONE offers a hydraulically-driven filling auger, integrated within the machine concept. In this way fill times can be reduced and the work rate of the machine further increased. The filling auger is available for all ED models.
The divided filling auger is attached to the rear of the machine. And at only 70 cm lip height on the reception hopper, the filling auger also allows filling from a simple tipping trailer. The tipping trailer should be equipped with a slide and a tube outlet to enable the filling speed to be optimally regulated.
Drive and control of the filling auger is via the hydraulic system of the tractor. The tractor should feature a hydraulic capacity of a minimum of 50 l/min and a pressure-free return flow.

LED work lights
Good visibility after dark is offered by the optional LED work lights attached on and in the fertiliser hopper, lighting both the operating area and also the interior of the hopper.

EDX Precision Air Planter

Overview

The EDX trailed precision seeder, which can be used after the plough, in mulch or for direct sowing, is characterised particularly by its reliability and its high operational comfort. The EDX, in working widths of 6 m and 9 m, has seed hopper sizes of 600 l and 800 l respectively and canĀ  be operated at speeds of up to 15 km/h.

Details

Top features
+ Enormously efficient thanks to operational speeds of up to 15 km/h
+ Xpress System for optimum seed singling and placement
+ High acreage outputs thanks to the large seed and fertiliser hoppers
+ Quick filling and seed change thanks to the centralised seed hopper
+ Quick filling of the central fertiliser hopper
+ Simplified calibration of the fertiliser rates
+ Comfortable AMATRON 3 operator terminal for complete control
+ Central hydraulic pressure adjustment of the fertiliser and sowing coulters: as an option with remote actuation via the AMATRON 3
+ Compact and quick folding to a transport width of 3 m maximum
+ EDX 6000-TC can be used with up to two micro-granular applicators

Accessories

Filling auger
Thanks to the large hopper openings the hoppers of the trailed EDX 6000-TC and 9000-TC can be easily filled. On request the machines can also be equipped with a filling auger. The mounted EDX 6000-2C with its integrated fertiliser hopper is equipped as standard with a filling auger.

Tractor wheel mark eradicators
For operation on heavy soils, tractor wheel mark eradicators make sense to loosen the compacted tracks behind the tyres. The high-quality spring tine eradicator is equipped with a tensioning spring. Via the interchangeable choice of either wing share or narrow share, flexible application is possible.