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New AD-P 01 Special pneumatic seed drill with 3m working width


Amazone now offers the new AD-P 01 Special pneumatic seed drill in a 3m working width for use in combination with the new KE 01 rotary harrow or the new KG/KX 01 rotary cultivators. In exactly the same way as is used on the Cataya and Centaya harrow-mounted seed drills, the AD-P 01 Special is mounted onto the relevant soil tillage implement via the QuickLink interface.

The level of specification of the AD-P 01 Special includes, from choice, either an 850 l or a 1,250 l seed hopper; both of which can be optionally increased by a 250 l hopper extension. For coulter systems, either the WS suffolk coulters or RoTeC Control coulters in row spacings of 12.5 or 15 cm are available. For optimum seed embedment, the Exact following harrow or, alternatively, the Roller harrow can specified from choice.

The seed drill’s efficient blower fan and the electric metering drive ensure consistent seed rates. The coulter pressure can be adjusted both mechanically with the aid of the universal operating tool, or hydraulically from the tractor cab. The control of the machine can be carried out either via the Amadrill+ in-cab terminal or an Isobus terminal. 

The new segmented distributor head on the AD-P 01 Special provides, depending on the row spacing, the possibility to switch 2 x 5 or 2 x 6 tramline segments. The tramlining is controlled directly in the segmented distributor head and can be matched very flexibly and easily to the track width and tyre size. When switching tramlines, the seed rate is reduced via the electric metering, in relation to the number of rows closed.

As a special option, and available for the segmented distributor head, is the electric half-side shut off, which, for asymmetrical tramline systems, enables the operator to start at the field’s edge using just half the machine width. In addition, automated half-side switching via GPS-Switch and AutoPoint in diagonal headlands and wedge shaped fields is also possible.

Soil tillage implements with so much comfort

The most important advantages of the new KE 01 rotary harrow and the new KX/KG 01 rotary cultivators include, in particular, as well as a more comfortable machine adjustment via the universal operator tool, the parallel guidance of the machine via the roller. In addition, the levelling board is connected to the following roller. Thanks to the QuickLink interface, the relevant soil tillage implement can be separated from the harrow-mounted seed drill within just a few minutes so that the soil tillage tool can also be easily utilised in solo operation.

For reconsolidation of the soil, the AD-P 01 Special can be equipped, from choice, with the PW 600 tooth packer roller, the KW 580 wedge ring roller, the KWM 600 Matrix tyre profile wedge ring roller or the TRW 500 and TRW 600 trapezium ring rollers. In this way, the ideal roller is always available to suit the soil type.

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