The new AMAZONE Cataya 4000 Super harrow-mounted seed drill sets new standards with its 4.0 m working width
With the Cataya 4000 Super harrow-mounted conventional gravity seed drill, Amazone introduces the second new model in the Cataya series to have been launched to the market this year. The new seed drill is designed for farms which require maximum work rates for the highest possible area output. This is achieved by the 4.0 m working width and – in comparison with the 3.0 m basic model – a larger seed hopper capacity of 1,180 litres. Plus, with the aid of the 550 litre hopper extension, the capacity can be increased to 1,730 litres for even higher daily outputs. In addition, the new 4.0 metre drill combination can be operated at speeds of up to 12 km/h.
The harrow-mounted seed drill is equipped with the Precis metering system which enables the quick conversion between fine and normal seeds. The raised outlet funnels of the metering wheel housings also ensure the minimum of residual seed volumes. The Cataya 4000 Super also features electric metering drive which is available, from choice, to either one side, or to both sides giving the possibility of remote controlled half-side shut off. In addition, the entire setting up of the drill is carried out via the SmartCenter. Here, not only is the calibration carried out either with a push button or via the optional Twin Terminal, but also the sowing depth of the TwinTeC double disc coulters is set here as well. The drill is available from choice in a row spacing of 12.5 cm or 15.4 cm.
As standard, the Cataya 4000 Super features hydraulic coulter pressure adjustment and, for optimum seed coverage, there is the option of either the proven Exact following harrow with hydraulic lift or the harrow set on the coulters.
For seedbed preparation before the drill, the new generation 01 rotary harrows or rotary cultivators are utilised. Here, a choice between the KE Super rotary harrows or the KG Special or KG Super rotary cultivators is possible. The new Cataya 4000 Super is available from July 2018.