Friday, 29 July 2022 13:55

Amazone's one-pass operation

Written by  Mark Daniel
Amazone’s Precea ComboDisc 300 cultivates and sows all at once. Amazone’s Precea ComboDisc 300 cultivates and sows all at once.

Ag machinery maker Amazone has paired up its Precea precision air seeder and Combi-Disc 3000 compact disc harrow to deliver onepass seedbed preparation and sowing, with operating speeds of up to 15km/h.

Said to be ideal for use in light to medium soil structure, product manager-Amazone, Steve Gorman, says the CombiDisc provides passive soil tillage while the Precea’s high pressure separator delivers precise seed placement at high operatingspeeds, with the seed separated individually into each seed row and introduced into the soil via the propulsion channel.

The CombiDisc has a working width of 3 metres, configured with two rows of 410mm diameter serrated discs, mounted in pairs on maintenance-free disc arm assemblies.

Offering a working depth of 3 to 8cm, adjustment is mechanical mechanically, or via an optional hydraulic kit that can be controlled from the tractor cab.

Amazone Precea 3 FBTW

The CombiDisc provides passive soil tillage: Precea's high pressure separator delivers seed placement.

In operation, the rapidly rotating discs help to provide a very good crumb structure for the seedbed, while the adjustable disc carriers in the wheel tracks and at the machine ends ensure perfect levelling of the seedbed. An extensive range of rear rollers is available to consolidate the seedbed in a wide range of soil type and operating conditions.

From a practical point of view, the CombiDisc 3000 disc harrow is closecoupled to the tractor via Category 2/3 lower link mountings, while the seed drill is quickly and safely attached from the parking stand via the QuickLink coupling, while a hose rail facilitates the easy connection of the hydraulic hoses.

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