Amazone launches Centaya-C harrow mounted seed drills | Queensland country life
Accurate seed metering and exact depth placement at operating speeds of up to 12 km/h can be achieved with Amazone’s new Centaya-C harrow-mounted seed drills.
Available in working widths of 3, 3.5 and 4 metres, they can be equipped with either RoTeC pro single-disc coulters or TwinTeC double-disc coulters with 12.5 or 15 cm inter-row spacings.
The 2,000 liter dual-chamber hopper efficiently sows different combinations and application rates of seed, fertilizer or other inputs in a single pass.
Infinitely adjustable electric dispensers allow precise dosages from 0.5 to 400 kg/ha.
Joshua Patrick, product manager of Claas Harvest Center Amazone, said RoTeC uses a proven “one-shot” process.
“Both inputs – for example, fertilizer and seed – are individually dosed and then conveyed to a single entry point via a shared conveyor system,” Mr. Patrick said.
“In comparison, TwinTeC is a two-step process in which the two inputs are individually measured and transported to different entry points via separate conveyors.”
The hopper, which can be split 70/30 or 60/40, has a wide opening for easy filling.
The hopping and dosing units are easily accessible via the loading panel.
An optional storage compartment is available for additional seed bags.
The drill can be equipped with a quick emptying device for a quick seed change.
The SmartCenter control panel is used for calibration and setting machine parameters, while the measurement system is controlled via the Amazone AmaTron 4 terminal inside the cab.
The unit can be connected very easily and quickly to other Amazone tillage tools, such as KE rotary harrows or KG rotary cultivators, via the QuickLink quick coupler system.
The Centaya-C Super can also be used with the GreenDrill 200 for the simultaneous sowing of catch crops or fine seeds.
This combination allows a third material to be applied to the soil surface via deflectors, with seed fed directly from the mounted 200 liter hopper.
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