AMAZONE has teamed up its Precea precision air seeder and CombiDisc 3000 compact disc harrow to provide one-pass seedbed preparation and sowing at operating speeds of up to 15 km/h.
CLAAS Harvest Centre Product Manager – AMAZONE, Steve Gorman, says the mounted combination is ideal for use in light to medium soil structures. “CombiDisc provides passive soil tillage while the Precea’s high pressure separator delivers precise seed placement at high operating speeds,” he says. “The seed is separated individually into each seed row and is introduced into the soil via the propulsion channel.”
The CombiDisc has a working width of 3 m and is comprised of two rows of 410 mm diameter serrated discs. The discs are mounted in pairs on the maintenance-free disc arms. The working depth of 3 to 8 cm can be adjusted mechanically, or alternatively via a hydraulic cylinder from the tractor cab.
“The rapidly-rotating discs provide a very good crumb structure,” Steve says. “The adjustable disc carriers in the wheel tracks and at the machine ends ensure perfect levelling of the seedbed.”
A range of rollers is available to consolidate the seedbed in a range of soil type and operating conditions.
The CombiDisc 3000 compact disc harrow is coupled to the tractor via Category 2 or 3 lower link mountings, while the seed drill is quickly and safely attached via the QuickLink quick coupling. A hose rail facilitates the easy connection of the hydraulic hoses.