EasySet 2 electric control unit enables a constant application rate to be maintained irrespective of forward speed.
With EasySet 2, Amazone offers a solution for automatic spread rate regulation at varying forward speeds for the ZA-M and, for the first time, the ZA-X. In this respect, the size of the apertures are adjusted by automatically setting the shutter position in such a way that the application rate always remains the same.
X-sensor, signal cable or GPS antenna
According to Amazone, this means that the operator is not forced to maintain a constant forward speed but can speed up or slow down depending on the size of field and the ground conditions. The operator has the option of using an X-sensor (counting pulses), a signal cable (transmission of the tractor speed) or a GPS antenna to determine or transmit the speed signal.
Adjust the application rate
Amazone says EasySet 2, in conjunction with the electric shutter control, has the added advantage that the application rate can be adjusted very precisely and on the move, in order to avoid wastage, save costs and protect the environment. The desired application rate is entered into the in-cab terminal to the exact kilogram and this can be increased or reduced from the cab on both sides or either side during the spreading process. This also applies when carrying out side, border and water course spreading.
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The EasySet 2 in-cab terminal with automatic spread rate regulation at varying forward speeds is being offered on the ZA-X range for the first time. - Photo: Amazone
Open and close shutter slides electrically
EasySet 2 does not require any menu prompting meaning that each button only has one function. In this way, the shutter slides can be opened and closed electrically to both sides or one side. Entry of the required spread rate in the terminal eliminates the need to leave the tractor cab and make manual adjustments to the setting scales on the rear of the machine.
All that is needed is a 12 V power connection for the in-cab terminal, meaning that, as oppose to hydraulic shutter control, any hydraulic connections to the tractor can be dispensed with.
Integrated hectare meter
Another special feature is the integrated hectare meter, which allows the user to keep an eye on the machine output at all times. The terminal also has a total area counter. The new machine control system also offers semi-automatic rate calibration and the emptying of residual amounts.
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Each button on the EasySet 2 operating computer has its own function. This is to make operation simple for the user. - Photo: Amazone
The updated ZA-X and ZA-M mounted spreaders now look more like the ZA-V and ZA-TS models and now make up a uniform “ZA family”.
The basic models remain unchanged in terms of their working widths and hopper capacities. For example, the new compact ZA-X 03 mounted spreader is available in working widths from 10 m to 18 m and hopper capacities from 500 l to 1,400 l. Optional hopper extensions enable the capacity to be increased to a maximum of 1,750 l.
The ZA-M 02 series offers flexible working widths from 10 to 36 m and covers hopper sizes from 1,000 l to 1,500 l, which can be increased to up to 3,000 l by means of extensions with narrow or wide filling openings, depending on the size of the farm.
In the standard version, the ZA-X with a capacity of 900 liters costs € 4,500 (5,500 USD). The optional automatic quantity control has an additional cost of € 1,000 (1,260 USD).