Optimum spreader set-up for applying 2 fertilisers at the same time without blending is made easier with a new front-mounting option for Amazone twin disc broadcasters.
Available for the ZA-V and ZA-TS tractor-operated spreaders, the package covers the practical requirements for mounting a fertiliser spreader up front, such as a lighting kit comprising clear side lamps and additional headlights for road-legal between yard and field.
But Amazone has developed its control software to display the spreading functions in reverse and automate the switch-on and switch-off points at the right place for this configuration.
The German manufacturer produces a number of precision farming related tools to simplify, automate and regulate fertiliser spreading, including GPS-Switch headland on/off and spreading width section control, and GPS-Track parallel guidance.
GPS-Maps facilitates variable rate application from precision maps and real-time sensors, while Argus Twin uses sensors to constantly monitor the spread pattern and adjust it as necessary.
The latest version of Argus Twin, which is available on the ZA-TS mounted spreader and on the ZG-TS trailed spreader, can also compensate for potential spread pattern distortion in windy conditions.
A wind speed and direction sensor raised above the tractor to get a clear reading provides the necessary data for the control software to determine whether the spreading system needs temporary adjustment.
The new front-mounted spreader facility enables growers to use broadcasters in tandem, to save blending 2 fertilisers and to enable each spreader to be set up with optimal settings for the characteristics of the materials.