AMAZONE - USA
The agitator – soft-handling and gentle
The basic function of the agitator consists in actively directing the fertiliser flow to the outlet opening, so that a constant amount of fertiliser can be applied. Any clumps of fertiliser which get through the screen are actively broken up by the guided agitator stars close to the bottom of the hopper, even at low application rates. If foreign objects reach the hopper tip and the agitator is overloaded, the electric motor reverses automatically in combination with the respective shutter and clears the fault. The perfect interplay of agitator and shutter is evident on the headland and in wedge shaped fields. As soon as a metering opening is completely closed, the agitator above it stops automatically. This protects precious fertiliser by preventing it from being crushed.
The benefits of electric agitation
- two slow-running, fertiliser saving agitators; turning at just 60 rpm
- which switch off automatically as soon as the shutter slide is closed, also just to the one side and independently of each other
- that reverse automatically when blocked by a foreign object
- active delivery of the fertiliser flow to the outlet aperture
"A 12V motor drives the agitator which rotates at 60 rpm. It switches off when the shutter is closed and it reverses as soon as a foreign object blocks the agitator."
(dlz agrar magazine – Long term test of ZA-TS 3200 Profis Hydro · 02/2017)