More flexible machine and methodology concepts

specific to different farm sizes and climate zones

After harvest, even greater importance is being placed on shallow soil tillage in order to prevent volunteer grain and weeds from taking root to the greatest possible extent. Deep soil cultivation will also become more intensive in several areas of agriculture, and ploughing may increasingly be used in the front line in plant protection again. We are currently expanding our portfolio with the Catros compact disc harrow, the Cenio and Cenius mulch cultivators, and the Cayros and Hektor ploughs.

When sowing, optimum sowing conditions and precise seed placement play an important role in promoting seedling development. In certain conditions, a narrower row spacing for faster canopy closure and targeted under-sowing can play an important role in preventing the growth of weeds. Another approach, however, is to increase the row spacing to allow mechanical weeding between the rows. For every possible application in different climate and soil zones, we have developed different single disc, double disc and tine coulter systems for conventional, mulch and direct sowing.

The use of our water-saving and erosion-reducing technology, which is available for direct seeders and drilling systems with strip-wise reconsolidation, for example, will become increasingly important in many regions and will determine the right arable farming system.

Our new Cirrus-CC with a second conveying system and an additional FerTeC single disc coulter in front of the tyre packer, is a perfect example of a versatile seed drill. This allows two different materials to be metered and positioned differently. For the farmer, this enables many different uses of land. Thanks to the combined delivery of seed and fertiliser, fertiliser can be placed directly where it’s needed and fertiliser consumption is reduced. Especially in regions with a short growing season, with higher water shortage during the growing season and for spring sowing, this method is growing in importance worldwide. Another interesting option is the combination of the fertiliser delivery in a single-shoot and double-shoot process. This allows a small amount of fertiliser to be supplied to the grain directly via the single shoot, which supports seedling development immensely. What’s more, the Cirrus-CC can be used to establish feed mixtures, mixed crops and ground cover for effective weed and erosion management. If needed, the new GreenDrill 501 catch crop seeder box can also be used to meter and dispense a third crop. Everything is controlled via ISOBUS via the AmaTron 4. With the introduction of the Minimum TillDisc cutting disc element, the Cirrus also can be equipped with a variety of preparatory tools. Soil, harvest residues and living crop residues can be cut by the cutting discs directly in front of the sowing coulters at a row spacing of 16.6 cm. With the cutting discs, there is considerably less soil movement than with a conventional 2-row cultivator disc element.

  1. Logical digitalisation for more precision, user-friendliness and transparency
  2. Further reduction of resources such as plant protection agents and fertilisers
  3. More flexible machine and methodology concepts specific to different farm sizes and climate zones