New combination cultivators for seedbed preparation

According to Amazone, its new Ceus 3000-TX and 4000-TX disc and tine combination cultivators offer shallow, intensive lifting and crumbling, as well as deep loosening and mixing.

New combination cultivators for seedbed preparation
The new combination cultivators from Amazone, the Ceus 3000-TX and 4000-TX, achieve a working speed of up to 15km/h and ensure precision cultivation for both stubble and primary soil tillage. Photo: Amazone
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Amazone, the German manufacturer of agricultural machinery for soil tillage, sowing, fertilising, and plant protection, recently announced the launch of two new rigid models of its trailed Ceus disc and tine combination cultivator in working widths of 3m and 4m.

This combination of discs and tines can therefore also be used on smaller farm sizes and with tractors from 112kW.

The new Ceus 3000-TX and Ceus 4000- TX are equipped with central running gear and offer precision and versatility for both stubble and primary soil tillage, deep-loosening and seedbed preparation.

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According to a statement released by Amazone, the combination of discs and tines means that the Ceus produces a perfect mix at working speeds of up to 15km/h.

Straw, stubble or catch crops are finely shredded by the upfront discs and then, in conjunction with the following tine segment, the organic matter is evenly mixed, even where large quantities are present.

This combination of tools enables the Ceus to create the best conditions for rapid decomposition and excellent field emergence, with minimal disease pressure on the following sowing operation.

Functionality in detail
The leading disc element is equipped with large-diameter discs, which shred the organic matter and leave a fine crumbed soil structure for optimal sowing conditions.

The discs are available in smooth and serrated versions and, thanks to the individual suspension, ensure a high level of through-passage and good contour following intensive cultivation.

With a tine spacing of 40cm, the following tine segment reliably incorporates any organic matter, even in large quantities, and is easy to pull while maintaining a high level of through-passage. The depth of the tines can be adjusted down to 30cm.

However, it is also possible to work at a shallow depth, so that the point runs just below the working depth of the disc harrow in wet and heavy conditions. This loosens the horizon and creates a rough structure in the soil, thereby significantly reducing the risk of capping on these types of soil.

As an option, according to the statement, the new C-Mix Ultra tines with automatic overload protection via hydraulic cylinders can also be specified for the Ceus-TX. Here, the trip force can be infinitely adjusted up to 800kg.

On the one hand, this ensures that the desired working depth of up to 30cm is maintained precisely. On the other hand, the C-Mix Ultra system protects the cultivator from extreme loads by means of highly-damped resetting of the tine after tripping.

The tine segment is followed by a set of levelling tools, which can be equipped with smooth or serrated discs or spring tine levellers. The height and inclination of the side discs can be adjusted separately to ensure optimal match-up from bout to bout.

Eleven different rollers and various rear harrows are available for the final reconsolidation. The roller can be removed in particularly wet conditions, such as in spring, and work carried out without reconsolidation, so that the loosened soil can dry and warm up more quickly.

The option of hydraulic depth adjustment for optimal adaptation to the respective soil conditions is particularly convenient.

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