With the XTender, Amazone introduces a flexible tank system for use with its passive soil tillage range. Either an Amazone Isobus terminal or the Isobus terminal of the tractor can be utilized.
The rear tank offers the possibility to simultaneously apply fertilizer and/or seed in combination with the soil tillage implement. In this way, for instance, the application of a base fertilizer, a compensatory fertilizer for straw breakdown or a starter fertilizer alongside catch crops. Just catch crop sowing is also possible.
At the heart of the XTender is a 4 200 l pressurized tank, split into two equal sized compartments. This way the tank system can be utilized for simultaneously applying both fertilizer and seed or two different types of fertilizer. By producing the tank via a deep-drawn process, which results in no corners, edges or weld seams, it provides a constant and even flow of the fertilizer and the seed. The hopper frame is designed for tractors up to 608 PS and is characterized by its favorable center of gravity when mounted to the tractor.
The metering system is based on two electrically-driven metering units for variable application rates from 0,0002 kg/m2 to 0,04 kg/m2 and which can be adjusted from the tractor cab. Depending on seed and fertilizer applications, different metering cassettes are available. As special option, and as an aid to calibration, Amazone also offers the TwinTerminal 3.0 which is brought over from the seed drill range.
For operation in the field, either an Amazone Isobus terminal or the Isobus terminal of the tractor can be utilized. Thanks to its control via Isobus, also part area, site specific fertilizer applications are possible.
To combine the XTender with the Cenius TX cultivator from the company, the manufacturer offers special fertilizer supply tines which can be combined with the C-Mix 80 share, the C-Mix 100, or the new C-Mix 40 share. With the aid of an adjustable delivery plate down at the tine, the placement depth of the fertilizer behind the share can be adjusted to three levels: either 100% under-root, 50% under root and 50 % on the surface, or 100% near to the surface.
Amazone has developed the C-Mix 40 share especially for soil loosening at a working depth of up to 30 cm. Compared with the C-Mix 80 share, it is characterized by its reduced pulling power requirement. At the tip, the share is equipped with a hard metal insert which reduces the longitudinal wear. In this way no readjustment of the working depth is required over the entire operational life of the share.
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