Amazone - Model ZA-X - Perfect Centrifugal Broadcaster
The AMAZONE ZA-X Perfect centrifugal broadcaster is available with hopper sizes of 600, 900 and 1400 litres. With the 250 litre extension the capacity of the ZA-X Perfect 602 is increased to 850 litres. By simply adding a robust 350 litre hopper extension the ZA-X 902 & ZA-X 1402 can be increased to 1250 & 1750 litres respectively. In addition the ZA-X 902 can be increased to 1700 litres by adding the extension L 800. These extensions can be retrofitted at any time. The shallow hopper with its steep hopper walls allows a low filling height from 91 cm and guarantees an even fertiliser flow.
Easy attachment to the tractor, always level and at a same mounting height. Omnia-Set discs with easily adjustable vanes for normal spreading, late top dressing and border spreading – no tools required. Accurate spread pattern at working widths from 10 m to 18 m, urea up to 15 m. To prevent any corrosion and for high functional safety the entire spreading device (hopper bottom, spreading discs and deflector plate) is made from stainless steel.
The spread rate adjustment with its two individual setting shutter slides is located well out of the 'dirt range' meaning that they are neither splashed from the tractor wheels or with fertiliser dust from the spreading discs. In this way the machine remains clean and easy to operate. The pointers are arranged on a large, clear scale so that different rate settings such as border spreading are immediately obvious.
The Omnia-Set spreading discs with swivelable spreading vanes provide a particularly precise spread pattern. With the aid of the setting scale the spreading vanes can be accurately and unmistakably set. The wide, flat trajectory spread pattern is insensitive to both side wind and varying fertiliser properties whereas, for late top dressing, the blade ends are simply swivelled upwards without the need for any tools.
High capacity agitators
High capacity agitators feed the fertiliser evenly onto the 'Omnia-Set' discs. The fertiliser is gently and evenly delivered to the shutter apertures and with the added advantage that the hopper is well emptied and little residue brought back for cleaning out.
The oil-immersed gearbox is the indestructible heart of this AMAZONE twin disc spreader. Double sealed and with shear bolt overload protection on the PTO the AMAZONE gearboxes have been proven by the hundreds of thousands and are maintenance-free.
A twin hopper; that means automatic monitoring. If one side empties quicker than the other it can immediately be checked whether a foreign obstacle is blocking the opening or whether the levers are evenly positioned on the stops. The twin hopper design gives optimised steep hopper walls which guarantee – unlike single tip hoppers – a very constant fertiliser flow, even on slopes or with very little fertiliser left.
Hydraulic individual shutter slide control
The standard hydraulically actuated independent shutter control for either both or individual right hand and left hand side control enables the comfortable operation of the spreader. One side shut-off means half side spreading, e.g. awkward fields and for half side border spreading using the border spread deflector. The 2-way valve enables this flexibility even on tractors with only one hydraulic valve.
Filling sieve fitted as standard
The folding lockable sieve is fitted as standard to prevent foreign particles getting into the shutter apertures and is particularly useful where fertiliser is stored and loaded in bulk, e. g. with a front loader. This ensures that stones and clods of earth are kept out.
The standard Tele-Quick vane is taken out of the storage pocket and exchanged for the normal long spreading vane without any tools. There is no quicker and simpler way.
Optimum fertilisation does not just involve fertiliser and spreaders! Competent advice about critical types of fertiliser is just as important.
You can obtain the latest setting values for lateral distribution and spread rates for the AMAZONE fertiliser spreaders from our database on the internet at www.amazone.de, 24 hours a day and free of charge. To do this, just select your machine model and the spreading material.
Safety regulations for fertiliser spreaders from 2009
So as to comply with current legislation, all disc fertiliser spreaders for delivery into the European Community must be equipped with a guard tube from 2009 on. This guideline is binding for all manufacturers of disc fertiliser spreaders. AMAZONE offers the appropriate retrofit kits for the ZA-M and ZA-X Perfect fertiliser spreaders. Also new is the need to ensure that the shutter slides are locked in the closed position during road transport: AMAZONE meets this demand, for instance on the ZA-M, with double acting rams on the shutter slides or for the ZA-X via the two way valve.