Knife roller as a front tool for the Cirrus 6003-2 trailed cultivator drill

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Reducing working passes saves water, time, and money


 

Knife roller for Cirrus 6003-2 – unique

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Cirrus 6003-2C sowing winter wheat after sunflowers

AMAZONE is starting, right now, to offer a knife roller as a front tool for the Cirrus 6003-2 folding trailed cultivator drill. The enclosed roller core design with chevron knife arrangement is a unique feature. The knife roller provides additional crumbling on cloddy soils and ensures the intensive shredding of crop residues. Catch crops and tall stubble are cut at right angles to the direction of travel. Reducing the working runs saves time and restricts the evaporation of scarce groundwater.

Diverse applications with the Cirrus cultivator drill in combination with the knife roller

Preparation for cereals after sunflowers involves cutting the tall stalks at right angles and aligning them in the longitudinal direction by the Minimum-TillDiscs. The seed placement accuracy is thereby considerably increased since the sowing coulter is not lifted up by the crop residues.

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Comparable field emergences with reduced machinery costs: left – crumbling by knife roller; right – reconsolidation with T-Pack tyre packer

Even shredding and incorporation of maize stubble promotes good field hygiene after the maize harvest. The knife roller on the Cirrus 6003-2 saves an additional run with a mulcher, a roller or a disc harrow for cultivating stubbles.

The knife roller improves the outcome by enabling direct sowing into a standing catch crop. The catch crop is cultivated intensively in a single pass and incorporated in the soil, if necessary. 

The combination of working passes reduces the required number of passes across the field. The soil structure is protected and costs are saved.

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Extremely robust and maintenance-free

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The knife roller as an aggressive front tool for the Cirrus 6003-2

The Cirrus 6003-2 is characterised by its extreme robustness. The sturdy roller bearing mounts and the knives made from Boron steel are identifiable characteristics and ensure a long service life. The fixings for the knives are recessed in the round tube on the roller. The enclosed roller core is extremely insensitive to stones and dirt contamination. The knife roller is absolutely maintenance-free as a result of the spherical roller bearings and the face seals. Reversible blades, sharpened on both sides, halve the wear costs.

Perfect working profile 

A unique selling point of the knife roller is the V-shaped arrangement of the knives. Lateral pull is eliminated by this special knife layout. 

The soil adaption of the individual knife segments is achieved by a hydraulic pre-tension system. This means that the machine operates evenly over the entire working width, even on undulating ground.

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Use of the knife roller to produce a fine soil seedbed when sowing wheat

The advantages at a glance: 

  • Fewer passes as a result of the machine combination 
  • Cost savings as a result of fewer working passes 
  • Even field emergence on widely varying soil


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Dorina Hüggenberg
Dorina.Hueggenberg@amazone.de
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