Amazone attend Cereals 2018 to showcase a new range of semi-mounted reversible ploughs. Designated the Hektor, the new plough range is available in 6 to 8 furrows and for tractors up to 350 HP/257 KW. The option of a 6+1 or 7+1 beam can also be specified for added flexibility.
Equipped with a stepped manual furrow width adjustment from 36 to 48 cm per body and ample beam dimensions of 150 x 150 x 12 mm thick, the Hektor range has been designed to be simple in operation, and yet offer a high degree of robustness, making it ideal for use on large scale farms. Thanks to the logical, easy to do plough settings, an optimum plough profile can be achieved under any conditions and, with a point to point clearance of 100 cm and a beam height of 82 cm, the plough works blockage-free; even where high levels of crop residues prevail.
The new pivot system – which connects the headstock to the plough beam – guarantees a maximum true track following and an optimum pull-line of the combination. Here, integrated as standard, is the hydraulic front furrow adjustment for an easy matching of the plough to the internal track width of the tractor wheels. Turnover cylinders, with hydraulic stop position damping, guarantee a smooth and seamless headland changeover for the plough.
The large-dimensioned, 500/45 – 22.5 saddle wheel (500 mm wide, 1015 mm outer diameter) means an easy pull as well as accurate depth guidance even under the most arduous of conditions. Plus, the transport wheel is positioned well up the frame so that ploughing close to field borders or obstacles is possible. In addition, it is equipped with hydro-pneumatic dampening which protects the plough as well as increasing both the safety and driver comfort during transport. The large contact area of the wheel minimises soil pressure and a scraper ensures that the wheel is kept clean.
For the Hektor range, overload protection is carried out either via shear bolt or, on the Hektor S, via a hydraulic stone protection system. Very high release forces ensure an enormous resistance of the shear bolt even in hard and dry soils, whereas, for the Hektor S, which comes in either 6 or 7 furrows only, the hydraulic accumulators can be set for pressure either individually or centrally from the tractor seat.
As always, the focal point of any plough is the shape and finish of the plough body which is responsible for both the quality of work and an economical ploughing operation. With this in mind, the new semi-mounted Hektor ploughs can be equipped with the complete range of ©plus bodies, including the new WX400 PE plastic option, thus covering a vast range of differing soil and operational conditions. All the plough bodies are characterised by a high wear resistance, clean incorporation of crop residues, wide furrow clearing and a low pulling power requirement.
Come and take a look at the new plough on Stand S705 which is right next to the Sprays & Sprayers ring.