The new Amazone UX11201 Super sprayer comes with a 11,200-litre tank, 24 to 40 metre booms, axle and advanced electronic operating systems.

The new Amazone UX11201 Super sprayer comes with a 11,200-litre tank capacity, 24 to 40 metre booms, self-steering tandem axle and advanced electronic operating systems.

Claas Harvest Centre product specialist for Amazone Joshua Patrick said the new model can be equipped with a range of smart technology including automatic nozzle selection, active boom guidance system, active vibration damping and section control.

“All of these systems were developed by Amazone specifically to optimise spraying performance while simplifying operation,” Mr Patrick said.

“In its simplest configuration, the UX11201 Super can be equipped with conventional valves for up to 13 part-width sections, complemented by the Dus pressure re-circulation system.

“The next level up is AmaSwitch individual nozzle switching which enables 50cm part-width sections.

“The top-of-the-line specification is the AmaSelect individual nozzle control system.

“Regardless of which system is chosen, all of the key operating functions are effortlessly controlled using the TwinTerminal 3.0,” he said.

The UX11201 Super can be equipped with passive rear axle steering or a fully-automatic twin-axle steering system.

“The latter option is particularly important for row crops, such as potatoes, or smaller paddocks where track damage can become economically important,” Mr Patrick said.

“During field operation the first axle follows the tracks of the tractor’s rear wheels while the second axle follows the tracks of the tractor’s front wheels.

“During road transport, the first axle is locked and the second axle is actively steered by the system.”

The hydro-pneumatic suspended chassis and sprung drawbar ensured smooth operation.

“The axle assemblies continuously adapt to the load conditions,” he said.

“The sprung drawbar has a support load of three tonnes which is automatically increased to four tonnes when the tank is full.”

Located at the front of the sprayer for easy access, the SmartCentre station made short work of mixing, filling, spraying and cleaning operations, Mr Patrick said.

“During a function change, all the valves are closed by swivelling the seven-way pressure tap outwards, which allows the tap to be turned to a new position without opening any liquid lines.

“Once the desired function has been selected, the pressure tap is swivelled inwards which reconnects the respective valve and circuit.

“The station is lit by LED lighting and protected by a covering hood that prevents the build-up of dirt on the operating taps.

“The 60-litre induction bowl is located directly in front of the control panel. A suction rate of up to 200l a minute ensures fast tank filling and complete emptying.

“The mixing nozzle prevents clogging of the extraction opening, so powder or granulated inputs can be easily inducted.”

The UX11201 Super has two piston diaphragm pumps with a combined output of 700l a minute.

Originally Published at Queensland country life