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NEW AMAZONE FERTILISER SPREADER

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by shumungus, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. There was a thread on here about a year back about fertiliser spreaders and someone posted an offer/advert from amazon concerning new fert spreader. Can't find it does anyone know the link or where to see if there are any current offers as am thinking of changing a sower?
    TIA
     
  2. Jim B

    Jim B Member

    This one?

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  3. Jim B

    Jim B Member

  4. jh.

    jh. Member

    Location:
    fife
    Just going to gate crash this as been looking at fert spreaders myself this week.

    How are people finding the Amazones on hilly going these days? They have always had a bit of a strippy reputation up here but my dealer tells me , the new ones are fine now with a smaller hopper to disc drop distance .

    I don't really like the look of the discs and vanes , especially having looked at a vicon/kubota yesterday. The 8 vanes and cone drop chamber just looked better imo although probably a bit harder to clean .

    Still to price up a Kuhn and teagle as I'm just looking for more a basic machine but leaning towards vicon at moment .
     
  5. I'm open to any suggestions (within reason) but was looking at Amazon's simply because I've used them for 25years now and haven't had a complaint yet. Was in the market for 2000l, with weighcells. Hope this doesn't descend into a 'which pickup thread?'
     
  6. jh.

    jh. Member

    Location:
    fife
    Well its an amazone drill in my profile pic and I'm also trying to find a decent 24m amazone sprayer , so I'm not trying to stir anything up , just get input from users on hilly going .

    For some reason i couldn't attach the pictures in my earlier post but i think seems to be working again. 20181011_152823.jpg 20181011_152840.jpg
     
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  7. KB6930

    KB6930 Member

    Location:
    Borders
    Not personal experience but my brother in law runs a amazone Zav weigh cell machine and he's on a neighbouring farm to me . The weighing side can't cope with small prilled nitrogen it just keeps opening itself up he has to run on manual for it. It does strip on hills but it's better since getting different discs/vanes after the first season so not as noticeable now
     
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  8. Happy

    Happy Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Will that smaller hopper to disc drop distance be across the range though or just on the ZA-V which has the one piece pressed hopper design rather than the traditional ZA-M folded/welded type hopper?
     
  9. Jerry

    Jerry Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Any one priced up Lely recently? Im looking around as well.
     
  10. oval

    oval Member

    Which ever you go for make sure to get it properly tray tested can see stripes in a lot of people's crops especially now tramlines getting wider and make sure you know the actual width of your tramlines with a tape measure have an amazone and works well
     
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  11. jh.

    jh. Member

    Location:
    fife
    I'm waiting for Teagle(centreliner) dealer to come in . Not even sure if they can do single side shut off yet as couldn't when we had one before , back in Lely days.

    Vicon and Amazone have both been basic hydraulic shutter versions, piped to allow single side shut off and very little between them cash wise
     
  12. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Amazone are good spreaders. No ifs or buts. However their Achilles heel is the drop point on to the disc varies with the slope which can cause stripping.
    The Vicon Rotaflow system ( also KV and Accord ) does not have this issue. Also a set of vanes lasts 3 or 4 times longer, despite a similar cost to change a set.
     
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  13. KB6930

    KB6930 Member

    Location:
    Borders
    You know which one to go for and it's not the one at the start of the alphabet
     
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  14. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Have had a Amazone Zam hydro Profis since 2013 and like it a lot biggest feeble is the ins and outs are poor with the gps switch will underdose leaving a light coloured section, I was better with previous manual Kuhn feathering myself.

    Striping not seen any obvious issues and have spread on steep stuff, maybe slight hint. Neighbour with same is awful looks like it’s had a go with a roller, in fact his volunteers have come up striped! I dare say lot comes down to setting up and tray testing.
     
  15. juke

    juke Member

    Location:
    DURHAM
    Suprised nobody has said it already , buy a kv/ vicon Geo spreader n dont look back ,
     
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  16. General-Lee

    General-Lee Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Where’s @Farma Parma when you need him!:rolleyes::D

    Do have a Kv dealer on our doorstep wouldn’t be against one, main reason for going Amazone was better dealer backup for the electricery and gps side, think other dealers have/are catching up now!
     
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  17. juke

    juke Member

    Location:
    DURHAM
    If your gonna spend might as well be on the best , I know people that have had top of the range spinners from other brands they have all gone down the dark side to geo spreaders n wouldn't have anything else . Best spreader on the market I think
     
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  18. Farma Parma

    Farma Parma Member

    Location:
    Northumberlandia
    am here am here
    missed this one lads. :ROFLMAO:
    KV all the way for me.
    ive said it all before so i'll leave it at that i think.
    There will be nowt wrong with the Amazone machines i wouldnt have thought tho surely
    Poss more ££££ tho & the KV ones are dear enuff.
     
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