Picture of an Amazone E+S 01 multi-purpose spreader spreading salt in wintery conditions

Amazone Groundcare to launch multi-purpose spreaders at Saltex 2017

Published:  02 October, 2017

A new series of multi-purpose spreaders from Amazone Groundcare will be launched at the Saltex 2017, offering application of winter salt, granular fertiliser, sand and top-dressing materials.

The Amazone E+S 01 features a new hopper with a stainless steel tip and bottom assembly and spreading system also in stainless steel. New bolt-on hopper extensions increase the capacity of the 300 litre base unit to a maximum of 590 litres and, for bigger tractors, the E+S 751 can be extended up to 1,110 litres.

For keeping the hopper contents dry, the new hoppers have the option of either a stretch sheet or a new swivel hopper cover that features a see-through panel to monitor the hopper contents.

A protective sieve is fitted as standard and any spreading material is kept off the tractor by use of the new rubber splash guard. Both the road lights and the optional work lights are LED panels with the work lights shining red for better visibility when spreading on icy roads and at night.

A new finger agitator reaches wider around the hopper to provide easier cleaning and less wastage after spreading and two sets of spreading vanes are available: the short set for working widths of 1.5m to 4.0m or the longer set for 2.0m to 8.0m. The salt and sand agitator can be easily removed without tools and replaced with an agitation system suitable for granular fertiliser application.

All the controls for the new spreaders are located at the rear of the hopper and feature asymmetrical spreading capability and the spreading unit uses intelligent electronic controls to help improve coverage and ease of operation. This means that pavements can be spread from the road when travelling in either direction.

The new E+S 01 series, designated the E+S Hydro, features a hydraulically-driven spreading disc that is adjusted in speed from the cab to give different spreading widths. This means that no spread width limiting skirt is required to control the spread pattern which helps avoid the creation of salt dust.

The spreader is controlled from the tractor seat via the EasySetE+S in-cab terminal. This terminal is connected to the speed signal of the tractor and so adjusts the aperture to suit the vehicle’s forward speed.

If the working width of the E+S Hydro is reduced, the application rate is also reduced in the same proportion whilst on the move. The application rate can be adjusted up or down from the tractor seat to suit the conditions on the road. And the disc reduces down to 80rpm when the carrying vehicle comes to a halt, preventing unnecessary grinding of the spreading material.

The new spreaders will be on Stand H055 at IOG Saltex, NEC Birmingham starting on 1 November.

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