Trailed Amazone hopper drills and drops fertiliser

Cultivation specialist Amazone has launched the XTender-T trailed hopper that has the option of dropping fertiliser next to the seed when drilling from the same split tank.

The single-axle, linkage-mounted unit runs in front of cultivation or drilling equipment and can be used on any make or model of tillage or seeding kit.

The hopper is designed to run behind tractors of up to 600hp and can be used on machines with limited or no rear lift capacity.

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A 4,200-litre tank single compartment tank is standard, with the option of a 50/50 split to apply two products at the same time.

Material runs through electric metering units that are able to achieve rates of 2kg/ha to 400kg/ha, and it has Isobus-friendly technology, too.