Border spreading systems

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Border spreading systems from AMAZONE

Complete control. At any time! 

Effective and precise – spread only where the fertiliser will benefit plants

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Side spreading (yield-oriented setting)
The adjacent field is an area which is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the field border. The full target rate is applied right up to the field boundary.

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Border spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If the field is next to a road or a cycle path, no fertiliser may be thrown beyond the field boundary. In this case, the throwing distance is adjusted in combination with the shutter slide.

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Water course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If there is a body of water directly at the edge of the field, a defined distance to the water must be maintained when fertilising according to the fertiliser regulations. For this purpose, the throwing distance is further reduced in combination with the shutter slide.

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BorderTS in combination with AutoTS
Using the BorderTS deflector means that the full target amount is applied at the field boundary, without spreading beyond it. In combination with AutoTS, the area between the first tramline and the field boundary is fertilised with the desired application rate. A sharp-edged cut-off right up to the field boundary is achieved.

Bed spreading via bed spreading deflector on both sides
AMAZONE offers the bed spreading deflector for spreading special crops in beds on the left and right of the tramline. It keeps the track virtually free from fertiliser. Actuation of the bed spreading deflector is carried out hydraulically from the tractor seat.


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AutoTS – The disc-integrated border spreading system

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The disc-integrated AutoTS border spreading system enables the activation of the different border spreading techniques – side, border or watercourse spreading – comfortably via the Terminal in the tractor cab, irrespective of which side.

AutoTS - the ingenious principle

A setting motor twists the delivery vane forwards by approximately 10 ° so that, when border or watercourse spreading, the fertiliser is delivered via the shorter border spreading vanes. Due to the combination of disc speed and shorter vane, the fertiliser is thrown over a significant shorter distance without affecting it mechanically.

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With AutoTS, an average increase in yield of about 17% can be achieved around the field boundary compared with other well-known systems.
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Das geniale Funktionsprinzip AutoTS (1) TS3-Streuscheibe_002_d1_150312
AutoTS – position for normal spreading

Das geniale Funktionsprinzip AutoTS (2) TS3-Streuscheibe_003_d1_150312
AutoTS –position of the delivery vane during boundary spreading

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Higher yields in the boundary zone with AutoTS and ClickTS

The AutoTS and ClickTS border spreading systems make it possible for the operator to reliably generate a very steep cut-off to the border spread pattern and thus create perfect growing conditions close to the field boundary. Compared to other border spreading systems, a significant increase in yield is possible.

Automatic rate reduction when border spreading is possible with the AutoTS spreading unit. Rate changes are possible in freely-selectable percentage steps. As the two spreading discs can be operated independently of each other, an overall or an individual rate change can be set.

Border spreading with ClickTS:

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In addition to having the AutoTS system on both sides which is remote-controlled from the cab, there is also the option of having the one-sided AutoTS and the manual changeover of ClickTS on the other disc. ClickTS is also possible on both sides.


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BorderTS border spreading system

Maximum amount of fertiliser right up to the field boundary

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AMAZONE has developed the BorderTS deflector for even more precise fertilisation up to the field boundary when spreading at those larger working widths. In contrast with conventional border spreading deflectors, the BorderTS deflector operates in collaboration with the AutoTS border spreading system integrated in the spreading discs. The spread patterns of both the BorderTS and the AutoTS are matched to each other.

All values can be stored in the spreader settings beforehand, so that the appropriate setting parameters are set automatically depending on the application situation.

  • Using the BorderTS border spreading system enables increased yields of up to 27% on the outer five metres of the field boundary area when compared with conventional border spreading systems.

“With the BorderTS, Amazone presents extended version of AutoTS, which delivers the full rate right up to the boundary.”

“…BorderTS can be used for base fertiliser applications, on grassland and in row crops. In addition, a pass is also possible for that initial application in cereal crops with tramlines, as in our case. The wheel tracks at the field edge disappear in time. The plants get the full fertiliser rate and start the new season in good shape.“
(profi – “Border worker" · 04/2022)

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The BorderTS deflector is mounted centrally behind the spreader and is activated hydraulically.

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When activated, the BorderTS deflector on the ZA-TS is swivelled into the spread fan from above. The special baffle plate construction and infinitely adjustable guide plate gently guide the granules to the ground.

Baffle plate construction and software integration

At large working widths, the fertiliser must be accelerated considerably more, in order to achieve a good area of overlap with the spread fan of the first tramline. Due to the high energy of the granules, the evenness of distribution behind the tractor provided by conventional systems is often unsatisfactory. The BorderTS deflector features a special baffle plate construction and a guide plate, the angle of which can be adjusted. The baffles first remove the energy from the granules, which are then gently guided to the ground by the guide plate. The guide plate is infinitely adjustable for optimal application up to the field boundary. In addition, a sensor detects the working position. When the deflector is in use, the spread rate and the delivery point of the fertiliser onto the spreading disc are automatically adjusted to ensure the best possible lateral distribution in combination with the disc-integrated AutoTS border spreading system.

It goes without saying that the application rate can be manually overridden at any time in response to special situations.

“Checking with the mats at the field boundary showed the effectiveness of the deflector in our application. At the same time, the fertiliser rate for the field was applied right up to the boundary after driving in the tramline and round the outside – excellent.“
(profi – “Border worker" · 04/2022)

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Illustration of the combined use of BorderTS and AutoTS

  1. Fertiliser is spread from the edge of the field into the crop by the BorderTS deflector, with automatic reduction of the target rate to 50%. The shutter nearest the field boundary is left closed. 
  2. AutoTS spreads at 50% from the first tramline across to the boundary side to achieve the target rate across the total field boundary area. Normal spreading to the field side with 100 % of the target rate. 
  3. In the subsequent tramlines, normal spreading is resumed with 100% of the target rate to both sides.

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Proven precision! Innovation Farm field trial

Field trials prove the best border spreading results

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Large-scale field trials by Austrian Innovation Farm compared four border spreading systems under practical conditions.

The aim of the field trial was to demonstrate the fact that border spreading systems provide not only ecological benefits, but also that they have a great influence on the potential yield in the field boundary area.

Precise technology is required to spread the full rate of fertiliser right up to the field boundary, even at the larger working widths, as well as avoiding any fertiliser losses outside the field boundary.

AutoTS and BorderTS fulfil these requirements. This means that higher yields can be expected, even at the field boundary.

Bewiesene Präzision! Feldversuch der Innovation Farm (3) Tabelle_Streumenge
Additional revenue per hectare of cropped area and per year with the use of the different border spreading systems at a width of 36 m (top agrar 07/2022, source: Innovation Farm)
Core messages of the trial

  • “A wider working width or smaller field size increases the size of the return on a boundary spreading system.” 
  • “The AutoTS and BorderTS spread patterns show a relatively even spread rate all the way up to the boundary where the rate then drops steeply.” 
  • “Below average dosage was clearly reduced by using AutoTS and BorderTS, which translates into higher yields.” 
  • “Both systems are therefore the preferred option for large working widths.“ 
    (top agrar – “Precision goes boundary spreading" · 07/2022)

Bewiesene Präzision! Feldversuch der Innovation Farm (1) Streumenge
“… This was different on AutoTS and BorderTS which continued to apply a very even spread.“· (top agrar - “Precision goes boundary spreading" - 07/2022)

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HeadlandControl (1) ZA-TS_Fendt_Hanglage_d0_kw_DJI_0501_d2_190823

HeadlandControl – Optimum lateral distribution on the headland

  1. Working width
  2. Throwing distance (2x working width)
  3. Active HeadlandControl
  4. Border spreading
  5. HeadlandControl provides an increase in the working width towards the inside of the field on the headland

The problem: Over- and under-fertilisation on the headland

Different fertilisers have different switch-on and switch-off points. In practice, the switch-off points are usually only achieved when the tractor is turning on the headland. The arc of spread behind the tractor and round to the side creates areas that are either over- or under-fertilised.

Switch-off time on the headland: Without HeadlandControl

  • Spreader switches off too late and is already turning 
  • Tractor would have to drive beyond the headland tramline

Das Problem: Über- und Unterdüngung am Vorgewende (1) HeadlandControl_Vergleich_b_d1_21031

Result: Over- and under-fertilised zones are created

  1. Over-fertilisation (dark-green)
  2. Under-fertilisation (white)
  3. Standard headland
  4. Inner throwing distance without HeadlandControl

The solution: HeadlandControl

When HeadlandControl is activated, the throwing width and spread rate are increased on the field side, so that the switch-off point is moved towards the inside of the field. Furthermore, the new part-width section control, which is now adapted to the shape of the spread fan, causes the part-width sections to be switched off from the outside to the inside when entering the headland. Over- and under-fertilised zones on the headland are subsequently avoided.

With HeadlandControl

  • HeadlandControl means that the spreader continues to apply fertiliser to the crop when it is on the headland 
  • The tractor can follow the wheel tracks of the sprayer

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Result: Uniform crops across the headland

  1. Improved lateral distribution at the headland
  2. Switch-off point moved
  3. Extended headland
  4. Inner throwing distance with HeadlandControl

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Precision in mineral fertiliser application

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SmartLearning - EasyCheck

Precise spreading made easy – a digital, mobile test kit for the easy optimisation of the lateral distribution. Instead of using the test trays, as with the normal mobile test kit, the EasyCheck system consists of just 16 lightweight rubber mats and the EasyCheck App for smartphones.