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WindControl – don’t give wind a chance

AMAZONE WindControl is now available independently of ArgusTwin.

Optimum lateral distribution

The wind is always blowing somewhere in the world and this represents a major challenge in maintaining an even fertiliser spread pattern. The influence of wind on the spread pattern can be constantly monitored and automatically compensated for with the AMAZONE WindControl system (according to Prof. Dr. Karl Wild of the University of Applied Sciences, Dresden). Practical trials have shown that the system reacts actively to wind influences for approximately 80% of the spreading time and provides optimisation of the spread pattern.

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Without WindControl: Crosswinds affect the spread pattern and change the lateral distribution

Mounted on the machine, a high frequency measuring wind sensor, registers both the wind speed and also the wind direction. According to this data, the job computer then calculates new settings for the delivery system and the spreading disc speed. In a cross wind, the disc speed is increased on the side into the wind and the delivery system is rotated outwards. At the same time, the speed of the downwind side is reduced and the delivery system rotated inwards.

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With WindControl: WindControl counteracts the effect of a crosswind ensuring an optimum spread pattern at all times
With the aid of WindControl, larger time windows are created for spreading under the influence of wind. Apart from all the important fertiliser spreader parameters, the user additionally always has, in view, the real-time direction of the wind, the force of wind and if the wind is gusting. In addition, in heavy winds, when the system is no longer able to compensate for, or when the wind gusts are too frequent, WindControl sends an automatic alarm to the driver.

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Automatic compensation for the effect of the wind according to Prof. Dr. Karl Wild of the University of Applied Sciences, Dresden

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AMAZONE WindControl ensures an optimum lateral distribution even in crosswinds

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ArgusTwin – Automatic adjustment to the optimum lateral distribution

The ArgusTwin system always ensures optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser via permanent online monitoring and correction of the delivery system. This leads to a more effective fertiliser use and forms the basis for optimum crop management.

The spread fan acquisition in the Argus system is based on measuring the lateral distribution by means of radar technology which is insensitive to dust and dirt and delivers reliable results under practical conditions. ArgusTwin monitors both the left- and right-hand spread fan and corrects the electric delivery system if necessary.

Automatic delivery system adjustment

Via the ISOBUS terminal, the application rate, and any further relevant data relating to the fertiliser to be spread, are entered from the setting chart. For the Argus system, the spreading chart has been updated to include the throwing angle that gives the optimum lateral distribution. Utilising this value, ArgusTwin constantly checks whether the predetermined direction of throw for that fertiliser is in fact being maintained by the spreading discs. When the actual throwing width deviates from the “desired” throwing width due to inconsistencies within the fertiliser, worn spreading vanes, working across slopes or during starting and stopping procedures, the spreader readjusts, on its own, the setting for the delivery system – and that of each side individually. The only pre-condition for its use is the electric delivery system adjustment.

The benefits

  • Constant on-line monitoring of both spread fans 
  • Maintains an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser even with: 
    • variable fertiliser quality 
    • environmental influences, such as moisture and dew 
  • Automatic slope compensation of the spread pattern by readjustment of the delivery system position 
  • Basis for optimum crop management 
    • More effective use of the fertiliser 
  • The system is also active when border spreading or if a part-width section is switched on or off 
  • Positioned protected directly above the spreading discs

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  1. The problems in practice – poor lateral distribution, for instance, due to a change in fertiliser properties
  2. Automatic adjustment of the delivery system via ArgusTwin
  3. Perfect lateral distribution enables uniform crops, even with varying fertiliser quality and properties

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Spreader Application Center: Exemplary – for more than 25 years

The settings are crucial! 
AMAZONE is providing even better customer service with the Spreader Application Centre. In addition to the already well-established fertiliser laboratory and spreading hall, the Spreader Application Centre now also includes the areas of “Test and Training”, “Data management” and the associated “Knowledge transfer”.

The last two areas are accompanied by a restructuring to address the increasing globalisation and digitalisation of agriculture. The aim of the Spreader Application Centre is to offer to the customer an even better service with regard to fertiliser application.

Only when properly spread is your fertiliser worth its weight in gold

The AMAZONE FertiliserService closely cooperates with well-known manufacturers of spreading material – worldwide to be able to make available to you the best setting values as quickly as possible. AMAZONE is the name for precise spreading charts, worldwide.

FertiliserService – you can contact us via:

The FertiliserService works across borders, but not only geographically. Because no matter whether your spreader is 1 or 50 years old, we are always behind with you.

  • Internet: 
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Phone: +49 (0)5405 501-111 
  • WhatsApp: +49 (0)175-488 9573
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mySpreader App – The all-in-one package for perfect spreader adjustment

FertiliserService, EasyCheck & EasyMix

The mySpreader App bundles all the App functions for Amazone fertiliser spreaders into the one App. The intuitive operation and convenient adjustment of the fertiliser spreader lies at the heart of the all-in concept.


The FertiliserService App conveniently generates precise adjustment recommendations directly in the field, depending on the model of spreader, working width, fertiliser type and application rate. Thanks to the many samples sent in annually by farmers, fertiliser suppliers and fertiliser manufacturers, the App is constantly kept up-to-date so that the end user has access to current information at the start of every season. A special feature of the mySpreader App: the operator can search for fertilisers by entering the fertiliser name, the chemical composition, the granule size or bulk density, for example.


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The second element of the mySpreader App is the digital and mobile EasyCheck test kit. In this test kit, plastic mats are simply placed in the field at defined intervals, spread over and then photographed. EasyCheck then calculates the degree of coverage of each mat. Based on these values, the App suggests improved settings for the lateral distribution of that fertiliser through the Amazone spreader, allowing the operator to rapidly optimise the accuracy of their crop care.


The mySpreader App is rounded off by the EasyMix App, which works out setting recommendations for blended fertilisers. Different fertilisers are often mixed together to save on the number of applications and so reduce operating costs. This is usually a nutrient-based fertiliser application. However, if the constituents in the blend have different physical properties, precise placement becomes increasingly difficult, especially at increasing working widths. EasyMix determines the best possible compromise between different constituents and suggests the optimal setting values for the ZA-TS and ZG-TS spreaders. 

All the settings for the spreader can be transferred from the mySpreader App to the AMAZONE fertiliser spreader via a Bluetooth adapter. This saves time and avoids setting errors, whilst, at the same time, being much more convenient.

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1) AMAZONE Bluetooth adapter

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Amazone offers ever more efficient and precise machines and processes, so that the agricultural sector can retain its competitiveness and future viability and operate more sustainably at the same time.

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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.