Cobra-2TX – The New Trailed Shallow Cultivator From Amazone

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The perfect shallow working system – shredding, cutting, mixing and optionally, reconsolidating.

The new Cobra-2TX from AMAZONE with 6-stagger is characterised by its universal use and will be available in working widths of 6 m and 7 m. AMAZONE will be offering a new method for shallow stubble cultivation, second or third pass medium-deep work, or for a catch crop changeover or even seedbed preparation, with the introduction of the trailed Cobra 6000-2TX models in the summer of 2022 and 7000-2TX in the spring of 2023.

The increase in resistance to and the reduction in plant protection agents means that mechanical weed control in the second pass is continuously growing in importance. This means that the Cobra shallow cultivator will play an enormous role in field hygiene.

The choice of various different pre-working tools, tine variants, and following rollers or harrows allows the Cobra to provide the best combination of cultivation elements for any location and every farming process.

The best combination: 6 stagger frame with ECO leaf-spring tines

The Cobra is the specialist for shallow and medium-deep work at 4 to 13 cm working depth. Thanks to the six-stagger frame layout of the tines, the Cobra distributes and mixes harvest residues into the soil optimally. The special tine arrangement, and its associated working length, ensure an enormous throughput of organic matter and soil, despite the tight tine spacing of 13.3 cm. A large amount of fine soil is produced in the mix by the vibration of the ECO leaf-spring tines. This provides optimum germination conditions so volunteer cereals and weed seeds establish well, which can be combated mechanically in the next working pass. The high proportion of fine soil also has a very positive effect on seedbed preparation. In addition, the ECO leaf-spring tines can adapt flexibly to the soil conditions and avoid obstacles.

amazone cobra 7000Cobra-2TX from Amazone – Low pulling force for high-speed working and good incorporation action

Full-area movement by the cultivator ensures optimum working performance

A full surface movement and thus a full surface movement of stubble and weeds is of enormous significance for a good outcome in very shallow stubble cultivating. AMAZONE offers various 220 mm wide goose foot shares for this working pass so that adequate share overlap and, thus, a full-area movement is ensured at a tine spacing of 13.3 cm under all conditions. There is also a 50 mm wide share for mid-deep mixing and loosening work. Both types of share are available for high outputs and also as an HD variant.

Also available with a levelling unit as an option

Good levelling can be achieved by mounting a levelling unit consisting of spring-mounted drag tines behind the tine unit. Even consolidation can be achieved thanks to this additional levelling. If too much organic matter exists, the unit can be swung up easily and without needing tools.

Precise working depth controlled from the tractor cab

The depth adjustment of the Cobra is carried out via the following rollers and the oversized support wheels. They are integrated into the tine segment to better match the topography. AMAZONE mounts a coupling rod to connect the components mechanically to keep the relationship between the support wheels and the following roller constant at all times.

If you need to operate without a following roller, the depth adjustment is carried out via the transport wheels in addition to the front support wheels. A particular feature is that tines are mounted behind the transport wheels to loosen any tracks produced by the running gear. If you operate with a following roller, the running gear can be fully lifted up.

The working depth can be adjusted infinitely-variably from the tractor cab to permit an individual reaction to the changing conditions within a field. An easy-to-read scale helps the orientation of the driver.

amazone cobra 7000Cobra-2TX from Amazone – As an option, the Cobra can also be fitted with a double harrow

Following roller to suit

There is a selection of ten AMAZONE following rollers, double or single units, for optimum consolidation so that the right roller for all types of soil is available. A particular feature of the Cobra is that a parallelogram guides the roller. This connection generates constant pressure for the rollers, even when adjusting the working depth of the tine area. The levelling unit is, in turn, mounted on the rollers. This means this setting does not need to be changed when changing the working depth.

AMAZONE offers a double harrow for the rear of the Cobra 6000-2TX and 7000-2TX as an alternative to the roller. The harrow demonstrates its benefit when combating weeds mechanically, particularly in the second or third working pass. It brings the cut weeds and volunteer cereal regrowth to the surface of the soil, where they dry out.

amazone cobra 7000Cobra-2TX from Amazone with leading knife roller working in rape stubble

Front tools for fine shredding, levelling and crumbling

As an option, the Cobra can also be fitted with a knife roller. For example, this allows you to thoroughly cut and chop rape stubble during the first pass. However, the knife roller also offers considerable benefit when incorporating catch crops, producing a perfect working quality. The knife roller has a closed roller core and double cutter blades arranged in a V shape. This ensures smooth running and reduces wear costs. In addition, the knife roller is always hydraulically pre-tensioned and thus adapts perfectly to the soil conditions.

As an alternative, the Cobra can also be equipped with a leading Crushboard. This chops clods and also levels. The intensity can be varied hydraulically and infinitely-variably from the tractor seat.

The new Cobra shallow cultivator is characterised by its high levels of precision and its versatility under the most varied of working conditions. To increase the versatility even more, the Cobra can, as an option, be equipped with the GreenDrill 501 catch crop drill.

amazone cobra 7000Cobra-2TX from Amazone – Knife roller (or crushboard) as the individual up-front tool

The advantages at a glance:

  • Powerful and universal shallow cultivator for shallow and medium-deep soil tillage at 4 to 13 cm working
  • Intensive incorporation of crop residues as a result of the 6-stagger layout with ECO leaf-spring tines
  • Exact depth control via support wheels and following roller
  • Full-surface movement at shallow working thanks to the large duckfoot share overlap
  • Perfect cultivation of organic matter and catch crops thanks to the front knife roller
  • Even fine-crumbed seedbed, thanks to the front crushboard and levelling element in front of the roller

 

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About AMAZONE

AMAZONEN-WERKE H. Dreyer SE & Co. KG is based in Hasbergen-Gaste in Germany and manufactures agricultural and ground care machinery. The owner-managed company employs around 1900 people at nine production sites in Germany, France, Russia and Hungary. The agricultural machinery range includes soil tillage implements, seed drills, fertiliser spreaders and plant protection equipment. SCHMOTZER Hacktechnik has been part of the AMAZONE Group since 2019. Based on these core competencies, AMAZONE is now the agricultural specialist for intelligent crop production.
Further information: www.amazone.net

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