Amazone has announced a new XTender-T, a flexible-application, trailed distribution hopper running on a single axle. It’s been developed for farms looking to simultaneously apply fertiliser and/or seed in combination with the soil tillage operation via a cultivator or compact disc harrow.
It can be used for the application of a compensation fertiliser to counteract Nitrogen removal by the straw rotting process or for sowing catch crops with or without the addition of a starter fertiliser. Combining these passes with the soil tillage operation means a noticeable enhancement in efficiency say Amazone.
The XTender is designed for operation behind tractors of up to 600 HP and, thanks to its own running gear, the hopper can also be used behind tractors with only limited lift capacity or no rear linkage at all.
It is connected to a cultivator via a standardised either Cat. 3 or 4N lower link cross shaft. Via this linkage system, it can also be used in conjunction with implements from other manufacturers. Just the supply pipes to the relevant implement must be made available or matched. As the maximum support load of the linkage is 4,500 kg, the combined operation with bigger machinery on the rear of the XTender-T is also no problem.