For the Catros Special and CatrosXL compact disc harrows in working widths of 9.8, 11.5 and 13.1 feet, Amazone now optionally offers a Front-Mounted Frame with Crushboard. This option makes these compact disc harrows ideally suited to seedbed preparation as the Crushboard achieves a strong crumbling and leveling effect. During stubble cultivation, this version offers certain advantages. For instance, the location of where the Crushboard presses the seed pods stimulates the volunteer seeds to germinate. Also rape, sunflower and corn stubble are pushed over, so that subsequent straw decay is promoted.
The front-mounted frame is attached in front of the discs so the Crushboard can be adjusted regardless of the working depth. The adjustment of the working depth — and the aggressiveness of the Crushboard — can be carried out either mechanically or hydraulically on the move. With the hydraulic adjustment option, the driver can match the setting to the relevant conditions from the tractor seat and is assisted by the easily-visible scale. As an alternative to the Crushboard, the front-mounted frame can also be equipped with wheel mark eradicators, which can help to alleviate the tractor wheel tracks on pressure sensitive soils.
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