WHAT IT describes as the ability to upgrade to a cost-effective mini ‘self-propelled sprayer’ – with up to 3500 litres capacity and fill level management – is new from Amazone for its UF 1602 and 2002 mounted sprayers.

For many years, it has offered the FT 1001 front tank to extend the capacity of these, but now this concept has been added to with the introduction of the new FT 1502 tank up front. When used in conjunction with the UF 02, capacity of this mounted sprayer is extended by an additional 1500 litres to a total of 3500 litres.

The optional FlowControl+ and its compact design make the front tank the ideal extension for a mounted sprayer, said Amazone.

Easily ‘parked’ on its own transport wheels for storage a feature of the FT 1502 is the 100 % integration of the front tank into the rear sprayer using the FlowControl+ electronic fill level management via an ISOBUS terminal. The technology behind this is two electronic fill level sensors in the front and the rear tanks and two high-performance venturis.

These are powered by an additional 150 l/min pump mounted on the UF. The transfer rate in each direction is up to 200 l/min, so liquid is continuously transferred between the front and rear tanks ensuring that the spray agent is always optimally mixed.

The ISOBUS terminal automatically controls the liquid levels, so that weight distribution is always kept to the optimum. Any premature reduction of the load on the front axle is prevented and FlowControl+ also ensures that both tanks are automatically fully filled during the filling process and emptied during the spraying process. Both tanks are cleaned out at the end.

Manual control also makes it possible to switch off FlowControl+ to use the front tank only for transporting additional rinsing water, or usable water for subsequent spraying.

The FlowControl+ pump provides additional practical support during the filling process of the UF 02, so that a maximum fill speed of up to 400 l/min is possible with the overall combination.

At CerealsLIVE, Amazone will also virtually showcase its AmaSelect technology and pipeline SmartSprayer project. A collaboration with partners Bosch and xarvio, it aims to make real-time weed detection possible in row crops and enable target spraying at crop level.