TWO NEW rigid models of its trailed Ceus disc and tine combination cultivator in working widths of 3m and 4m, are on the market from Amazone.

This means the successful combination of discs and tines can also be used on smaller farm sizes and with tractors from around 150hp. The new Ceus 3000-TX and Ceus 4000-TX are equipped with central running gear and are aimed at working in both stubble and primary soil tillage, deep loosening and seedbed preparation.

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The combination of discs and tines means that the Ceus produces a perfect mix at working speeds of up to 15 km/h. Straw, stubble or catch crops are finely shredded by the up-front discs and then, in conjunction with the following tine segment, the organic matter is evenly mixed, even when large amounts of trash are involved.

This combination creates ideal conditions for rapid decomposition and excellent field emergence, with minimal disease pressure on the following sowing operation.

Their leading elements features large diameter discs which shred the organic matter and leave a fine crumbed soil structure for optimum sowing conditions. The discs are available in smooth or serrated versions and, thanks to the individual suspension, produce good contour following during work. The stone release system via rubber spring elements is maintenance-free.

With a tine spacing of 40cm, the following tine segment reliably incorporates any organic matter, even in large quantities, and is easy to pull while maintaining a high level of through-passage. The depth of the tines can be adjusted down to 30cm.

However, it is also possible to work shallower, so that the point runs just below the working depth of the disc harrow in wet and heavy conditions. This loosens the horizon and creates a rough structure in the soil, thereby significantly reducing the risk of capping on these types of soil.

A selection of different C-Mix shares are available for the tine segment. These have the C-Mix Clip quick-change system and various hard-wearing HD shares are also available for an extended service life.

The C-Mix Super tines are equipped with a pressure spring overload safety protection system for high levels of operational reliability, even under the toughest of conditions.

As an option, the new C-Mix Ultra tines, with automatic overload protection via hydraulic cylinders, can also be specified for the Ceus-TX. Here the trip force can be infinitely adjusted up to 800kg.

The tine segment is followed by a set of levelling tools, which can be equipped with smooth or serrated discs, or spring tine levellers from choice. The height and inclination of the side discs can be adjusted separately to ensure optimum match up from bout to bout.

Eleven different rollers and various rear harrows are available for final reconsolidation and these can be removed in particularly wet conditions.

There is also the option of hydraulic depth adjustment for optimum adaptation to the respective soil conditions.