This fall, marketing reps from Amazone were taking the brand’s new Ceus 6000 2TX Super high-speed tillage tool on a demonstration tour across parts of Canada. At about the same time, during an international field day in Germany in September, the brand included the Ceus in its parade of new products and demonstrated what it can do in front of a group of international farm journalists.
The new Ceus is designed to work at speeds from eight to 15 kilometres per hour. And it’s meant to be a multi-purpose machine. Marketing reps say it can be used for shallow residue mixing and cutting, stubble cultivation or operators can drop it deep to loosen soil. In fact its discs and ripper tines can even be set to work at different depths, or the tines, which are spaced 40 centimetres apart, can be used entirely on their own for deep ripping without the discs engaging the soil.
The discs can be set to work from five to 14 centimetres.
The Ceus can be equipped with a twin row of dish-shaped rollers that, according to the company, can cope well with stony fields. The heavy weight of the rollers allows them to actually push stones back down into the soil. That weight comes in part from the heavy-duty construction of the 60 cm-diameter dishes that make up the rollers, and it can also help them break down clods to leave an even field finish.