Designated the Profihopper 1250 SmartLine, Amazone will launch this brand new generation of high performance mower collectors at Saltex 2018 in November. The Amazone self-propelled mower takes on a completely new design and has an updated hydrostatic drive system. It is available in two models: the iDrive with front-wheel drive or alternatively, as the 4WDi where the all-wheel drive capability makes it ideal even for the most difficult of working conditions. The compact design provides 0-turn steering and thus offers greater manoeuvrability and safety on any terrain and on slopes. With its 1.25 metre wide, out-front mowing unit, the Profihopper 1250 SmartLine provides an excellent cut in both short and long grass.
Precision cut rotor with unique auger conveyor system
In addition, it is equipped with the SmartCut exact cut rotor with a chevron-shaped blade arrangement for improved cutting and pick-up quality.
The robust PowerCompactor auger conveyor system consists of both a longitudinal and a transverse auger. With a diameter of 150 mm, the longitudinal auger has a particularly high conveying capacity. This enables the Profihopper to have higher conveying rates, and thus forward speeds, than comparable machines, even in long grass. The grass is compacted immediately after being picked up by the PowerCompactor system and is force-fed into the hopper. This compaction means that over 1000 litres of uncompressed grass can be collected in the 730 litre collecting hopper. As a result, time wasted due to hopper emptying is immediately reduced and the productivity of the machine and thus the work rate is increased in parallel. The PowerCompactor system requires no air assistance and is therefore quiet and largely dust-free. Simple unloading into high-sided transport vehicles is possible by utilising the Profihopper’s hydraulic high-tip emptying at 2.10 metres.
The all-season machine – year-round versatility
Whether mowing, mulching, scarifying or collecting – the Profihopper 1250 SmartLine is the machine for every situation. The self-propelled mower masters extraordinary variations in cutting height with ease in almost all weather and vegetation conditions. The mulch flap is inserted for cutting and dropping, where here, the grass is evenly distributed over the mowed area so that important nutrients are returned back to the soil. The scarifying blades can be mounted quickly and without tools for scarifying. The scarifying knives slit the turf and thin out the lawn’s surface. Scarifying improves the exchange of light, air, water and nutrients, resulting in a substantial improvement in soil structure.
Mowing and collecting in one hit
Furthermore, the all-rounder is also convincing when it comes to collecting leaves or cleaning up horse paddocks. Even picking up cans, paper and other rubbish is no problem for the Profihopper. The ability to mow, mulch, scarify or collect leaves in one operation saves valuable time. This makes work easier and its high efficiency sets the new machine clearly apart from other conventional mowers.