50 Series Defoliators
Amity 50 Series defoliators work up to 30 percent faster than their predecessor to match harvester speed. Engineered to stay ahead of the harvester, you won’t have to defoliate acres ahead – taking advantage of the natural insulation provided by the crop canopy – delivering a high-quality product at a reduced cost.
The Heart of the Machine
The heart of the 50 Series defoliators is the Amity shrouded, combination steel front drum. It removes and finely sizes the foliage and distributes it evenly between the rows. Combined with a 10-pin second drum and a height-adjustable third drum, 50 Series defoliators give you the ability to match your harvesting speed and increase quality.
Active Height Control
Active Height Control (AHC) on Amity defoliators is a major advancement in taming the ever-changing field dynamics you and your team run in to every day during harvest. Finding experienced labor during sugar beet harvest is challenging. With AHC, much of the need for an experienced operator is alleviated by sensors on the scalper bars.
During operation there are a number of changing dynamics for ground level and sugar beet height – uneven beets, sprayer tracks, and mud building up on the tires. Amity’s AHC system is constantly monitoring the beet height in comparison to the ground level and making adjustments on the height of the defoliator, up and down, as well as side to side. AHC gives you full defoliation with less damage to your sugar beet crop.
50 Series Defoliator Features
Three-drum Amity defoliators are available with a variety of flail configurations to match your operation.
Hydraulic front and rear doors are standard on 50 Series. Optional hydraulic doors are available on 00 Series.
Another Amity Technology exclusive is the all gearbox drive on all defoliator models. Engineered to the power required, these boxes efficiently transfer low-maintenance power. No belts here!
The optional row finder mounts either on the frame or the scalper bar and will please the harvester operator by keeping the removed foliage between the rows.
Optional stabilizer wheels for narrow stance rear strut assembly.
An optional PTO hanger keeps PTO shaft off the ground and clean.
Bright Lights for Better Visibility
Bright LED lights on 50 Series defoliators provide high visibility from the tractor or the ground.
Amity defoliators are available with a number of rear strut options, like steerable or non-steerable, cylinders for ease of height adjustment, and offset to defend against pivot tracks.
- 7.6 x 15 with 22-inch spacing
- 11.2 x 24 with 22-inch spacing
- 11.2 x 24 with 30-inch spacing
- 11.2 x 24 with 44-inch spacing
Amity Technology offers many flail options, including L-knife, cup knife, tapered rubber, and Amity’s exclusive split flail and patented studded flail.
50 Series Defoliators
|Number of Rows||8 to 12||6 to 8||6|
|Total Weight||15,200 lbs||13,200 lbs||11,500 lbs|
|Hitch Weight||6,050 lbs||5,000 lbs||4,400 lbs|
|Length w/o scalpers||19′ 6″||19′ 6″||19′ 6″|
|Width||23′ 11″||16′ 0″||13′ 4″|
|Height||7′ 0″||7′ 0″||7′ 0″|
|Working Speed||3-6 mph||3-6 mph||3-6 mph|
|Travel Speed||25 mph||25 mph||25 mph|
|Tractor Requirements (minimum):|
|Recommended Power (PTO)||215 hp||160 hp||130 hp|
|PTO Speed||1,000 rpm||1,000 rpm||1,000 rpm|
|Vertical Load||6,000 lbs||5,000 lbs||5,000 lbs|
|Hydraulic Capacity||30 gpm||30 gpm||30 gpm|
|Hydraulic Pressure||2,700 psi||2,700 psi||2,700 psi|