Amazone Pantera sprayer tour postponed

The corona virus situation is behind Amazone’s decision to postpone the UK tour of its all-black Pantera 4503-50 self-propelled sprayer.

by Steven Vale

21 Mar 2020

Following on from its inaugural showing at Agritechnica, the plan was to let the special-edition Pantera out for the six-month and 6,000km 'Black Isle to Black Sea tour' of the UK and Europe starting March 31.

The new Stage V machine was planned to stop at a dozen UK venues. The first was the Black Isle Showground for a breakfast meeting, courtesy of local Amazone dealer, Mark Garrick, ending on April 17 at R. W. Crawford in Chelmsford.

After crossing the channel to Northern France, the route south would have crossed 11 countries and the Pantera was expected to arrive on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria sometime in September 2020.

“We will wait and see what happens, but we might try to do something similar after harvest,” says managing director Simon Brown of Amazone Ltd.

In the meantime, the sprayer is still in the showroom at Amazone HQ at Hasbergen, Germany. There are no plans to add the new livery to commercial machines. “It was a one-off for Agritechnica and the machine is not for sale,” adds Mr Brown.