A Sprayers Showcase
For 2012, sprayer manufacturers are expecting big things from the marketplace. To take advantage of this, here are a few of the models that operators can expect to find in the nation’s fields this year.
January 9, 2012
4940 Sprayers feature Direct Injection Ready, giving operators the ability to maintain a clean solution tank, which makes it easier to change between crops, load faster and carry up to 235 gallons of extra product. To make spray applications more precise, the 120-foot booms come in 11 independent sections, more than any other sprayer, that can be turned on and off manually or automatically with Swath Control Pro. Units come with boom widths from 90 to 120 feet and are equipped with GreenStar 3 2630 Display for the most advanced system control and field documentation. The John Deere 4940 Sprayer is powered by a 340-hp 9 Liter Interim Tier 4 PowerTech Plus Turbocharged engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can make dry applications up to 25 mph (20 mph for liquid applications) and empty transport speeds of up to 35 mph. In addition, the 1,200-gallon solution tank has been redesigned to shift more weight forward for improved front-to-back weight distribution, greater operational control and reduced compaction.