Hagie Introduces 2016 DTS10 Self-Propelled Sprayer
Hagie Mfg. has introduced to the market the newest and most innovative member of its product family, the 2016 DTS10. Designed for the next generation of applicators, this lightweight, yet rugged self-propelled sprayer delivers to the market a state-of-the-art machine designed with the capability to widen the application window and maximize productivity.
The smallest applicator within the family owned manufacturer’s product lineup, the new 2016 DTS10 packages a high clearance frame and 1,000-gallon solution capacity within one of the industry’s lightest weight and most well-balanced machine designs.
Over the past two decades, applicators have become an increasingly vital piece of production agriculture. Within this time frame, the industry has experienced adoption trends toward larger, yet significantly heavier, equipment solutions to meet developing demands for enhanced productivity.
In recent years, Hagie Mfg. deliberated on the creation of an ultimate sprayer for the evolving industry needs of the next decade. This machine design would definitively be encompassing of key industry drivers including being weight, balance, capacity, application speed, boom width, grade ability, maneuverability, precision compatibility, safety, price and comfort.
“When evaluating the mid-sized self-propelled sprayer market, customers made clear the desire for a low weight, balanced machine that is compact and maneuverable; all while staying highly productive and lower cost than larger commercial sprayers,” stated Newt Lingenfelter, Senior Product Manager. “The 2016 DTS10 by design has a perfectly balanced, lightweight frame that carries a low center of mass, thus making it compact and easy to maneuver in tight areas. It also features many of the high end options that in the past were only available on the larger units, such as all wheel steer, auto fold, a premium cab, as well as all precision capabilities.”
Featuring a high clearance design and narrow crop package, the new 2016 DTS10 compliments the company’s innovative STS product line through being well suited for application from early spring clear through late season. This 1000 gallon dual tank unit weighs in at a notable 18,500 pounds, while offering one of the best weight splits and centers of gravity on the market for exceptional capability to perform in the most adverse conditions or terrain. Featuring a new 90’ boom, drive and auxiliary hydraulic system, the 2016 DTS10 equips operators with functionalities that sprayers in higher classes offer for maximum profit potential.
The luxurious application-specific cab is the largest in class, while offering the ergonomics and the same amenities as the STS model line to provide the best operator experience possible. The large cab and redesigned boom provide optimal visibility whether in the field or in transport. Maximize efficiency of the new 2016 DTS10 with popular options such as All Wheel Steer, Auto-Fold and a Reversing Fan. Combining these features with the attractive price point, the 2016 DTS10 easily sets a new standard as the most innovative applicator within the mid-sized sprayer market today.