Sprayers On Parade

It’s the height of the growing season, when weeds, insects, and diseases hope to enjoy themselves in your grower-customers’ fields. Sprayers — both dry and liquid — are critical now and throughout the season in the battle for crop yields.

New Show Finds

New sprayer models are always a popular draw at equipment shows.

AGCO’s RoGator 2011 builds on the line’s legacy, from the easy-access front entry to its C-channel frame and six-post advanced application cab.

The liquid system available on the new TerraGator models makes it suitable for preplant applications, according to the company. Streamlined plumbing handles a wide range of spray capacities. The liquid systems are available with a fixed-height boom or the Benson Boom II that maintains a level platform independent of movements.

Miller St. Nazianz’ Condor G-Series Mechanical Drive Sprayers feature a rugged mechanical drive train, 240- or 275-hp Cummins QSB 6.7-liter engine, and a choice of a 1,000- or 1,200-gallon tank. New for 2010 is the availability of SmartDrive front wheel assist on the Condor G75, providing superior traction, according to the manufacturer. Condors can be customized with a broad range of boom options, including Miller’s Spray-Air air boom system.

Extended Season

There also will be plenty of high-clearance machines — new and tried-and-true — to see this summer.

Hagie STS sprayers continue to offer the key features they are known for, the company says: unmatched visibility, full-season clearance, on-spot service, and the industry’s best weight balance and horsepower to weight ratio. For 2011, all four STS models — STS10, STS12, STS14, and STS16 — will feature improvements and new options.

Prowler Add-On

Along with spray rigs, GVM offers a high-volume system for suspension fertilizers. An optional add-on feature for its 9275 Prowler, the system consists of a Scot 2×2 pump with a Severe Duty seal kit in it for longer operation before failure due to abrasive products, according to the company. The Richway nozzle stop allows instant and positive shut-off of the spray booms while in field operation. The system is designed with a 3-inch flow meter for high application rates up to 200 gallons per minute. The large 1¼-inch stainless steel boom lines, Richway nozzle stops, and Scot pump also allow for hydro seeding in the spring. The system has large openings to allow for high flow and helps prevent lines from clogging.

Two new High-Torque “HT” models in Miller’s Nitro 4000 Series sprayer line for 2010 will be launched this summer. The 4000 Series sprayers are high-clearance machines with a front-mount boom, enabling them to be used late into the season in tall corn, and feature the HydraLink all-wheel suspension, ensuring 4-wheel traction and a smooth ride for reduced operator fatigue and minimal machine stress.

The Pacesetter XL, from Precision Tank & Equip­ment Co. allows operators to use just one unit for all fall, spring, and postemergence liquid fertilizer and chemical application work. It’s a full-flotation unit when equipped with the flotation tire package, and a row crop unit when fitted with the high-clearance, narrow-tire package. Converting the Pacesetter XL from a row crop to full-flotation applicator is just a matter of changing tires.

John Deere’s 4730 and 4830 Spray­ers offer optional high-clearance bundle packages. These increase sprayer height an additional 16 inches, allowing 76 inches of under-frame clearance. Operators can drive the self-propelled rigs through tasseled corn, minimizing crop damage.

Field Tested

Established rigs, for those who favor tried-and-true models, will be available as always.

The mid-sized Case IH Patriot 3330 sprayer, with its 1,000-gallon tank capacity, optimizes the sprayer’s weight distribution to minimize field compaction and rutting. Rated at 250 hp, the Patriot 3330 sprayer can be equipped with either 90-, 100- or 120-foot booms and a complete offering of precision agriculture options, including the exclusive AIM Command spray system.

According to Stahly, its 800- to 1,200-gallon Extralites with mechanical drive systems are the lightest weight 4-wheel-drive sprayers on the market. When equipped with an 8-foot New Leader spreader, the machine becomes a preemergence/postemergence/dry applicator. Users can swap the machine from liquid to dry in under an hour.

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