John Deere offers an all-new lineup of Hagie Self-Propelled Sprayers for model year 2022: the STS12, STS16, and STS20.
“Everything about these sprayers is new, except for the field-proven signature front spray boom,” says Joel Basinger, Marketing Manager. “Hagie’s forward-facing innovation and John Deere’s precision ag technology have joined forces to advance full-season spraying.”
The front boom placement on the STS Sprayer reduces the need for operators to constantly turn and look behind the machine during application. John Deere’s AutoTrac RowSense and AutoTrac Vision keep the sprayer in the row for precise product placement. STS Sprayers also feature All Wheel Steer technology that keeps the sprayer’s tires in the same set of tracks, reducing the potential for crop damage, even when making 90-degree headland turns. STS Sprayers have up to 76 inches of underframe clearance so crop disturbance is minimized, and the in-wheel suspension of the sprayer provides operators with a smooth ride.
The solution tank is located at the center of the sprayer to balance the weight of the machine whether the tank is full or empty. Three tank sizes are available. The largest is the new, 2,000-gallon tank for the STS20 that allows the sprayer to work longer between fills. Even with the increased capacity on the STS20, farmers will notice less rutting in the field and will still be able to enter the field in damp conditions to spray.
STS Sprayers can be equipped with one of four sizes of Hagie Hybrid Booms in working widths of 90, 100, 120, and 132 feet. Active Wing Roll by Norac controls boom height when spraying across uneven terrain.
STS Sprayers come equipped with PowrSpray technology that enables up to 300-gallon-per-minute fills, plus auto prime and onboard mixing so operators can get back in the field more quickly. Using optional John Deere ExactApply technology, operators can control droplet size, spray pressure and individual nozzle control on the STS Sprayer. Pressure recirculation and optional System Air Purge technology can improve job quality and simplify cleanout while reducing product waste.
Each STS Sprayer comes standard with a JDLink connection, plus an integrated StarFire 6000 GPS receiver, Generation 4 CommandCenter display and AutoTrac guidance. This integrated technology helps operators reduce overlap and maximize inputs.
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STS Sprayers feature a new cab that surrounds operators in all-day comfort while delivering outstanding visibility. Two comfort and convenience packages with new LED lighting options are available. The Ultimate package includes a heated, ventilated massaging leather seat that can swivel up to 16-degrees to the left or right, a 6.5-inch touchscreen satellite- and smartphone-ready radio, four USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, footrests, dual-tilt steering column, refrigerator, and electric door cinch with remote opening. The cab’s Category IV filtration system continuously flows filtered air into the cab to help keep the operator’s station clean. With a quick check of the cabin-pressure warning light that’s included, operators can be assured the system is operating correctly.
Each STS Sprayer is equipped with a John Deere Powertech 9.0 L Engine that increases power bulge and torque. The 300-hp STS12, 400-hp STS16, and 400-hp STS20 Sprayers provide increased power management and fuel economy compared with previous models. On the STS20, dual turbos were added to the engine to make it the most powerful self-propelled sprayer available.
STS Sprayers come standard with CommandDrive technology to monitor for wheel slip. If one-wheel slips, CommandDrive automatically sends more power to the other wheels for real-time traction control, and improved performance across tough terrain. Using the scroll wheel on the multi-function hydro handle, the operator can dial in the desired speed range.