When it comes to the product attributes of a self-propelled sprayer, perhaps no feature is more critical for applicators than accuracy. Precise pesticide application is not only important for achieving good weed or pest control, it’s step one in demonstrating good environmental stewardship. And manufacturers — like AGCO, Case IH, RBR Enterprise, HORSCH, and more — continue to offer the latest precision technology that results in the most consistent, quality application possible.
Oxbo 7650/7550 sprayers have multiple options, including choice of 1,200 or 1,600 gallons, 90- to 120-foot Millennium booms, and walking beam chassis suspension. A direct-injection system is available, with up to four tanks, and a choice of Ag Leader, John Deere, or Raven precision. Full-time, four-wheel drive and all-wheel steer keeps operators going in the muddiest conditions. The unit features the highest crop clearance in the industry (77 inches), a Scania DC09 engine, and manufacturer-direct support, the company says.
RBR Vortex sprayers are engineered with proven RBR chassis performance. Cover more ground and maximize ROI with either a 1,600- or 2,000-gallon tank and boom options from 90 feet up to 135 feet. The new center rack increases the life of the booms and the added display at the loading station allows for a one-touch operation that controls load station valves and the cleaning system. Vortex sprayers are now available with a recirculation boom system, auto-fold booms, Raven XRT and Hawkeye 2.
The Fendt Rogator 900 Series is a four-season machine boasting versatility and durability for use cases all year long. The applicator can run in standard clearance mode at 56 to 60 inches for many in-season applications, and with the push of a button can raise to 72 to 76 inches for late-season applications, depending on model. Changing from liquid to dry the combo ability is quick and easy and can be accomplished in less than two hours. The industry-exclusive and standard LiquidLogic recirculating system saves time and money while placing product accurately. These unique capabilities make the Rogator 900 ideal for use by growers and retail operators at all stages of the growing cycle for tremendous flexibility and return-on-investment.
With an exceptional operator environment, complete vehicle control, enhanced connectivity solutions and integrated spray technology, the new Patriot 50 series sprayer is designed to help producers and ag retailers work more productively. Operators will appreciate the luxurious cab environment and an innovative 4-bar linkage chassis suspension system that delivers superior ride quality. Booms are available in width options from 60/90 to 69/135 feet — plus, each model can be equipped with optional AIM Command FLEX II advanced spray technology. With individual nozzle on/off control, AIM Command FLEX II helps ensure application accuracy and efficiency.
The ExtraLite Pasture Spreader & Sprayers are sized to be versatile productive machines for smaller fields or where more travel is required at a far more affordable price point. Much more capable than pickup units but with more durable chassis permitting spreader boxes and spray tanks. These small to mid-sized applicators have proven to be popular in many regions and fit the bill even in the Midwest for smaller jobs. Several tank sizes, booms, and tire packages are available, including row crop tire spacings.
The core design of the Leeb VL focuses on solutions to control drift, system clean out, and productivity. The Leeb VL utilizes low boom heights (below 20 inches) for direct application and 10-inch nozzle spacings which maximizes coverage while minimizing the impact of drift. A recirculation system effectively flushes out the booms with one push of a button. Productivity is achieved with a 1,700-gallon product tank and 120-foot booms that feature industry-leading boom control thanks to BoomControl Pro. Also, late season spraying is possible with an impressive under-body clearance of 79 inches.
The T-Series Prowler offers some of the industry’s largest sprayer capacities, equipped with the 1,800-gallon stainless-steel product tank and built-in 100-gallon freshwater tank. Both units feature optional 120-foot aluminum fold-around booms on 20-inch or 20-/30-inch centers, Hypro wet-seal product pump, and a standard 15-section Altek air shut-off for precise product placement. The sprayer features Hypro Express Ends and a standard Raven ISO with seamless compatibility with any ISO controller. The Raven VSN Visual Guidance system ensures minimum crop damage, and the application is on target. The Prowler spray systems are rugged, built for durability, and allow operators to stay in the field longer between fill-ups.
Guardian Front Boom Sprayers combine rugged construction and innovative design with precision technology and enhanced comfort to make operators productive all season long. With a ground-breaking front boom design, it gives operators the best of view of what lies ahead. Models, like the SP310F pictured, offers tank capacity of 1,000 or 1,200 gallons and up to 310 horsepower.
Approximately 33% lighter than its competitors and available in 300-hp, the XP package from Apache Sprayers provides the perfect combination of power, traction, and efficiency, the company says. This model offers the next-gen boom height and stability control system with Raven XRT with dampers (that can include boom AutoFold), plus an impressive range of enhanced spray techniques. These include precision application improvements for a wide range of spray speeds and rates (including nozzle-by-nozzle flow control), a quick spray mode (QSM) from machine display, and a front-fill option. The XP is boasting the highest-capacity model in the lineup, featuring a 1,200-gallon tank, so users spend less time refilling and more time spraying.
The Hagie STS20 self-propelled sprayer is the largest, highest-capacity machine in the STS line-up, with the ability to perform all full-season application needs. The STS20 has a 2,000-gallon solution capacity, packaged together in a well-balanced machine design. The sprayer features 72 inches of clearance, a 400-hp John Deere engine, application-specific cab and boom, and widths that range from 90 to 132 feet. There are special considerations made for front-to-rear weight split, tight turning radius, narrow-crop package, and expanded capabilities for fertilizer application. It incorporates the latest in John Deere precision ag technology including JDLink, and Generation 4 4600 Command Center integrated display, and a John Deere StarFire 7000 Integrated Receiver.
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One of the largest self-propelled sprayers on the market, the Rubicon 9000 features a 2,200-gallon product tank and can be fitted with front-mounted aluminum booms ranging in lengths from 120 feet to 160 feet. It is equipped with Cummins 8.9-liter QSL 9 engine that is capable of delivering up to 380-hp in operation while providing 72 inches of crop clearance.
For a look at the self-propelled sprayers that have received a lot of attention from ag retailers this season for their accuracy, as well as a host of other product features, view the slideshow.
11 Self-Propelled Sprayers Providing Pinpoint Accuracy in 2024
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Author: Matt Hopkins