The spraying season is just right around the corner for many parts of the world, which means that the farm equipment manufacturing industry is about to get a whole lot busier in the coming weeks as well. It’s not that they have been slacking off during the rest of the year, it’s just that this is the “time” where the “fruit” of their months of labor and the time they’ve spent in the drawing board and the factory usually starts the climb in the steep agricultural equipment industry market. To commemorate all the work that have been put through in once again revolutionising the sprayers, here are some of the market’s most anticipated machinery in in 2016:
GVM’s Mako 400HC
The Mako 400HC sprayer from GVM has been engineered to maximise its efficiency in small fields and small jobs. It boasts of a 400-gallon product tank, 46-inches of crop clearance, multiple boom options, and a 13.8-foot turning radius. In addition, the self-propelled sprayers is powered by a Tier 3 Cummins 130 horsepower engine that is matched with an automatic Allison five-speed transmission. The price of the machine is reportedly between $150,000-$160,000 (USD).
Fast Manufacturing’s 953 P Series
The company’s new 500 or 750 gallon tanks, and 60 to 100 foot booms serves as an economic alternative to self-propelled sprayers. the machine offers decent standard features and has provides an option to add a 300 gallon front tank to increase capacity. The sprayer is rumored to cost a fraction of self-propelled sprayers at just under $40,000 (USD).
Hardi’s Delta Force Boom
Hardi’s heavy-duty boom comes in with a width of 88 to 132 feet and features a progressive folding system so that the boom slows down as it reaches the inner and outer end stops, an aluminum tube nozzle protection system that is light weight but strong, 1-inch diameter boom lines for a 30% increase in capacity over other booms, a hydraulic anti-yaw system and a negative tilt and slant angle ranging from +8 degrees to -4 degrees.
That’s a pretty strong list to start our feature about the new generations of sprayers in the market, check us out next time to get the rest of the list and help you decide on what traditional or self-propelled sprayer would be best for your operation.