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MY18 Sprayers annouced with lightweight carbon fibre boom

The new MY18 Sprayers have been announced!



Producers and ag service providers can enhance the capabilities of their new John Deere 4-Series Sprayers by adding a new lightweight carbon fiber boom and new CommandView™ III cab that provides all-day comfort and a customizable workspace.


"The CommandView III cab comes equipped with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter that enables producers and ag service providers to efficiently capture, manage and transfer data. The redesigned CommandARM™ features a multi-function handle to give operators additional ways to customize their work environment," says Doug Felter, marketing manager, application equipment for John Deere. An optional heated, fully ventilated leather seat, also is available and can swivel up to 15 degrees for improved operator visibility to the area behind the sprayer.


The new 120- and 132-ft. carbon fiber booms help minimize crop and soil impact. "The strong, durable and lightweight material reduces boom wing weight by more than 35 percent, and overall machine weight, minimizing negative effects to the soil or crop. The booms are corrosion resistant and their simple design make them easy to clean and maintain. Using the 132-foot boom can increase spraying productivity by 8 percent compared to the 120-foot boom. That means fewer passes to finish the field," adds Felter.

In addition to the enhancements, ExactApply™ sprayer system will be an option available for factory installed on steel and carbon fiber booms for model year 2018. This precision solution allows operators to have more control over how and when they apply resulting in greater precision and productivity.


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Photo from: http://www.wnif.co.uk/2016/09/john-deere-carbon-fibre-boom-for-new-self-propelled-sprayer/


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Topics: Industry News, Broadacre Cropping

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