Sands Agricultural Equipment has launched a brand new flagship self-propelled sprayer with the choice of 5,000- or 6,000-litre stainless-steel tanks and booms as much as 40m broad.
Dubbed the Infinity, this premium vary gives a a number of upgrades over the Norfolk maker’s Horizon machines.
These begin with the chassis, which has been reworked to accommodate smoother unbiased suspension and bigger 38in row-crop wheels, in addition to growing underbelly clearance to 1.2m.
Work has additionally been carried out on the steering system, which now has a turning circle of seven.6m and a number of modes of engagement.
These embrace speed-related switching of the four-wheel steering, true monitoring in order that the rear wheels comply with the identical arc because the fronts, and most flip which tightens the turning circle all the way down to 7.6m.
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Energy nonetheless comes from a 242hp Deutz six-cylinder engine, however there’s a new single-speed hydrostatic transmission with 50kph high pace and heavy-duty Bosch Rexroth wheel motors slightly than Poclain.
With these comes a boosted braking operate and a traction management system that may redistribute oil movement to the wheels with essentially the most grip.
There are additionally eco settings for each highway and subject mode to assist scale back gasoline use.
A number of modifications have been made to the spray tank, most notably a transfer away from GRP to stainless-steel tanks made by Watson and Brookman.
The Infinity is being supplied with both a 5,000- or 6,000-litre vessel, each of which characteristic bigger sumps and stuck inner pipework. The one transferring components are six inner cleansing nozzles.
Different adjustments embrace re-engineered metal booms that are stronger and lighter than earlier than.
These are supplied in 24m to 40m widths and have the choice of Norac increase levelling, or the agency’s personal six-sensor system.
Tweaks have additionally been made to the aspect filling station, which contains a 40-litre stainless-steel induction hopper with twin rinse nozzles (additionally made by Watson and Brookman), a hose gun, digital management panel, and 3in fast-fill port rated to 1,000-litres/min.
The cab is identical as that used on the Horizon, however the armrest has been up to date to place controls nearer at hand, and there’s a new overhead show for controlling machine capabilities.
Consumers are then free to spec a sprig controller and navigation system of their alternative.
Beginning costs for the Infinity are £210,000 with a 5,000-litre tank and £250,000 for the 6,000-litre mannequin.
Initially, Sands will supply consumers the choice of 5,000- and 6,000-litre machines in each the Horizon and Infinity ranges however, ultimately, the bigger Horizon fashions will likely be phased out.