As booms grow wider and spraying speeds edge higher, an effective auto boom height control system becomes increasingly important. In acknowledgement of this indisputable reality, Vicon is now fitting Boom Guide Active Roll as standard on all of its 36m+ booms. Shown at Cereals on the firm’s iXdrive self-propelled, the system comprises three extra sensors on the sprayer’s central mast and boom balancing frames, in addition to the more conventionally placed height sensors along the boom itself. The end result is reckoned to a much faster height-levelling response time to movement at the boom’s tips.  The pictured iXdrive is a 240hp 5240 model with a 5,000-litre tank and 36m triple-fold boom. Price is about £230,000.