Guaranteed to be one of the star attractions at tomorrow’s Cereals 2016, the Chafer Interceptor marks the Lincs firm’s long-awaited return to the hydrostatic self-propelled sprayer sector following a five-year absence. The Interceptor is available with 4,000- and 5,000-litre tank sizes and boom widths of 24-36m, while its little brother, the Defender, comes with tank sizes of 3,000- and 3,500 litres and 24-30m boom widths.  Not surprisingly, most of the sprayer pack bits for both machines are taken from Chafer’s latest generation trailed machines — namely, the full machine width tank profile, boom design, electric plumbing system, Contour boom levelling, electric tank gauges etc. Yet it’s the all-new chassis that’s most likely to catch the eye of tomorrow’s showgoers. Here on the top-spec Interceptor we’re talking 215hp, 6.1-litre Deutz Stage IV engine, Bosch Rexroth hydro transmission with in-built traction control and auto hill climb/descent, disc brakes and the same cab frame as appears on Fendt’s Katana forager. Also of note for those buyers looking for maximum ground clearance, the Interceptor can be specified with longer drop legs so that it’s able to run on taller 46in rims. Prices are due to be announced later this year, ahead of the Interceptor and Defender going on sale in 2017.