Larger tank volumes, wider booms, increased accuracy, reduced chemical use and more comfort when filling and operating the sprayer are all high on the wish list for many when buying a new sprayer.
John Deere has already addressed all of these on its R900i Series trailed range and R4100 Series self-propelled sprayers. Now the technology is entering the mid-range sprayer segment with the new R700i models.
Offered with booms from 18.0m to 30.0m, the R732i (3,200 litres) and R740i (4,000 litres), the PowrSpray dual-circuit solution system is designed to reduces filling times, improve spray application and increase accuracy.
Booms widths are from 18.0m to 30.0m, and tank capacities of the R732i and R740i are 3,200 and 4,000 litres respectively.
The two newcomers can also be equipped with an individual nozzle control system, an electronic solution that allows customers to save up to five percent of the cost of plant protection products.
Other features include a new multi-functional control lever and operator station. In addition to the standard integrated displays, the R700i Series sprayers are ISObus-ready and can be operated with the tractor’s GreenStar 4240 and 4640 displays. As a result, all precision ag applications such as section control, AutoTrac automatic steering and AutoTrac Vision can be used. Using Wireless Data Transfer, application data can be exchanged between machines and the farm office, or even shared with third parties.
The R700i sprayers come with a new multi-functional control lever and operator station.
The two sprayers are also available with a closed transfer system ready option. This makes it easier to connect the sprayer’s filling station to any closed transfer system. This avoids the operator from coming into contact with plant protection liquids.