New Holland has entered the growing self-propelled sprayer market with two new sprayer lines manufactured by Miller-St. Nazianz. The new sprayer lines were introduced in September at the Big Iron show in Fargo, ND. In the past, New Holland only sold pull-type sprayers. But the sprayer market for farmers is moving to self-propelled models.
New Holland personnel at Big Iron explained that the self-propelled sprayer market in this area as well as further west and north is very strong. Many customers with small grains cover their fields several times in a season and New Holland needed models to handle this demand. The recent announcement that the company will sell sprayers built by Miller-St. Nazianz is designed to meet this need.
Miller-St. Nazianz will continue to market the company’s own brand of self-propelled sprayers that include the Nitro and Condor lines.
New Holland’s self-propelled sprayers include a high-end line and a value line. The high-end line is the Guardian Front Boom Sprayers that feature 4-wheel hydrostatic drive, a unique 4-wheel independent suspension, and six-foot ground clearance. The four models are available with tank sizes of 1,000-1,600 gal.; boom widths from 90 to 120 ft.; and a 240-, 275- or 365-hp engine. The front-mounted booms feature nozzles attached behind the boom so the operator has a clear view of the boom and the nozzles. The new Guardian cab also offers a clear view of boom and the crop.
Many electronic features are included in the Guardian cab. Monitors for on-the-go information are located in the front for easy viewing. Operators use a multi-function joystick located on the armrest to easily control boom height, wing tilt, master shutoff and individual section shutoff switches. A high-back air-ride seat keeps the operator comfortable and reduces fatigue.
The front boom Guardian models range from $270,000 for a well-equipped SP.240F to $335,000 for the SP.365F that is well equipped.
The Guardian Rear Boom Sprayer line offers self-propelled spraying in a lower cost package. The two models feature two-wheel mechanical drive with options of a 1,000- or 1,200-gal. tank; a boom of 90, 100, or 120 ft.; and a 240- or 275-hp engine. They are equipped with a single-pass cooling system. Air flows through vertically stacked modules to achieve maximum cooling. The Guardian cab features wrap-around rear windows for visibility and a high-back air-ride seat.
The sprayers have a crop clearance of 4 ft. and are built with a heavy-duty frame and axle. Both lines of sprayers boast a 15-foot turning radius, one of the lowest in the industry. An optional front-wheel assist may be added for more traction. Operators also may purchase the option to hydraulically adjust wheel spacing between 120 to 150 in. from the cab.
The rear boom Guardian sprayers models range from $210,000 for a well-equipped SP.240R to $285,000 for the SP.275R that is well equipped.
For more information, contact New Holland, 888/290-7377, visit www.newholland.com/na .