Two companies offer new or upgraded sprayers that have extra capacity to allow growers to spray more acres per day.
New Century sprayers from Hiniker Company are equipped with 80- and 90-ft. suspension-type spray booms and 1,000-gal. trailers. Growers control the fold, height and individual wing tilt functions of the sprayer from an in-cab console. An electric valve system requires only one pair of hydraulic outlets to control all boom functions. The transport width of the sprayer with booms folded is 11¼ ft. with a transport height of 12½ ft.
Hydraulic accumulators provide cushioning at the center boom lift points and at the individual wing lift points. Self-returning, breakaway hinges dampened by shock absorbers help protect the 11-ft. outer wings from damage.
The sprayers carry a 100-gal. rinse/flush tank to field-flush chemical residues from the spray tank and through the plumbing and nozzle systems.
Suggested retail prices are $30,900 for the Century 80 sprayer and $31,500 for the Century 90 model. For more information, contact Hiniker Co., Dept. FIN, Box 3407, Mankato, MN 56002, 507/625-6621, www.hiniker.com.
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RHS has increased the size and capacity of several of its Bestway sprayers. The 1600 model features a 1,600-gal. tank capacity with a 90-ft. boom. The sprayer also includes an adjustable axle that goes from 10 to 12 ft. The wings may be modified to any width down to 72 ft. Price: $34,000.
The Bestway 1200 has a 1,200-gal. tank and 60-, 80- and 90-ft. boom widths. Cost of the sprayer with an 80-ft. boom is $29,000. For more information, contact RHS, Dept. FIN, 2005 W. Oregon St., Hiawatha, KS 66434, www.rhs-inc.com.