The Horizon 4, and its larger stable mate the 5:5, are the first sprayers from Sands to be fitted with an all new Panoramic cab. Designed and built in conjunction with Dieteg in Germany this cab features the latest Category 4 filtration. Comfort, visibility, build quality and ergonomics are to the highest standard and the impressive low noise levels take operator wellbeing to the next stage.
The Horizon 4 has replaced the renowned Vision 4 and carries on its ability to offer a high capacity machine at a relatively low overall weight. This allows it to tread lightly in damper conditions whilst still giving the performance required when spraying demands are at their highest.
Power is from the latest Deutz Tier 4 Final, 6 cylinder turbocharged engine driving through Poclain S18 wheel motors. These are now fitted with fully independent brakes on the front axle for improved stopping capabilities when travelling at high road speeds. The use of Poclain’s Smart Drive ‘Easy’ system now links engine rev’s to hydraulic drive giving a smoother, quieter drive on the road with noticeably reduced fuel use.
As the 3000, the 4000 benefits from a 'load sensed' hydraulic system which allows all operations to be carried out at low engine revs, reducing fuel useage and enabling swifter control of booms when spraying. It also allows a fast fill pump to be used in conjunction with the spray pump to give quicker filling whilst still being able to draw clean water through the induction hopper. Boom folding and folding is smooth and quick and enables booms to be folded in unison even on sloping ground.
'Dual-ride' suspension is a further development of our hydro-pneumatic system which offers the user a firm or soft ride. The firm setting is primarily for on road use to give a controlled feel at speed and softer when spraying in rough field conditions.
Booms up to 36m are available in both steel and aluminium. The Sands manufactured steel 3 fold boom sprays at 12, 24 and the wider width and can be fitted with the latest Hypro ‘DuoReact’ nozzle bodies for use with fertiliser dribble bars. The aluminium booms, from Pommier, offer a significant weight saving and may be better for those operating in extreme hilly conditions.