Sands Agricultural Machinery Limited has developed an extra high clearance version of the SLc self-propelled sprayer in order to meet the requirements of a Hungarian customer.
This new machine will find itself working in a wide range of crops where a wider track width and increased underbelly clearance are critical to reduce crop damage. Main duties will include working in maize, beans and rape together with conventional cereal crops.
Based on the standard 3000 litre chassis, this model has been fitted with high clearance wheel carriers and larger diameter wheels to give a true 1250mm clearance from front to back. All hydraulic pipes and fittings to the wheel motors are carefully routed to keep the underbelly tidy and smooth further reducing crop damage. An adjustable metric axle from 2-2.3m (78-90in) is fitted to allow the user to work in varying rowcrop widths and also to give the same narrow turning circle as the standard machine. With 13.6/R38 tyres fitted the high clearance sprayer plants a large, narrow footprint on the ground reducing soil compaction.
Having gained ground clearance the maximum nozzle height has increased to 2.5m, but with an extended mast and two-stage main lift ram, the minimum boom height has remained the same as the standard model at just 0.6m. Removable lower mast sections again reduce crop damage when working in tall crops.
This specification of machine is now available to customers both overseas and here in the UK.
Issued on behalf of Sands Agricultural Machinery Limited
The new Vision extra high clearance self-propelled sprayer from SAM