John Deere introduces new turf sprayer

Steve Mitchellin Industry News

HD200_Sprayer_3.jpgSpraying amenity turf is easier and more accurate than ever with John Deere's new HD200 SelectSpray machine. This is an upgraded version of the 750-litre low profile sprayer first introduced in 2003, and is designed for greater flexibility and convenience.

The HD200 benefits from advanced technology developed in the company's market leading range of specialist agricultural sprayers. It offers a choice of centrifugal or diaphragm pumps, manual or automatic rate controls and a range of boom options that now come with electro-hydraulic boom lift and lower as standard. A common wiring harness allows the control system to be changed very easily, if required.

The optional CleanLoad chemical induction system makes it easy to load chemicals by ensuring that every last drop is used, and a powerful jet agitator makes sure the tank solution is mixed thoroughly. An integral tank wash system is standard.

Designed as an attachment for John Deere's established 24hp ProGator utility vehicle, the HD200 can be easily and quickly removed without tools, allowing customers to use the ProGator for other applications. An optional storage stand incorporates wheels so that the demounted sprayer can be easily moved around and reattached.

john deere golf trip june o9 023.jpgThe HD200 effectively utilises the whole of the ProGator's load space to provide a very low centre of gravity for stable, efficient spraying on all amenity turf areas, especially on slopes. The design also provides the operator with good visibility over the back of the tank to the durable 14-gauge steel spray boom, which features standard triple nozzle bodies for increased productivity and ease of use.

A choice of 5.5m (18ft) or three-way folding 4.6/6.4m (15/21ft) spray booms is available, complete with a bi-directional safety breakaway system. The boom operates at up to 50cm above ground level and at ground speeds of up to 10mph.

Individual boom sections can be selected as required, and boom height can be adjusted manually if necessary. The sprayer also now comes as standard with a throttling valve to deliver constant pressure no matter how many boom sections are operating at any one time.

In addition to the main tank, the sprayer features a 75 litre rinse tank, operator clean water tank and clothing boxes, plus foam marker and chemical tanks. Options include a 60m (197ft) hose reel and spray gun.


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