John Deere launches new feature-packed self-propelled sprayer for 2015

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Aimed at large arable farms and contractors, John Deere’s new R4040i self-propelled sprayer is designed to provide improved performance, increased uptime and reduced cost of operation.

John Deere launches new feature-packed self-propelled sprayer for 2015
John Deere's new R4040i self-propelled sprayer will replace the existing 5430i and will be available in Australia and New Zealand in early 2015.

The new machine will replace John Deere’s existing 5430i self-propelled sprayer.

The R4040i is powered by a 6.8 litre John Deere PowerTech PSS engine producing 240hp at rated power boosted to255hp with intelligent power management (IPM).

The new engine meets US EPA Final Tier 4 emissions regulations by incorporating selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) injection.

John Deere has designed the centrally located cab for easier access and good visibility both on the road and in the field. The interior has also been restyled with a new cornerpost display.

Spray with confidence

The sprayer chassis features John Deere’s XtraFlex dual-strut independent wheel suspension for a smoother and faster ride and optional hydraulic track width adjustment.

Hydrostatic final drives and planetary gears provide constant four wheel traction in both transport and spraying modes, at up to 40 and 20km/h respectively.

The sprayer can be operated with two-wheel, four-wheel or crab steering to suit different crop and field conditions, and has a 5.2m turning radius.

Total spray pump capacity is a maximum of 560 litres/min with a flow of up to 380 litres/min to the steel spray booms, which are available in widths from 24 to 36 m.

The rounded shape of the 4000-litre polyethylene spray tank features a smooth internal surface for efficient solution mixing and fast automatic cleaning.

By turning on a switch on the SolutionCommand electronic sprayer control system panel, the conical shaped Powrfill inductor safely transfers crop protection chemicals into the main tank.

The pendulum boom suspension system includes polyurethane dampers for stability, while John Deere’s BoomTrac automatic boom levelling system adds more accuracy to the spraying operation.

A new automatic variable geometry control system option further increases application accuracy and efficiency by automatically adjusting the height of the individual boom wings independently to match the terrain.

Instant coverage to the full working width of the sprayer is provided by the optional pressure circulation system which keeps the liquid solution moving along the stainless steel spray lines and right up to the nozzles even when not spraying.

Once spraying starts the system feeds the spray lines from both ends to maintain a constant pressure and application rate.

Smart Controls

The R4040i is equipped as standard with the John Deere GreenStar 3 2630 touch-screen display with full Field Doc spray documentation and ISOBUS compatibility.

The sprayer comes AutoTrac ready and with a free JDLink Ulimate subscription for one year, which allows the user access to a range of John Deere FarmSight precision farming solutions including remote display access and wireless data transfer.

A Hydro Handle multi-functional control lever and the SolutionCommand sprayer control system on the R4040i allows automatic filling, mixing, spraying and rinsing for a safe and effective spraying operation.

John Deere’s automatic Section Control switches individual boom sections on and off when entering or leaving predefined areas including headlands, to help reduce input costs by minimising overlaps or skips.

The sprayer comes with LED boom lights for maximum spraying efficiency day and night.

The new machines are set to arrive in the country early next year with dealers now taking orders . Find out more on the John Deere R4040i self-propelled sprayer or locate your nearest dealer on John Deere’s website.

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