Silver edition marks Case IH Patriot sprayer anniversary
Case IH has celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Patriot self-propelled sprayers by releasing a limited edition of the 4430 model in silver and red.
But, the company says, while these silver-anniversary machines might celebrate the past, they’re packed with the latest features, including the new AIM Command FLEX advanced spray technology.
Bellata, New South Wales, farmer Andrew Lowien recently took delivery of one of the special-edition Patriots, and says that it’s living up to expectations.
"Just the stability of the boom, and the width – I notice I’m getting more done," he says
Andrew farms Black Mountain with his brother Grant, and says its size of over 2700ha meant the family needed a sprayer that could get the job done faster and more efficiently.
"One of my neighbours had a Patriot and it’s been pretty tough in that it’s stood up to everything they’ve thrown at it," he says. "So I took theirs for a run and liked it.
"I liked the boom stability and I’d researched a lot of the other features of the new system. I knew I wanted the AIM Command FLEX spray system."
Case IH says the system helps operators be more efficient without sacrificing accuracy, regardless of speed and terrain.
"Features that will be beneficial to operators include the ability to adjust spray rates up to 30 per cent higher than the target rate on up to eight nozzles, and all with a single push of a button," the company says.
"In addition several levels of boom section control are available. This means the same machine has the flexibility to spray with seven boom sections, 36 sections or individual nozzle control, providing more precise control across the boom and throughout the field."
Andrew says the spaciousness of the Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer’s cab and the lack of noise are great as well.
"I’ve had another brand and it was just noisy – the constant, loud noise was getting to me after a while," he says
Other features of the self-propelled sprayers are a cab-forward, rear engine design, Michelin tyres, Raven Industries technology and Wilger Combo-Rate nozzle bodies.
There’s also the option of a 360-degree lighting package.
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