Carbon fibre boom commands attention

Carbon fibre boom, new cab enhance 4-Series sprayers

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INNOVATION: John Deere has added a lightweight carbon fibre boom to its 4-Series sprayers.

INNOVATION: John Deere has added a lightweight carbon fibre boom to its 4-Series sprayers.

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The capabilities of John Deere's 4-Series sprayers have been enhanced with a new carbon fibre boom and CommandView III cab.

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JOHN Deere has enhanced the capabilities of its 4-Series sprayers by adding a new lightweight carbon fibre boom and CommandView III cab.

Doug Felter, marketing manager, application equipment for John Deere, said the new cab provided all-day comfort and a customisable workspace. 

“The CommandView III cab comes equipped with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter that enables producers and spraying contractors to efficiently capture, manage and transfer data,” Mr Felter said. 

The CommandView III cab comes equipped with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter.

The CommandView III cab comes equipped with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter.

“The redesigned CommandARM features a multi-function handle to give operators additional ways to customise their work environment.”

An optional heated, ventilated leather seat, also is available and can swivel up to 15 degrees for improved operator visibility to the area behind the sprayer.

Mr Felter said the 36.6m and 40.2m (120 and 132 foot) carbon fibre booms help minimise crop and soil impact.

“The strong, durable and lightweight material reduces boom wing weight by more than 35 per cent, and overall machine weight, minimising negative effects to the soil or crop,” Mr Felter said.

“The booms are corrosion resistant and their simple design make them easy to clean and maintain.

“Using the 40.2m (132 foot) boom can increase spraying productivity by 8pc compared to the 36.6m (120 foot) boom. That means fewer passes to finish the field.”

The story Carbon fibre boom commands attention first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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