A UNIQUE joint venture has interrupted the fields of green on display at your local John Deere dealership.
Initiated in 2015, the deal saw John Deere purchase a majority shareholding in Iowa-based manufacturer, Hagie, however unlike other takeovers, the Hagie name and colours were retained.
While people have imported Hagie sprayers privately for several years, this is the first to land in Australia under the distribution of John Deere
Now set to be distributed globally, visitors to the Peel Valley Machinery site at Commonwealth Bank AgQuip, were able to see a Hagie STS14 high-clearance self-propelled sprayer.
Peel Valley Machinery, director sales and marketing, Steve John said the machine had only recently landed.
“John Deere has spent two years getting all the infrastructure in place to be able to distribute these machines across the world,” he said.
“While people have imported Hagie sprayers privately for several years, this is the first to land in Australia under the distribution of John Deere.”
Mr John said the sprayer was well known for it’s full season versatility and exceptionally high clearance of over six foot, which allowed late season applications to be made without damage.
Peel Valley Machinery, Wee Waa, salesman, David McDondald said four models of the Hagie self-propelled sprayer would be available in Australia, ranging from the 3785 litre STS10 to the 6056L STS16.
“They will be available in 90, 100 and 120 foot booms with 15 or 20 inch nozzle spacing,” he said.
Mr McDonald said despite the branding, the Hagie featured a John Deere, turbocharged, air-to-air aspirated engine, allowing the delivery of consistent power over a wide range of engine speeds.
“They have two motor sizes, the STS10 and STS12 run a 6.8L John Deere PowerTech motor and the STS14 and STS16 run the 9L PowerTech,” he said.
Mr McDonald said the spray booms are controlled by an electrohydraulic system. consisting of operator-manipulated switches and hydraulic cylinders which provide lift, level, and horizontal extension.
“The boom is detachable so you can put other booms or equipment like swathers on the front,” he said.
Mr McDonald said the sprayer featured John Deere precision ag technologies.
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