Amazone have claimed its new front-mounted auxillary tank can be used to turn any modern tractor into a state of the art spray-rig.
A fraction of the cost of a self-propelled sprayer, the 1500 litre tank was purpose engineered to for use with the Amazone UF1602 and UF2002 linkage-mounted units released earlier this year.
Claas Harvest Centre product manager for Amazone Craig Hopkins said the combination made a cost-effective alternative to a self-propelled, or even a trailed sprayer.
"With Super-S2 booms from 15 to 30 metres, UF02 sprayers are highly efficient spraying units," he said.
"They incorporate the user-friendly smart centre operating panel and optional comfort-pack system that automatically controls filling, agitation and cleaning.
"The addition of the FT1502 front tank extends their capacity to 3200 or 3500 litres, which makes them a great fit for medium or small cropping enterprises.
"This combination provides cutting-edge spraying technology that is far more agile than a trailed unit and significantly cheaper than a self-propelled unit."
Mr Hopkins said the compact sprayer-tractor unit also offers many advantages during operation and transport in odd-shaped paddocks or narrow roads.
"The well-thought out design of the tank gives a clear view despite the front tank," he said
"It complies with all relevant traffic safety standards."
Mr Hopkins said a flow control system automatically monitored and regulated the fill levels of both tanks through an ISOBUS terminal, while two high-performance venturis continuously transferred liquid between the two tanks throughout filling and spraying operations.
"This ensures that the spray solution is ideally mixed and ensures optimum weight distribution at all times," he said.
"Alternatively, the automatic transfer function can be deactivated, enabling the front tank to be used for transporting clean water for subsequent spraying or cleaning operations."
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