Next week will see the return of the self-propelled sprayer demo day, which gives visitors the chance to drive the latest machines from most of the key manufacturers in the UK.

The one-day event is set to take place at Bramcote Hall Farm, Tamworth, Staffordshire on Wednesday 22 February, with 14 companies signed up to demonstrate machines.

The site is designed to reflect real world conditions, with two fields of winter cover crops providing 42ha of flat ground set on 36m tramlines and 18ha covering steeper banks that should provide a stern test of power and climbing ability.

See also: Driver’s view: Kellands Agribuggy A280 self-propelled sprayer

Self-propelled sprayers in a field

© Farming Photography

Trelleborg will be supporting the demo by weighing each machine to determine its weight distribution and showing how working on slopes can affect the machine’s balance.

The company will also be providing advice on correct tyre types and pressures for different conditions.

What you need to know

  • When Wednesday 22nd February 2017
  • Where Bramcote Hall Farm, Warton, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 0HH, by kind permission of Versatile Farming 
  • Opening times 8am – 5pm
  • For more information www.sprayerdemo.uk

Who’s going to be there?

  • Amazone’s newly revised Pantera 4502 with Tier 4 final engine will get its first working demonstration.
  • Agrifac’s Condor IV will be joined by the Condor Endurance, which carries an 8,000-litre tank and 320hp engine.
  • Bargam will be exhibiting its low ground pressure Grimpeur L-series with Trifold 36m boom and 230hp six-cylinder Cummins Iveco motor.
  • Bateman will be demonstrating the RB35 fitted with the company’s newly developed 3D cab for the first time.
  • Chafer’s mid-sized, high spec Interceptor is powered by a Deutz block, has a Bosch Rexroth CVT and will be available to try out.
  • Challenger will have its Rogator 600D, which offers 175hp and sits on a single-beam chassis to help lower the centre of gravity.
  • Chantry-Dammann will be demonstrating the new DT 2800 EcoDrive, which comes with a clever system to reduce fuel use.
  • Horsch-Leeb’s PT280 is the latest in the line of mechanical-drive sprayers fitted with the ProPlus boom levelling system.
  • Househam will be showing an updated version of its 150hp Spirit, which comes with self-levelling independent suspension.
  • Kellands will be hoping its weight-efficient, mechanical-drive Agribuggy does the business in wet conditions.<
  • Knight’s two hydrostatic-drive models, the 1800 and 2000, are fitted with six-pot Perkins engines with outputs from 174hp to 275hp.
  • Landquip will demonstrate a 2,500-litre, 24m rear-fold demount on JCB’s 4200 Fastrac including a 1,500-litre Vision front tank.
  • Sands will be displaying its latest 3,000-6,000-litre Horizon sprayers fitted with the VG boom levelling system.
  • Vicon’s iXdrive comes with 240hp Perkins block, Mazzotti chassis and 4,000-, 5,000- or 6,000-litre tanks. Boom options extend from 24-40m.