15 January 1999

Big capacity models fill top of Berthoud range

BERTHOUD has filled out the top end of its trailed sprayer range with the Major Super and Major models.

Major Super versions have tank capacities of 3200 and 4000 litres. Those of the Major are 2500 and 3200 litres, and these models have a starting price of £28,915.

Tanks and chassis on both ranges are carried on the firms Actiflex axle suspension system and boom widths from 18m-30m (60ft-100ft) are covered by its pneumatically suspended Axiale range. Widths from 30m-42m (100ft-140ft) are covered by its Ektar aluminium booms.

Pressure across the range is provided, by a rotary, twin turbine Delta pump. A double output design, it provides low pressure for filling and agitation, medium to high for spraying.

To simplify setting the sprayers for start up, filling and mixing, these functions are selected by positioning levers on a control panel against a number specified on a chart. Once in the field, the spraying operation is electronically controlled through Berthouds Bertronic system.

Optional equipment for all models includes a range of steering and tracking systems, with a sprung drawbar also offered for Major Super models. &#42