French sprayer-maker Tecnoma says it is focusing on the cheaper end of the trailed sprayer market this year. Its new GT2500 model offers 70cm of clearance and uses stainless steel fittings throughout. A 190-litre rinse tank and 15-litre hand-wash tank are fitted and the main platform (which gives access to the tank lid) is accessible via a fold-away ladder.
The standard-axle version for the UK market will be fitted with mudguards, 9.5mm R44 wheels, eight-stud hubs with hydraulic brakes and a parking brake. Tyre sizes up to 16.9mm will also be available. The axle itself is manually adjustable from 1.6–2.2m, though UK models are delivered at 1.8m unless otherwise requested.
HLE booms are offered in widths from 18-24m and are fitted with the company’s own pentajet nozzle body with a choice of nozzles. Booms can also be made to half fold and an optional tilt system is available for sloping ground. A 160-litre/min diaphragm pump is supplied as standard, but can be upgraded to a 250-litre/min unit.
A fold-away 25-litre induction hopper with can-wash and chemical rinse-down hose is standard, as is an in-cab joystick and Tecnoma’s Regulair pressure control system. Four solenoid-controlled valves are fitted as standard, but this can be upgraded to the new Muller Spraytronic rate controller, which can control up to seven sections at a time.
The new models are aimed mainly at farmers currently running mounted units who fancy more capacity, but don’t want the cost of a large trailed sprayer.
Prices start at £21,000.