Russia’s answer to spraying waterlogged autumn seed-beds is the unusual-looking Tymah Truman 3 six-wheeler from Pegas Agro.
In winter mode, it sits on a set of 49×23.5 21 flotation tyres and drive is delivered to each of the four rear wheels. Air-sprung independent wishbone suspension is fitted all round and the front and rear wheels steer, with the middle row fixed.
The engine and running gear is refreshingly simple, featuring a Kubota four-cylinder engine and four-speed transmission with reverse – there’s no fancy hydrostatic wizardry here.
Various tank sizes are available, up to the 2,600-litre version pictured, and it can be specced with booms up to 28m wide. Most of the sprayer components are built in-house, but it uses an Udor pump and various different sprayer controllers. This model was fitted with a full Trimble setup, including an Autopilot autosteer system.
All up, it weights 2.6t unladen and can travel at speeds of up to 35kph on flotation tyres. Row-crop wheels can also be fitted for later-season work and there is the option of a demount fertiliser spreader.
The firm has recently been granted a licence to sell into the EU and the list price for the model pictured ranges between €106,000 (£90,800) and €120,000 (£102,800), depending on options.