Whether you want a simple sprayer that gets the job done with the least amount of effort or something a lot more sophisticated, manufacturers at the Lamma show will have a solution.
We asked sprayer manufacturers for their guidance on what’s new and innovative at the 2019 event.
Kuhn (Hall 12)
The second-generation Oceanis 7702 trailed model will be in the spotlight along with other Kuhn sprayers that are now Isobus compatible, bringing new controller options.
These include the IsoClick control box that places sprayline section, boom height and boom angling controls close to hand, and Kuhn’s own Canbus controllers.
The Oceanis 2 sprayers in 5,000- to 7,700-litre capacities have all-aluminium booms that can be equipped with several nozzle configurations, including Multispray clusters of four electrically operated bodies that can be used to switch between nozzles, set different spray characteristics or automatically adjust volume to cope with large variations in forward speed.
Individual nozzle on-off control for high definition section control is also possible with this installation to minimise over-spraying at headlands and where tramlines meet.
A closed transfer and container rinsing system is a further option to reduce operator exposure to crop protection chemicals, while remote control of the sprayer rinsing procedure via an Isobus display helps ensure that no pipework is missed.
The sprayer itself can have GPS-guided axle steering for accurate tracking. Boom stability is assisted by axle and drawbar suspension in addition to the Equilibria suspension that supports the structure on a parallelogram linkage, and ground and crop height sensors deal with auto boom levelling.