John Deere will extend its trailed sprayer range in 2022 with the new R975i, the largest model the company has ever produced. Joining the R900i lineup, currently running from 4,400 to 6,200 litres, the new machine will have a capacity of 7,500 litres.
As with the rest of the range, it will benefit from the company’s Precision Ag technologies, while the larger volume will increase productivity by covering larger areas with one tank. The proven PowrSpray system will help to speed up filling times, as well as improving spray application and accuracy.
Other updates to the John Deere trailed sprayer range includes the option of 25cm nozzle spacing on M900(i) and R900i machines. This On Centre solution places an additional nozzle between 50cm body on the spray boom, and the company has additionally added a nozzle body and another nozzle at each end of the boom to offer full coverage.
All models will also benefit from the options launched this year, including individual nozzle control to limit over and underdosing. The company reports that this will offer savings in crop protection products of up to 6€/ha on top of section control. This is calculated for a 500-hectare farm growing wheat, with herbicide costs of 53€/ha and fungicide costs of 65€/ha – 5% saving on 118€ = 5.9€/ha.
The Closed Transfer System is also available, with an ISO approved coupling to prevent contact with and any spillages of chemicals. In certain markets, John Deere will also offer a 33m boom with 3m section control or individual nozzle control. This will complement small 3m grain drills as well as 75cm row crops, enabling fewer passes.
For more information go to www.deere.co.uk