Friday, 05 June 2020 11:31

50 years of reliability

Written by  Mark Daniel

The first Croplands sprayers made their way into New Zealand’s apple orchards nearly 50 years ago.

Over the years, the company has evolved into a business that offers New Zealand and Australian farmers and growers the tools to cover any crops. 

As a subsidiary of crop protection company Nufarm, Croplands has access to crop protection specialists with deep understanding of chemicals and their requirements for application. 

This connection allows it to provide growers a unique approach to selecting and achieving the best outcome with their sprayers. 

Designed and built to deal with New Zealand’s tough and varying terrain, Croplands says its spray equipment gives its users the confidence to take on pass after pass and row after row saving time, reducing costs and maximising productivity. 

With an extensive range from knapsacks to self-propelled sprayers, a recently introduced range of 3-point linkage sprayers add durability and several unique features. This includes keeping the weight as close as possible to the rear wheels to optimise load-carrying potential, improve stability and ensure the safety of the operator. 

Standard features across the linkage range include robust hot-dipped galvanised frames, UV-stabilised tanks, 80L/min PTO pump. 

This is rear-mounted – meaning a longer PTO drive shaft to allow shallower universal joint angles. 

This range of sprayers also includes a flush tank and Airmix, low-drift, air-induction nozzles. 

Tank sizes range from 300 to 1600 litres and booms are available from 4 to 24 metres. 

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