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Wednesday, 07 October 2020 05:55

Hi-tech combination aims to improve spraying days

Written by  Mark Daniel
Hustler Equipment has recently introduced the new Applic8R and Eagle boom sprayer combination. Hustler Equipment has recently introduced the new Applic8R and Eagle boom sprayer combination.

Said to “glide like an eagle” – read silky smooth and always under control – Hustler Equipment has recently introduced the new Applic8R and Eagle boom sprayer combination.

Taking on-board Hustler’s revised green and white colour scheme, the new sprayer series in available in 680, 890 and 1150 litre capacities – leading to the LX680, LX 890 and LX1150 model numbers.

All linkage mounted and complimented by 890 and 1150 litre front tank options, which can effectively double spraying capacity. The low-profile main tank is housed in a galvanised steel frame that incorporates a skid plate to protect key componentry. 

The moulded tank features a deep sump to allow complete emptying and use on sloping land at low tank levels. While up top, a 455mm diameter lid incorporates a spill ring and an integrated sieve.

Standard equipment includes an 18l clean water tank for hand washing, alongside an integrated toolbox. Options include a 100l flushing tank and the 20l ErgoMax induction hopper, installed in the side panels – for effective pre-mixing of powders, chemicals and fertilisers at waist height. It also includes a smart sluice and container rinse function. 

Filling can be carried out via the upper opening or the CoupleUp, 2-inch suction port on the side of the machine. A calibrated sight gauge gives a visual indication of tank level, while the drain plug is activated from the top side of the sprayer.

The MixMax agitation system, standard on the 890 and 1150 models, incorporates a venturi system for thorough mixing and tank agitation. The latter is easily adjusted to keep powders in suspension or reduced to stop excessive foaming.

The sprayers are fitted with a 110 litres/min Comet pump, located at the rear of the machine, allowing the use of a longer PTO shaft. This, in turn, reduces universal joint angles and also allows the pump to be run when the sprayer is on the ground. A three-section ARAG control system takes care of flow and pressure requirements.

Moving to the new EagleTech boom system, now available up to 14 metres working width, the layout features yaw, vertical and individual suspension. It also incorporates hydraulic boom dampeners on the self-levelling and end sections of the unit. Featuring stainless steel supply lines, the boom also includes five, in-line section filters, said to be easier to service than 28 individual nozzle filters, alongside double nozzle bodies for quick changeovers.

The booms are individually lifted from the hip of the unit, making them particularly useful in undulating or hilly country. The end sections are also suspended individually, allowing the boom to be made be lighter – reducing weight, but also increasing stability and longevity.

Featuring ISOBUS compatibility, or available with a Raven tech display for older non-ISOBUS tractors, the sprayer system is covered by a four-year warranty, with a ramp up to full production expected over the coming months.


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