Duration: 112 minutes
First Pasture Price: £15.49
Status: In Stock
From the late 1970s we have witnessed the continuous technical development of sprayers and spreaders. Chris Lockwood demonstrates this by showing 51 examples in operation.
Chris starts with some early self-propelled conversions such as the SAM F.C. from 1977. Although hydrostatic drive was soon to take over, mechanical-drive machines continued to play a role. The bulk of the programme deals with sprayers from the 1990s onwards.
Increased tank capacities, greater boom width, higher clearance and improved driver comfort are just some of the many advances that Chris shows and describes. By the end of the programme we have reached the full integration of GPS, with automatic functions to govern boom levelling, section control and steering.
The machines featured include Ag-chem Big-A 2800, Terra-Gator 2505 and 8103, Agrifac Condor, Amazone Pantera 4001, Bargam MAC 2500MC, Bateman RB15, RB25 and RB35, Berthoud Rapter FC 3240, Case IH GEM 3000 SP, Chafer Tramliner SP, Challenger RoGator 418 and 655, TerraGator 2244, Chavtrac Chaviot 2000, Clayton C4120, Dammann-trac DT 2500 H Plus, Econ Allseason, FarmGem Sapphire ll, Fendt F380 GHA, GEM Sapphire, GM-R Fieldcruiser FR-3-180i, Hardi Alpha Evo 4100, Haylock SP2000, Holmer Terra Variant 600, Househam AR3000, Merlin 4-24 and Spirit 3-24, JCB Fastrac 2170, John Deere 5430i, Kellands Agribuggy 2500, Knight 1835, Challenger 110, Landquip CV240, Lite-Trac SS2400, Matrot M44D 150, MB Unimog 1600S and U400 forward control, Melroe Spra-Coupe 3430, Multidrive 6185 and MB6185, SAM 2000, F.C. and Vision 4.0, and South Cave S-Trac U500.