You can now add your Nozzle Filters to your website orders, as they have been added back onto the website!
Due to a major UK importer going bankrupt, all UK suppliers of Berthoud Spare parts are experiencing low stock volumes.
We are currently out of stock in many items, but are due a delviery next week.
If you have ordered parts, your invoice will be noted with back-order items, or you will have had an email detailing the same.
You do not need to contact us about these items, they will be despatched to you when we get them……
Nomination to the Valley at Work award submitted! Fingers crossed! Good luck to all who enter.
I am doing all that I can, but order despatch is somewhat behind. (in addition, as Blogged on Tuesday, the couriers cannot get to us because of the snow!)
If you need an order urgently, please email me. Do not phone, as I cannot answer the calls at the moment. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your order number and tell me the date you need items for.
I am doing as much as I can in a limited amount of time, and your patience and understanding is very much appreciated!
We have had a makeover!
Agratech has been given a fresh new look, and we have changed the product layouts, to make your shopping experience simpler and quicker.
We have lots more products to add, more PDF crop sprayer nozzle output charts and product information sheets, which will be added to both the product and into our new PDFdownload section, which our earlier customers will remember as the Library from our first website!
John Deere introduces a new high-clearance bundle for its 4730 and 4830 Sprayers. With the addition of the bundle, farmers and commercial applicators are able to use their sprayers to apply fungicides or other products on corn in the tassel stage, and to increase their application opportunities in other tall crops such as sugarcane and sunflowers.
“The bundle increases the sprayer height an additional 16 inches and provides increased crop shielding…[as]…Now, with up to 76 inches of under-frame clearance, customers can drive their 4730 or 4830 Sprayer through tasseled corn with minimal crop damage…” says Adam Hart, John Deere product manager.
The high-clearance sprayer bundle consists of four assemblies — one per wheel — that attach between the chrome spindle and the casting that houses the wheel motor. Shields are also included to help keep the radiator and grill clear of tassels or pollen. In addition, the bundle includes parts that lower the eductor to make loading chemicals more convenient.
A telescoping latch mechanism allows the eductor to be lowered to a more accommodating height for loading, as well as a convenient storage position that’s out of the way when not in use. The clean-water rinse tank also has an extension to make access to clean water more available to operators when needed.
Read more about this bundle at John Deere
Source – Farmers Guardian 20 February, 2009
East Anglian based crop sprayer designers and manufacturers, Landquip, have unvieled their new range of steering axle trailed sprayers, INTRAC.
The range features include the firm’s Genius CAN-Bus electronic system, which is used to control the twin ram auto-steering system which the driver can quickly override for manual operation or engage crab steer.
Hydraulic suspension and S cam brakes are standard on the 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 litres capacity sprayers. The track width of the 13-tonne rated axles can be altered from 1.8m to 2.0m.
The self-priming centrifugal pump is powered hydraulically and has a capacity of 700 litres per minute. Richard Abbot, of Landquip, says this ensures fast fill times and high volume spraying at pressures of up to 7 Bar.
Alu-light booms spanning up to 36m wide come with stainless steel recirculating spraylines and multi-head nozzle bodies. Sequential switching of up to 11 boom sections is standard and there is the option of GPS-controlled automatic section control.
The operator controls and hand-wash facility are located beside the fold-down stainless steel induction hopper which has a new rotating can wash head.
Prices start from £47,000.