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.