A NEW year brings some important changes to one of the most popular members of the Case IH machinery family.
Case IH Australia/New Zealand has announced two key updates to MY2020 Patriot sprayers in the form of a new boom option and an upgrade to their automatic boom height management system.
The Patriot 4430 will now come with the option of a larger 41.14 m boom, offering increased productivity and better compatibility with a Controlled Traffic Farming scheme, among other benefits.
The automatic boom height upgrade applies to the Patriot 3330 and 4330 and is known as AutoBoom XRT, the industry-leading, latest version of Raven’s AutoBoom boom height control suite of products.
The most notable difference from the previous AutoBoom system is radar sensor technology replacing ultrasonic technology, and where previously there was no chassis sensing, now the XRT system offers chassis pitch and roll sensing.
Case IH Australia/New Zealand product manager for patriot Sprayers Alyx Selsmeyer said for customers the new AutoBoom XRT meant greater levels of boom control and protection, with other features including simultaneous ground and canopy detection, lighter and smaller sensors, and smoother movement and quicker reaction time compared to other systems on the market.
These most recent changes follow the launch of a 6000 litre product tank for the 4430 in 2019, and in 2020 this larger stainless-steel tank will be shipping from the United States as standard.
“All of these changes have been driven by feedback from the Australian market, which is something we’re very proud of,” Ms Selsmeyer said.
"This ensures the latest Patriots offer what local farmers are looking for in a self-propelled sprayer and are ideally suited to the demands of local conditions.
“Patriot sprayers are still constructed in the US at Benson, Minnesota, where the first Patriots were designed, tested and built more than 25 years ago and running parallel with that proud heritage is the legacy of superior performance and outstanding durability.
"These latest changes only enhance that reputation.”
For more information on the Patriot sprayer range and the latest updates, speak to your local Case IH dealer.