More product in tank for self-propelled Patriot
Case IH has continued to make inroads in the self-propelled sprayer market, with the machinery heavyweight recently upgrading its flagship Patriot.
The Patriot 4430, which at first release offered 4542 litres of product carrying capacity, now boasts a 6000-litre product tank and upgraded components.
Customers still have the option of the 4542 litre tank, which comes with certain tyre sizes.
The move was in response to customer feedback, according to Case IH sprayer product manager for Australia/New Zealand Alyx Selsmeyer.
“They are designed to make the Patriot even more reliable and efficient in the field, giving producers the peace of mind they need when it comes to the demands of running a profitable business,” she said.
Having a bigger tank on board has also meant a redesign in lighting, with changes made to accommodate the increase in height.
Light reflection back into the cab has been eliminated and the boom lights have been moved forward, above the cab. Meanwhile, an increased focus on suspension components has resulted in the bushing material being replaced with high strength nylon (greaseless).
A centred pin design has also led to a 7 per cent increase in bearing area, prolonging the life of the component.
The technology behind the Patriot series, which includes the 3330 and 2230 models, will remain the same.
The line-up will continue to offer Non-Aim Command, Aim Command Flex and Aim Command Flex S options, with 4430 models offering boom sizes of 30.5m or 36.6m.
And while the boost in fuel tank size will be welcomed by many, Ms Selsmeyer said 4430s with the original capacity would still be available with certain tyre sizes.
“Our 2230, 3330 and 4430 series comfortably meet the demands of a variety of environments, while integrating technology and ergonomics for optimal productivity,” she said.
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