John Deere is introducing its biggest sprayer yet – the 1,600-gallon (6,057 litre) capacity R4060 Sprayer with the new CommandDrive™ powertrain. As well as this, the existing R4045 Sprayer will come standard with CommandDrive beginning with Model Year 2020.What is CommandDrive?
CommandDrive is a new hydrostatic all-wheel-drive powertrain that transfers more power to the ground while offering fuel efficiency, improved traction, and a quieter ride for the operator.
These two sprayers are designed for large, broadacre cropping systems and high-volume applications.
Lindsey Pollock, product manager for sprayers for John Deere, said. "This new powertrain will help farmers and ag service providers
“We know time is often the critical factor in most field applications, no matter the crop or season, with very tight application windows. The R4060 and redesigned R4045 can help operators traverse wide-ranging field conditions and hilly terrain in order to make accurate applications faster and more comfortably than before,” she added.
CommandDrive uses a single hydrostatic pump to power all four variable-displacement wheel motors.
If one or more wheels lose traction, the system adjusts to slow the slipping wheels and directs more flow to the other wheels with traction in order to power the sprayer over the terrain.
The powertrain helps the sprayer more easily handle soft soil, hills and other conditions where additional traction is needed.AutoTrac Vision and RowSense™ are optional technologies that help keep the sprayers tracking accurately through fields during the growing season.
Another popular option is the ExactApply™ nozzle control technology, which gives operators the ability to maintain consistent droplet size and pattern at different speeds across the entire width of the boom, while reducing the potential for overlaps, skips and drift.
The optional Mobile Weather feature gives operators the ability to document weather, soil and field conditions as they move across a field.
All Model Year 2020 sprayers now come standard with an expanded Precision Ag intelligence package. In addition to the existing integration of Generation 4 CommandCenter Displays, AutoTrac and documentation, customers now get JDLink™ with five years of connected service.
"Farmers and ag service providers operating the R4060 and updated R4045 will see an immediate improvement in how these machines run in the field and on the road," Pollock claimed.
The new R4060 Sprayer and the updated R4045 Sprayer with CommandDrive can be ordered beginning in June 2019.For more information, click here