Farm Ireland

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Horsch updates self-propelled sprayer

Published 24/06/2015 | 02:30

A 285hp Mercedes engine now powers the new Leeb PT 280 sprayer
A 285hp Mercedes engine now powers the new Leeb PT 280 sprayer

HORSCH has updated its self-propelled sprayer with new features that the company hopes will keep it ahead of the competition.

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A 285hp Mercedes engine powers the new Leeb PT 280 sprayer, providing a 15hp power increase over the PT 270 which it replaces. This is a seriously high specification machine, and with prices starting at €320,000 it will be targeted at only the biggest farmers and contractors in the country.

The new 7.7lt six-cylinder turbo diesel engine uses Mercedes' latest AdBlue technology to meet the Tier 4 requirements.

The radiator is now mounted horizontally and the radiator fan is now hydraulically driven and not dependent directly on engine speed.

Due to customers' requests, the road speed has also been increased to 50kph. The PT 280 continues with a proven hydrostatically step less hydroshift gear unit and mechanical axis drive, instead of hydraulics motors, for better traction in hilly terrain.

The award-winning Boom Control system, close nozzle spacing, pneumatic nozzle control and an advanced cleaning system complete an impressive package.

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