New horsch leeb sprayers are pretty clean machines
Firm boasts of reliability, precision and speed with its PT270, GS8000 and GS6000 models
New to the Irish market and on view at the show from German firm Horsch Leeb are three new sprayers, one self-propelled and two trailed units. Leeb manufactures sprayers and has worked closely with Horsch for the past 16 years and both firms now share distribution and dealer networks.
The new self-propelled sprayer is the PT270 and the trailed units are the GS8000 and GS6000. The PT270 and GS8000 both feature 8,000l tanks, while the GS6000 features a 6,000l tank.
According to the firm, all are designed for reliable, precision spraying at speed.
The sprayers use Horsch Leeb's own designed and built sprayer boom control to maintain a 25cm boom distance from the crops. The firm claims that both the PT270 and the GS8000 can spray 600l/ha at 12kph with a 30m boom.
The self-propelled Horsch Leeb PT270 is a 270hp machine with mechanical drive and transmission rather than hydrostatic, which is more common on this type of machine.
This, it claims, provides for better traction in hilly terrain and constant 50kph road use.
The PT270 is available in working widths up to 36m and its steel sprayer boom incorporates the firm's contouring system, which enables all the boom sections to maintain the optimum boom height.