GROWERS can reduce compaction by switching to the new Nitro 7310 self-propelled sprayer from Miller.
The lighter footprint Nitro 7310 will be available to Australian growers early next year.
Suited to row-crop and medium size farms, the sprayers specifications include a 4500 litre stainless steel tank, which can be adjusted to 3800L with 700L of direct injection capacity.
The 7310 is a replacement for the 5240 model, said Miller in a release.
McIntosh Distribution, the Australian agent for Millers, sales manager, Jon Bent said a complete new, adjustable chassis design had resulted in a 5 per cent lighter machine compared with the Nitro 5240.
Mr Bent said this would allow improved flotation and less compaction.
The Nitro 7310 has an even weight distribution across the tyres which will provide balance, maximising power to the ground while minimising compaction, he said.
These features would be particularly beneficial for cotton, corn, sorghum and sugar cane growers, as well as irrigated cropping paddocks, where multiple spray applications can cause compaction concerns, he said.
Mr Bent also said the 2 metre ground clearance would also be a feature appreciated.
Other specifications of note include the drive train which provides maximum power and up to 30 per cent fuel savings compared with equivalent-sized machines according to Miller.
Miller said in a release the drive train had been redesigned with a variable displacement hydrostatic drive system and planetary torque hubs/
This change will result in faster responses to speed changes through more efficient transfer of power to the ground, even at lower engine RPM, it said.
According to specifications the engine is a 6.7L, 230 kilowatt, tier 2 capable of 56 kilometre per hour road speed. Braking is four-wheel dynamic.
Mr Bent said another major benefit was the availability of a full range of boom options, including a 48.5-metre Pommier RA Falcon boom and Miller’s unique Spray-Air boom.