PROFESSIONAL spraying performance with the convenience of a tractor mounted unit is now possible.
Amazone have launched the UF2002 easy-to-use sprayer, equipped with a 2000 litre tank and a choice of booms between 15 and 30 metres, suitable for small to medium jobs.
Claas Harvest Centre, product manager, Craig Hopkins, said the SmartCenter operation station on the sprayer increased ease of use.
“A large hinged door protects the operating controls and the induction bowl from dirt and water,” he said.
“The door opens backwards towards the boom, protecting the operator from chemical contact from the booms and creating a clear working space.
“The inside panel of the door has holders for gloves and a measuring jug.”
Mr Hopkins said operations are controlled using a seven-way pressure tap, which allows easy selection of functions without having to open or close circuits.
“Once the desired function is selected, the relevant valve for the corresponding circuit opens,” he said.
“It also means the fresh water rinse tank can be topped up whilst the sprayer is being filled.”
Mr Hopkins said underneath the control valves is a 60 L induction bowl.
The conical hopper shape, centralised aperture and 150 L a minute suction capacity ensured quick, trouble-free mixing, he said.
Mr Hopkins said in the interests of providing a safe working environment, Amazone included a sealed locker to store personal protective equipment and a hand wash tank and soap dispenser that flows directly into the induction bowl.
The UF2002 features a newly-developed piston diaphragm pump as well as an optional fresh water pump for continuous internal cleaning during spraying.
Other options include a Comfort-Pack plus terminal, which provides full automation of agitation intensity, fill stop function, boom rinsing, line cleaning, tank cleaning and tank-mix dilution.
The Amazon UF2002 features an optional Comfort pack terminal
Mr Hopkins said the optional quick coupling system makes the UF2002 extremely easy to connect.
“The operator simply has to position the tractor close enough to couple the electrics, hydraulic, PTO shaft and the top link,” he said.
“Once the tractor is reversed a little bit more, the lower link arms drop into the relevant sockets and the machine can be raised into position.
“The parking system is then deactivated using the pull-rod, which causes the skids or optional caster wheels to swivel upwards, and locking the quick coupling system.
The sprayer are equipped with two different link arm positions to suit category II and III linkages.
Mr Hopkins said the polyethylene 2000 L tank is integrated into the main frame.
“Due to the large tank volume, it is important to link the machine to the tractor with a favourable centre of gravity,” he said.
“The reinforced steel profiles provide enormous rigidity, yet at minimal weight.
“The new damping system and high quality stainless steel slide profiles in the lift mast minimise any friction and allow maintenance-free height adjustment of the booms.”
The UF2002 can be combined with the Amazone FT1001 front-mounted tank to increase spray capacity to 3000 L.
“The front tank is completely integrated into the spray liquid circuit,” Mr Hopkins said.
“An additional 150 L a minute pump constantly circulates the spray liquid between the two tanks to maintain consistency in the spray solution.”
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