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Smart spraying with slick styling

Published on 10 January 2022

AMAZONE’s new UX 8601 and UX 7601 Super trailed sprayers are a perfect combination of function and form, combining smart engineering and slick styling. Fitted with 9,000 and 8,000 litre tanks, respectively, these high capacity sprayers have a relatively low weight of 14 tonnes and are remarkably compact and manoeuvrable.

CLAAS Harvest Centre General Manager – Product, Tim Needham, says both models are equipped with a 250 L/min spraying pump and a 350 L/min agitation pump that can be driven mechanically or hydraulically.

“These piston diaphragm pumps self-priming, which means that the complete spray agent circuit is a very simple set-up and with the shortest possible hose routing,” he says. “This also provides a solid foundation for fast and thorough cleaning. The large diameter of the piston requires a shorter stroke to deliver the same capacity, which means the diaphragms are subjected to less mechanical stress. In turn, this reduces the amount of maintenance required and increasing their service life.”

Both models can be equipped with the optional HighFlow+ system to maximise work rates when using wider boom widths or higher working speeds.

“The intelligent control technology enables both pumps to be used for spraying while maintaining a high agitation intensity,” Tim says. “Despite the enormous application rates of 400 L/min, the sprayer always maintains a homogeneous spray solution.”

AMAZONE’s new UX 8601 and UX 7601 Super can be configured with three control systems, including the top-of-the-line Comfort-Pack plus, which utilises a pressure-sensitive touch terminal and features fully automated filling and cleaning.

“The rounded polyethylene tank and smooth inner and outer walls means the spray tank is very easy to clean,” Tim says. “There are no annoying nooks and crannies.”

Both models feature a 60 L induction bowl with a rinse ring, canister rinse nozzle, mixing nozzle for the effective induction of powdery granules, spray lance, tank cover with large storage space and a function for cleaning the induction bowl with the lid closed. Freshwater tanks are mounted on either side of the frame.

The forward-sloping frame enables ideal weight distribution, drawbar load and axle load. “The narrow profile of the spray agent tank and low centre of gravity means UX sprayers have excellent stability on slopes and when cornering,” Tim says. Options include hydro-pneumatic suspension and a steered axle.

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