Croplands RoGator C Series Delivers Precision and Efficiencies
Victorian Southern Mallee producers take delivery of RoGator C Series with 48m Pommier boon
The RoGator C Series Self Propelled sprayer is packed full of features designed to drive efficiencies on farm and make life easier for Australian croppers.
Key to this is the sprayer’s LiquidLogic application system, which offers individual control at each nozzle body through 35 sections of the boom – helping operators better target the spray as well as offering more precise rates and a more effective cleanout.
The system also enables boom recirculation, allowing spray products to be continuously filtered in the tank and letting booms be primed on the way to the paddock, saving time and chemical before starting to spray.
Andrew Graham and Kerry McFarlane from Victoria’s Southern Mallee recently took delivery of a new RoGator RG1300C fitted with 48m aluminium Pommier boom and they are already seeing positive impacts on their spraying program.
Andrew and Kerry farm 2900 hectares in Cannie, Victoria – 55km south of Swan Hill – cropping a combination of wheat, barley, canola, field peas, lentils and vetch.
Depending on summer rainfall and weed and pest pressures, they average between four and ten spray passes each year at an application rate of 80 to 100 litres per hectare.
Since taking possession of the new RoGator in February, Andrew and Kerry have already sprayed over 8000ha. With travel speeds of between 20 and 22 kms and the addition of the 48m Pommier boom, they are able to quickly and efficiently travel across paddocks.
This is the couple’s first self-propelled unit having previously operated a trailing sprayer.
With boom width being a key consideration when they were deciding on the purchase of a self-propelled sprayer, the optional 48m Pommier boom offered the best solution for a lighter, stronger and wider boom.
“The 48m boom allows us to cover more land, quicker and will result in less wheel tracks when crop topping later in the season”, says Andrew.
Andrew has also been impressed with the low engine RPM and corresponding fuel efficiency along with the smooth ride and operator comfort.
Engine RPM in the RoGator C Series is managed automatically to deliver drive and system performance, even in changing soil and terrain conditions resulting in fuel savings, reduction in wear and minimised operator fatigue.
Andrew purchased his RoGator from local St Arnaud dealership, Precision Farming Solutions, where he is also able to source spare parts for his machine if needed.