New Horsch Leeb 4 AX – entry-level trailed sprayer built to Horsch’s high standards

Following the success of the market-leading Leeb LT and Leeb GS trailed sprayers, Horsch has introduced the new entry-level Leeb 4 AX to its line-up. Featuring the same award-wining boom technology and built to Horsch’s high standards, the Leeb 4 AX provides a more basic specification ideal for smaller farming operations.

Positioned just below the 4000 litre Leeb 4 LT, the 3800 litre Leeb 4 AX comes equipped with Horsch’s BoomControl system. “We’ve had many requests from farmers looking for a smaller yet high performance and reliable sprayer that uses our renowned BoomControl system. BoomControl sets the standard for keeping the boom steady and close to the crop and the new Leeb 4 AX features BoomControl Eco with up to 30m booms and 50cm nozzle spacing,” explains Stephen Burcham, general manager for Horsch UK.

The 3800 litre plastic spraying tank is complemented by a 400 litre fresh water tank and is designed for easy cleaning. A PTO-driven piston diaphragm pump is available with an output of either 270 l/min or 400 l/min. Two multi-way valves control the suction and the pressure sides of the machine respectively and offer clear and simple control. The 35 litre induction tank of the Leeb AX is similar to the one used in the larger trailed Leeb models and enables powders and granules to dissolve quickly and thoroughly.

BoomControl Eco enables the new Leeb AX to maintain a 50cm distance to the crop at operational speeds of up to 15kph. The working boom widths range from 18 to 30 metres, divided in five to nine sections and feature 50cm nozzle spacing as standard.

The drawbar can either be equipped with an upper or a lower linkage. An optional drawbar steering system that automatically follows the tractor tracks is available. Wheel track widths can be easily adjusted from 1.5m to 2.25m, and the Leeb 4 AX is fully ISOBUS compatible and can be used with the well-known Horsch terminals.
The Leeb 4 AX is available to order now and will be available for delivery in spring 2019 with retail prices starting from £43,000.

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.