New Leeb GS trailed sprayer at LAMMA ’18

HORSCH will present its new generation Leeb GS trailed sprayer for the first time in the UK at LAMMA 2018 following a successful launch at Agritechnica. The Leeb GS builds on the proven formula of the previous models, with award-winning BoomControl Pro boom system and stainless tanks but adds a greater level of equipment and new configurations.

New ECO, CCS and CCS Pro variants

Leeb GS is now available as ECO, CCS (Continuous Cleaning System) and CCS Pro variants. The sprayer is available with a 6,000, 7,000 or 8,000 litre stainless steel tank that allows for easy and quick cleaning. The new Leeb GS line is equipped with the innovative HORSCH software and easy-to-handle ISOBUS compatible electronics.

The ECO model has mechanical valves at the suction and the pressure side with an electronic display in the filling area and a mechanical pto-driven piston diaphragm pump. The CCS version is equipped with valves at the suction and the pressure side with an electric tank level indicator in the suction area and a continuous internal cleaning system.

The top-level CCS Pro model uses a modern electronic system with electrical valves for suction and pressure side for easy handling. Additionally, there are several cleaning programs, e.g. boom rinsing, that can be operated comfortably from the tractor cabin.

Reduced hose lengths and rearrangement of the distribution system has improved performance and reduced residual quantities. Leeb GS comes equipped with 3” fittings, a powerful stainless-steel induction hopper, a 3” rotary pump with an output of 1,000 l/min as a spraying pump and an additional piston diaphragm pump as a suction aid for the continuous internal cleaning (only CCS and CCS Pro).

Precision spraying

Available with boom widths from 18m to 42m and with 6 to 42 sections, users can choose between the patented and award-winning BoomControl ECO, BoomControl Pro and BoomControl Pro Plus boom control systems.

The fast-acting BoomControl Pro ensures the boom remains close to the crop for superior crop penetration and minimal spray drift, keeping the boom less than 40cm from the crop at up to 30kph. With 25cm nozzle spacing and twelve different nozzle configurations, customers can specify their ideal boom configuration.

Highly manoeuvrable

The optional fully integrated axle steering features a gyroscope is mounted on the axle allow the Leeb GS to precisely follow the tractor without requiring a data link between the two. Only the hydraulic system, brake, light and ISOBUS need to be connected with the tractor.

An air-suspended axle with level regulation and track widths from 1.80 m to 2.25 m as well as special track widths are available. A smooth underbody to protect the crop, a clearance of 85 cm and a hydraulic support leg are part of the extensive standard equipment.

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