New Fendt sprayer boasts quicker cleaning and increased reliability

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Updates to Fendt’s self-propelled Rogator sprayer provide improved boom stability, electro-pneumatic nozzle bodies and a new ContiRinse system to reduce cleaning times, and is available on all Rogator models – 645, 655 and 665 – with boom widths from 24-39m.

A redesigned plumbing system features a separate clean water pump allowing a new ContiRinse system to cut overall tank cleaning times after spraying. The system works on two adjustable liquid volume thresholds, with the first initiating cleaning of plumbing lines that contain chemical residues whilst the operator continues spraying. The second threshold is close to the end of the tank load and activates the full cleaning process as the tank empties.

Sam Treadgold, sales engineer for sprayers at Fendt, said: “ContiRinse is designed to reduce the downtime spent cleaning and rinsing the plumbing system after spraying, making it quicker to change between products and crops. The additional clean water pump allows the pre-rinse cycle to begin whilst spraying and there is now an auto pump shutoff, which switches off the main 785l/min pump after cleaning to prevent it running dry.”

All Rogator models are now fitted with new Altek electro-pneumatic nozzle bodies as standard, which replace the fully electric Arag versions. These are compatible with Fendt’s OptiNozzle automatic nozzle selection system but also a single line Hypro five-way rotary, an Altek twin-line, and an Altek quad-line setup. The valves on the Rogator are now supplied by Banjo.

Mr Treadgold continued: “The changes to our spray systems will increase longevity and reliability of the machines. The new nozzle bodies don’t have diaphragms and feature no dead volume areas, so liquid or chemical residues can’t sit inside the bodies after use. The electro-pneumatic design also provides increased reliability compared with our old units.”

Boom stability has been improved with six OptiSonic height sensors – previously four – to keep the booms automatically adjusted in uneven crops, increasing application accuracy. The central sensor has been repositioned away from the rear axle to keep it free from debris.

In the VisioCab, the Rogator now gets the option of a dedicated fridge, keeping contents chilled down to 0°c. There is an improved handsfree system with a centrally located gooseneck microphone, while stronger mirror mounts reduce vibrations on rough terrain. All improvements are available on machines ordered now.

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